In 1959, while visiting the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Mollie Scott happened to notice a sketch of the Hamilton campus hanging in the lobby. She mentioned to the hotel’s proprietor, the late Stephen Royce ’14, that her father had attended Hamilton. Soon thereafter she was introduced to President Robert McEwen, who was in California on his annual West Coast trip, and that marked the start of a long relationship.
Scott was the daughter of Harlow E. Bundy, Class of 1877 (see
Bundy Residence Halls). One year prior to his death, Bundy moved in 1915 with his family to California. Scott was to reside on the West Coast for most of her life. Although she had often heard her father fondly recall his College days, she had no personal acquaintance with Hamilton until that chance encounter cemented a close relationship with her father’s alma mater that would last until her death in 1984.
She created an endowed professorship, fellowships and a scholarship fund in addition to funding a renovation of Kirkland Residence Hall, where her father had resided during his freshman year. Shortly after her death, the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House was named in her honor and memory.