Awards Dinner

Livingston Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards

The Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) established its Distinguished Alumni Award 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.

In November 2004, the LAA established the Seth Dvorin Distinguished Young Alumni Award in memory of Army First Lt. Seth Jeremy Dvorin '02 (Administration of Justice), who was tragically 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 Livingston Legacy Award was established in 2008 to recognize Livingston College faculty and staff that played a key role in the establishment and growth of Livingston College and its mission, and contributions to the overall Rutgers and global communities.  

The 2013 LAA Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards were presented Wednesday, October 9, at the Rutgers Club.  LAA honored three distinguished alumni: Ndidi N. Amutah, LC'03; Nicholas Ferroni, LC'03; and Jessie J. Hanna, LC'07. The Livingston Legend Award went to Roger Cohen, a professor emeritus of Livingston's and Rutgers' journalism program. See the photo slideshow, courtesy of George Jones.

The 2011 LAA Distinguished Alumni and Livingston Legacy Awards were presented on Saturday, May 14 at the Livingston Student Center.  Gregory Q. Brown, LC '82 and Eddie Jordan, one of the stars of the Rutgers basketball Cinderella 1976-77 basketball season received the Distinguished Alumni Award, with Livingston Legacy Awards presented to Jerome Aumente, Leroy Haines, Gerald Pomper and Larry Ridley.  The 2011 Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award was presented to Matthew Cortland SAS '11.   View photos from the May 14, 2011 event.   (Brown received the LAA Distinguished Alumni Award in a presentation held on December 14, 2011 at Winants Hall, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.)