The annual Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship series began in 2001. It is funded by an endowment in honor of the late Norman Fries, the founder of Claxton Poultry. In his more than 50 years of business, Fries built the company from a one-man operation into one of the largest poultry production plants in the United States.

Some of the past Fries Distiguished Lectureship speakers include David Oreck of Oreck Vacuums, South African apartheid author and lecturer Mark Mathabane, NASA director James W. “Jim” Kennedy, author and historian Gordon S. Wood, Nobel prize-winner Dr. William D. Phillips, best-selling author Susan Orlean, and concussion expert Dr. Russell Gore.

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Browse the contents of Norman Fries Distinguished Lectureship Series:

2021 - Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Educating Past Pandemics
2019 - Flourishing in a Digital World
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