Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Biographies for the recipients of the awards listed and linked below have been updated when possible. Otherwise, they represent the information available as of the dates of induction. Send updates or corrections.

  • Livingston College Distinguished Alumni Award: Established in September 2000 to recognize Livingston College alumni who have distinguished themselves by contributions they have made in their chosen fields of endeavor, by the leadership they have exhibited, and by the general benefits to the larger society resulting from their activities.

    2018 Honorees

  • Seth Dvorin Distinguished Young Alumni Award: Established in November 2004 in memory of Army First Lt. Seth Jeremy Dvorin '02 (Administration of Justice), who was killed in Iraq on February 3, 2004. The Seth Dvorin Award is presented to Livingston College young alumni 30 years old and under who have distinguished themselves by contributions they have made in their chosen fields of endeavor, by the leadership they have exhibited, and by the general benefits to the larger society resulting from their activities. The three recipients of this award are noted below.

2000 Inductees

RIKI JACOBS (LC'80, NLAW'89) CLIFTON R. LACY (LC'75, RWJMS'79)
Riki Jacobs Clifton R. Lacy
Director of AIDS Support Organization;
Health Educator (died in 2009)
Medical Leader;
New Jersey State Health Commissioner
JOHN S. LIPORI (LC'77) ALFRED E. RAMEY, JR. (LC'73)
John S. Lipori Alfred E. Ramey, Jr.
Banking Executive University Counsel;
New Jersey Assistant Attorney General

2002 Inductees

THOMAS F. DALEY (LC'75) SUSAN KILLE (LC'74)
Thomas F. Daley Susan Kille
District Attorney; Judge;
Adjunct Professor of Law
(died in 2015)
Newspaper Journalist
DAVID A. LASKOW (LC'77, RWJMS'81) STEVEN D. PLOFKER (LC'78)
David A. Laskow Steven D. Plofker
Surgeon; Associate Professor of Surgery Real Estate Developer; Attorney

2004 Inductees

FRANK CARVILL (LC'75) GINA COLLINS CUMMINGS (LC'84) EDWARD E. JOHNSON, JR. (LC'79)
Frank T. Carvill Gina Collins Cummings Edward E. Johnson, Jr.
New Jersey National Guardsman
Killed in Iraq
(Posthumous; died in 2004)
Environmental, Health
and Social Justice Activist
Wall Street Executive
MICHAEL C. LARACY (LC'74) KAREN ROGERS (LC'92) HARRY V. SWAYNE III (LC'90)
Michael C. Laracy Karen Rogers Harry V. Swayme III
Advocate for Children and Families Seth Dvorin Distinguished
Young Alumni Award

Television Meteorologist/Journalist
Football Executive and Player

2006 Inductees

AVERY BROOKS (LC'73, MGSA'76) COLLEEN FRASER (LC'74) MARK HELIAS (LC'74)
Avery Brooks Colleen Fraser Mark Helias
Actor; Director; Singer; Professor, Mason Gross School of the Arts Advocate for People with Disabilities;
Hero of United Airlines Flight 93
(Posthumous; died in 2001)
Jazz Musician and Composer
LIZA KIRSCHENBAUM (LC'87) ANDREA D. LYON (LC'73) GREGG SPIRIDELLIS (LC'93, RBS'93)
Liza Kirschenbaum Andrea D. Lyon Gregg Spiridellis
Advocate for Children in the Courts Law School Dean;
Expert in Death-Penalty Defense
Seth Dvorin Distinguished
Young Alumni Award

Entrepreneur in Online Entertainment

2009 Inductees 

KEVIN APUZZIO (LC'06) MARLA DIAMOND (LC'92)
Kevin Apuzzio Marla Diamond
Seth Dvorin Distinguished Young Alumni Award
 Heroic Firefighter and 
Emergency Medical Technician
(Posthumous; died in 2006)
Radio Journalist
FRANCOISE JACOBSOHN (LC'79) MARTHA NELL SMITH
(LC'77, GSNB'82,'85)
Francoise Jacobsohn Martha Nell Smith
 Advocate for Women and Workers Professor of English;
Emily Dickinson Scholar

2011 Inductees

GREGORY Q. BROWN (LC'82) EDWARD M. JORDAN (SMLR'15)
Gregory Q. Brown Eddie Jordan
Rutgers Board of Governors Chair;
Business Leader
 Rutgers Men's Basketball Head Coach (2013-2016)
and Player (1973-1977)

2013 Inductees

NDIDI N. AMUTAH  (LC'03) NICHOLAS FERRONI (LC'03) JESSIE J. HANNA (LC'07, RWJMS'14)
Ndidi Amutah Nicholas Ferroni Jessie J. Hanna
Assistant Professor
Researcher on Health and Nutrition
Educator and Historian Physician
Researcher on Pediatric Cancer

2015 Inductees

ROBERT P. BERTRAND  (LC'01) KENNETH B. COP (LC'95) DEBORAH L. STOKES (LC'74)
Robert Bertrand Kenneth Cop Deborah Stokes
Radio Engineer Rutgers University Executive Director of Police Services / Chief of Police Museum Curator and Arts Educator

Revised September 28, 2017