To honor a longtime gay employee, the College of Wooster has created a scholarship for students who work to make the campus more LGBT welcoming.
The John Plummer Memorial Scholarship, currently $1,500, is open to any sophomore, junior or senior student, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Plummer, an out gay man, was Wooster’s deputy comptroller for nearly 40 years before he died in 2006. He graduated from the college in 1964.
“John Plummer was a friend and inspiration to generations of Wooster students and colleagues. His unflagging dedication to his position in the Business Office was matched by his courage and forth-rightness as a gay man. A scholarship in John’s memory will celebrate the values of personal and professional integrity and of diversity to which the College has always aspired.”
—Deborah P. Hilty
Professor of English, Emerita