by Meghan Merkel
Ruth Scott is back.
The best-dressed lady in Grace Hall has come back to Cabrini after she fell and fractured the entire right side of her body on July 7, 2001. After recuperating for seven and a half months, she has returned as the college receptionist and telephone operator. Her familiar voice chimes, “Good morning” once again.
As she glanced at the colorful bouquet of rubrin lilies just delivered to her, she commented, “these flowers are from Academic Affairs and the Registrar office. Camille Tinney, Zita Derhem, Mary Hill and Michael Caranfa have been so generous by supporting me while I was ill. They helped me by taking me to the doctors,hospitals, etc. as needed.”
Scott has worked at Cabrini for 25 years.
Students and faculty both look forward to her friendly greeting as they pass her station.
“The students are wonderful, and I looked forward to seeing all their faces again.” Scott said.
A furry brown teddybear, named Ferguson, sits on top of Scott’s computer monitor. “He sat on my windowsill in my bedroom when I was getting better from my injury, so I decided to bring him in to schoolto meet my friends,” Scott stated.
Scott has been at Cabrini since 1974 and has “seen a lot of changes.”
“So many people have come and gone that I have to look up numbers sometimes.” Scott’s nephew was the second male to graduate from Cabrini.
Scott will eventually retire to Maine where she has a house. However, she doesn’t plan to do so any time soon.
“Dr. Iadorola, Mary Theresa Fosco, Stephen Lightcap have made me very comfortable returning to work,” Scott commented. Scott, who is better known as Miss Ruth, concludes the interview with an insightful quote, “I always told my sons that although it is great to be up in the mountaintop, its when you are down in the valley that you have the opportunity to grow.”