Theater Night and 50th Anniversary Events Postponed

April 2020 Livingston Alumni Association Update
  • Postponement of Rutgers Alumni Theater Night and 50th Anniversary Dinner
  • Livingston Alumnus Dedicates His Career to Protecting His Rutgers Home
  • Passing of Former LAA Vice President Derek Young RC '87
  • Update About Former LAA Vice President Debra O'Neal LC '87
  • Get Involved with LAA: Board and Officer Nominations Due May 15, 2020

 Postponement of Theater Night and 50th Anniversary Events

The following events have been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19:

  • Rutgers Alumni Theater Night (original date April 19)
  • Livi at 50: Livingston College 50th Anniversary Dinner (original date April 24)

Visit the Livingston Alumni Association's web site or Facebook page for updates on these and other LAA events. For more information about Rutgers University's response to the coronavirus, visit

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Livingston Alumnus Dedicates Career to Protecting His Rutgers Home

Ever since his days as a Livingston College undergraduate, Kenneth B. Cop LC '95, wanted to be a police officer. And, yes, Cop is his real last name. Learn more and see a video.

Passing of Derek Young RC '87

20200411_144737.jpgThe Livingston Alumni Association joins the Rutgers alumni community in mourning the passing of Derek Young RC '87 (left). Derek served as a vice president of the LAA board, and was a ubiquitous presence with his colorful hats at many LAA events. He was the ultimate ambassador for all Rutgers activities. We will miss seeing Derek at our programs and events. Derek’s dear friends have set up a GoFundMe page to support his family and help cover final expenses. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, please click here.

Update: Debra O'Neal LC '87

Former LAA vice president Debra O'Neal LC '87, married and a mother of three, was first diagnosed in 2017 with aplastic anemia, an autoimmune disease in which the body fails to produce blood cells in sufficient numbers. After treatment, Debra went in remission but unfortunately in mid-2019, the aplastic anemia returned. Debra's doctors at John Hopkins Hospital have recommended that she receives a bone marrow transplant. While a matching bone marrow donor was recently found for Debra, she has spent months recovering from serious surgery before she was able to prepare for the bone marrow transplant. You can help Debra in one of two ways:  
  • Visit and find instructions on how to be a bone marrow donor. Unfortunately, the number of African American bone marrow donors is very low and any possibility is could have a life-changing impact. All it takes is a simple mouth swab or blood test.
  • Help support Debra and the O'Neal family. Her medical expenses are already enormous and she will need even more support before, during and after her bone marrow transplant. These funds will help with those needs.

The LAA Wants You

The LAA thrives on the involvement of volunteers to plan our programs and keep the Livingston legacy alive. Your volunteer efforts of just a few minutes or hours each month can make a real difference in the number and types of programs we can organize. If you are interested in serving as an officer or member of the LAA board, please contact us by May 15, 2020. More information. 

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Revised April 18, 2020