Sister Arlene Scott
Sister Arlene Scott was born Mary Arlene Scott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 2, 1953. Her mother, Mary Lou Scott, was a graduate of then-Barry College, class of 1949.
Sister Arlene graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education in 1975. She earned two master’s degrees at Loyola University of Chicago; the first in 1987 for religious education, the second in 1992 for pastoral studies.
A respected teacher, Sister Arlene held teaching certificates in Illinois and Florida, where she taught hundreds of elementary school-aged children how to read, write and do arithmetic for more than 20 years. Her first position was in her native city at Saint Clement School. She went on to teach at other institutions, including St. Eulalia School in Maywood, Illinois, St. Mary of the Lake in Chicago, Illinois, and St. Jude Cathedral School in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In 1999, Sister Arlene joined Barry University as the director for Mission and Ministry, now known as Campus Ministry, and later became assistant vice president of the department. In the last two years, she served the university community as assistant to the president for Mission Integration. Sister Arlene Scott died on April 2, 2009.
In 2009, the Sister Arlene Scott Center for Advanced Learning Scholarship was established by friends and family to honor her memory. The Barry University Center for Advance Learning (CAL) enables students with learning disabilities and/or attention problems to develop needed academic skills and strategies for success in higher education. The scholarship is available to students who need the services of CAL and lack the financial means.