Tickets Now Available for Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards Event

Happy February from the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA)! There's just one month left until our signature event, the Livingston College Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards.

 

In this issue:

 

  • LAA to Honor Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Members on March 20
  • All-Alumni Theater Afternoon Set for April 15
  • Oral History Interviews with Alumni Highlight Livingston College History
  • Alumna of the Month: Colleen Fraser
  • Unity Bank Partnership Supports Pride Award Fund



LAA to Honor Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Members on March 20

Tickets are now on sale for the LAA’s Livingston College Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards, to be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
We are honoring six alumni and two faculty members including:
  • Staci Berger (LC'94, top left), who leads a statewide association which supports the creation of affordable homes and community development in New Jersey.
  • Jeanie Bryson (LC'81, top right), a vocalist of jazz, pop and Latin songs whose style has often been described as “intimate.”
  • Michael R. Greenberg (bottom left), Interim Dean and Professor of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy at Rutgers-New Brunswick, who joined the Livingston College faculty in 1971.
  • Carlyle E. (Carl) Shelton Jr. (LC’80, bottom right), the Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) since January 2009.   

The LAA will also honor these alumni and a faculty member who were highlighted in previous newsletters:

  • Wells Hamilton Keddie (1925-2006), Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Rutgers-New Brunswick (posthumous)
  • Dr. Everette Penn (LC'91), who co-founded the Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy.
  • Robert W. Snyder (LC'77), a historian of New York City and a Professor at Rutgers-Newark.
  • Marie Varghese (LC'03), an advisor and trainer at Bronx Community College.

The celebration will be held starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Rutgers Club on the second floor of the Livingston Dining Commons on Livingston campus. The early-bird price of $25 is good through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Email questions to laaemail+2018event@gmail.com.




All-Alumni Theater Afternoon Set for April 15

The next All-Alumni Theater Afternoon will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018.

The event features a reception and entertainment starting at 12:30 p.m., followed by the Livingston Theatre Company’s performance of Legally Blonde at 2 p.m. Theater Afternoon tickets are now available.

About the show: Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial.

 


Oral History Interviews with Alumni Highlight Livingston College History

The LAA is partnering with the Rutgers Oral History Archives to record the narratives of alumni and others associated with the history of Livingston College.

ROHA staff have recorded and transcribed interviews with five Livingston College alumni, including one of this year’s Distinguished Alumni, Rob Snyder.


Alumna of the Month: Colleen Fraser

Colleen Fraser, LC’74, an advocate for people with disabilities, was a hero of United Airlines Flight 93.

She and others kept their plane from becoming another weapon of destruction on September 11, 2001.

In 2006 the LAA posthumously honored Fraser as a Distinguished Alumna.

In 2013 Union County, New Jersey, dedicated its new building in Fraser's honor.


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 Livingston College'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

 

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 February 21, 2018