Michael Beachem, Former LAA President, Honored as Loyal Son of Rutgers

Michael Beachem with Livingston Alumni - 2013

Michael T. Beachem, past president of the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA), is among eight Rutgers University alumni who were honored April 13, 2013, as Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters by the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA).
 
Beachem is an extremely dedicated alumni volunteer, serving on the University Senate and Board of Trustees, as well as several positions within LAA: president, nominations committee chair and executive council member.

Beachem holds three degrees from Rutgers: Livingston College '73, Graduate School of Education '78, Graduate School of Education Doctorate '84. He has played key leadership roles with the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association and Kappa Delta Pi, the honor society of the Graduate School of Education. Beachem was recognized for his across-the-board dedication to Rutgers in 2007 with the presentation of the Meritorious Service Award. He lives in Old Bridge, NJ.

In addition to Beachem, the other Loyal Sons and Daughters for 2013 are:

  • Charles Churchill (RC'59)
  • Steven Darien (RC'63)
  • Jeanne M. Fox (DC'75, CLAW'79)
  •  M. Wilma Harris (DC'66)
  •  Joseph H. Lemkin (RC'90)
  •  Houshang Parsa (RC'80)
  •  David Singer (CC'01)

These dedicated alumni volunteers were  honored at a formal "red" tie dinner held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Nielsen Dining Hall on the Douglass campus. University President Robert L. Barchi was the keynote speaker.
 
The Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters of Rutgers are 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 and Daughters, and the finalists named by a special selection committee.

More than 500 alumni have been recognized each year since the award’s inception in 1958. The honorees include five Livingston College alumni: Iris Martinez-Campbell (LC'75, honored in 2012), Marty Siederer (LC'77, honored in 2009), Brian Crockett (LC'82, honored in 2000), Patrick Morris (LC'82) and Margaret Cox (LC'87/RBS). Martinez-Campbell and Siederer also serve on the LAA's executive council.
 
Founded in 1831, the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) is the nation's fourth-oldest alumni association, serving alumni from the university’s New Brunswick/Piscataway campus.

Photo: Livingston College alumni celebrate the induction of Michael T. Beachem (rear center) as a Rutgers Loyal Son of 2013. Front (l-r): MIchele Ostrowski, Rosemary Agrista, Iris Martinez-Campbell and Langston Campbell, Jr. Rear (l-r): Marty Siederer, Eric Schwarz, Michael Beachem and Jason Goldstein.

View additional photos from the event.

Originally posted February 19, 2013
Revised March 19, 2016