Category Archives: Programs & Events


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This page lists all programs sponsored by LAA or of interest to the Livingston community held since Jan. 1, 2018.

January 2018

Tuesday January 23

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

March 2018

Tuesday March 20

LAA Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards
The Rutgers Club, 85 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

The Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) honored two faculty members and six alumni from the former Livingston College of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, at an awards dinner on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, held at the Rutgers Club at the Livingston Dining Commons.

May 2018

Tuesday May 22

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting
SC and I Huntington House, 184 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

September 2018

Tuesday September 11

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

November 2018

Tuesday November 13

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

January 2019

Tuesday January 8

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

March 2019

Tuesday March 5

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

April 2019

Friday April 12

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Class of 1971 Paul Robeson Plaza Dedication Ceremony
Ford Hall, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

Friday April 26 – Saturday April 27

Rutgers-New Brunswick Alumni Weekend

May 2019

Monday May 13

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

October 2019

Friday October 25

Livi at 50: Livingston College 50th Anniversary Celebration
James Dickson Carr Library, 75 Avenue E, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

Join Rutgers University Libraries and the Livingston Alumni Association as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Livingston College.
Livingston College’s first students arrived on campus 50 years ago in September 1969. To mark the occasion, please join us on Friday, October 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for “Livi at 50: A Celebration of Livingston College’s 50th Anniversary” at the James Dickson Carr Library (formerly Kilmer Library) on the Livingston Campus. (“Livi” is the nickname that current students have given to the Livingston Campus, which has underdone much transformation in the years since its first students studied there.)

The program is being organized by the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Libraries and the Livingston Alumni Association, and will consist of a short panel discussion and a reception, where you’ll be able to browse display cases of Livingston College memorabilia, and meet up with fellow alumni, university staff, and students from the current Livingston Learning Community. We’ll also present the Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award to Eshan Kaul, SEBS’19, RWJMS’22.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome!


  • Robert Snyder, LC’77, Rutgers–Newark Professor of Journalism and American Studies  

  • Staci Berger, LC’94. Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey President and CEO   
  • Noah Hart Jr., LC’73, Monmouth University Coordinator of First Year Advising 

  • Christopher J. Molloy, Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor  

December 2019

Tuesday December 10

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
LAA Board Meeting

June 2020

Tuesday June 30

LAA Board Meeting

December 2020

Tuesday December 1

LAA Board Meeting

February 2021

Tuesday February 9

LAA Board Meeting

March 2021

Thursday March 25

(didn't attend) “Covering New York City”: A Conversation with WCBS Reporter Marla Diamond LC‘92 and Rutgers Professor Steven Miller

WCBS Newsradio 880 reporter Marla Diamond LC‘92 joins Professor Steven Miller RC‘79, Director of Undergraduate Studies at Rutgers’ School of Communication and Information, in a one-on-one conversation about “Covering New York City in Good Times and Bad.” 
Watch a one-hour video of the event.
Diamond got her start in radio at WRSU and joined WCBS radio in 1997. Diamond has been recognized by the Associated Press and other news organizations for her on-location news reporting. She received the Livingston College Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and has returned to “The Banks” to serve as the emcee for events like the Rutgers Loyal Sons & Daughters Awards and a panel organized by Rutgers Career Services and the School of Arts & Sciences.

This event was jointly sponsored by the Livingston Alumni Association and Rutgers School of Communication and Information Alumni Association

April 2021

Thursday April 22

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(didn't attend) Livi at 50: A Remembrance of Livingston College: Latino Studies and the Livingston Panthers Sports Teams

Livi at 50: A Remembrance of Livingston College: Latino Studies and the Livingston Panthers Sports Teams
Our “Livi at 50” celebration continues with a special program on April 22 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. We’ll take a look back at the events that led to the formation of the Latino Studies program at Livingston, along with a remembrance of the Livingston College Panthers sports teams! Iris Martinez Campbell LC’75, SSW’81 will moderate a discussion about the Latino Studies program with Margie Rivera LC’72, Grizel Ubarry LC’74, and LAA President Jeff Armus will lead a discussion about the Livingston Panthers with Lucille Lo Sapio LC’76, BernaDette Session LC’75, Dwight Williams, defensive coordinator of the Panthers, and Rick Williams LC’74, a member of the team. You’ll be able to share your memories and ask questions throughout the evening.

Watch the event (58 minutes).

May 2021

Sunday May 2

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LTC All-Alumni Theater Afternoon

Join us at 2 p.m. May 2, 2021, for a live virtual All Alumni Theater Afternoon as we go “Behind The Curtain” with the LTC.  Students from Rutgers’ premier musical theater organization will perform songs from your favorite musicals in this exciting showcase.  The event will also include interviews with cast members about their performances. Register here; a link will be emailed prior to the show.

Tuesday May 11

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

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June 2021

Tuesday June 8

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Conversation with Wall Street Journal National Security Correspondent Vivian Salama SC&I '00 LC '00

Join us on June 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. Eastern for a conversation with Vivian Salama SC&I ’00 LC ’00, who covers national security for The Wall Street Journal, based in Washington. 

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This event is jointly sponsored by the Livingston Alumni Association and Rutgers School of Communication and Information Alumni Association. 

Salama has covered U.S. foreign policy and national security issues for nearly two decades, reporting from more than 80 countries. A native of New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in Middle East politics from Columbia University and a law degree from Georgetown University.  Salama previously covered the Trump White House and national security for the Wall Street Journal, CNN and NBC. Before moving to Washington, she served as Baghdad bureau chief for the Associated Press, during which time she covered the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, as well as Iran’s growing influence across the region. She also covered the refugee and IDP crisis spurred by the violence, visiting camps across the Middle East. The experience inspired Salama to write a children’s book The Long Journey Home about an innocent Syrian boy who is forced to flee his home because of the war.

Over the course of her career, she has called Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Israel and the Palestinian territories and the United Arab Emirates home, but has also reported more broadly from five continents, with extensive experience in several East Asian countries as well.


October 2021

Tuesday October 5

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

November 2021

Thursday November 4

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Livingston: A Governor, a College, and the Long Echoes of Slavery at Rutgers (RUAA Virtual Event)

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A new historical marker on Rutgers–New Brunswick’s Livingston campus explains its namesake William Livingston’s deep involvement in slavery and his halting efforts to abolish slavery as New Jersey’s first governor.

In this virtual presentation, Robert Snyder LC’77, a professor emeritus of journalism and American studies at Rutgers–Newark, will talk with Jesse Bayker SGS’19, digital archivist for the Scarlet and Black Project at Rutgers–New Brunswick, who will discuss Livingston’s life.

Brooke A. Thomas, an African American history doctoral candidate at Rutgers–New Brunswick, will share the importance of Livingston College to Rutgers, why it was created, and how activism was one of its important contributions to Rutgers. Thomas is also a co-author of the chapter “We the People: Student Activism at Rutgers and Livingston College, 1960–1985” in Scarlet and Black, Volume 3.

Livingston College graduates Snyder and Debra O’Neal LC’87 will share their experiences of educational innovation and campus activism from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. The discussion will end with a question-and-answer forum.

This event is sponsored by the Rutgers University Alumni Association, the Livingston Alumni Association, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Rutgers Alumni Association.

February 2022

Tuesday February 15

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

May 2022

Tuesday May 17

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LAA Board Meeting

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Ongoing and Signature Events

Yash Dalal, Jason Goldstein, Tiffany (Torpey) BergClick here for our current events

The Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) organizes a variety of programs, where Livingston Alumni can get together to socialize and network, and celebrate the history and legacy of Livingston College. These programs include:

Would you like to help plan a program? Contact us.

Pictured, from left: LAA board members Yash Dalal, Jason Goldstein and Tiffany (Torpey) Berg at Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Homecoming game on September 29, 2007.

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Relive the Livingston Theatre Company’s Productions

Livingston Theatre Company - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Oklahoma programsThe Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) and the Livingston Theatre Company (LTC) Alumni Association have partnered with the Internet Archive to scan and digitize the printed programs from the Livingston Theatre Company’s productions — from the first production in 1999, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, through the final production of the 19th season, Oklahoma!, in 2017.

Each year the LAA celebrates the LTC with an All-Alumni Theater Night/Afternoon.

This project is made possible through financial support received from the Rutgers University Alumni Association.

Links to the individual printed programs are below:


Show # Title Season Season/
Show Opened Show Closed
1 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1998-1999 1.1 4/23/1999 5/1/1999
2 The Fantasticks 1999-2000 2.1 10/22/1999 10/24/1999
3 Nunsense 1999-2000 2.2 11/18/1999 11/21/1999
4 Godspell 1999-2000 2.3 4/6/2000 4/9/2000
5 Moon Over Buffalo 2000-2001 3.1 10/26/2000 10/29/2000
6 The Wiz 2000-2001 3.2 11/16/2000 11/19/2000
7 Lucky Stiff 2000-2001 3.3 3/22/2001 3/25/2001
8 Fiddler On The Roof 2000-2001 3.4 4/26/2001 4/29/2001
9 Promises, Promises 2001-2002 4.1 10/25/2001 10/28/2001
10 Jekyll & Hyde 2001-2002 4.2 11/15/2001 11/18/2001
11 Carnival 2001-2002 4.3 3/7/2002 3/10/2002
12 Footloose 2001-2002 4.4 4/25/2002 4/28/2002
13 Something’s Afoot 2002-2003 5.1 10/24/2002 10/27/2002
14 The Scarlet Pimpernel 2002-2003 5.2 11/21/2002 11/24/2002
15 Evita 2002-2003 5.3 3/6/2003 3/9/2003
16 The Will Rogers Follies 2002-2003 5.4 4/24/2003 4/27/2003
17 Pippin 2003-2004 6.1 10/23/2003 10/26/2003
18 Kiss Me Kate 2003-2004 6.2 11/20/2003 11/23/2003
19 Company 2003-2004 6.3 3/4/2004 3/7/2004
20 Damn Yankees 2003-2004 6.4 4/22/2004 4/25/2004
21 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum 2004-2005 7.1 10/21/2004 10/24/2004
22 A Chorus Line 2004-2005 7.2 11/18/2004 11/18/2004
23 Once Upon A Mattress 2004-2005 7.3 3/3/2005 3/6/2005
24 Camelot 2004-2005 7.4 4/14/2005 4/23/2005
25 Little Shop Of Horrors 2005-2006 8.1 10/20/2005 10/23/2005
26 Working 2005-2006 8.2 11/17/2005 11/20/2005
27 You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown 2005-2006 8.3 3/2/2006 3/5/2006
28 Ragtime 2005-2006 8.4 4/20/2006 4/29/2006
29 Urinetown 2006-2007 9.1 10/19/2006 10/22/2006
30 Once On This Island 2006-2007 9.2 11/16/2006 11/19/2006
31 Baby 2006-2007 9.3 3/1/2007 3/4/2007
32 Cabaret 2006-2007 9.4 4/12/2007 4/21/2007
33 The Full Monty 2007-2008 10.1 10/18/2007 10/21/2007
34 Sweet Charity 2007-2008 10.2 11/15/2007 11/18/2007
35 Seussical 2007-2008 10.3 4/17/2008 4/20/2008
36 The Wiz 2008-2009 11.1 12/4/2008 12/6/2008
37 Parade 2008-2009 11.2 3/5/2009 3/8/2009
38 The Wedding Singer 2008-2009 11.3 4/9/2009 4/11/2009
39 Rent 2009-2010 12.1 11/5/2009 11/8/2009
40 Sweeney Todd 2009-2010 12.2 2/25/2010 2/28/2010
41 Tommy 2009-2010 12.3 4/22/2010 4/25/2010
42 The Wild Party 2010-2011 13.1 11/11/2010 11/14/2010
43 Into The Woods 2010-2011 13.2 3/3/2011 3/6/2011
44 Hairspray 2010-2011 13.3 4/14/2011 4/17/2011
45 The Rocky Horror Show 2011-2012 14.1 11/3/2011 11/5/2011
46 Bare 2011-2012 14.2 3/1/2012 3/4/2012
47 Legally Blonde 2011-2012 14.3 4/19/2012 4/22/2012
48 How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 2012-2013 15.1 11/15/2012 11/18/2012
49 Merrily We Roll Along 2012-2013 15.2 2/21/2013 2/24/2013
50 The Producers 2012-2013 15.3 4/18/2013 4/21/2013
51 Young Frankenstein 2013-2014 16.1 11/7/2013 11/10/2013
52 Hair 2013-2014 16.2 2/20/2014 2/23/2014
53 Footloose 2013-2014 16.3 4/17/2014 4/19/2014
54 The Drowsy Chaperone 2014-2015 17.1 11/6/2014 11/9/2014
55 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 2014-2015 17.2 2/19/2015 2/22/2015
56 In The Heights 2014-2015 17.3 4/16/2015 4/19/2015
57 Anything Goes 2015-2016 18.1 11/12/2015 11/15/2015
58 Spring Awakening 2015-2016 18.2 2/18/2016 2/21/2016
59 Urinetown 2015-2016 18.3 4/21/2016 4/24/2016
60 Little Shop of Horrors 2016-2017 19.1 11/10/2016 11/13/2016
61 American Idiot 2016-2017 19.2 2/16/2017 2/19/2017
62 Oklahoma! 2016-2017 19.3 4/20/2017 4/23/2017

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LAA Participates in Coat Drive, Marker Raising as Part of Rutgers Day of Service (2012)

RAA/LAA 2012 coat driveLivingston College alumni collected coats and helped rehabilitate a Delaware cemetery as part of the second annual Rutgers Day of Service on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

The Day of Service, organized by the Rutgers University Alumni Association, called on alumni (individuals and organizations) to give back to the community on or around the university’s annual Charter Day of Nov. 10.


The Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) and the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) collected 1,170 new and gently used coats at the November 10 Rutgers-Army football game, outside both High Point Solutions Stadium and the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC). The coats were donated for distribution by Jersey Cares, a nonprofit community organization that supports those in need.

Jersey Cares collected additional coats at the Dec. 11 and 12 basketball games at the RAC.  Among volunteers in the coat drive were LAA board members Rosemary Agrista, Jeffrey Armus, Martin Dickerson, Jason Goldstein, Eric Schwarz, and Marty Siederer.


In Wilmington, Delaware, Debra O’Neal, LAA’s first vice president, honored both the Day of Service and Veterans Day at the Historic Riverview Cemetery.

The Friends of Historic  Riverview Cemetery (FHRC) organized a “marker raising” on Nov. 10. Volunteers with FRHC visited the east side of the cemetery in Sections 18, 18-U and 18-S (along Eastlawn Avenue). Many veterans have been interred in these sections and the flat markers have sunken over time.   

“We formed teams to raise markers, add crushed stone, and re-set them,” O’Neal said. “We raised 23 markers this morning! It was an honor to hear the stories of volunteers who have served in the military as we worked to restore and preserve the honor of those vets who were interred.  

“The FHRC were glad that I chose this project as my Rutgers Alumni Day of Service Project. I had a chance to explain the purpose of the Rutgers Day of Service and the number of projects going on in New Jersey and around the country. Two volunteers have family in the New Brunswick area and were familiar with Rutgers. They welcomed me back again.”


In the aftermath of the storm, Rutgers temporarily housed more than 800 evacuees from Atlantic County on the Busch and Livingston campuses. Rutgers Focus covered the university’s efforts to provide emergency shelter.

Pictured: (Top) Livingston College alumni at the coat collection at the RAC. (Bottom) Debra O’Neal, LC’87 (left) assists in the marker raising in Delaware. Check out additional photos from the two events.

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