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Faculty Profile

 No-Mug, Male   Name:  Rudy Wiegand 
Title:  Adjunct Instructor 
B.S. Physics (Nuclear)
M.S. Mathematics (Statistics)
Office:  165 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-3015 
Reliability, Statistics

Mr. Wiegand was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942 into a U.S. Navy family and spent his childhood moving to various locations in, and out of, the continental United States.

He graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina--his seventeenth school. After working his way through college, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1965. Following a period of training, he served as a navigator on A-6 aircraft through two Vietnam tours flying combat missions while working in aircraft maintenance. He was awarded a Silver Star and four Distinguished Flying Crosses for his actions in combat. After Vietnam he spent three years as an ROTC instructor at Yale University and another three years teaching at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. In his final at-sea tour, he served as the Combat Information Center officer on the USS John F Kennedy and retired from the navy in 1985 with the rank of Commander.

Upon retirement, Mr. Wiegand joined the faculty of Limestone College where he spent the next two years and then moved into teaching independent middle- and high-school courses at The Catawba School and Gaston Day School before joining the Winthrop staff in 2000. He retired from full time teaching in 2008 and has taught part-time at Winthrop since that time.
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