A version of this article appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “For the love of Fran.” More from this issue

In December, the Alumni of Erikson Institute honored Professor Fran Stott at its annual meeting and dinner.

More than 100 alumni and friends were on hand to celebrate Stott’s commitment to Erikson, its students, and its alumni, and to the early childhood field.

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Watch the event video:

Six speakers shared favorite stories, lessons, and “Franisms”:

  • Samuel J. Meisels, President, Erikson Institute
  • Barbara T. Bowman, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute
  • Joan McLane, M.Ed. ’69, Professor, Erikson Institute (retired)
  • Deborah Rogers-Jaye, M.S. ’04
  • Josh Abrahams, M.S. ’11, M.S.W. (Loyola) ’12
  • Barbara Abel, Ph.D. ’99

Jeanna Capito, M.S. ’01, president of the Alumni of Erikson Institute, served as the event host.