Scott Christopher Saunders, a Colgate University senior studying through Syracuse University's DIPA program, was returning home to Macungie, Pennsylvania, from his second study-abroad trip. On the first trip, he went as an English major, but he returned as a history major. His advisor and professor, Margaret Mauer, said, "He was a kid who went to London, loved London, and wanted to go back again. You have to be chosen to participate in a study group and it is very unusual to be chosen to go again."
He was a 1985 graduate of Emmaus High School. At Colgate, he was editor of the Colgate Political Review in both his sophomore and junior years. The Review was his pride and joy and he made a "second home" in a small office where he solicited manuscripts, edited, and produced the semi-annual publication. In 1987, Scott worked as an intern with the Air Products Company in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His research work there in corporate law helped to solidify his desire to pursue a law degree.
By his second semester abroad, he referred to London, England, as his "home turf" and he enjoyed being able to explore many parts of England and the continent. He especially enjoyed photography and took many pictures on these trips. He had a part-time job at The Three Kings Pub at Earl's Court in London. This job not only enabled him to earn money to finance his junkets, but also to meet and talk with people from all over the world. Upon learning of Scott's death, his friends from the Pub, co-workers and patrons alike, contributed £300 in his memory to the British Red Cross.
His mother Lynn wrote, "Scott was a kind and caring friend and son. He had so many special qualities that we will all remember. Scott's memory will bring smiles to the faces of all those he touched and knew him well."
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