Dr. J. Harvey and Maude L. Shue

Dr. J. Harvey and Maude L. Shue

For more than a decade, Dr. J Harvey Shue served as the Executive Superintendent of Gloucester County New Jersey Schools. During his tenure as Executive Superintendent, Dr. Shue assisted with the creation, establishment, and with determining the location of Gloucester County College. Dr. Shue was also instrumental in the selection of the first President of Gloucester County College, Dr. William Apetz. Dr. Shue firmly believed that a strong educational system was integral to the success of a prosperous society; but stressed that education be affordable to everyone; to permit those less fortunate economically be given the opportunity to excel. In striving to achieve affordable post-secondary education, Dr. Shue worked with the New Jersey Legislature and the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders to establish Gloucester County College in 1966. Dr Shue received his Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster Pa., received a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in New York City, and an Honorary Doctorate from Glassboro State College in Glassboro NJ (currently Rowan University). As a life-long educator, he stressed to his family the importance of education in determining an individual’s success in life. Maude L. Shue was the wife of Dr. J. Harvey Shue, and also stressed the importance of education to their children. Although she believed education to be a fundamental building block for and individuals success, she also instilled upon her children two additional qualities; 1) the importance of persistence in achieving success and 2) that one must be responsible for their actions. Most importantly she felt that parents must accept their responsibility stating that “The child did not ask to be brought into the world.”

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