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Forrest L. Erickson (B.S. Physics 1981, Advisor: Pepin)


After graduation I went into work in business. I am currently president at VRX Company Inc., based in Tennessee.

I tell people that my education in physics and I pretend to be engineer and pretend to the the "sales and marketing guy."

Unfortunately I made no permanent friends as a commuting student. Dr. Marshack once invited students out for an evening and bought beer. I do not drink the stuff but appreciate his effort to connect with us.

Dr. Al Nier was a favorite professor of mine. He took time to help us in his office area if we were struggling with math mistakes. He also told me about the results of the mass spectroscopy of the atmosphere of Venus as he was first explaining it.