LAA's Debra O'Neal Honored as a Loyal Daughter of Rutgers

Debra A. Holston O'Neal

The Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) is pleased to announce the 2015 class of Loyal Sons and Daughters, honoring eight Rutgers alumni, including Debra A. Holston O'Neal, LC'87 (pictured).


Debra, a 1987 alumna of Rutgers' Livingston College, is Vice President for Outreach of the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA). Debra currently lives in Delaware and serves on the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) Board, where she chairs the RUAA Regional Clubs Committee. She is a past president of the National Association of Social Workers, Delaware Chapter. Debra was actively involved with reunion and campaign planning for her 25th reunion in 2012, where she serves as her class vice president and has been a hands-on volunteer leader for the LAA, the RAA and the RUAA, despite the distance she must travel to return to campus. She is currently working with other LAA volunteers to capture the history of Livingston College. 


Bios for all of the 2015 honorees are online. In addition to Debra, they are:


  • Robert V. Cancro, RC'73, GSE'78 
  • Carlton F. Cassaday, RC'66 
  • Susan Darien, DC'64, SSW'66 
  • Kendall Hall, RC'88 
  • Stanley Liptzin, RC'59, GSE'63 &'75 
  • Matthew M. Lunemann, ENG'06, GSNB'09 
  • Mark Gregory Robson, CC '77, GSNB'79 & '88, SPH'95 

The awardees were formally recognized during the 57th Annual Loyal Sons and Daughters Dinner, a "scarlet" tie event held Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Neilson Dining Hall on the Douglass Campus. Mason Gross School of the Arts Dean George B. Stauffer was the keynote speaker.

Originally posted March 9, 2015
Revised March 5, 2016