EERC CEO Tom Erickson receives President’s Medal

Tom Erickson, CEO at the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center, shows the Presidential Medal he received Monday from University President Mark Kennedy. Photo by Patrick C. Miller/UND Today.

Energy & Environmental Research Center CEO Tom Erickson on Monday became the 34th person to receive the UND President’s Medal when University President Mark Kennedy made the surprise presentation before employees at the Center.

“I was very surprised and very humbled by the opportunity,” Erickson said after the ceremony. “It’s a tremendous honor, one that I hope I can share in ways with the entire EERC.”

Kennedy cited Erickson’s record of helping the EERC attract millions of dollars annually in government and private research dollars to deal with energy and environmental challenges on the state, national and international levels. He also noted Erickson’s volunteer work with the Community Violence Intervention Center