NMU President Fritz Erickson is one of five 2017 Honored Alumni selected by the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association. He earned two degrees from UNC: an interdisciplinary Ed.D. in educational psychology, technology and research methodology in 1987; and a master’s in curriculum and instruction in 1984.
A press release issued by UNC includes the following description:
"Fritz J. Erickson ('84, '87) is the current president of Northern Michigan University after spending time as a professor, department chair, dean and provost at other universities along the way. Erickson has written more than 40 books, many co-authored with UNC faculty. He launched the Center for Educational Technology, Research and Assessment as department chair of Psychology and Education at Michigan Technological University and established the Center for Latino Studies while provost at Ferris State University. Erickson has created partnerships in other countries and worked with the U.S. State Department to create opportunities for students. He was also the founding president of the National Alternative Education Association."
Honored Alumni will be recognized for their accomplishments at an awards ceremony on Saturday, March 25, in Greeley.