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Nat Creamer, of WSE's Center for Leadership Education, dies at 48

Nat Creamer, head administrator of the Whiting School of Engineering's Center for Leadership Education, died on Friday, April 14, at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson at the age of 48.

Creamer came to the Whiting School from TerpSys, a Gaithersburg IT and website design firm whose contracts included the National Cancer Institute. He previously worked at Boston University's School of Public Health. Earlier in his life, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African archipelago of Cape Verde.

According to CLE director Timothy Weihs, Creamer prided himself on cultivating a positive work environment, where every colleague, no matter their position, felt respected.

"Nat was insistent upon making sure that people at work all had great relationships with one another. He knew that strong collegial relationships were what made a positive work environment," says Weihs, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Whiting School.

For a number of years, Creamer chaired the school's United Way campaign.

A resident of Oakenshawe, he enjoyed walking to work each day. He is survived by his wife, Louisa, and their two children, Luke and Tess.

A memorial service to celebrate Creamer's life is being planned for Saturday, May 27, in Homewood's Glass Pavilion. Details will be available in the coming weeks.

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