Froehlich Charlotte 2014

Last month our long-time coordinator for the foreign exchange module at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, USA passed away after a long illness. 

Born in Neviges, Germany on Nov. 25, 1944 Uli Fröhlich migrated to the US to study at SUNY Albany University, N.Y. He completed his studies with a PhD in Germanic languages and literatures in 1980. He joined the Appalachian State University as a German generalist, building up programs in Germany and the US to enable students to study languages and humanities in the country of origin. After arriving at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C. in 1997, he founded the Academy of International Business Studies, which today includes 24 cooperating universities in Germany as well as a partnership with IPFM in Prague, Czech Republic. Furthermore, he was director of a health care management program in Germany and Austria.

All throughout his life he was a traveler between continents and a vivid promoter of student exchanges. As an “ambassador” for both the US and Europe he created countless connections between people of different cultures.

We have had the great pleasure to work with Uli Fröhlich since the start of our Executive MBA Program in 2002 benefitting from his great network and ability to organize high class seminars and speakers as well as insightful company visits and social events giving our students an authentic and memorable experience of the US business environment and cultural life.

We are not only losing a highly competent partner to provide excellent management education programs for our students at Pfeiffer but we are also losing a great friend.