In honor of the many contributions Dwight Spencer made to the community and hospital, Mary Rutan Foundation Board of Directors has established a medical scholarship fund in his name.
Spencer retired in December 2006 after serving as director of the Mary Rutan Foundation for 11 years and previously as a board member at the hospital for many years.
While serving as foundation director, his focus was to reach out to the community through a variety of health and wellness programs. His time as an educator, prior to joining Mary Rutan, led to a focus on schools. Mr. Spencer was instrumental in implementing the Heart Partners and Bio-ethics Programs at area high schools, elementary health fairs, and growth of the Foundation’s medical scholarship and loan program.
“Dwight was most proud of the medical scholarship and loan program and enjoyed his time talking and meeting with the applicants each year. The board felt it only appropriate to establish a special scholarship fund in his memory to allow his legacy at Mary Rutan to live on”, states Nancy Knight, Foundation chairperson.
The first scholarship will be awarded during the 2016/2017 academic school year and will be designated for Benjamin Logan High School graduates pursuing a degree in the medical field.
Before coming to Mary Rutan, Spencer was employed for 39 years in public education, serving as a teacher, coach and principal. The last seven of those years he served as superintendent of Benjamin Logan Schools.
For further information or to contribute to the Dwight Spencer Medical Scholarship Fund, contact Mary Rutan Foundation at 937-599-7003.
Submitted by the Mary Rutan Foundation.