Awards & Special Appointments


Bob Potter’s Alley

BOB POTTER’S ALLEY WAS DEDICATED IN THE MCCORMICK TRIBUNE CAMPUS CENTER IN HONOR OF ROBERT J. POTTER IN 2013.

Rochester Meliora

Distinguished Scholar

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR MEDAL WAS PRESENTED TO ROBERT J. POTTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER COMMENCEMENT IN 1995.

Key to the City of Dallas

Key To The City Of Dallas

THE KEY TO THE CITY WAS PRESENTED TO ROBERT J. POTTER, PRESIDENT OF XEROX’ OFFICE SYSTEMS DIVISION, LAUNCHING A MAJOR RELOCATION IN 1973.

1964: IBM
Outstanding Technical Contribution Award
for optical character recognition


1965-1968: United States National Committee on Optics

1966: National Academy of Science
International Commission on Optics
Paris, France


1968-1969: L. B. Johnson Presidential Task Force
on Telecommunications

1980-1981: Committee on
IR&DNational Research Council


1980: Best Outside Speaker of the Year
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

1981: Society of Manufacturing Engineers Distinguished Engineering Award


1988-1990: Advisory Board
Alamo Chapter of American Diabetes Association

1988: Commencement Orator
Columbia College


2004-2005: Judge
Tech Titans
Dallas, Texas

2013: Dedication of Bob Potter’s Alley
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, ILLINOIS


2008: JUDGE ERNST & YOUNG
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
DALLAS, TEXAS

Academic Achievements


Meliora
  • Ph. D. in optics from the University of Rochester

  • M.A. in physics from the University of Rochester

  • B.S. in physics with honors from Lafayette College

  • Elected into Phi Beta Kappa

  • Elected into Sigma Xi

  • University of Rochester Distinguished Scholar

    Medal recognized for accomplishments as scientist, engineer, manager, executive, and entrepreneur.

  • Optical Society of America

    Elected Fellow | President, Rochester Section | Founding Chairman, Technical Council