New College Alum Honors Professor with Donation to Endowed Scholarship

The College of Arts and Sciences has received $20,000 from Jeffrey A. Levitetz of Boca Raton, Florida, toward the Jerry Rosenberg Endowed Scholarship in honor of Dr. Jerry Rosenberg, a New College professor since 1971. The fund, which was established in 2008, is designated for an undergraduate pursuing a degree in New College.

Levitetz, a New College alum, is the founder and chair of Purity Wholesale Grocers, one of the largest private companies in Florida. Levitetz was a distinguished speaker for the Helen Crowe Mills Lecture Series in 2010. He spoke about his life in the 30 years since graduating from the College, emphasizing that hard work and integrity will ultimately result in success.

Rosenberg was the director of undergraduate studies from 1992 to 2005 and a faculty adviser to the international honorary society Psi Chi from 2006 to 2008 in the Department of Psychology, where he holds a joint appointment. He is a McNair Scholars Program Founding Faculty Fellow and a charter member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. His research focus is the Holocaust; his specialty fields include psychology, human survival, and ethics.