Iris Martinez-Campbell Among Ten 2012 Rutgers Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters

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Iris Martinez-Campbell of Somerset, NJ, is among 10 Rutgers University alumni who were honored as 2012 Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters by the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA).   

The honorees were inducted during a black-tie affair held at Neilson Dining Hall on the Cook/Douglass Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Iris Martinez-Campbell, who earned degrees from Livingston College in 1975 and the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work in 1981, has been a tireless advocate for Rutgers.   In spite of the demands of her job with the Perth Amboy Public School district, Martinez-Campbell has always found time to give back to her alma mater in many ways, ranging from service as an officer on the boards of the Livingston Alumni Association and Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work Alumni Association to serving as a mentor to Rutgers students in the Latino and social work fields.  Her involvement on the Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture advisory board, and Rutgers University Board of Trustees and Rutgers University Alumni Federation have all been additional examples of Iris’s leadership in action.  A member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees since 2002, Martinez-Campbell has served on many of its committees, including its nominating and executive committees, and has also been a member of several Rutgers Board of Governors committees. Martinez-Campbell spreads the Rutgers gospel throughout all of her activities and is a Loyal Daughter of Rutgers at heart and in all of her actions.

A 54-year tradition, the Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters of Rutgers are comprised of individuals who have made a meaningful and long-standing commitment to the betterment of Rutgers, the State University by exemplifying extraordinary alumni service or by making a significant impact on University life and culture.  Nominations are made by existing Loyal Sons & Daughters, and the finalists named by a special selection committee. Founded in 1831, the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) is the nation's fourth-oldest alumni association, serving 200,000 alumni on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Photo: Iris Martinez-Campbell (front row, center) celebrates with her colleagues on the board of the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA). Front, from left: Michele Ostrowski, Martinez-Campbell and Rosemary Agrista. Rear, from left: Eric Schwarz, Jason Goldstein, Michael Beachem and Marty Siederer.

Originally posted March 15, 2012
Revised March 5, 2016