Concord University Photo by Lance McDaniel
A portrait of the late Charles F. Erickson hangs above the fireplace in the Alumni Lounge in Concord University’s Erickson Alumni Center. An unveiling ceremony was held at the center on Oct. 4.
ATHENS, W.Va. – The late Charles F. Erickson’s contributions to higher education in West Virginia were saluted at Concord University on Oct. 4 in a special ceremony at the Erickson Alumni Center.
Charles Erickson shared the vision of his father, the late C.O. Erickson, of establishing alumni centers on college and university campuses across the state. The Erickson Alumni Center at Concord’s University Point is one of these.
A portrait of Charles Erickson was unveiled in the Alumni Lounge of the center during the afternoon ceremony.
“We dedicate this room in his memory,” Concord University Interim President Dr. Kendra Boggess said.
Dr. Boggess recognized “the amazing vision they brought to the project here at University Point.”
Sarah Turner, Concord’s alumni director, assisted in the unveiling.
Mrs. Laurie Erickson said in her remarks during the program that the Erickson family plans to carry on the work of her husband and father-in-law.
She said that her husband believed “every corner of the state needed an alumni center.”
“I’m thrilled to be in this building at the point,” she said.