On August 18, 2011, Mrs. Sheri Saleem Scott was presented with an Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award by Senator Lester Jackson, and signed by the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp. Governor Nathan Deal greeted her and thanked her for her service to the Savannah community.
Mrs. Scott retired from Savannah State University, as the Executive Assistant to the President, on July 1, 2011, after 32 years of service.
During her years at Savannah State University, she was also employed in the College of Business Administration and in the Office of University Advancement.
Mrs. Scott worked diligently on numerous university committees such as: the Homecoming Committee, Commencement Committee, Hill Hall Gala Committee, Founders’ Day Committee and Presidential Inauguration Committees. She served the administration, faculty, staff and students with a sincere and committed spirit.
In her spare time, Mrs. Scott was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 20 years and is currently assisting girls with their Girl Scout Gold Awards.
Mrs. Scott traveled to Atlanta to receive this award with members of her family. She is the wife of Gregory P. Scott and they have one adult daughter, Taqwaa F. Saleem. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond G. Thomas of Savannah.