Gail Webre Jock is a community volunteer with a passion for American colonial history. She received her degree in dental hygiene from Loyola University New Orleans in 1962.
After an 11-year career as a dental hygienist, she retired to raise her children. During this time, she was an active volunteer in her children's schools in a variety of capacities. When her children were older, she resumed her own formal education by taking history courses at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
After she and her husband, Paul, moved to New York City, she earned her bachelor's degree in history from Columbia University in 2003. Her special interest is in the Scottish influences on American history during the American Revolution.
She and her husband are active members of The Lotos Club, one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States. They are Friends of the New York Philharmonic and regularly attend concerts. She is also an active volunteer with the New York Piano Competition, the flagship program of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Gail served as a trustee for Loyola University New Orleans from 2007 to 2013, and is rejoining Loyola's board in fall 2014. A native of Baton Rouge, La., she and her husband, Paul, reside in Wheaton, Ill., and New York City.