UMKC dedicates bench in former Truman student's honorJohn Charles Willett didnâ€™t necessarily try to be a nice guy. He just was. A good person. One who always found time to help other people. A man of good humor. They were among the words of tribute paid to John as a bench was dedicated in his honor Friday afternoon outside of Scofield Hall at the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, where John earned a master's degree in economics in 2000.