The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of The University of Alabama System, has announced former Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer has made a gift of $10,000 to the UAH Charger hockey program. This commitment was made in person on the UAH campus.
“We are so grateful for Ms. Spencer and her gift to the hockey program,” says Dr. Cade Smith, UAH Director of Athletics. “As we work to better fund this program for the future, it is so important to have community support from people like her. We are truly grateful for this generous gift.”
A longtime supporter of both UAH and the Huntsville community, Spencer served as the 66th mayor of Huntsville for three terms from 1996 to 2008 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce in 2007. A resident of Huntsville since age seven, she graduated from Huntsville High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama. Spencer was the first woman mayor of Huntsville and the first woman mayor of one of Alabama’s four largest cities. Before becoming mayor, she was a teacher in the Huntsville City School System.
(Courtesy of UAH)