Inductees to include leaders in medical research, philanthropy, marine construction, and digital media
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 22, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Rutgers University Alumni Association will induct four extraordinary honorees into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The 30th annual awards ceremony will commemorate these Rutgers graduates and their accomplishments in philanthropy and economic development, neurological and genetic research, marine construction and tunneling, and digital media and technology.
This year’s honorees include:
School of Business 1964
Ray Chambers cofounded a successful private equity firm before embarking on a second career in philanthropy and as a United Nations special envoy. His work has had a profound impact on global health initiatives and on the cultural, educational, and economic life of his hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
Graduate School of New Brunswick 1976, 1996
Alice Lazzarini is a renowned medical researcher and the author of Both Sides Now: A Journey from Researcher to Patient. During the mid-1990s, she codiscovered the first gene mutation linked to familial Parkinsonism, changing the paradigm of Parkinson’s research. Keep Reading