March 28, 2014 - Alumni Joseph Rubin (Class of 1956) and Steven Schiff, MD, PhD (Class of 1974) will be the 2014 Inductees to the Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame this June.
Steven Schiff, MD, PhD is the director of the Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering, Professor of Neurosurgery, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Professor of Physics at Penn State University.
A Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Dr. Schiff's research interests focus on understanding pathological dynamics in the brain in terms of the underlying physics, and how technology based on this understanding can treat diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and chronic pain.
holds six patents for devices that help individuals who suffer from epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Schiff is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He is listed in the Guide to America's Top Physicians, serves as the Divisional Associate Editor (Biological Physics) for Physical Review Letters, as an Advisory Editor for the Elsevier Book Series "Nonlinear Science and Complexity".
The Wall of Fame
was created by the Board of Education as a way to honor Liberty
alumni (graduates who have made a significant contribution to society upon graduating from Liberty High School), past employees (teachers and staff whose professionalism and commitment went above and beyond standard expectations and benefited Liberty students and the district) and community members (individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to benefit the Liberty School District).
Altogether, seven nominations were submitted on behalf of potential candidates.
Mr. Rubin and Dr. Schiff
were chosen by the Wall of Fame Selection Committee
, which is made up of individuals who represent various stakeholders associated with the Liberty Central School District and the Liberty community.
"Each nominee has many outstanding qualities, however, the committee felt that the accomplishments of Mr. Rubin and Dr. Schiff
were particularly exceptional and we are pleased to honor these gentlemen in June."