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About the 250 Issue

To honor the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in 1766, Rutgers Magazine has compiled this special 80-page commemorative issue, which traces the early decades of Rutgers, when it was known as Queen’s College, a seminary for the Dutch Reformed Church, to its preeminence today as one of the nation’s top public research universities. The issue also celebrates the students, alumni, and faculty who have lent Rutgers its unique character.

Rutgers Magazine—which highlights the research, teaching, and service missions of Rutgers as well as the achievements of its alumni—is published three times a year, in February, June, and October, by the Department of University Communications and Marketing and the Rutgers University Alumni Association at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. It is distributed to nearly 450,000 alumni and friends as well as Rutgers faculty and staff, legislators, local government officials, and high school counselors around the state. The magazine, founded in 1914 as Rutgers Alumni Quarterly, became Rutgers Monthly in 1921 and Rutgers Alumni Magazine in 1969.

Rutgers Magazine
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 
Department of University Communications and Marketing 
96 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8062

Kim Manning GSM’89
Donna K. Thornton

David W. Major

Art Director
John VanCleaf 

Creative Director of Commemorative Issue
Nina Ovryn Design

Assistant Editor
Wendy Plump

Contributing Writers
Robert Barchi, Aimee Eng RC92, ENG93, Scott Fogdall, Alan Hoffman, Karen Imperiale RC’79, SCILS’81, Richard L. McCormick, Cindy Paul RC’81, Amy Reilly, Jeffrey Wechsler GSNB’76

Copy Editors
Daryl Brower RC’88
Lisa Elwood DC’86
Karen Imperiale RC’79, SCILS’81

Staff Photographer
Nick Romanenko

Alumni Editor
Laura Stanik GSN’10

Associate Alumni Editor
Lara De Meo Hoyt RC’97

Editorial Assistants
Scott Fogdall
Amy Vames

Michelle Cody

Senior Director, Creative Services
Joanne Dus-Zastrow

Editorial Director
Jeanne M. Weber UCNB’00, SCILS’00


All Rutgers alumni receive the magazine. Donors who contribute at least $100 annually to the university also receive the magazine.

Alumni and Friends
Department of Alumni Records
Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Faculty and Staff
Rutgers Magazine
96 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8062

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