Dr. Truman and Reta Wood

Dr. Truman and Reta Wood

Dr. Truman David Wood taught for thirty years in the Political Science/Law Enforcement Department. His personal interest in students touched the lives of many who have in turn made major impacts in the Mankato area, Minnesota, the U.S. and even around the world. His caring and concerned manner encouraged students to be proud of who they are, where they come from, and to make the communities in which they live better places for all. Truman stressed community involvement in his teaching. Reta Hoover Wood was a Mankato elementary school teacher for 25 years and shared her husband’s dedication to community.

In honor of Truman and Reta, the Wood Scholarship allows students to continue the Wood tradition. Scholarship winners are chosen on the basis of academic excellence, community service, and leadership.