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James M. Stephenson

Oct. 19, 2006

James M. Stephenson, a retired administrator from Western Michigan University, died Sept. 26. He was 79.

Stephenson joined WMU as director of management services and retired in 1988. He was born and raised in Kalamazoo, graduating from the University's State High School in 1945, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

In retirement, Stephenson was an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo and the WMU retirees prescription drug program. He also was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder.

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

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