LAA to Honor Two Faculty Members, Six Alumni in 2018

Michael GreenbergThe Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) will honor two faculty members and six alumni from the former Livingston College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, at an awards dinner on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Wells KeddieWe will honor two faculty members who played a key role in the establishment and growth of Livingston College and its mission, and who have contributed to the overall Rutgers and global communities, with the Livingston Legacy Award:

Michael R. Greenberg, Interim Dean and Professor of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick (pictured at right).

Wells Hamilton Keddie (1925-2006), a Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers University-New Brunswick (posthumous, pictured at left).


We also will honor six Livingston College Distinguished Alumni who have distinguished themselves by contributions they have made in their chosen fields of endeavor, by the leadership they have exhibited, and by the general benefits to the larger society resulting from their activities (photos below):

  • Staci Berger (LC'94, EJB/GSNB’04*), a housing and community development advocate 
  • Jeanie Bryson (LC'81), a vocalist specializing in jazz, pop and Latin music
  • Dr. Everette Penn (LC'91), a criminology professor and a scholar of race, youth and justice issues
  • Carlyle E. Shelton Jr. (LC'80), Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Robert W. Snyder (LC'77), a professor of American studies and journalism at Rutgers University-Newark
  • Marie Varghese (LC'03), a college advisor and social justice advocate

More information, including event registration details, and full biographies of the honorees will be released in the coming months at LivingstonAlumni.org. The awards dinner had originally been scheduled for late 2017.


Staci Berger,
LC'94, EJB/GSNB’04
Jeanie Bryson,
LC'81
Dr. Everette Penn,
LC'91
Staci Berger Jeanie Bryson Dr. Everette Penn

Carlyle E. Shelton Jr.,
LC'80
Robert W. Snyder,
LC'77
Marie Varghese,
LC'03
Carlyle E. Shelton Jr. Robert Snyder Marie Varghese

* Rutgers University acronyms for its colleges/schools include: LC (Livingston College), EJB (Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy), and GSNB (Graduate School-New Brunswick).

Originally posted September 23, 2017
Revised October 13, 2017