“After leaving the military, I chose to seek a profession that would allow me to positively impact the lives of others. The generosity and vision of J.L. Weigand, Jr. is further proof that the profession of law is the correct choice.”

Jonathan Ray

Washburn University
Weigand Scholar: 2008

Baxter Springs, KS

B.A., in Political Science w/ minor in Philosophy
Pittsburg State University, 2007

Since 1992, Jon has been involved with the United States Army and the Army Reserves. His experience includes being a heavy equipment operator in Panama, a Finance and Accounting Sergeant in Fort Drum, N.Y. and Denver, CO. His long list of military awards include a Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two National Defense Service Medals , a Humanitarian Service Medal and more!

While attending Pittsburg State University, Jon earned a spot on the All A Scholastic Honors list, was the drag racing track champion in the Sportsman division 2005. He has also served as the Vice-President of the Pittsburg State University Philosophy Club.

Jon appreciates the Kansas community for his family. “After a decade of traveling across the United States and even living in Panama, when it was time for me to leave the military, my wife and I decided Kansas had the family values we wanted for our children.” 

“Kansas is the one place that feels like home no matter how far or long I’ve been away. To be given the opportunity to give back to this community is a challenge I welcome.”