Dr. Reich started her teaching and extension career in South Africa. Dr. Reich joined the UA in 1971 and eventually retired in early 1990s as associate director of the Norton School. Dr. Naomi Reich’s expertise was in clothing and textiles for special needs, with a focus on people with disabilities and the elderly. Dr. Reich was known by her former students as an inspirational teacher and a motivating mentor and advisor. In memory of her, friends and colleagues established the Reich Memorial endowment.