Scott & Corley, P.A. announced that its Firm Chairman, Ronald C. Scott, has been awarded the Order of the Palmetto by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. Additionally, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously proclaimed October 12th, 2017, to be “Ronald C. Scott Day” in Columbia.
The Order of the Palmetto is the highest civilian honor in the State of South Carolina and is awarded to citizens for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance. The honor was first awarded in 1971 by Governor John C. West and is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. The selections are screened and vetted by a bi-partisan committee and then forwarded on to the Governor for final consideration. Only approximately 40-45 citizens are honored annually under the updated format.
Other well-known people to have received the Order of the Palmetto are current UN Ambassador and former South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley; singer James Brown; nationally-awarded author and screenplay writer Pat Conroy; former Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger; award-winning singer Darius Rucker and Hootie and the Blowfish; and Civil Rights activist Septima Clark. A number of national and state leaders in public service have also been granted the honor, including several state governors and United States ambassadors.
Mr. Scott was presented both the Governor’s Award and the Mayor’s Proclamation at an event held at the Scott & Corley, P.A. law firm where Reginald “Reggie” P. Corley, the Firm’s President and Managing Attorney, served as Master of Ceremonies. The open house was attended by friends and family, firm staff, business and professional leaders and governmental dignitaries and tied into a celebration of Mr. Scott’s 40 years in the practice of law as well as his numerous contributions to the legal profession, civic endeavors, military service and the establishment of several educational endowments for state students.
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