"I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Gray as a junior colleague on the cemetery project from its very inception. Dr. Gray’s dedication to the Forensic Anthro Unit and the cemetery project has been steadfast to say the least. She not only provided the team with the knowledge essential to properly conduct an exhumation in the field, but she also served as a guiding light that inspired all whom were involved in this groundbreaking endeavor. Dr. Gray was diligent in maintaining standards throughout the entire length of the project. A major emphasis was placed on OSHA standards and proper exhumation techniques for a forensic case. Additionally, Dr. Gray ensured that each and every person on scene displayed the upmost respect for our operation and the unidentified for which we were advocating. Her matchless teaching philosophy allowed for her volunteers and students to take an active role in the project, which provided an opportunity for the development strong leadership skills. Those lucky enough to find themselves a part of this revolutionary effort were empowered and inspired by the commendable example set by Dr. Gray. Our work became a sort of seva or community service due to the inspired guidance provided by Dr. Gray. The passion she feels for her work is undoubtedly contagious and we all were compelled to return regularly to toil in the heat and dirt in order to finish what we had begun. I couldn’t imagine a better field school opportunity for emerging anthropologists than our humble field [school] in San Bernardino. The lessons the students learn there will stretch far beyond anything that could be gathered from textbooks and lectures. These students will not only have the opportunity to learn techniques relevant to [the] discipline, but most importantly they will take from it life lessons that can only be acquired through providing such an irreplaceable service to their fellow man."
-Amanda Clark, Cal State San Bernardino (2006)