Courtney Scott Crowned Miss Shaw
April 15, 2011 (RALEIGH, NC) - Courtney Scott was named Miss Shaw for 2011-2012 in a ceremony held April 14. She will represent the university in a variety of functions in the coming academic year, and will run for Miss CIAA – a competition held during the annual CIAA Basketball Tournament.
“The talent and poise displayed at the Miss Shaw event last night reaffirms for me that Shaw University is fortunate to have enrolled such talented, innovative, professional, and commitment students,” said Shaw University President Dr. Irma McClaurin. “Each young woman would have been a perfect finalist. We are pleased with the new Miss Shaw, Courtney Scott, and her court to represent this institution. Shaw University is the home of Champions, including a Champion Queen and her Court.”
Scott is a junior political science major from Savannah, GA, and a member of the Honors College. She currently serves as Junior Class President, President of the Political Science Club, and Vice President of the Pre-Law Society. She is a member of the Alpha Psi Gamma Christian Sorority and serves in the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel as a Church Clerk.
“Becoming Miss Shaw University means representing this great institution in all that I do,” said Scott. “Most importantly, it means that I have the chance to empower others through scholarship and service and I am truly honored.”
As an intern for Common Cause North Carolina, she advocates for the political rights of HBCU students. She is also a 2010 WomenNC Fellowship recipient and as a result presented women’s health research at the United Nations World Conference.
Scott volunteers her time as a tutor at the Juvenile Literacy Center and, with Shaw’s Gentlemen of Distinction, at the Masonic Lodge on Blount Street.
As an outstanding scholar and citizen, she was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Governor Beverly Purdue and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. She has recently been inducted as a Lifetime Member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
She is the daughter of Angelina M. Scott-Fuller and has an older brother and younger sister.
Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is the oldest historically black university in the south. Shaw University is a private, co-educational liberal arts University, that awards degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary mission of Shaw University is teaching with the commitment to maintain excellence in research and academic programs that foster intellectual enhancement and technological skills.