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Featured Alumni Profile (March 2018)      

Alumna of the Month, Dr. Monica Clayborne Scott

Alumnus of Dec 2018Good afternoon.

Our Alumna of the Month of March is Dr. Monica Clayborne Scott, a member of the Class of 2006. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee and a graduate of East High School in Memphis. Dr. Scott is the only child of Mr. Emmitt Johnson and Mrs. Virginia Johnson. She is the daughter-in-law of Mr. Greg and Mrs. Sherrill Berry Scott both members of the Class of 1977.

Dr. Scott completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Lane College. During her time at Lane College, she was an active member of the Pre-Alumni Council and was initiated into the Beta Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Dean William Smith III, a member of the Class of 2004 and a peer of Dr. Scott stated, "Monica always worked hard to achieve every goal she sat out to achieve. She was outspoken and well-prepared in the classroom. She has always been an encourager to her friends and reminded us all to live our life to our fullest potential."

Dr. Scott stated, "One of my fondest memories of Lane is when I had the opportunity to serve as the advisor for the Pre-Alumni Council. I had the pleasure of working with students who truly loved Lane and wanted to host activities to enhance the student experience and raise funds for the college. It was at this time that we established the Mr. Lane College pageant. I’m excited that this is a continued tradition that is happening at Lane and I’m very proud of that accomplishment."

After graduating from Lane, Dr. Scott received her Masters of Business Administration degree from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee in 2010. In 2014, she received her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with emphasis in Higher Education Administration from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Scott is a firm believer in being a "life-long learner." Most recently, she completed Harvard University’s Summer Institute on College Admissions in Cambridge, Mass. with plans on completing a Summer Fellowship on College Admissions at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

Her career in education spans more than 10 years with a passion for serving students who have the desire to enroll and graduate from college. Serving in this field has provided Dr. Scott with an opportunity to shape the future, one student at a time. This is a role that she doesn’t take for granted and is deeply humbled by the opportunity.

She is married to Dr. Ian D. Scott, who is also a higher education administrator. They are the parents of two children, MaKensie Grace-Marie (10) and Ian Gregory (5). They are members of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church of New Orleans, Louisiana.

We are thankful to the Scotts for everything that they do for Lane College financially and otherwise.

You may wish her well at drmonicacscott@gmail.com.


Tori Haliburton

Director of Alumni Affairs

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