Guy W. Ward Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Patsy R. Ward

Established: 2010

Guy W. Ward was born in Gentry, Arkansas, but was raised near Spavinaw Creek in Maysville, Arkansas.  He graduated from Decatur High School, and enrolled at JBU.  During his time at JBU, he worked in the general store and helped run and maintain the classroom projectors.   Guy also taught 3rd grade classes in Maysville during his senior year.  During his senior year he enlisted in the Marines.  He was an enlisted man for 18 months when he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant.  The Marines sent him to finish his senior year at JBU, which he completed in 1960.  He later received a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from East Carolina College in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Guy retired from the Marines in 1976 after almost 26 years of active service.  In his second career, Guy worked as Executive Director for Kindergarten Children’s Aid Association for 13 years in Hawaii.  Guy and his wife, Pat, retired for the second time to Bella Vista, Arkansas, where Pat still lives today.