Sheldon Wins Babson

We are pleased to report that the recipient of the Jean McCall Babson Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service this year is Sheldon Hochheiser ’73. When you look at his track record, you can see why.

Sheldon has served on Reed’s Alumni Board since 1996, including a term as President of the Alumni Board and New York Chapter Chair. He also served as alumni trustee on the Board of Trustees from 2006-2010. He is an active member of the Past President’s Group. He has acted as an admission alumni volunteer and was both an interviewer and a subject in Reed’s Oral History Project. In 2003, he and his wife, Laura Leviton ’73, established the Ellen Hochheiser Memorial Scholarship in honor of his late sister, Ellen Hochheiser ’79

Sheldon is the corporate historian for AT&T. He earned his BA from Reed by writing an interdisciplinary thesis in chemistry and history (can you even do that?) and later earned both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of the book Rohm & Hass: History of a Chemical Company and co-author of The High Tech Company: An Historical and Archival Research Guide.