Current Status Bill Number:
1402Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960429Primary Sponsor: GieseAll Sponsors: GieseDrafted Document Number: res1012.wkgDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960501Subject: Arthur M. Bjontegard, Jr.
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19960501 Received from House House 19960430 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence Senate 19960429 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO RECOGNIZE ARTHUR M. BJONTEGARD, JR., FOR A LIFE OF SELFLESS DEVOTION TO HELPING OTHERS, ESPECIALLY THE SENIOR CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, AND TO WISH MR. BJONTEGARD EVERY HAPPINESS IN THE YEARS TO COME.
Whereas, Mr. Arthur M. Bjontegard was born on March 23, 1938, in Lynn, Massachusetts; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard was married to the former Wilma Golding, and has two children, Arthur Martin Bjontegard, III, and Karla Kristin Bjontegard; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard graduated from Duke University and then earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of Virginia Law School; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard extended his education even further, and was graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Rutgers, New Jersey and from The Advanced Management Program at Harvard's Business School; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard has given unselfishly to countless organizations and currently participates in numerous civic and professional activities; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard is a former director of The Columbia Urban League and a former president of the United Way of South Carolina; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard is the President of Independent Colleges and Universities of South Carolina, Inc.; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard is the State Executive Director for the Foundation of Independent Higher Education, Director of the Federation of the Blind, and Chairman and Director of the Capital Senior Center; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard has won several prestigious awards, including being recognized as Man of the Year in 1984, by the Columbia Urban League, and being awarded the prestigious Order of the Palmetto in 1992; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard is also honored by having a scholarship in his name for a South Carolina student studying gerontology or a related field; and
Whereas, it is through the tireless efforts of Mr. Bjontegard that the Capital Senior Citizen Center is the monumental success that it is; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard was instrumental in coordinating and assembling the groups necessary in order for the Capital Senior Center to become a reality; and
Whereas, Mr. Bjontegard's selfless dedication to the community is indeed a rarity and the General Assembly of South Carolina would like to publicly thank him for all he has done and to acknowledge that Mr. Bjontegard has reflected well upon the people of South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize Mr. Arthur M. Bjontegard Jr., for his efforts, devotion and dedication to the prosperity and well-being of the people of South Carolina and wish him the very best of what life has to offer.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mr. Arthur M. Bjontegard, Jr.