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William C. Gross

May 31, 2005

William C. Gross, associate professor of health, physical education and recreation at Western Michigan University, died April 7 in Greenville, Mich. He was 49.

A faculty member since 1987, Gross was a school and community health specialist who was active as a volunteer both on and off the campus. Gross and students he worked with organized the "Ultimate Tailgate" for four years as an effort to promote alcohol awareness and personal responsibility.

He was active professionally in a variety of organizations, serving as vice president of the health division of the Michigan and Midwest Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He also was a member of the American School Health Association.

Prior to joining the WMU faculty, Gross taught at Fort Hayes State University. He earned two degrees at Temple University and master's and doctoral degrees from Indiana University.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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