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Tutoring center honors Devin Spence

12 May 2013 By Aaron Isrin, Contributing Writer No Comments
Professors, administrator remember dead alumnus after Feb. car crash

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The mathematics tutoring center has been renamed to honor the late Devin Spence, a Towson alumnus who was killed in a car accident this past February.

Announced formally at the Academic Achievement Center’s 9th Annual Tutor awards ceremony held on Wednesday, the center will be known as the Spence Mathematics Tutoring Lab.

“It was the right thing to do,” Math Coordinator for the Achievement Center Jeremy Boettinger said.

Spence graduated from Towson in 2012 and died after his car collided with a bus. Spence had spent three years at the achievement center as a math tutor and after graduation became a math teacher for Manchester Valley High School in Carroll County.

“He had a natural ability to help students to reach their goals,” Boettinger said.

Boettinger said that, in addition to renaming the tutoring center, a plaque with a photo of Spence and biography would be put on display at the lab.

“He definitely deserves it,” Senior Travis Travis, a tutor honored at the ceremony, said.  “It’s a big commitment to be a tutor for three years.”

Jennifer Wendt, the learning specialist at the Achievement Center, said she was very excited about the renaming.

“It’s an incredible presentation of what Devin represents,” she said.

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