Hometown: Dorsey, IL
Lewis and Clark’s Student Trustee Robyn Scott has jumped right into student life because she loves to help others.
“Since I can remember I have always had a great desire make a positive impact on others, and L&C has provided me with the tools to serve my community,” Scott said. “I am eager to see what impact my educational journey will continue to have when I fulfill my aspiration of becoming a nurse.”
An enthusiastic learner, Scott’s favorite part of the nursing program at L&C is how hard she has to work to succeed.
“I love how challenging it is,” she said. “I see so many people take the easy paths in life. In contrast, I tend to take on tasks that require initiative, perseverance and personal growth. Then, when I succeed, I feel a true sense of accomplishment.”
Scott is the vice president of L&C’s Nursing Club and president of L&C’s Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society for Associate Degree Nurses. She also served as the co-president of L&C’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Chapter Eta Psi.
“Robyn is a go-getter in all that she commits to and very honest when she needs to put her studies first,” PTK Advisor Elizabeth Grant said. “I love that about her. She will be a fabulous nurse, but also has tremendous advocacy skills. Working with Robyn is a real treat because you know that she will lead a group in positive, inspirational ways. She is not purely task-focused, but manages the relational aspect of leading people well. She is truly a well-balanced student leader.”
Scott was one of the driving forces behind PTK’s Honors in Action Project – the well-attended PTK History Crawl, a free tour of Godfrey and Alton that aimed to connect people with local history and explore the impact this connection had on the participants.
Her dedication and contributions have been noticed. In the fall of 2016, she was awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization Continuing Education Grant of $2,000 and the Outstanding Student in Anatomy and Physiology I Award of $300.
In the spring of 2017, she was named to the Who’s Who Among Students American Universities and Colleges list and awarded the Virginia Cramblet Memorial, R.N., Memorial Scholarship of $500. She was nominated for the ALL-USA Academic Scholarship in the fall of 2017.
She credits her success to the support system at L&C.
“Although my path has not been a direct route, I always found L&C to be a place that I could pick up and continue my educational journey,” she said. “The care and commitment of Lewis and Clark’s faculty is unparalleled. They are the foundation of what makes this college so great! So many teachers and mentors have had a significant impact on me both personally and academically – it would be impossible to pick only one.”