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In Memoriam: Keith G. Scott

By A&S News

In Memoriam: Keith G. Scott

By A&S News

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology mourns the loss of retired faculty member Keith Gill Scott.

Dr. Scott died on February 29, 2020, in Dacula, GA. He was 85. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Strong Scott, who is also a Department of Psychology retired faculty member, his son Garth and his wife Michele, and his grand-daughters Athena and Cassidy.

Celebrations of Keith’s life will be held with family and friends in Dacula, GA, and in Miami, FL. Dates will be announced.

Condolences are welcomed at the Scott Residence, 1785 Whitely Road, Dacula, GA, 30019. Memorial contributions can be sent to the University of Miami Linda Ray Intervention Center, 750 NW 15th Street, Miami, FL, 33136 or online at http://bit.ly/KScott-Donation.

Dr. Scott and Wendell and Linda Ray founded the Center, which provides programs and services to support positive developmental outcomes for at-risk infants and toddlers.

“Over two decades ago, Keith Scott shared his dream with us, of a program designed to meet the needs of some of our community’s highest-risk babies and toddlers, by bringing research and early intervention together in innovative, collaborative ways,” says Lynne Katz, director of the Linda Ray Intervention Center. “His was a call to our better selves, to advocate for and support the neediest children. Dr. Scott inspired in each of us the passion to share his vision and to expand it, always retaining his values of honesty, ethics, and a core belief that all children should be able to reach their potential.

“The numbers of children who have gone on to be their best selves as a result of being in the program he designed for us are immeasurable. But for each of us who have had the privilege and the honor to work alongside Dr. Scott, we are better people because of him and his caring heart. In his memory, we continue our efforts every day and hope that he is proud of us and his legacy.”

Please visit www.fdlrs-um.miami.edu to read more about this impactful program.