Sweet fellowship

Yitzhak Apeloig, president of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, with honorary fellowship recipient Janey Sweet.

Malibu resident Janey Sweet last month received an honorary fellowship by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel’s leading scientific and technological university. The ceremony took place June 10 during the Technion International Board of Governor’s meeting at the Technion in Haifa, Israel.

According to a press release from the university, the honorary fellowship was “in acknowledgement of [Sweet’s] loyal and generous support of the Technion, and in recognition of her devoted leadership on the National Board and in the Southern California Chapter of the American Technion Society. Sweet also was recognized for the gracious hospitality she extended to Technion students, faculty and dignitaries who have visited the United States.”

Sweet has been a member of ATS since her visit to the Technion in 1989. She is the first vice president of the Southern California Board of Directors, has been a member of the National Board of Directors since 1995 and is serving a second term as co-chair of the Campaign resources and Public Affairs Committee. Sweet also is an alternate member of the Technion’s International Board of Governors.

Sweet’s husband, Al, has been an ATS member since the 1960s. The Sweet family is responsible for the building of the Janey and Albert Sweet Experimental Testing Laboratory in the Polak Center for Cancer Research and Vascular Biology, contributions to their regional chapter project in the Grand Water Research Institute and the Al Sweet Scholarship Fund.

Janey Sweet also serves as a board member of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue and the Art Museum Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.