The Rutgers University Alumni Association and other organizations at Rutgers have presented numerous awards to Livingston College alumni for their service to alumni, to Rutgers and to the greater community. See the subpages in this section for details on the awards and honorees:
The following Livingston College alumni have been inducted into the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), Inc. Hall of Fame:
- 2007: Aliya S. King, LC’94
- 2019: Vaughn L. McKoy, LC’90, NLAW’93
- 2019: Victoria Pratt, LC’94, NLAW’98 (Rutgers magazine profile)
- 2020: Vesta Godwin Clark, LC’81
- 2020: Dr. Beverly Lynn, LC’75
- 2020: Julius W. Robinson Jr., LC’95
- 2020: Dr. Claudia V. Schrader, LC’90
- 2021: Dr. Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, LC’09
| Aliya S. King,
|Vaughn L. McKoy,
|Vesta Godwin Clark,
|Julius W. Robinson Jr.,
|Claudia V. Schrader,
|Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, LC’09|
The 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.
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 heldat 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.
- 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
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)
LC’89, School of Business’89
|Harry V. Swayne, III
O’Hara photo from Flickr user Alexa, used under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
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.
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.
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:
- 2006 Rutgers University Alumni Federation, William of Orange Award for Dedicated Volunteerism: Eric Clark, LC’98, The Rutgers Club of Chicago
- 2012 Rutgers Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes, Human Dignity Award: Leroy C. Haines, LC’71
- 2013 Center for Latino Arts and Culture Honoree: Iris Martinez-Campbell, LC’75, SSW’81
- 2013 Rutgers Alumni Association, Class of 1931 Award: Jason Goldstein, LC’02, RBS’05
- 2013 Rutgers University Alumni Association, Block R Award: Eric Schwarz, LC’92, SCILS’92, ’07
- 2016 Rutgers University Alumni Association, Young Alumni Service Award: Matthew Aquino, LC’08, RBS’08
- 2017 Edward J. Bloustein School, Career Achievement Award: Staci Berger, LC’94, EJB/GSNB’04
|Leroy C. Haines