Check out photos and videos from this month's gala event held at The Heldrich in New Brunswick that celebrated five of Rutgers' best. Ralumni.com/hda
College reunions usually conjure a tale or two about the local bar. So why not make the bar the reunion's guest of honor? That's the plan for Rutgers–Camden's reunion on May 16, when the campus' once favorite hangout will be recreated for a night. Inspired by the Cheers
theme song, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” the Rutgers–Camden Reunion on the River will offer attendees a chance to pay tribute to the Grille, which opened in 1931 and was razed six years ago to make way for the LEAP Academy University High School at Sixth and Penn Streets in Camden. The soul of the Grille, its bar top, was salvaged during the demolition by Rutgers–Camden Alumni Relations Director Chuck Mannella CCAS'70, a former Grille bartender, and eventually, part-owner in the 1970s. "I spent so much time there, I bought it," says Mannella, who co-owned the bar from 1973-78. READ MORE
Many of you give Rutgers your ideas, your passion, and your experience. Our alumni volunteers work hard to ensure that fellow Rutgers alumni are connected, informed, and engaged with the university they love. Our alumni give so much of themselves to Rutgers. That is why the Rutgers University Alumni Association is pleased to announce a new volunteer recognition program designed to honor these superlative efforts, the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership (REAL) program, and issue a call for nominations.
Learn more about the REAL awards program and submit your nominations at www.Ralumni.com/REAL.
Reunion 2009 in New Brunswick and Camden is next week, and there's still time to sign up! Register now for Reunion in New Brunswick, May 15-17, and Camden, May 16, at www.Ralumni.com/reunion
Anju Bhargava RBS'80 was appointed to President Barack Obama's advisory council of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. A Rutgers Business School MBA graduate, Bhargava is one of only a few Hindu women priests in the United States. She is also founder of Asian Indian Women of America. READ MORE
Do you remember Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train? If so, Oscar-winning director Jon Blair wants to hear from you. Blair’s upcoming feature documentary Is Everybody Alright?
is based on photographs taken on June 8, 1968, that capture the stricken mourners who lined the track as Bobby Kennedy’s funeral train passed by. Learn more about this production and share your eyewitness account at iseverybodyalright.com
Did you take photos at Rutgers Day, Newark Reunion, or the Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards, or at one of our many chartered alumni group events? Do you have spirited pics from other events on campus or your days as a student? If so, share your photos in the Rutgers Alumni Online Community. If you are not yet registered for the online community, click here
to sign up.
Five high-achieving Rutgers alumni will be inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni tomorrow night in New Brunswick. Find out which notable alumni will be honored and check out a video from last year's gala event at Ralumni.com/hda
Rutgers center Kia Vaughn was drafted No. 8 overall by the New York Liberty in the WNBA draft, while Rutgers wide receiver Kenny Britt was chosen No. 30 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the NFL draft.
Four other Rutgers football players were drafted this year: quarterback Mike Teel (Seattle Seahawks) and cornerback Jason McCourty (Tennessee Titans) were selected in the sixth round while safety Courtney Greene (Seattle Seahawks) and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood (Jacksonville Jaguars) were picked in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.
Vaughn, a three-time All-BIG EAST honoree, was the third first round WNBA draft selection from Rutgers in the past two years and the fourth since 2006.
Britt, an Associated Press All-America selection, is the first player in Rutgers history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Britt becomes the sixth Scarlet Knight drafted in the last three years. It also marked the third consecutive year that a Scarlet Knight has been taken on the draft’s first day after Brian Leonard (2007) and Ray Rice (2008) were both second round draft selections.
Complete coverage at: scarletknights.com