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Maynard Presented with 2011 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthrophy

          CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Tennessee Board of Regents recognized the generosity of local businessman James Maynard on April 26 by presenting him with the 2011 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.

          CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –  The Tennessee Board of Regents recognized the generosity of local businessman James Maynard on April 26 by presenting him with the 2011 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy.

          Maynard, a 1956 graduate of Austin Peay State University, has long been a supporter of the University. Most recently, he created the Maynard Family Endowment Scholarship, which provides financial assistance annually to a student from Montgomery County pursing a business degree at APSU.

           Shortly after graduating from APSU, at the age of 22, Maynard began an impressive entrepreneurial career by opening the Sportsman’s Store on Cumberland Drive. He later sold that business and joined his family in operating a Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Opel dealership at the corner of College and Ninth streets. In the late 1970s, he sold his part of the dealership and started building apartments and homes through Maynard Construction Inc.

        In 1965, James married Betty Doane, and three of their children – Jim Maynard, William Maynard and Courtney Caudill – are all deeply involved with the family business. A fourth child, Samuel Maynard, is a doctor in east Tennessee.

        For more information about the 2011 Regents Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, contact the University Advancement Office at 931-221-7127.

- Charles Booth, staff writer