William R. Rosegrant
Aug. 16, 2010
William R. Rosegrant, associate professor emeritus of English at Western Michigan University, died Aug. 8. He was 91.
A faculty member for 29 years, he retired in 1984. He was one of the first teachers at WMU to teach classes via television. A highlight of his career was traveling and teaching in the Philippines in the mid-1960s under a Fullbright Fellowship.
Rosegrant was born in Glen Elder, Kan., and also taught American literature at the University of Denver, the former Oklahoma A&M, the University of Minnesota and the University of San Carolos in the Philippines.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in People's Church, 1758 N. 10th St., Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
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