Steve Douglas, president and CEO of the West Virginia University Alumni Association, issued the following statement on the July 4 death of Charles Erickson, who established the Erickson Foundation, which supported construction of alumni centers at WVU and elsewhere in the state.

“Today we lost a wonderful man and loyal Mountaineer. Charles Erickson loved WVU and he and his family were long-time supporters of our alma mater. As you may know, our beautiful alumni home bears the Erickson name, as do numerous alumni centers throughout the state. He and his family appreciated the work that we do and he was a constant cheerleader of those efforts. And he was one of the kindest, sweetest people you will ever meet. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Laurie and the rest if his family. RIP Charles; you are forever a Mountaineer.”



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