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Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. Hall of Fame

The following Livingston College alumni have been inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. Hall of Fame:


Aliya S. King,
LC’94
Vaughn L. McKoy,
LC’90, NLAW’93
Victoria Pratt,
LC’94, NLAW’98
Vesta Godwin Clark,
LC’81
Aliya S. King Vaughn L. McKoy Victoria Pratt Vesta Godwin Clark
Beverly Lynn,
LC’75
Julius W. Robinson Jr.,
LC’95
Claudia V. Schrader,
LC’90
Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, LC’09
Beverly Lynn Julius W. Robinson Jr. Claudia V. Schrader Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede

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Jeffrey Armus Honored as Loyal Son for His Service to Rutgers and Its Alumni

Jeffrey M. Armus, 1977 graduate of Livingston College at Rutgers UniversityThe Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) honored Jeffrey M. Armus, a 1977 graduate of Livingston College, as one of eight Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters of Rutgers for 2018.

As of 2021, Armus is the President for the Livingston Alumni Association (LAA), and previously served as the LAA’s Vice President, Secretary, and Secretary.

Giving back to his school and to the university at large has been a labor of love for Armus.

As a student he discovered his passion and commitment to volunteerism and turned that into almost two decades of service to Livingston College. He has served on the Livingston College Dean’s Advisory Council and the LAA’s executive board, including serving as Community Service and Nominations Awards chair.

He extended his alumni work to the Rutgers Alumni Association, as a Community Service Committee chair. Armus also stepped up to serve as Class of 1977 Gift Campaign Chair for his class using his enthusiasm and drive to convince alumni to support their alma mater.

Jeffrey M. Armus, 1977 graduate of Livingston College at Rutgers University A lover of history, Jeff was instrumental in the historical preservation of Livingston College through the Livingston Legacy Archive Project.

Armus, who also graduated from Rutgers’ School of Business in 1982, was  honored on April 14, 2018, during the 60th Annual Loyal Sons and Daughters Dinner, a “scarlet” tie event held at Neilson Dining Hall on Rutgers’ Douglass Campus.

The Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters of Rutgers are individuals who have made a meaningful and longstanding commitment to the betterment of Rutgers, the State University by exemplifying extraordinary alumni service or by making a significant impact on University life and culture. Nominations are made by existing Loyal Sons and Daughters, and the finalists named by a special selection committee of the RAA. The RAA is the nation’s fourth-oldest alumni association, serving alumni in multiple colleges and schools on Rutgers’ New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. 

Bios for all of the 2018 honorees are online. In addition to Armus, they are:

  • Harold P. Baird, RC’59
  • Robert L. Barchi, Rutgers University President
  • Anthony J. DePetris, CCAS’84
  • Ladislas F. (Laddie) Feher, RC’56, NLAW’59
  • Lora L. Fong, DC ’79, NLAW ’91
  • Christopher J. Paladino, RC’82, CLAW’85
  • Helen F. Pirrello, UCNB’00, SSW’05

Photos: Jeffrey Armus in 2016 (top), and in the 1977 Livingston College yearbook, The Rock, Volume II. 

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Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame

The following Livingston College alumni have been inducted into the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame:

  • 1993: James Bailey, LC’80 (Men’s Basketball)
  • 1994: Eddie Jordan, SMLR’15; attended Livingston College from 1973-1977 (Men’s Basketball)
  • 1995: Roy Hinson, LC’83 (Men’s Basketball)
  • 1999: Eric Young, LC’89, School of Business-New Brunswick’89 (Baseball, Football)
  • 2003: Harry V. Swayne, III, LC’90 (Football)
  • 2014: Shaun O’Hara, LC’05; originally scheduled to graduate in 1999 (Football)

James Bailey,
LC’80
Eddie Jordan,
SMLR’15
Roy Hinson,
LC’83
James Bailey Eddie Jordan Roy Hinson

Eric Young,
LC’89, School of Business’89
Harry V. Swayne, III
LC’90
Shaun O’Hara,
LC’05
Eric Young Harry V. Swayne, III Shaun O'Hara

O’Hara photo from Flickr user Alexa, used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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Eric Clark, LC’98, Named as Loyal Son of Rutgers; Revitalized Chicago Alumni Club

Eric Clark, 1998 graduate of Livingston College at Rutgers University
Eric Clark (2014)

Eric O. Clark, a 1998 graduate of Livingston College at Rutgers University, was honored on April 8, 2017, as one of seven Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters of Rutgers for 2017.

Clark, an Illinois native, has been the President of the Rutgers Club of Chicago for more than 12 years. A member of the Rutgers men’s basketball team during his years on the Banks, he was inspired to take on the task of revitalizing the Rutgers Club of Chicago upon his return to his home state. The position included the challenge of reaching out to the 2,500-plus alumni living in and around the Windy City.

Clark became and continues to be the Rutgers “go-to” guy for any BIG Ten event in Chicago, and was named the B1G10K Rutgers Representative in 2014. In 2006 Clark received the William of Orange Award for Dedicated Volunteerism from the Rutgers University Alumni Federation.

The Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters of Rutgers are individuals who have made a meaningful and long-standing commitment to the betterment of Rutgers, the State University by exemplifying extraordinary alumni service or by making a significant impact on University life and culture. Nominations are made by existing Loyal Sons and Daughters, and the finalists named by a special selection committee of the RAA. The RAA is the nation’s fourth-oldest alumni association, serving alumni in multiple colleges and schools on Rutgers’ New Brunswick/Piscataway campus. 

Eric Clark, 1998 graduate of Livingston College at Rutgers University
Eric Clark (1998)

The awardees were formally recognized during the 59th Annual Loyal Sons and Daughters Dinner, a “scarlet” tie event held at Neilson Dining Hall on the Douglass Campus. Bios for all of the 2017 honorees are online. In addition to Clark, they are:

  • Joan A. DeBoer, CC’84
  • Luis Largo, GSE’07
  • Melissa Lieberman-Elimanco, DC’05, GSE’06,’14
  • Alyssa Gentile Salvesen, RC’09, GSE’10
  • Dorothy M. Stanaitis, UCC’82
  • Roy H. Tanzman, RC’73, CLAW’76

Photos: Eric Clark in 2014 (top), and in the 1998 Livingston College yearbook, Diversity: Memorable Reflections, Volume VIII.

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Special Awards to Alumni

Rutgers University-related organizations have presented multiple special awards honoring Livingston College alumni for their service to alumni and the greater Rutgers community. These include:


Eric Clark
LC’98
Leroy C. Haines
LC’71
Iris Martinez-Campbell
LC’75, SSW’81 
Jason Goldstein
LC’02, RBS’05
Eric Clark Leroy C. Haines Iris Martinez-Campbell  Jason Goldstein
Eric Schwarz
LC’92, SCILS’92,’07
Matthew Aquino
LC’08, RBS’08
Staci Berger
LC’94, EJB/GSNB’04
Eric Schwarz Matthew Aquino Staci Berger

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