The 2013 Loyal Sons and Loyal Daughters are:
Michael T. Beachem, Livingston College '73, Graduate School of Education '78, Graduate School of Education Doctorate '84 - Beachem is an extremely dedicated Rutgers alumni volunteer who is involved with a wide variety of organizations throughout Rutgers, ranging from service on the University Senate and Board of Trustees to his long-time leadership positions on the Livingston Alumni Association, including president and chair of its nominating committee. He has also played key leadership roles with the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association and Kappa Delta Pi, the honor society of the Graduate School of Education. Beachem was recognized for his across-the-board dedication to Rutgers in 2007 with the presentation of the Meritorious Service Award. Mike has carried his love for Rutgers from the day he graduated Livingston College and continues to be a quiet driving force at all levels of alumni and student programming. He is a resident of Old Bridge, NJ.
Charles "Chip" Churchill, Rutgers College '59 - Churchill has been actively involved with his alma mater for many years. He participated and assisted with his class' 50th Reunion in 2009. As President of the Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee in Florida, he led the Club as it earned the "most improved club" award from the Rutgers University Alumni Federation. Now one of the most active regional clubs, it hosts numerous events for area alumni and goes beyond social events to support local students with visits to college fairs, scholarships and book awards. Churchill, a resident of Sun City Center, FL, created the club website and has written a number of newsletters for the club over the years.
Steven Darien Rutgers College '63 - Darien, who resides in Bridgewater, NJ, is a dedicated and caring alumnus whose participation and attendance at meetings and university events and functions is very strong. He has been active on the Rutgers Class of 1963 Reunion Committee since 1988. Darien was a founding member of the Rutgers College Dean's Advisory Board in 1986 and served until 2007, as well as serving on the Rutgers Board of Overseers since 2006 and on its Board of Trustees since 2008. Darien is currently serving on the Rutgers Board of Trustees' Nominating Committee. Mr. Darien and his wife Susan founded and funded the Darien Learning Community for Citizenship and Civic Engagement at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and donated to renovate the Rutgers Quad Dorm (Pell. Wessells, Leupp & Hageman) area which was renamed the Darien Quad.
Jeanne M. Fox, Douglass College '75, Camden School of Law '79 - Fox is the ultimate team builder and has had a long and successful history of supporting Rutgers. She is well known within the university for her service, dedication and commitment, all qualities of a Loyal Daughter. Fox has served in a number of leadership roles on Rutgers University governing boards, including service on its Board of Trustees from 1990 to 2001, and was elected Trustee Emerita in 2003. She has served on the Rutgers University Women and Philanthropy Board since its inception in 2001.Fox had also served on the Rutgers School of Law Alumni Association Reunion Committee in 1999. She has been an active member of the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Alumnae Council, and has been an extern mentor since 1985 and was a member of the AADC's Board of Directors from 1990 to 2008. Fox played an active role in shaping the recent plan to integrate most of the former UMDNJ into Rutgers, crafting compromise legislation that resulted in maintaining, and strengthening the Rutgers presence in Camden and South Jersey. She resides in New Brunswick, NJ.
M. Wilma Harris, Douglass College '66 - Harris has provided distinguished volunteer service to Rutgers University and Douglas College for more than 40 years. As a founding member of the Douglass College Black Alumnae Network, she has a proven record of inclusion and outreach. Harris has had many long term roles with the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College and is a recipient of the Corwin Award, the AADC's Associate Alumnae's highest award for service to alma mater, as well as the Rutgers University Alumni Federation Meritorious Service Award. She currently serves on the Rutgers University Board of Trustees and resides in Springfield, NJ
Joseph H. Lemkin, Rutgers College '90 - Lemkin's support and passion for Rutgers has been unwavering throughout the years. He has been committed to volunteering and giving back countless hours of service to Rutgers since graduation. Lemkin has impacted multiple programs through his volunteer efforts and has helped to engage countless other alumni and friends with Rutgers.He has served on both the Undergraduate and Communications committees of the Rutgers Alumni Association. Lemkin has been a long-time member ofthe Rutgers Touchdown Club and served as a president of the organization. During his term, Lemkin guided the organization to a dramatic increase in membership, increased the number and reach of its programs and expanded its fundraising activities. Lemkin is currently a board member of the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) and serves on several of its committees.Lemkin, a resident of Plainsboro, NJ, was a recipient of the RUAA Block R Award in 2009 and he volunteers his time to the university as a participant in the Rutgers College Honors Mentor Program.
Houshang Parsa, Rutgers College '80 - An active Rutgers Alumni Association volunteer for a number of years and a member of its Board of Directors, Parsa is an highly dedicated member of the RAA who displays outstanding leadership skills. He is always the first to volunteer his time and energy to creating successful events or programs for members of the Rutgers community. Parsa recently assumed co-chairmanship of the RAA's Undergraduate Committee after his successful involvement as co-chair of its Alumni Family Day Committee and its management of the very successful Scarlet Harvest event at Rutgers Gardens. Houshang resides in New Brunswick, NJ.
David Singer, Cook College '01- Singer has been an active Rutgers volunteer for the past eight years and has served as a member of the Rutgers Alumni Association's Young Alumni Committee since 2004 and as a tri-chair of the committee from 2008 to 2011. In his varied RAA volunteer roles, Singer coordinated and helped run successful young alumni trips including Bar-A Beach Blast, Bishop Beach Blast, Young Alumni Boston trip, away football game tailgates, various wine tasting trips, happy hours and young professional networking nights. In addition to Singer's volunteer service to the RAA, he is currently serving his second term as President of the Cook College/Community Alumni Association. In his first term aspresident of the Cook College/Community Alumni Association, Singer oversaw the first by-laws revision in nearly a decade and helped bring the organization into the modern era by utilizing social media to aid in building their volunteer base. Singer has spearheaded new events that strengthen the heritage and tradition of the organization, sparked re-engagement with the student body, and led to the establishment of an endowed scholarship.