C. A. Jack Scott
Mesa College, 1948-1950
After graduating from Fruitvale High School, Jack spent two years in the Armed Services and then attended Mesa College. He later went to Colorado Teacher's College in Greeley where he received his bachelor's degree with a lifetime teaching certificate. He attended Denver University and received a degree in Guidance and Counseling.
Jack taught and coached at Hotchkiss High School for six years. In 1963, he returned to Grand Junction where, during his 23 years at Mesa College, he was Housing Director, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Assistant Men's Track Coach, Director of Admissions and Records, and Head Coach of Women's Basketball. He was responsible for all student recruitments for Mesa College from 1965 to 1985.
As president of Grand Mesa Little League, he was instrumental in moving the field from the "alkali" field to its present location. In 2000, Jack was honored on the "All Century Basketball Team", consisting of players from Fruitvale and Central High Schools. The following year he was elected to the Mesa State College Hall of Honor.
Jack served four years on the Grand Junction City Council and numerous city boards. He has been on the Mesa State College Alumni Association board on three different occasions. He was President of the Physical Education Division of Colorado Education Association, president of Colorado High School College Relations, and president of a three-state Admissions and Registrars Association. Since retirement, he has served on various scholarship committees for the Mesa State College Foundation. He and his wife Lena Mae delivered "Meals on Wheels" for 10 years.