Vale, Catherine Frerichs
February 01, 2022
Catherine Frerichs, retired professor and founding director of FTLC
Catherine Frerichs, professor emeritus of writing and founding director of the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, died January 28, 2022. She was 76.
Frerichs joined Grand Valley's faculty in 1997 and retired in 2011.
She was also a visiting professor at Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea. Frerichs taught at Albion College and directed the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center there. Her career in education began as an instructor in English at Glen Oaks Community College.
A celebration of life service will be held on May 7, at 2 p.m., at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 134 N. Division Ave. in Grand Rapids, with visitation at the church from 1-2 p.m.