ATS Leaders Receive High Honors at Technion International Board of Governors Meeting

The Technion International Board of Governors (BOG) convened for a three-day gathering (June 9-12) of award ceremonies and presentations.

Honorary Doctorates were awarded to: ATS Executive Vice President Melvyn H. Bloom, whose leadership in major gifts fundraising and multi-year campaigns has been largely responsible for the organization’s record success; ATS Guardian Daniel Rose, Chairman of Rose Associates, one of Manhattan’s oldest real estate firms; and ATS Guardian Steve Emerson, a private investor doing business as Emerson Investment Group. 

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(l to r) Melvyn H. Bloom, Steve Emerson and Daniel Rose at the Honorary
Doctorate Ceremony


An Honorary Fellowship was awarded to Brent Dibner, president and founder of Dibner Maritime Associates, during the Festive Opening of the BOG. Mr. Dibner and his wife, Relly, also dedicated the Technion-Rambam Functional Brain Imaging Facility, a project spearheaded by the ATS New England Region, in a moving ceremony.

Additional highlights of the BOG included: the Inauguration of the Diane Sherman Prize for Medical Innovations for a Better World; a lunch and lecture in memory of Reinhard Frank; the presentation of ATS-sponsored prizes including the Henry Taub Prizes for Academic Excellence, the Hershel and Hilda Rich Technion Innovation Awards, and the Norman and Barbara Seiden Family Prizes for Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Student Projects in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics and Nanosciences; the Inauguration of the Uzi and Michal Halevy Fund for Innovative Applied Engineering and the Inauguration of the Henry Taub Distinguished Visitors Program in the Center for Computer Engineering; The Leonard and Diane Interdisciplinary Graduate School Fellowships; and Dr. Bob’s (Shillman) TechnoBrain 2013 Competition.

Social gatherings, Board business and a beach party rounded out the festivities.

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