Froelich School of Nursing Formally Dedicated
It was a dedication well worth the wait. On a pristine late summer day on the campus of Assumption University, school leadership, members of the community and friends and family members assembled to witness a long-held dream of alumni Christopher Froelich — the formal dedication of The Froelich School of Nursing.
As a member of a family which spans five generations of medical professionals, Froelich’s seven-figure gift to the University to name the School of Nursing is his way of celebrating his family’s commitment to the medical profession as well to provide the tools of success for future generations of nursing professionals. The Froelich School of Nursing, which recently announced a new post-bachelor’s accelerated nursing track to help address the region’s nursing shortage, cultivates an intellectual community committed to preparing leaders in the delivery of safe, high-quality, and compassionate professional nursing practice. Graduates are prepared to care for, serve, and promote the health of society.
At the dedication, which was held on September 10, Froelich emphasized to the nursing students in attendance that when they chose to become a nurse, they “made the most important decision of their lives. And to those who come after you, please allow me to challenge you: be inspired by your parents, be inspired by your family, be inspired by your teachers. And most importantly, be inspired by each other, by your classmates. And by your actions, by what you do and how you do it, by what you say and how you say it. You will inspire each other; you will inspire others as you have inspired me.”
Froelich, a 1977 graduate of the University, is a successful entrepreneur. Among Froelich’s many successful ventures is Dinova, a corporate restaurant loyalty program he partially acquired in 2010 and helped grow to a network of more than 350 Fortune 1,000 companies and 20,000 restaurant locations worldwide. While he remains active in real estate and as a consultant to hospitality concerns, Froelich retired from Dinova in 2018. A resident of Spring Lake, NJ, Froelich holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in Education from Assumption and an MBA from Pepperdine University.