Floyd R. Scott Jr. - Class of 1944
After graduating from APHS in 1944, Floyd Scott Jr. attended Howard University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He received additional training as a fighter pilot at Tuskegee University during the late stages of World War II. After earning his wings, he served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot with the 32nd Fighter Group, the famous Tuskegee Airmen.
Floyd was a well-known architect who designed many of the prominent buildings in the Jersey Shore area. Floyd was the President of the architectural firm of Kellenyi Associates in Red Bank, joining the firm in 1952, then advancing as an Associate Architect to assume a leadership position. Among his architectural achievements were the Asbury Park Municipal Complex, Electronic Associates in West Long Branch, Monmouth County Juvenile Detention Center, Monmouth Park Clubhouse, and the Asbury Park Boys' Club Pool Addition. Floyd played a major role in the design of Brookdale Community College from its inception, starting with the conversion of the first barn to completion of the last complex. He also serves as the primary architect for the Neptune Board of Education as well as architect for several local churches and community organizations.
Floyd was appointed to the State Board of Architects by Governor Cahill in 1972 and served as President of the Board. He represented the State of new Jersey on the National Council of Architectural Boards and was elected Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region. He was President of the Monmouth County Society of Architects as well as the American Institute of Architects.
In addition to his professional career, Floyd was actively involved in numerous community service and civic organizations. He was an active member of the Second Baptist Church, Asbury Park where he served on the Trustee Board. He served as the first African-American President of the Neptune Board of Education, was a member of the Board of Trustees of Rider College, and served as President of the Monmouth County Boys and Girls Club. He is listed in Who's Who in the East and the African American Encyclopedia. In recognition of his outstanding service to his community and profession, Floyd received the NAACP's Distinguished Service Award.
Floyd passed away on January 6, 1995.