Arnold Gardner, B.A. 1950, was honored by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society with the Red Jacket Award, which recognizes civic contributions and achievement in the community. He is a senior partner at the Buffalo, NY law firm of Kavinoky & Cook and serves as a member of the New York State Board of Regents. Gardner is a past member of the Buffalo Board of Education and resides in Buffalo, NY.
Erich Bloch, B.S. 1952, was inducted as a fellow by the Computer History Museum of Mountain View, CA, at its annual awards dinner and ceremony held in October 2004. He joins a group of innovators honored for their contributions to the world of computing, from the early IBM mainframe era to the pioneering days of the PC industry. Bloch was recognized for his engineering management of the IBM Stretch supercomputer and his work on the first use of miniaturized circuits in the IBM System/360 mainframe computer. He is a 2004 recipient of the Samuel P. Capen Award, the UB Alumni Association’s highest honor. Bloch lives in Washington, DC.
Doris Rapp, M.A. 1954 & B.A. 1950, was honored at the Fourth Annual Safe Harbor Awards Benefit held in Los Angeles in October 2004. She is a former clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at UB and the founder of the Practical Allergy Foundation. She is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times best seller, Is This Your Child? and Our Toxic World, which received the Safe Harbor’s 2004 Lighthouse Award. The award is given to those who make outstanding contributions to humanity by forwarding safe and effective mental health treatments. Rapp lives in Buffalo, NY.