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ACCC Receives $10,000 Bequest, Establishes Scholarship in Memory of Former Atlantic County Clerk

April 4, 2007

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation will establish the James H. Boyd Memorial Scholarship with a $10,000 bequest from the estate of Marie Boyd, wife of the former Atlantic County clerk.

A scholarship will be awarded annually to a history major at ACCC who is pursuing a career in government or politics.

Boyd was born in Atlantic City and was active in Atlantic County government throughout his life, beginning in 1934 as assistant clerk of the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders. In 1937 he was appointed clerk and remained in that position until he retired in 1973, with a three-year leave to serve in the Army during World War II.

Boyd was also executive chairman of the Fourth Ward Republican Club for 20 years. It was one of the largest and most effective Republican organizations in the state under his leadership. In 1964, the Business League of Atlantic City named him "Man of the Year." Boyd died in 1974.

"Many of our Foundation board members fondly remember Jimmy Boyd and are pleased his legacy will continue into the future through this aid to deserving ACCC students," said Lynda Pagliughi, Foundation president.

In its history, the Foundation has raised well over $1 million for college scholarships, academic programs and enhancing the campus environment. Founded in 1978 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation is dedicated to serving the mission of ACCC by providing financial support to the college and its students.

There are many ways to give to the ACCC Foundation, including Planned Giving and Endowment Scholarships. To make a gift or for more information, e-mail corbalis@atlantic.edu or call (609) 343-4907.