Rutgers to Dedicate Carr Library on Tuesday, October 17

Warm October greetings from the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA)! Read on about events scheduled for October and November.

In this issue:

  • Kilmer Library to be Rededicated to James Dickson Carr, Oct. 17
  • Homecoming Tailgate Event Set for Oct. 21
  • Career Exploration Nights Scheduled in October and November
  • Labor Studies Professor Wells Keddie Reflects on a Life of Activism
  • Alumnus of the Month: Michael Laracy
  • Your Role in Preserving Livingston's History
  • Unity Bank Partnership Supports Pride Award Fund


Kilmer Library to be Rededicated to James Dickson Carr, Oct. 17


Join Rutgers University Libraries and Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor Debasish Dutta as Rutgers rededicates the James Dickson Carr Library, formerly known as the Kilmer Area Library, in honor of Rutgers University’s first African-American graduate.


The rededication will be held Tuesday, October 17 at 10 a.m., at the library on Rutgers’ Livingston campus. The program will feature remarks from Chancellor Dutta on the initiative to rename the library, the opening of an exhibit of materials about James Dickson Carr and the history of the library, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a reception with cupcakes and refreshments. More info.


Homecoming Tailgate Event Set for Oct. 21


The Rutgers-New Brunswick Homecoming football game will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, when the Scarlet Knights host the Purdue Boilermakers at Rutgers' High Point Solutions Stadium.


Homecoming events will  include the Scarlet Brunch Homecoming Tailgate, sponsored by the Rutgers AlumniAssociation (RAA), as well as the President's Family Fall Festival (wait list information).  



Career Exploration Nights Scheduled in October and November


Rutgers is hosting several upcoming Career Exploration Nights, using a speed networking/roundtable format where alumni will share career advice with students.


Events are set for:

  • Oct. 24 (Science Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • Nov. 1 (Life Sciences and Health)

  • Nov. 14 (Food & Agriculture and Environmental & Natural Resources)

Find out more info and register.

The LAA also thanks the alumni who participated in the 12th Annual Alumni-Student Speed Networking event, open to all career fields, which was held on Oct. 4. 

This event was co-sponsored by the LAA, the RAA and the Rutgers Graduate School of Education AlumniAssociation.

Pictured, from left: LAA board members Jeffrey Armus, Rosemary Agrista and Jason Goldstein at the 2017Alumni-Student Speed Networking event.


Labor Studies Professor Wells Keddie Reflects on a Life of Activism


The LAA will honor Wells Hamilton Keddie with the Livingston Legacy Award on Tuesday, March 20, 2018celebrating his key role in the establishment and growth of Livingston College.


Keddie, a Professor Emeritus of Labor Studies and Employment Relations andLivingston College Fellow, died in 2006.


In 2005 he reflected on his activism, which he called “a life of troublemaking.”


The 2018 event will honor Keddie along with Professor Michael R. Greenberg and six Livingston College Distinguished Alumni.


Alumnus of the Month: Michael C. Laracy


Michael C. Laracy (LC’74) leads reforms in human services, helping low-income children and families at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

One result of this work has been income tax reform, most notably the $80 billion expansion of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit in 2001.

In 2004 the LAA honored Laracy as a Distinguished Alumnus.


Your Role in Preserving Livingston's History


You can help us preserve the history and advance the legacy of Livingston College.

We particularly need people interesting in interpreting arich archive of yearbooks and other materials we have scanned and archived.

Want to volunteer? Let us know which specific document(s) you'd like to review. Perhaps consider starting with your own yearbook. Then email us with your ideas (

Unity Bank Partnership Supports Pride Award Fund

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 LivingstonCollege's leadership and social action. The award winner receives a minimum $500 grant from the LAA.


Current and new customers of Unity Bank can help fund this award confidentially and at no cost to the customer through the UCare Charitable Giving Program. Find out how.



In Rutgers Spirit,

Eric Schwarz LC'92, SCILS'92,'07

President, Livingston Alumni Association



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Revised October 22, 2017