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Mike Gray ’77

Mike Gray was an outstanding collegiate member at the University of Kentucky. In 1980, he received his BA in Finance and in 1981 he went on to receive his BS in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant. He also was awarded the Brohammer Finance Scholarship while in college. Not only was Gray an excellent student, he was also involved in Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary as well as his fraternity, Kappa Sigma. He held the assistant treasurer role at Beta Nu. Since Gray knew where the beer machine key was hidden, he was not allowed to be the actual treasurer. He also held the title of Intramural Doubles Horseshoe Champion with his pledge brother “Fast” Eddie Hodgin. Importantly, Gray co-authored the now famous “second row” chapter legislation, which space is now physically located inside a campus sushi bar.

Gray’s current title is partner at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors. Previously, he was a tax partner at KPMG, as well as SunTrust Senior VP and Merrill Lynch Senior VP.

Out of the many accomplishments, his most honorable achievements include WakeMed Foundation Trustee, University of Kentucky National Alumni Association Board, as well as the Hope School Trustee. In addition, he serves on the Band Together Advisory Board, and was a trustee at North Ridge Country Club and Board President for The Montessori School of Raleigh.

Gray enjoyed his college days so much that he continues his involvement with Kappa Sigma and the university. He founded a Kappa Sigma Alumni Chapter in Greater Cincinnati in 1983 and for many years participated in the University of Kentucky Alumni Association including as the Northern Kentucky Club President. He is an officer of the Beta Nu Housing Corporation.

He currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his UK DZ wife, Susan (Bryant) and dog Millie. His nearly adult kids Addison and Roth are both UK graduates. Addison is a nurse in Louisville while Roth is in technology sales in Lexington and also a member of Kappa Sigma.

When asked if he had any advice for current Kappa Sigma undergraduate members, he writes, “Make smart choices. Or at least try to. You are making life long friends of a type like no others you will ever have. Explore and take careful notes. You will remember these days far into the future even if you were fuzzy at the moment the memory was made”.