Alumnus Garth Ehrlich makes $600,000 bequest to Alfred University
Alfred University | 11/08/19
Alfred University alumnus Garth Ehrlich '77 recently made a $600,000 bequest to the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which include commitments to endow two scholarships and a lecture series.
ALFRED, NY – Alfred University alumnus Garth Ehrlich '77 recently made a $600,000 bequest to the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which include commitments to endow two scholarships and a lecture series.
The Heritage Circle bequest includes scholarship commitments that honor Ehrlich’s late mother, Evelyn Ehrlich, who served on the staff at Alfred University’s Herrick Library from 1967-80, and the late John Stull, a physics professor at Alfred University and founder of the University’s Stull Observatory.
Ehrlich also committed to endowing a lecture series in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He had previously created an endowed scholarship honoring his late father, Robert Ehrlich, who served as a mathematics professor at Alfred University from 1967-80.
Ehrlich, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Alfred University in 1977 and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Syracuse University in 1987, is professor of microbiology and immunology, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
He is the executive director of three Research Centers of Excellence in the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Drexel’s College of Medicine: the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing, the Center for Genomic Sciences, and the Center for Surgical Infection and Bacterial Biofilm. Ehrlich also serves as executive director of the Genomics Core Facility, which is a University-wide sequencing and bioinformatics service core.