All-Alumni Theater Night Set for Saturday, April 22

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!

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.



Alumni Weekend (Reunion) 

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. Keep an eye out for email updates from the Rutgers University Alumni Association.



Livingston Alumni Association

Please consider joining the LAA’s Executive Council (board) for 2017-2018. Our remaining meeting for this academic year is set for Tuesday evening, April 4. Email us ( for more information about joining the board and to RSVP for the meeting. 

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.

Alumna of the Month: Andrea D. Lyon, LC’73, has led Valparaiso University in Indiana as its dean since 2014. Her appointment underscored the growing importance of hands-on training in legal education.

Lyon is also an expert in legal defense in capital punishment cases. In 2003, the governor of Illinois praised Lyon for her work that led to the pardoning of several innocent death-row prisoners. In 2006 the LAA honored Lyon as a Distinguished Alumna.

Early in our history (from its planning days in 1964 to its graduation of its first four-year class in 1973), Livingston was known as a “college of good intentions” that struggled to meet its innovative goals.

The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries recently published an academic article, by Professors Paul Clemens and Carla Yanni, detailing those nine years. Set aside some time to download and read this article; it’s the latest of many that have been published over the years chronicling Livingston College's innovations in academics, student life and governance. For a shorter read, check out Rutgers Magazine’s history of Livingston College. Both are included in a selected bibliography available on the LAA’s website.

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 have recently scanned and archived, including early student publications. For details, please email us (

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


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Revised March 11, 2017