MSSC members Drs. Thomas Scott and Fannette Thornhill-Scott will be honored Aug. 17 with Inter-Faith Ministries’ Peace by Piece Award for their medical and community service here and around the globe. The Scotts, who met in medical school, will receive the award recognizing grass-roots efforts to make a difference at Inter-Faith’s 65th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner.
Dr. Scott, an allergy and asthma specialist with Via Christi Clinic, mentors young people through Kappa Leadership League, Coleman Middle School and the LINKS program. Dr. Thornhill-Scott, a pediatric hospitalist at Wesley Medical Center, has worked to reduce infant mortality and set up the Nananom Foundation to promote health care access and education in the U.S. and in Ghana, West Africa.
Since 1951, Inter-Faith Ministries has given the awards to honorees demonstrating “devotion to others, dedication to making the community better, perseverance in the face of difficulty, strong faith, and a commitment to using their time and talents to help those in need.”