NWSCC President, Dr. Glenda Colagross awards Layne Boyd with the 2019 President’s Award for the Phil Campbell campus.
Layne Boyd receives the President’s Award for the Phil Campbell campus.

PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. – Layne Boyd, of Russellville, Ala., received the Northwest Shoals Community College’s (NWSCC) most prestigious honor last

Thursday (4/18) at the annual Phil Campbell Campus Honors and Awards Night. She was awarded the President’s Award for the Phil Campbell campus.

Boyd will graduate this year from NWSCC and has been awarded transfer scholarships that total more than $38,000. She plans to attend Mississippi State University this fall and major in Biological Sciences. Boyd looks forward to pursuing her lifelong dream of being a doctor.

Boyd has been actively involved at NWSCC as an officer of the Alpha Zeta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (International Two-Year College Honor Society). She also served as the 2018-2019 Alabama Region, District Two, Vice President.

Boyd joined other NWSCC Phi Theta Kappa members to participate in the Alabama Possible Cash for College program. The Cash for College program encourages high school students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The group was then selected to serve on a student committee with Alabama Possible in Washington, D.C., to discuss how Congress can improve postsecondary access and completion and create equal opportunities for all students, including low-income and first-generation college-going students.

She has been consistently named to the President’s and Dean’s List for her academic achievements and served as an Alabama Community College System and NWSCC Ambassador.

The President’s Award is the most prestigious honor awarded by NWSCC. The faculty submits nominations to the Award Committee for the final selection. The recipient must have earned a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Also, the recipient must have demonstrated leadership and actively participated in community service while attending NWSCC.