The Face of a City
Rutgers–Newark history professor Clement A. Price GSNB’75*, who died unexpectedly in the fall of 2014, personified Newark and the university, two of his most cherished loves. For 45 years, Price wrote about the African-American experience and cofounded the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture series and the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience (which now bears his name). “Clem’s erudition, his kindness, his discretion, and his good humor,” said colleague Jan Ellen Lewis, “made him a personality that any city would love to have as its face.” Watch Price's The Once and Future Newark video.


Donna Lieberman NLAW’73Defending the Defenseless
Many alumni help society’s underserved. And these alumnae have come to the defense of people, young and old, who often don’t have a voice. Donna Lieberman NLAW’73, pictured here, is the executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Lois Whitman NLAW’76* is the founder and former director of the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch. And Andrea Lyon LC’73 is a death penalty defense lawyer.


Vietnam nursesNursing the Situation
Elizabeth Norman NUR’73, an award-winning nurse, authored landmark studies about nurses in the Vietnam War, prompting a field of inquiry about nurses and combat. Beverly Malone GSNB’72, former president of the American Nurses Association, was President Bill Clinton’s deputy assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services. Sung Poblete NUR’89, GSN’92,’00* leads Stand Up To Cancer, which has raised millions for cancer research and to develop therapies.


strat guitarGuitar Hero
Bill Mendello RBS’72 was instrumental in steering the iconic Fender Stratocaster guitar brand for 30 years, his last five as CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. The “Strat” has been the favored guitar of legends like Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, and Curtis Mayfield.


*A member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni