Marvin Samson, chairman of the board at University of the Sciences, will be recognized by his alma mater, Central High School, as an inductee into the Central High School Alumni Hall of Fame on Oct. 29, 2015.
Central High School in Philadelphia is the second oldest public high school in the United States and is the only secondary school in the nation authorized to confer academic degrees in the arts rather than ordinary high school diplomas. Since its inception in 1836, Central graduates have made considerable and important contributions locally, nationally, and internationally.
To date, only 100 alumni, representing entrepreneurs, educators, lawyers, doctors, artists, and religious leaders, have been named to the Hall of Fame. In October, Samson will join the ranks of such notables as Simon Gratz, Albert C. Barnes, Simon Guggenheim, Samuel S. Fels, I.M. Levitt, Lee Guber, Shelly Gross, Ed Wynn, Larry Fine, Carlton Young, Samuel Dash, and Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr.
Samson is being recognized for his significant impact on the generic pharmaceutical industry, his exceptional leadership, and his philanthropic generosity.