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Joyce Taylor Eagle Award

In Recognition of Good Character & Academic Achievement

Joyce Taylor (1957–2010) was a woman known for her intelligence, warmth, and elegance. She graduated with honors (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. Joyce became a highly successful and respected business woman and community leader with a long career in telecommunications. In 1997, she was promoted to Regional President, Bay Area, and then Senior Vice President, External Affairs-Northern California, AT&T, where she oversaw legislative, governmental and external affairs activities in

Northern California.

Joyce worked extensively with Bay Area business and community-based organizations. Her support of the Eagles at Rancho del Pueblo junior golf program was instrumental to its growth and success. In 2005, the program became a First Tee — Silicon Valley chapter with a mission to develop the character of youth through golf. Joyce’s support helped to create a sustainable scholarship program. The Joyce Taylor Eagle Award is given annually to provide college financial assistance to a teen participant who has consistently achieved academic excellence and exhibits exceptionally good character.

2023 Recipient: Jonathan Tessman

  • Distinguished Diploma – Monte Vista Christian HS
  • Liberal Arts AA in Business – Gavilan College
  • Entering Freshman – UC Berkeley to Study Business
  • Student Government (ASGC) – Gavilan College
  • Student Trustee – Gavilan College
  • Best Diplomat Award – Gavilan College
  • Founder of Debate & Finance Club
  • Volunteered >400 Hours Across 4 Organizations
  • FTSV – President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award
  • FTSV – Participant Since Age 6
  • FTSV – Ace Participant