Norman S. Rabb (1905-1997)graduated from Harvard and joined Ecco in 1925, the year the company went public. He rose to the position of vice chairman and then senior vice president of Stop & Shop. Norman was youngest of the seven founders of Brandeis University in 1948. He served as the first secretary of the board, and was chairman of the board from 1961 to 1967. In 1956, together with his brothers and other members of the family, Mr. Rabb supported the construction of the Graduate Center which bears the family name. The Rabb School of Summer, Special and Continuing Studies is named in honor of Mr. Rabb and his wife, Eleanor. In appreciation of Mr. Rabb's leadership and generosity, the University awarded him the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in 1958, the Medal for Distinguished Service to Higher Education in 1967, and the Jacob A. Goldfarb Medal in 1981.