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Franklin C. Wangberg

Sept. 26, 2008

Franklin C. Wangberg, assistant professor emeritus of education and professional development at Western Michigan University, died Sept. 1 in Lake Ariel, Pa. He was 83.

Wangberg retired in 1984 after 17 years of continuous service to the WMU. When he first joined the faculty in 1959, he was as an associate professor at the Paw Paw Training School. He later also taught at WMU's Campus School and Directed Teaching Center.

During most of his tenure with the University, Wangberg served as coordinator of student teachers and professional field experiences. He was a member of the Faculty Senate for several years.

Before, as well as between, his employment at WMU, Wangberg worked in a business related to the production of educational and historical materials and taught elementary or junior high school teacher in the Michigan cities of Battle Creek, Benton Harbor and Paw Paw.

Wangberg earned a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree from the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant in the weather forecasting area for two years during the Korean Conflict.

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

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