Academic journal article Journal of Advertising Education

Remembering Tom Weir

Academic journal article Journal of Advertising Education

Remembering Tom Weir

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It is with great sadness and great affection that we remember Tom Weir, who died at age 66 on February 14, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Tom joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications in 2008 and served as interim director from 2014-2015 until he retired in 2015. Prior to working at the University of South Carolina, Tom taught at Oklahoma State University and served as Director of the School of Journalism and Broadcasting from 2003 until 2008.

Tom was a beloved advertising professor, wise mentor and loyal friend. His work with the NSAC team at Oklahoma State and South Carolina was unfailing and resulted in many awards for his schools and many more great lessons and memorable experiences for his students. Tom's students absolutely adored him. The 10th District of the American Advertising Federation named him Outstanding Educator in 2004.

Tom Weir received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and later earned his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri after a long industry career in the newspaper business in Colorado. …

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