Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

A former professor at UW-Whitewater and supporter of student broadcasters has died.

Dr. Wilfred Tremblay last taught at High Point University in North Carolina where he was Dean of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication. He went to High Point after leaving UW-Whitewater in 2007 where he was chair of the Communications Department.

During his time at UW-Whitewater, he was also active with the WBA Education Committee.

“Wilfred was larger than life. The only thing bigger than his personality was his heart,” said UW-Whitewater Communications Department Chair Kathy Brady. “Wilfred worked hard to improve things for students and faculty alike. The outpouring after his loss has been a significant one, testament to how many lives Wilfred touched. Although he is gone too soon, his impact will last for decades.”

While at High Point, Tremblay oversaw an expansion of the communications school to include electronic media, journalism, popular culture and media studies, game and interactive media design, strategic communication, documentary media, sport communication, and sport and event management.

Tremblay died Wednesday.

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