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Chuck Boyle honored with 2015 HCC Distinguished Alumni Award

Chuck Boyle
Chuck Boyle

Chuck Boyle was honored by Harford Community College with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award for his professional achievements as well as his lifelong commitment to the community and to the college a

The Distinguished Alumni Award, presented this year at the college's 57th annual graduation May 21, was established to "honor the achievements of a former student who has attained outstanding success in their chosen profession, demonstrated a commitment to the community and maintained an interest in and service to Harford Community College."

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In 1991, Boyle co-founded the Harford Leadership Academy, a community development program co-sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. The Academy promotes the development of existing and emerging leaders and works to create a committed, involved and diverse network of leaders in Harford County. In 25 years, more than 850 individuals have completed this program, including leaders representing the areas of business and industry, education, government and civic organizations.

"I was born, raised and educated in Harford County, and it has been important to me personally, and to my family, to contribute to the advancement of this community," Boyle said.

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His dedication to Harford Community College continued through his diligent and faithful service for 21 years, from 1993 to 2014, as a director, and later as chair, of the HCC Foundation Board.

"I enjoyed serving on the board and working to make a great college even better," Boyle said.

Boyle was also the recipient of several community awards, including the Boy Scouts of America "Good Scout" award, the Edgewood Community Service Award, the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Award, was twice named "Employer of the Year" by the Susquehanna Regional Association of Retarded Citizens and was also twice named the Harford County Chamber of Commerce member of the year. Boyle is a director of the Harford Mutual Insurance Company and serves on the advisory board for M&T Bank.

As the dealer of Boyle Buick GMC for more than 20 years, Boyle has consistently led the way in customer satisfaction and community relations while maintaining a professional and ethical commitment to excellence. This commitment to excellence has been well recognized over the years with several awards and honors including GM's prestigious "Buick Dealer of the Year" in 2012, an honor reserved for the top 2 percent of Buick dealers in the country; Buick's "Best in Class" award for customer satisfaction 11 times in the 13 years of the program; and Time Magazine's Quality Dealer Award in 2004. In addition, since 1997, Boyle Buick GMC has consistently been the top retailer of new Buicks in Maryland.

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Chuck and his wife of 43 years, Pat, are the parents of three grown, married children. They also feel blessed to have eight grandchildren living within four miles of them who will have an opportunity to mature, enjoy and prosper in this wonderful county.

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