Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Richard I. Scott

Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Richard I. Scott

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Richard Ira Scott--Rick to all his friends in the NCHC--was an honors administrator for three decades at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) until his retirement this year as Dean and Professor of the Schedler Honors College. While building the honors program and then college at UCA, he was also building honors education worldwide through his service to local, regional, national, and international organizations. Throughout most of this time, he was continuing to contribute to research on hunger and food insecurity in his position as Professor of Sociology.

Rick began his academic career at the University of Nebraska, where he earned his PhD, before joining the sociology department at UCA in 1983. It took him only three years to move into the field of honors. Since then, he has published a half-dozen articles in JNCHC and HIP and has made well over twenty-five presentations at the annual NCHC conferences in addition to papers presented at Southern Regional Honors Council conferences and in the Netherlands. During this time, he has also served as program reviewer and consultant to honors programs and colleges around the country.

In 2010, Rick was elected vice president of the NCHC, subsequently serving as president-elect, president, and past president. …

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