Limestone University's Tawana Scott Honored With "Human Rights Award" By SCCA

Charles Wyatt
Tawana Scott "Human Rights Award"

Tawana Scott, Limestone University’s Director of Equity & Inclusion, was recently presented the “Human Rights Award” by the South Carolina Counseling Association at its 59th Annual Conference.

The South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA) is the only state-chartered organization of the American Counseling Association committed to providing leadership, advocacy, and education that promotes the growth and development of all professional counselors and those it serves across the state.

The annual conference was held in Hilton Head Island in February.

The “Human Rights Award" is designed to recognize a counselor or helping professional who has demonstrated leadership and made major contributions in the area of human rights in South Carolina. Scott was honored with the award not only for her contributions at Limestone, but to her whole community in advancing human rights for people with disabilities.

Scott said that a motivating force for her work is her Christian faith, especially emphasized in Proverbs 18:16: “A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men!”

“This keeps me grounded and also humbled to serve everyone who I come in contact with as a gift and valued human being,” Scott noted. “My greatest joy is to connect with people from every facet of life. Every day is a gift given to me to steward, and I intentionally steward it well by serving others well.”

Scott joined Limestone in October 2021 as the Coordinator for the University’s Learning Enrichment Achievement Program (LEAP). In 2022, she became the Director of Equity & Inclusion. She is currently a Master of Social Work candidate at the University.

Accompanying photo: Tawana Scott holds the “Human Rights Award,” presented to her by the South Carolina Counseling Association, while attending the SCCA Annual Conference held recently in Hilton Head Island.