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Augustana Magazine summer 2022: In memoriam

Dr. Bruce McCart

Dr. Bruce McCart

Dr. Bruce McCart, professor emeritus of physics, died on December 27, 2021, at the age of 83.

He began his 40-year career at Augustana in 1965. Known for his love of life, humor, and family and friends, Dr. McCart enjoyed teaching, DIII sports, books and movies and being with his family. Einstein and Snoopy were his heroes. 

He and his wife, the Rev. Marian “Pete” McCart, were familiar faces around campus, especially at athletic events. Together, they hosted legendary Fourth of July potlucks for faculty and staff families at their Rock Island home. Their grandson, Anden Drolet, is a 2012 graduate of Augustana.

Dr. Thomas Tredway ’57, president emeritus of Augustana College, died on April 10, 2022, after a brief illness. He was 86.

He earned a master’s in history at the University of Illinois, a bachelor of divinity at Garrett Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in philosophy at Northwestern University. In 1964, Dr. Tredway returned to Rock Island to teach history. In 1970, he became vice president of academic affairs and dean. Five years later, he was declared Augustana’s seventh president, one of the youngest chief executives in college history.

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