Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

The new library was named for former FJC Director William T. Boyce (right), who was honored at the building’s dedication. On the left is District Superintendent T. Stanley Warburton. The main speaker at the dedication was well-known writer Jessamyn West (1902-1984), author of the bestseller The Friendly Persuasion (1945). A graduate of Fullerton Union High School (1919), West had taken courses from Dr. Boyce, whom she found to be an inspirational teacher. West surprised everyone by donating a fairly large sum of money to establish a William T. Boyce Fund in Creative Writing. West was the second cousin of Richard M. Nixon and like the former President, was raised in then rural Yorba Linda.
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