This curated selection of archival materials and event documentation capture moments from the special event “Livi at 50: A Celebration of Livingston College’s 50th Anniversary.” Held at the James Dickson Carr Library on Livingston Campus on October 25, 2019, it was hosted by Rutgers University–New Brunswick Libraries and the Livingston Alumni Association. Reproductions of the historical materials were used in an exhibition on display at the event.
As a college, Livingston’s history was marked by many innovations in teaching and learning. In addition to being Rutgers–New Brunswick’s first coeducational, undergraduate residential college for the liberal arts, Livingston also explicitly embraced an ethos of diversity and inclusion symbolized by its motto “Strength Through Diversity.”
Rutgers University–New Brunswick Libraries and the Livingston Alumni Association joined with nearly 200 alumni and friends at Carr Library for a special event titled “Livi at 50: A Celebration of Livingston College’s 50th Anniversary.” The event featured a panel discussion of prominent Livingston alumni, a presentation of the Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award, and an exhibition from the University Archives of materials from the university archives including yearbooks, photographs, and other artifacts that captured Livingston’s evolution from its beginnings as the military base Camp Kilmer in the 1950s through the present day.
A panel discussion reflected this diversity, with alumni Staci Berger LC’94, Noah Hart Jr. LC’73, GSED’88, and Robert W. Snyder, LC’77 all speaking about their formative years at Livingston and the impact the college had on them. In addition to the panel discussion and audience Q&A, student Eshan Kaul SEBS’19, RWJMS’22. was named recipient of this year’s Riki Jacobs Livingston Pride Award.