All-Alumni Theater Night, Alumni Weekend and much more!

All-Alumni Theater Night
The Livingston Alumni Association invites you to join us for a great evening of musical theater and alumni fun, at the annual All-Alumni Theater Night. This year’s event will take place Saturday, April 22, with the Livingston Theatre Company’s presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, Oklahoma!
A celebration of the pioneer spirit that built America, Oklahoma! contains iconic songs – “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” – capturing the joys and hopes on the horizons beyond the daily struggles of the settlers’ life.
Theater Night starts with a VIP reception at 6:30 p.m., with desserts and refreshments. Then, alumni and their guests will be entertained by members of the Livingston Theatre Company. Prizes will be raffled off as well. Then right before the curtain goes up, all reception attendees will be escorted to the reserved VIP seating in the best section of the theater, located within the Livingston Student Center.
Note that you must buy tickets for the musical AND register for the free reception, both at Remember to use the special code on that page for a $2 discount per ticket.

Center for Latino Arts and Culture Celebrates 25 Years
On the same date, April 22, Rutgers’ Center for Latino Arts and Culture will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Livingston Dining Commons, by honoring alumni and the legacy of Latinidad at Rutgers University. Celebrate the occasion with Caribbean food, Latin Jazz with Frank Villafañe quartet and a cash bar. More information.

Kilmer Library renamed for James Dickson Carr

Rutgers’ Board of Governors in February renamed the Kilmer Library on Livingston campus for James Dickson Carr, the first African-American graduate of Rutgers College. At the same time, the university honored Sojourner Truth and Will, who were both slaves connected to Rutgers’ history, by naming areas for them on the College Avenue campus. Read more.


Livingston College Distinguished Alumni

The LAA is seeking nominations for our biennial awards ceremony scheduled for fall 2017, honoring Livingston College Distinguished Alumni. The event also honors inspiring faculty and staff who have 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. See the details and nominate a deserving honoree. The nomination deadline is Friday, June 30.

Alumni Weekend and Rutgers Day

In 2017, for the third year in a row, the last weekend of April (the 28th and 29th) will combine Alumni Weekend (Reunion) with the huge public celebration known as Rutgers Day (April 29), including Ag Field Day and the New Jersey Folk Festival. Click the red links for details and look for email updates from the Rutgers University Alumni Association.

Calling Alumni of the Class of 1977 and 1987! Time to celebrate our 40th and 30th anniversaries! There will be a joint anniversary dinner on April 28th at the Rutgers Club.  Friends of 1977 and 1987 are welcome to join the anniversary classes in their celebration.  For details view the link for Class of 1977 and Class of 1987

Kenneth Cop.jpgAlumnus of the Month:  Kenneth B. Cop (LC’95) (pictured), serves as the Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Rutgers University Police. He oversees the administration and operation of all public safety services for Rutgers University, with approximately 500 employees under his command. Cop joined the RU police force in 1997. In 2015 the LAA honored Cop as a Distinguished Alumnus.
Preserving the Livingston Legacy


Would you like to help us preserve the history and advance the legacy of Livingston College? We particularly need people interesting in interpreting a rich archive of yearbooks and other materials we haveMedium.jpg recently scanned and archived, including early student publications. For details, please email us (
Photo: The Livingston Medium voiced its support for Native Americans’ 1973 protest in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. In the same issue, The Medium reported on a New Brunswick rally in support of the protesters.

LAA Partners with Unity Bank to benefit the Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award 
LAA's Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award has been given each year since 1990 to a Rutgers-New Brunswick student who most embodies the spirit of Livingston College's leadership and social action. The award winner receives a minimum $500 grant from LAA.
Current and new customers of Unity Bank through the UCare Charitable Giving Program can help fund this award confidentially and at no cost to the customer. Find out how.
In Rutgers Spirit,
Eric Schwarz
LC'92, SCILS'92,'07
President, Livingston Alumni Association

This News-Events "story" on the 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 April 16, 2017