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Ray 'Doc' Haynes dies suddenly at 69

Ray Haynes UCF knows Ray Haynes principally for his strong projection of interest in higher education in lasers and photonics as the Director of the University Strategic Technical Alliances offices for TRW/Northrop Grumman at Space Park, Redondo Beach, California, and for the pivotal role he played in negotiating the $24M donation of EUV technology and equipment Northrop Grumman made to UCF in 2003. At the time, this was the largest donation ever received by UCF. Through his initiative the Northrop Grumman Professor of X-Ray Photonics was created at UCF funded by Northrop Grumman. Ray had a lifelong dedication to education, both in academia as a professor at Cal Poly and many positions he held for STEM education in high schools in California and Arizona. He also had affiliations with ABET, ASEE and AIAA. Martin Richardson, director of the Townes Laser Institute at UCF maintained contact with him over the last decade since this donation. "Ray Haynes had a passion for higher education particularly at the high school and college levels. He was deeply proud of his heritage, his mother was Cherokee and his father a Christian Science advocate. He would often describe enthusiastically his trips to various high schools to promote STEM education amongst the less fortunate in society." (see San Luis Obispo Tribune October 12, 2013)

Posted Friday, November 8, 2013

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