Perpetuating A Rich Legacy

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Boggs Academy, a Presbyterian school founded in 1906 in Keysville, Burke County, Georgia, under the aegis of the Board of Missions for Freedmen, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., was an outstanding college-preparatory academy for African Americans. The last graduating class was in 1984 and the school officially closed in 1986. In its seventy-eight-year history Boggs Academy grew from meager beginnings to an institution of acknowledged educational excellence, recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, which accredited the school in 1943. Read more of "The Life and Legacy of Boggs Academy."

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A Life Long Journey...

Our Board of Directors 
Leading by example and letting our actions speak louder than words!
We seek to advance the legacy of Boggs Academy through charitable, educational, religious, and/or scientific means in addition to establishing, encouraging, and maintaining beneficial relationship between its alumni.                                                                                 

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CSRA-AUGUSTA CHAPTER

(Central Savannah River Area)

 

The CSRA-Augusta Chapter has approximately forty (40) alumni living in our locale.  We meet the first Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M.  On even given month we have approximately ten faithful members in attendance.  Our officers are Ryan Thompson, president; Andrew Beckett, secreatary/treasurer; and Pearl Oliphant, financial secretary..  Andrew is the newly elected President of BRLC and Ryan serves as the treasurer.  Our chapter has the desire to give back to Boggs.  Members attend BRLC meetings when invited, have one of our monthly meetings on the Boggs campus, usually in July, and select an annual community service project sometimes designated by Jackie Bosby, Campus Administrator.  For 2019 we had a clean up day.  Additionally, several of our members assist with the Black Youth Heritatge Expo and Boggs Research Library, If you live in the Augusta area come and join us.  Many hands make light work.

 FSWG - FLORIDA SOUTH WEST GEORGIA

Alumni, the FLORIDA SOUTH WEST GEORGIA (FSWG) Chapter is off and running for 2023. We meet every other  Ist Thursday of the month.

Our project for the year is to COLLECT COINS in a quart jar, at this coming Reunion is to collect all the COIN JARS and donate the proceeds to BRLC for a noted purpose on Campus. We are asking each Alumnus to do the same, not a jar of PENNIES, but all your CHANGE.

We are extending an INVITATION to all FLORIDA ALUMNUS to become a Member of FSWG Chapter. We have proposed to have two FACE to FACE Meetings in MAY and DECEMBER to come and LOVE on each other, reminiscing on our experiences at BOGGS. 

OFFICERS
- President: Martin Cooper
- Secretary: Brenda Armstrong Seller
- Fundraising Committee Chairperson: Julia Branch-Bingham
- Membership Committee Chairperson: Marsha Artis

MEMBERS

- Arthur McDonald
- Brenda Armstrong Sellers
- Charles Lawson
- Julia Branch-Bingham
- Marsha Artis
- Roberle Pratt
- William Sellers
-Martin Cooper
- Murvyn Kessler

Become a member of the Boggs Academy National Alumni Association TODAY!. Connect with fellow alumni and to stay up to date with your Alumni Association news and upcoming events. We have made several tools available for your professional and social networking.

BANAA, INC. CONTACT INFORMATION

Business Address: 3330 Cumberland Blvd., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339
Business Phone: 1-888-365-4443
Business Email: administration@boggs-academy.com
Website: www.boggs-academy.com
Dues and Donations: BANAA Treasurer, 489 Falcon Drive, Martinez, GA 30907 or
cash app $boggs1906.

SCHOLARSHIP

Notice to Boggs Academy Alumni: 

Are you a registered, financially active member or associate member of the

Boggs Academy National Alumni Association?  Do you have a child or grandchild who needs extra funds to use during their college years?  If so, read on.

The BOGGS ACADEMY National Alumni Association (BANAA) currently offers as many as three College Scholarships of $1000.00 each annually to qualifying descendants of Boggs Alumni and/or longterm Associate Members.  Prospective applicants may access the application for this competitive award by logging in to the BOGGS Alumni Association’s website at www.boggs-academy.com.

Pass the word!  BANAA cares about the next generations.  We know education matters!

BANAA PERSONALIZED MASKS !!!

THANK YOU TO JEFFREY FERNANDER, OSCAR GREEN  AND THE CLASS OF 1974 WHO DONATED PERSONALIZED BANAA MASKS TO HELP SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS...

WE HOPE YOUR PURCHASE WILL KEEP YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS SAFE, OR YOU CAN BUY ONE FOR ANOTHER BOGGSITE…

Masks are all one size: PRICES:     1 - $6    2 - $10    3 - $15.....ADD $5.00 for shipping and handling.

How to place order: email:  scholarship@boggs-academy.comadministration@boggs-academy.com, or haynell_29906@yahoo.com

texts/call:  516-244-4336, 843-298-2395,

After order has been placed:  

1.Pay with credit card or paypal via website-www.boggs-academy.com

2. By check or money order: Mail to BANAA-Treasurer: 11762 Cherry Bark Dr. E., Jacksonville, FL 32218 

BANAA Merchandise & Scholarship & The Class of 1974

Julia Branch Bingham & Nell Barnwell - Merchandise Committee

Oscar Green: Scholarship Cochairman-Board Member

Jeff Fernander: Project Leader for Class of '74 - Adm. Exec. BANAA

THE 2024 REUNION WILL BE IN WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA:

OCTOBER 4, 5, & 6 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

THE 38TH ALL -SCHOOL REUNION WILL BE HOSTED BY

THE COASTAL CAROLINA & GEORGIA CHAPTER. WE WILL

BE CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASS

OF 1974! YOU CAN MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!

REUNION RESERVATION INFORMATION

 

What: BANAA ALL-SCHOOL REUNION 2024

 

When: October 4-6, 2024 - 60 room block + Plus 4 Rooms -Handicapped Accessible                        

*** Early Arrivals on 10-3-24 25 - 25 rooms available (ALL ROOMS ARE SUITES)

    

Where: Hotel- Home2 Suites by Hilton, 5518 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28405

              PH # (910) 395-8000

                              

***IMPORTANT - mention Group Name:     BANAA for room block discounted rate. 

 

King Bed Suites $129 per night

Double Queen $139 per night

NOTE: Room Block Rates will end 30 days prior to October 3,2024.

Please mark your calendars for this momentous event, which promises to provide fun, fellowship and fond memories for all.

The 2024 Quilt Raffle was a success!  Pictured above are Oscar Green’74 – Scholarship Chairperson, winner of the quilt is Mary Baker Doby’73 of Collierville, Tennessee & assisting is alum Herman Profit’69.

This year four awardees received scholarships. Please continue to send your donations individually, or by supporting the raffles and/or making financial or quilt donations through your local chapter.  This year we thank you so very, very much for your contribution of $3,000.00, which will help us to continue to support multiple college students annually.

 

SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE @ THE 2023 REUNION

BOGGS ACADEMY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

2023 - SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

Hope Fernander, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and is a graduate of West Charlotte Senior High School.  Hope attended Winston-Salem State University and made the decision to enter the workforce and start a career in hospitality in 2000.  In 2006, she was recruited by Omni Hotels for room management and stayed with the company for 11 years.  She left the Omni for a more challenging event management position and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC to work for one of the largest resorts in the city.  Due to the pandemic, after 20 years in the hospitality industry, Hope decided to take a different path with her career and go back to college to finish a bachelor’s degree in social work. At the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Hope has been on the Dean’s List in 2022 and 2023.  Hope looks forward to receiving her degree in May 2024.  After graduation, she plans on working with a government agency to provide services and resources to the senior and family communities through social work and advocacy.  Hope Fernander is the daughter of Boggs Alumni, Jeffrey Fernander and Constance Fernander.

Gerrell Gaillard is from Atlanta, Georgia but lives in Douglasville, Georgia. He graduated from Douglas High in May of 2023.  Gerrell, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, graduated   amongst the top 30% in his class.  In high school, he played football, basketball and ran track. Extracurricular activities included the Chick-fil-a Leadership Academy, Fellowship Christian Athletes, FBLA, Breakthrough Atlanta, and GABWA Youth Summit. In the fall, Gerrell will be attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. to pursue a major of Mechanical Engineering.  Upon the completion of college, he plans on becoming a Car Designer. Gerrell community service involvements included volunteering for the Meals on Wheels, GABWA youth committee member, Mary Hall Freedom Village Volunteer, and a youth usher at his church. Gerrell Gaillard is the grandson of Evita Paschall, an alumnus of Boggs Academy. 

My name is Janiveon Guyton, son of Robert Daniels who graduated from Boggs Academy with the Class of 1971. I was born in Swainsboro, Georgia where I spent my early childhood. My family and I later moved to North Carolina where we currently reside. Once we settled, we became members of Davie Street Presbyterian Church. Growing up in the church there were many opportunities to be involved in events to help the community around us. My household environment encourages active participation in community events. A few of these events include food drives, vacation bible school, youth ministry, and other volunteer services. I attended Corinth Holders High School and graduated with the Class of 2023. While at Corinth I developed a love for basketball. I was a part of the basketball team for all 4 years. Throughout the process I have earned many achievements such as Team Captain, 2x MVP, 2x All Conference, and McDonald's All-American Nominee. I have chosen to attend Iowa Western Community College to further my education and continue my basketball career.

BOGGS ACADEMY NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

2024 BOARD MEMBERS 

  Officers:
President-Alonzo Smith
1st Vice President -Oscar Green
2nd Vice President - Pamela Mack
Co-Executive Administrators - Wil McLaurin/Jerome Williams
Treasurer - Benjamin Saxon
Secretary - Pamela Reid Wilson
Directors:
Julia Branch-Bingham
LaParisienne Moore-Brown,
Martin Cooper
Alonzo Dove
Nell Hay
Gerald Huggins
Tyrone McCloud
Ali Rahman

BANAA WISHES YOU THE BEST!!!

Hope Fernander

Gerrell Gaillard

Janiveon Guyton

Brittany Saxon

Brittany Saxon will be attending Augusta University, September 2024 to pursue her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership.   Brittany is a recent graduate of Agnes Scott College, in Decatur Georgia. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Health with a Health Sciences Concentration. This degree allowed her to fuse her interest in both the sciences and humanities to get a holistic understanding of the various factors that influence a person’s overall health.  While she attended Agnes Scott, Brittany was heavily involved with an on-campus ministry called Selah. organization led weekly Bible Studies and focused on preaching and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to students and faculty on campus. Bearing a good witness, keeping the Word of God in her heart, and sharing the truth of the Gospel of Christ are imperative to Brittany’s mission and calling into the Health Sciences field. Her future ambitions are to become a Nurse who works in the Operating Room and facilitates the progression of surgeries. She believes it is most important to allow the light of Christ to change the lives of the patients she is serving.  Some of Brittany’s hobbies and other interests include scrapbooking, making wreaths, and reading books. Brittany is the youngest daughter of Boggs Academy alumnus Benjamin F. Saxon, class of 1969.

Pictured left to right are:

Oscar Green’74, Scholarship Chairman

Joslyn Cooper’69, Scholarship Member, standing with Mary Baker Doby’73-winner of quilt.

Julia Branch-Bingham’68, Scholarship Member and assisting is alum, Herman Profit’69.