Frederick H. Taylor, chairman of Campbell University's Board of Trustees, recently received the university's Alumni Service award. The keynote speaker for Campbell's 120th Founder's Day celebration, Taylor was presented the award on Tuesday, Jan. 31. A 1964 graduate, Taylor had many humorous memories to share with students. When Taylor first came to Campbell he lived in the home of Dr. Leslie H. Campbell, president of the university. "I loved Dr. Campbell, and it was a very pleasant experience, but you can imagine how I had to watch my 'P's and Q's,'" he said. Some time later, Taylor and three of his friends decided to rent an apartment in Dunn, but that experience didn't work out. "I stayed about one month," Taylor said. "I saw that I needed a lot more discipline to live on my own and go to school." Taylor commended Campbell professors for their personal attention, especially A.A. Burkot, vice president and academic dean of Campbell College, and Thomas Folwell, dean of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, both deceased. "This institution gave me a great education," Taylor said. "I was not just a number. I was a person who mattered." Taylor is CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Troy Lumber Company. He was also named a Distinguished Alumnus of Campbell and his parents, the late Frederick Leslie Taylor and Alliene Fresh Taylor, were trustees and generous benefactors of the university throughout their lifetime.
Photo Copy: Frederick H. Taylor, right, receives Campbell's Alumni Service award from Dr. Dwaine Greene, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost.