About the Book
In 2016, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will mark its 250th anniversary. Chartered in 1766 as the all-male Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the school was renamed Rutgers College in 1825 to honor Revolutionary War veteran and trustee Colonel Henry Rutgers. Today, Rutgers is the only university in the nation that is a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a leading public research university.
At its “sestercentennial,” Rutgers stands as the nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning—one of only nine colonial colleges established before the American Revolution—and boasts an unparalleled tradition of rising to the challenges of each new generation.
In celebration of this auspicious milestone, the University is proud to announce that it has commissioned the publication of a very special, limited edition commemorative book.
Through an eclectic mix of historic narrative, archival artifacts, and personal stories and memories from alumni like you, Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait will recall and bring to life two and a half centuries of excellence in higher education.
The beautifully illustrated book also will revisit people and programs, achievements and discoveries, with an eye toward the next 250 years. You can expect thoughtful contributions from renowned alumni, prominent faculty members, and university leaders – names you’re sure to recognize!