Our Wileyite Spotlight for the month of July shines on Mr. Curry Jones, a native of Houston, Texas. He is a 1995 graduate who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. His minor was Chemistry.

While at Wiley, Curry conducted sickle cell anemia research, and he worked as an intern at MeHarry Medical College, Baylor College of Dentistry, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas. In the summer of 1993, Curry received a fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct water quality research on Caddo Lake, which ultimately led to a career with the EPA.

His fondest memory of Wiley College is finding the love of his life, Wileyite Jacquelyn Jones.

Curry received his Master of Science Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine, for which he conducted a statewide survey on Glaucoma among African Americans in the State of Georgia.

During Curry’s 25 years with the EPA, he has worked in three different parts of the United States, and has been the recipient of several national gold honor awards for excellence in watershed and water resources management.

Curry is also a visiting professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where he teaches a class on Health Disparities, specifically focusing on glaucoma among African Americans.

He currently serves as the Chief of the Water Resources Section for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Dallas. Curry is also the owner of Crossroads Academics (www.crossroadsacademics.com), a tutoring company located in Garland, Texas, that provides academic tutoring in all subjects for youth and young adults in grades K-12, as well as SAT/ACT preparation courses to prepare students for college.

Since 2006, Crossroads Academics has worked with students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and other communities, helping them to excel in the classroom and to achieve their dream of entering college.

Curry and Jacquelyn Jones are the proud parents of Taylor. His favorite biblical verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who give me strength.”

Don’t forget to send in your nominations for the Wiley Spotlight of the Month to the Division of Institutional Advancement, care of Tori Haliburton at thaliburton@wileyc.edu.

You may wish him well at curry.jones38@gmail.com.