Dr. Marian Frerichs

The fund has been named in honor of Dr. Marian Frerichs, a faculty member and administrator for the school on nursing at NIU, from August 1962 to August 1993. She served as a medical-Surgical/Adult Health Nursing faculty member, as Associate Chair for 18 years and as acting chair for one year. Dr. Frerichs received her R.N. diploma from the Swedish Covenant Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, her baccalaureate and master’s degrees in nursing education from the University of Minnesota, and her doctorate in educational psychology from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Frerichs was an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society, serving in many leadership roles at the local unit. She also held leadership roles in professional nursing, including serving as president of the Illinois Nurses Association.