Frederick L. Kitterle
Frederick L. Kitterle, (1943-2005) dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (1995-2005), was a champion of the undergraduate student and their experience at Northern Illinois University.Dean Kitterle had a great passion for education and to enrich the academic experience of students. Even during his terminal illness, he often worked 12 hour days never wavering in his dedication to the university and to his college’s faculty and students. Fred was known for his dedication, enthusiasm and excitement. He was always creating new ways to improve and enhance the experiences of students, faculty and alumni. Fred Kitterle made a significant difference in the lives of students at NIU. In the true spirit of his passion and enthusiasm, the Dr. Frederick L. Kitterle Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established to continue Fred’s legacy of making a difference in the lives of students at Northern Illinois University. This fund is established by Raymond and Pat Smerge to honor Dr. Kitterle.