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Ollin J. Drennan

March 20, 2008

Dr. Ollin J. Drennan, a former professor of physics and dean of general studies at Western Michigan University, died Feb. 12 in Kirksville, Mo. He was 82.

Drennan served from 1971 to 1975 as dean of the College of General Studies. He left WMU in 1976 to accept the Rieger-Black Distinguished Professor of Physics and Natural Science Chair at Northeast Missouri State University, where he completed his teaching career in 1993.

Drennan came to WMU in 1964 as associate professor of physics. He was appointed associate professor and science area chair one year later, then appointed professor in 1967.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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