Carole Scott Scholarship Announced

Friday, May 22, 2009

The University of West Georgia announces the creation of the Carole E. Scott M.B.A. Scholarship Endowment Fund, established by Dr. Carole E. Scott to benefit graduate students in the Richards College of Business’ MBA program. Through her estate planning, Scott, professor emeriti of business administration in the RCOB, has ensured UWG will receive a bequest to fund the scholarship.

“It has been a wonderful experience watching West Georgia grow tremendously both academically and physically,” said Scott, who joined the West Georgia business faculty in 1968. “Being part of the team that enabled it to become one of the relatively few schools of business accredited by the business school accrediting agency was a very gratifying experience.”

Scott received her M.B.A. in marketing in 1959 and her M.B.A. in finance and economics in 1965 from Georgia State University. She was one of the first four students admitted to Georgia State’s Ph.D. program and received the degree in 1969. She became an assistant professor of business administration at West Georgia in 1968. By 1979, she had become an associate professor of economics in the Department of Economics.

Scott was coordinator of the M.B.A. program for several years and founded the academic web journal B>Quest (Business Quest) for the RCOB in 1996. She has remained its editor even though she retired from teaching in 2000. She was named professor emerita of business administration in 2001.

“Carole Scott has been a valued member of the West Georgia community for decades,” said Dr. Faye McIntyre, professor of business administration and RCOB dean. “Her generous donation further demonstrates her commitment to our students and their successes. This scholarship will be a wonderful way to remember and honor her.”

For more information on the Carole E. Scott MBA Scholarship Endowment Fund, or on UWG’s planned giving program, contact the Office of Alumni and Development at 678-839-6582.