Debra O'Neal to Lead LAA Board in 2018-19




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On this Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in the service of our country.

The Livingston Alumni Association (LAA) wishes you well as you and your family make plans for the summer ahead.


In this issue:

  • Debra O’Neal to Lead LAA in 2018-19
  • LAA Seeks Board Members, Volunteers
  • Alumni of the Month: Frank Carvill and Seth Dvorin 
  • Alumnus John Deltuvia Honored by Marquis Who’s Who
  • In Memoriam: Gary Pfeffer
  • Update your alumni info or contact us

Debra O’Neal to Lead LAA in 2018-19

At its May 22, 2018, annual meeting, the LAA elected the following officers to lead the association from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019:

  • President: Debra O’Neal (pictured at right)
  • Vice President: Eric Schwarz
  • Treasurer: Jeffrey Armus
  • Secretary: Iris Martinez-Campbell
  • Executive Council (in addition to the names listed above): Carla Alexander-Reilly, Rosemary Agrista, Joe Capo, Jason Goldstein, Stephen Yanick, Derek Young.



LAA Seeks Board Members, Volunteers

The LAA’s Executive Council may consist of up to 20 members, who can be added throughout the year when there are vacancies.

We ask that potential board members attended at least one board meeting before seeking to join the board.

Volunteers are welcome to serve on LAA committees and project teams, such as our oral history and archives projects, without being on the board.


Also at the annual meeting, the LAA set the following tentative board meeting schedule for 2018-2019, all Tuesdays:
September 11, 2018; November 13, 2018; January 8, 2019; March 5, 2019; May 14, 2019.


Typically, meetings are held in the evening at the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus, and by conference call for those who can’t make it in person. Winter meetings are sometimes held only by phone. The exact meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Email us ( for details.


Alumni of the Month: Frank Carvill and Seth Dvorin


On this Memorial Day, the LAA remembers two soldiers, both killed in battle in Iraq in 2004. The same year, the LAA honored both men:


Frank Carvill (LC’75), Distinguished Alumnus (pictured, near right). Carvill was a National Guard Sergeant killed June 4, 2004, at age 51, when his convoy was ambushed by a roadside explosive device in the Shiite district of Sadr City in Baghdad. He was one of five soldiers killed in that attack.


Seth Dvorin (LC’02, pictured far right) is the namesake of the LAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award. Dvorin was killed in battle near Iskandariyah, Iraq, on Feb. 3, 2004. An improvised explosive device (IED) killed Dvorin, age 24, while he was conducting counter-IED operations.



Alumnus John Deltuvia Honored by Marquis Who's Who

Marquis Who's Who, a publisher of biographical profiles, recently honored John Deltuvia (LC’85, political science, pictured at left) with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Deltuvia has served as a systems and operations analyst and information technology developer in the Administrative Office of the New Jersey Courts since 1999.

Deltuvia grew up following his father's footsteps, who as a member of the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories, engineered leading technology in moving telephony from a mechanical to an electronic computer basis.

He was practically destined to pursue a career in information technology (IT), having punched his first Hollerith card at the age of 3.

He attributes his professional success to the way he interprets problems; by approaching problems with a unique perspective, he has developed problem solving skills that allow him to be more efficient and effective.

In Memoriam: Gary Pfeffer

Gary Scott Pfeffer (LC’77, pictured at right) died March 31 at age 62. 

He was the Founder of the Men's Coming Out Group and a longtime activist at the Pride Center of New Jersey. In January the Pride Center presented a lifetime achievement award to Pfeffer.


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In Rutgers Spirit,

Eric Schwarz
LC'92, SCILS'92,'07
President, Livingston Alumni Association



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