Pride Award Winner Lucy Blevins (SAS’18) Will Focus Graduate Studies on Prison Reform

Welcome to the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) newsletter at the very end of April! Here's hoping that May flowers come your way.

In this newsletter we announce the winner of LAA’s Pride Award and highlight several exciting events held in March and April, among other news.

In this issue:

  •  Pride Award Winner Lucy Blevins (SAS'18) Will Focus Graduate Studies on Prison Reform
  • All-Alumni Theater Afternoon Includes Reception, Performance of Legally Blonde
  • Photos and Videos Posted from Livingston Distinguished Alumni and Legacy Awards
  • RUAA Celebrates 10 Years at Alumni Weekend/Rutgers Day
  • Harvey Schwartz (LC’87) Visits Rutgers to Speak on His Journey to Wall Street
  • Alumna of the Month: Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (LC’03)
  • LAA Seeks Volunteers
  • Update your alumni info or contact us

Pride Award Winner Lucy Blevins (SAS’18) Will Focus Graduate Studies on Prison Reform

Lucy Anne Blevins (SAS'18), an aspiring social worker from Maplewood, New Jersey, has been named as the 2018 recipient of the LAA’s  Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award.

 

Starting in summer 2018 Blevins will pursue a dual master's degree in Public Affairs and Social Work, with a focus on prison reform policy, at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

The LAA has awarded the Pride Award since 1990. In 2010 the LAA renamed the award for Riki E. Jacobs, whose work provided support to vulnerable populations.

All-Alumni Theater Afternoon Includes Reception, Performance of Legally Blonde

 

About 60 people attended the All-Alumni Theater Afternoon, held April 15, before the Livingston Theatre Company (LTC) performance of Legally Blonde.

 

The pre-show reception included a raffle of Rutgers-themed prizes and songs by LTC members. The musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority member who enrolls at Harvard Law School and surprises herself and many others with her wit and intellect.

 

Photos of the event are courtesy of Qiumei Wang and the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association.

Photos and Videos Posted from Livingston Distinguished Alumni and Legacy Awards

As previously reported, on March 20, the LAA honored six Distinguished Alumni, as well as 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. Text bios and two-minute video bios are listed below for each honoree. (The collective event photos and videos have also been posted.)

 

Distinguished Alumna
Staci Berger, LC'94
Bio / Video
Distinguished Alumna
Jeanie Bryson, LC'81
Bio / Video
Livingston Legacy
Michael Greenberg
Bio / Video
Livingston Legacy
Wells Hamilton Keddie
Bio / Video
       

 

Distinguished Alumnus
Everette Penn, LC'91
Bio / Video
Distinguished Alumnus
Carlyle Shelton, LC'80
Bio / Video
Distinguished Alumnus
Robert Snyder, LC'77
Bio / Video
Distinguished Alumna
Marie Varghese, LC'03
Bio / Video
       

RUAA Celebrates 10 Years at Alumni Weekend/Rutgers Day

The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) celebrated its 10th anniversary at the 2018 Alumni Weekend festivities on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28.

 

Alumni Weekend coincided with the 10th annual  Rutgers Day, held on April 28.

 

Rutgers Day drew an estimated 106,000 people to the university's campuses in New Brunswick/Piscataway, Camden and Newark.

Harvey Schwartz (LC’87) Visits Rutgers to Speak on His Journey to Wall Street

 

Harvey Schwartz, president and co-chief operating officer at Goldman Sachs, spoke to hundreds of Rutgers students on April 4 about his journey to Wall Street, the value of mentoring, and disruption in the financial industry.

 

In 2014, Schwartz was inducted into Rutgers’ Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

 

Read more from the Rutgers Business School website.

Alumna of the Month

Ndidiamaka N. Amutah-Onukagha (LC’03) is an assistant professor at Tufts University. 

Her research focuses on adverse birth outcomes for women of color, HIV/AIDS and women of color in an urban context, and community-based participatory research.

In 2013 the LAA honored Amutah-Onukagha as a Distinguished Alumna.  

LAA Seeks Volunteers

The LAA is always seeking volunteers to help us plan programs and initiatives such as our oral history and archives projects, or to join the Executive Council which operates the LAA. Contact Jeff Armus (jmarmus55@gmail.com) for more information.

Update your alumni info or contact us

 

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In Rutgers Spirit,

Eric Schwarz
LC'92, SCILS'92,'07
President, Livingston Alumni Association

 

This News-Events "story" on the Livingstonalumni.org website will be revised frequently with upcoming news and events. This page was first created on March 19, 2016. Archived versions can be found on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. Check out the archive of LAA newsletters.

Revised May 10, 2018