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South Carolina Honors College

Young Alumni Award Winners Profiles

Nancy Glenn – 2021 Distinguished Young Alumna

Nancy (Scott) Glenn ‘02 received her bachelor’s degree in English, graduating from the South Carolina Honors College and her Master of Arts in Teaching from the UofSC in 2004.  She wrote her Honors thesis on John Donne, a favorite metaphysical poet who she still teaches to her AP literature students.  She currently teaches English at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., serving as chair of the department and as part of the professional learning team for the school. Now in her 18th year of teaching, and National Board certified since 2008, she has taught thousands of students, many of whom have attended the Honors College themselves. Nancy is so thankful for her family and educational opportunities for instilling a heart for service and teaching, as well as a love of literature and an understanding of the value of literary discourse. Though the culture of education has changed in many ways over the last 18 years, and teaching can be a tiring and often difficult career, Nancy feels that there is joy to be found in every day with students. She is eternally thankful for all of the wonderful teachers who influenced her as an educator.

Thomas Scott – 2021 Distinguished Young Alumnus

Thomas Scott ‘06 graduated from the Honors College with a BARSC degree in African Development and was a Carolina Scholar during his time at the university. As a student, he was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, studied abroad in South Africa and co-founded the Waverly After-School Program. Thomas went on to receive a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a master’s in public affairs from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. After completing his studies, Thomas clerked for Judge Richard Gergel in Charleston, S.C. and at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He has since pursued a legal career centered on financial transparency and emerging technology. Today he lives in San Francisco, where he is the Chief Legal Officer of a "stealth mode" startup seeking to distribute cryptocurrency to the unbanked around the world. Thomas has been a member of the SCHC Partnership Board since 2012. To sum all this up, Thomas has benefited immeasurably from the love of his parents, the patience of his teachers, the generosity of the Hubbard family in sponsoring his Carolina Scholarship, the community of the Honors College and the example of his sister Nancy.

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