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Volume 70, Issue 122, Tuesday, April 5, 2005


Scott, ex-student activity director here, dead at 85

Cougar News Services

Memorial services will be held Wednesday for William D. Scott, a former director of student activities for UH.

Scott died Thursday at age 85.

He was born in West Virginia in 1919 and became a naval pilot in 1941. After serving in World War II, Scott was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for 27 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander.

Scott graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., with a degree in physical education and earned his master's in education from Michigan State University. In 1947, Scott began working as director of student activities at a number of colleges, directing university centers at the University of West Virginia, Texas Tech University and the University of Massachusetts.

Scott's career ended with several years as director of student activities at UH, from which he retired in 1984.

After retiring, Scott created a charity golf tournament that raised money for college scholarships for 20 years.

Visitation for Scott will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Earthman Funeral Home, 6700 Ferris St. in Bellaire. The memorial service is set for 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation at P.O. Box 1919, Houston, 77251, or

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