• SCFAC honors two for dedicated service

    Posted: April 27, 2012

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The Sumter County Fine Arts Council board of directors has issued memorial resolutions in honor of two community members who dedicated years of service to promoting arts in the community.

    The Council honors Asa N. Green posthumously for his commitment to leadership among the organization. The April 27 resolution reads, “his leadership and sound judgment as well as the time and energy he devoted to his responsibilities contributed beyond measure to the Council’s efforts to make available high quality programs in the visual and performing arts that enrich our community.”

    During Green’s 20-year tenure as seventh president of the University of West Alabama, he was an advocate for the arts and is credited with having guided a large portion of the University Art Collection, which added a substantial number of original pieces during his tenure. Green died on March 26.

    The Council honors Dorothy Smith Nelson Boyd posthumously for her dedicated service on its board of directors. The April 12 resolution reads, “she was a loyal supporter of the University of West Alabama, serving many years as secretary to the vice president of student affairs. She served on the board of directors of the Council and contributed greatly in its efforts to provide high quality programs in the visual and performing arts for the citizens of our community.”

    Boyd spent all of her adult life in Sumter County, living in the communities of Epes and Livingston. In the course of her life, she was an active member of both the Livingston Presbyterian Church and the Saint James Episcopal Church and an active member of Livingston Primrose Club. Boyd died on March 19.

    In each resolution, the Council’s board of directors expresses deep appreciation for Green’s and Boyd’s lives and their services to the organization and local community as well as condolences to both families.
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