DENMARK, S.C. (courtesy voorhees.edu) — The late South Carolina State Senator John Scott will be posthumously inducted into the Voorhees University Hall of Fame. As part of the university’s homecoming festivities, the induction ceremony will take place on Friday, November 10 at the Leonard Dawson Center.
During his tenure on the Board of Trustees, Senator Scott’s immense support for Voorhees University resulted in the contribution of millions of dollars, significantly advancing the institution’s mission and impact, university officials say.
Sen. Scott will be honored with six other Voorhees Hall of Fame inductees:
- Allen Anderson (Voorhees Class of 1971, retired as chemist after 32 years with the US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service)
- Julia Byrd-Barr (Voorhees Class of 1965, retired educator with 33 years of service with the McDuffie Board of Education)
- Tiffany Gary (Voorhees Class of 2004, Epic Application Team lead with a leading healthcare system)
- Dr. LaTonya Gillespie-Johnson (Voorhees Class of 2009, dentist, philanthropist, and missionary advocate for oral health awareness)
- Lt. Col. Brittiane Staton (Voorhees Class of 2004, decorated Army leader), and
- Douglas Stokes (Voorhees Class of 1985, 33 years in law enforcement and recipient of numerous community involvement awards).