The University of Central Arkansas dean of the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College was given the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) Sam Schuman Award for Excellence at a Four Year Institution. Dr. Richard “Rick” Scott received the award at NCHC’s 50th anniversary gathering in Chicago on Nov. 13, 2015. NCHC’s award recognizes Scott as an accomplished scholar, professor and administrator.
“Every morning, for more than three decades, I wake up grateful to work with bright students and faculty to better ourselves as citizens and scholars,” said Scott. “To that bounty my colleagues have now added this award — I owe the collegiate honors community more than I can ever repay for gracing my life with meaning and purpose.”
Scott has worked with the Schedler Honors College for more than 30 years, serving as dean following the retirement of founder, Dr. Norbert Schedler.
Established in 1982, the Schedler Honors College at UCA has become one of the most fully featured in the nation and is a leader in providing enhanced educational opportunities in a living and learning environment designed to develop “citizen-scholars”.