In Memory of John X. Jamrich ’43

JOHN X. JAMRICH ’43 of Savannah, Georgia, died Feb. 20, 2022. At Ripon, he majored in mathematics, physics and German and participated in music and Lambda Delta Alpha/Delta Upsilon. He received Ripon’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1983. He also received degrees from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps before embarking on a career in higher education administration. He served in Iowa and Nebraska, then as the eighth president of Northern Michigan University from 1968 to 1983. He impacted academic programs, autonomous student life and infrastructure. John X. Jamrich Hall is named in his honor. After retiring, he was a consultant and volunteer. An accomplished pianist, he performed at nursing homes and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Survivors include his daughters.

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