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Retired professor dies, devoted career to literacy at NIU

By Northern Star Staff | February 11, 2013

Thomas Wheat, 76, a former NIU professor, died Friday in Venice, Fla. The first of his family to attend college, Wheat earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind. He received his doctorate...

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