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David D. Alger Alumni Achievement Award

Established in 1989, this award recognizes an alumnus or alumna of the Ross School of Business whose attainments in their professional field have brought distinction to themselves, credit to the School and benefit to their fellow citizens.

The Alumni Achievement Award has been renamed in honor of David D. Alger, MBA '68, and 2001 recipient of this award.  David was a dynamic, involved, passionate member of the Ross community and a member of the Ross School Visiting Committee.  He tragically perished in events of September 11.


2011 Award Recipient

Fred Erb, BBA 1947
 

Right after graduating from Michigan in 1947, Fred purchased his uncles’ small lumber and coal business. When sold in 1993, the Erb Lumber Company had 45 locations with $300M in annual sales. Fred and his wife, Barbara, have been tremendous volunteers for Ross and the University at large. They established the Erb Institute over ten years ago to create and spread knowledge that both protects our natural world and facilitates human prosperity. The Erb Institute is a partnership between Ross and the School of Natural Resources where students can earn both an MBA and an MS. The Erbs are widely credited with being at the forefront of the idea of sustainable business practice. The Erbs are also very active with local arts organizations and educational institutions. 

 

 

 

 


Past Award Recipients

2010 - J. Ira Harris, BBA '59
2009 - Stephen M. Ross, BBA '62
2008 - John M. Fahey, Jr., MBA '75
2007 - Stephen Sanger, MBA '70
2006 - Robert Shaye, BBA '60
2005 - Ronald N. Weiser, BBA '66
2004 - John Madigan, BBA '58, MBA '59
2003 - Allan Gilmour, MBA '59
2002 - Cleveland A. Christophe, MBA '67
2001 - David D. Alger, MBA '68
2000 - Stan Frankel, AB ’63, MBA ’64
1999 - Barnett Helzberg, BBA ’56
1998 - Joel Tauber, BBA ’56, JD ’59, MBA ’63
1997 - Sam Wyly, MBA ‘57
1996 - Sandy Robertson, BBA ‘53, MBA ‘54
1995 - David B. Hermelin, BBA '58
1994 - Martha Seger, BBA '54, MBA '55, PhD '71
1993 - Everett E. Berg, MBA '48
1992 - Robert Briggs, AB '25, MBA '28, HON LLD '69
1991 - L. William Seidman, MBA '49
1990 - Eugene B. Power, BA '27, MBA '30