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                                   1766 is published by the Rutgers Alumni Association Vol. 35, No. 1
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 Rutgers Alumni Association
186 Years of Service to Rutgers Alumni
Founded in 1831, the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) is a 501(c)(3) service organization maintained by and for the graduates of Rutgers College, the School of Engineering, the former College of Agriculture, the former School of Education, the Mason Gross School of the Arts, School of Management and Labor Relations, the School of Graduate Studies, and other interested alumni from Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Chartered in 2008 as the largest affinity organization of the new universitywide alumni association (RUAA), the RAA’s purpose is to create a vital, beneficial, and continuing relationship between Rutgers and its alumni around the globe. The RAA also independently publishes 1766 to inform members about issues that concern them, provides funding to support deserving student organizations, awards an annual scholarship to a deserving legacy student, develops career seminars for graduates and offers opportunities for volunteer service in all aspects of university life—from participation in governance committees to mentoring undergraduates. As the fourth-oldest organized alumni association in America, the 186-year old RAA is proudly supported by a volunteer army fueled by more than 200,000 alumni constituents. We welcome your participation.
RAA OFFICERS 2017–2018
President:
Eugene Gentile RC’80
President-Elect:
Anwar Hussain RC’89
Vice Presidents:
Bruce Marich RC’63, GSNB’65 Danielle Bechta SAS’11 Raylene Ravarra RC’95
Vice President and Secretary:
Brian Tobin RC’96, GSN’17
Treasurer:
James O’Neill RC’76, RGSM’84
COVER STORY
PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSEPH MURPHY
The Silverball Museum .....................................................................................................4
Feature Articles
The Silverball Museum .............................................................................................4 Profile: Chris Gethard RC’92.....................................................................................6 Profile: S. Mitra Kalita RC’98....................................................................................8 Queens Guard Alumni: Veterans’ Scholarship Endowment........................................9 MGSA Thesis Exhibit ...............................................................................................10
Departments
President’s Message.................................................................................................3 RAA Happenings
Rutgers Alum Champions for Gameday Equity and Accessibility..........................12
Interview: Olympic Rowing Coach Tom Tehraar LC’92.................................14 Calendar of Events.................................................................................................16
We are no longer located in Winants Hall. Please note our new contact information:
Rutgers Alumni Association
P.O. Box 11320
New Brunswick, NJ 08906 Phone: 732-932-7474
Fax: 732-377-2099 info@rutgersalumni.org
www.RutgersAlumni.org
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