Lee’s Scott-Richmond Receives Educational Leadership Award

  • Friday, April 12, 2024
  • Bethany Marsh, Lee University
Gloria Scott-Richmond with her husband Ty, along with her sister, mother, and several other family and friends celebrating with her at the award ceremony in Atlanta where she received the Educational Leadership Award
Gloria Scott-Richmond with her husband Ty, along with her sister, mother, and several other family and friends celebrating with her at the award ceremony in Atlanta where she received the Educational Leadership Award

Gloria Scott-Richmond, director of racial and ethnic relations at Lee University, has received the Educational Leadership Award from the Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship, in association with the Society for Pentecostal Studies and Emory University.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Gloria’s diligent devotion to the education of her Lee University students and beyond. We could not be more proud of her,” said Dr. Suzanne Holt, vice president for Student Life and Success at Lee.

The Educational Leadership Award acknowledges Ms. Scott-Richmond’s commitment to the field of education and celebrates her significant contributions to the Lee University community and beyond.

“It is really hard to articulate how honored I am,” said Ms. Scott-Richmond. “Receiving this award was so humbling, and it has inspired me to keep on keeping on with what God has called me to do.”

An award ceremony was held in Atlanta, where Ms. Scott-Richmond received this award, alongside other awardees for the Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship.

“I am grateful for the recognition of my work in educational leadership, but the greatest satisfaction for me is seeing that work played out in our students’ lives,” she said.

Ms. Scott-Richmond was also honored this month with an award from Cleveland City Schools for being an educator who “made a significant impact in the academic journey” of Cleveland High student Zionjah Jarrett, a CHS Graduate of Distinction.

“That is what it’s all about, and it is why I do what I do,” said Ms. Scott-Richmond. “Knowing I make a difference in my students’ lives and watching them pursue God’s calling on their lives makes it all worth it!”

In addition to being director of racial and ethnic relations since 2020, Ms. Scott-Richmond directs Lee’s Evangelistic Singers. She graduated from Lee College in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and returned to the university to receive a master of music education in 2007. She came to Lee originally from New York, where she studied performing arts at City University of New York.

Ms. Scott-Richmond began her career with Cleveland City Schools soon after finishing an undergraduate degree, spending most of those years at Blythe-Bower Elementary School. She also served at Cleveland High School and E. L. Ross Elementary during her 30 years with the city system.

The Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship is a global network of Pentecostal scholars with an academic interest in Black Pentecostalism. Its mission is to advance the study and facilitate the growth of Black Pentecostalism around the world.

For more information about the Alliance for Black Pentecostal Scholarship, visit https://www.bpscholars.com/

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