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The Magazine for Alumni, Families, and Friends of The Hun School of Princeton
Remembering FORMER DEAN OF ADMISSIONS TERRY BEACH
Poe Dormitory, circa 1973. Can you identify these students? Please email us at email@example.com
Raider Pride Flies High
Fighter Pilot Andrew Gutowski ’08 Honors Hun
From the Eye of the Storm
Tracy Coifman ’88 on Surviving Hurricane Maria
From Hun to Hollywood
Kathleen Weber Schaffer ’88 Caters to the Stars
What a Gift He Truly Was
Alumni Remember Dean P. Terence Beach H’14
Living at Hun Today
A Look Back
Boarding in the ’80s
The Best Small City in America
Alumni Weekend 2017 and Distinguished Alumni
On the Cover: P. Terence Beach H’14, former dean of admissions and financial aid, passed away in November. Alumni honor him on page 10.
HUN TODAY Board of Trustees
Alumni Association Executive Board
Hugh Hurley, Chair
Rob Kuchar ’01, President
Peter Black ’78, Vice Chair
Leigh Ann Peterson ’86, Vice-President
Edward D. Breen
Jonathan Begg ’05
Jonathan Brougham, Headmaster
Brian Logue ’75, Past President
Ryan Brown, Faculty Representative
Jennifer Pontani Stone ’93
Editor Alicia Brooks Waltman Communications Associate for Publications and Media
Michael Alonzo ’18
Thomas Horwich ’59
Gabrielle Graff ’98
Stephen Polin ’65
Jennifer Phillips Raics ’89
Robert Kuchar ’01, President, Alumni Association
Nicholas Reilly ’18
Scott Landis ’92
Patrick Quirk ’02
Alfred Leach II ’78
Krista Ross ’88
Nora Saunders Dunnan ’06
Brian Logue ’75
Nicholas Scozzari ’77
Regina Massad, Chair, Parents’ Association
Suzanne Simon ’85
Herman Penner ’64
Steven C. Bristol
Andrew C. Hamlin
Johnny T.Y. Fung ’77
Andrew Monfried ’87
Management and Strategic Planning
Susan McGlory Michel
Jonathan G. Brougham
Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment
Michael J. Renna ’85 Leah T. Ricci ’96 Danner Riebe ’79 Eric P. Rosenblum
Maureen Scannapieco Leming ’95
Orin Wilf ’92
Director of Communications
Stephen T. Wills
Corporate Secretary and Counsel
Thomas Monfiletto ’04 Associate Director of Communications and Marketing Janine Russo Vanisko ’83
Richard Goldman, Esq.
Trustee Emeriti Lynn Breen G. Gerald Donaldson H’14
Director of Alumni Engagement
and Reunion Giving
Thomas Gorrie John Y. Keffer ’60
Contributors Jasmin Leary Barry ’75 Assistant to the Director of Alumni Engagement and Reunion Giving
Alan Landis ’61 Ralph Mason ’69 Patrick Ryan George F. Tidey ’51 F. Kevin Tylus ’73
Regina Massad, Chair Cynthia Jones-Hundley, Vice-Chair Holly Abitz Sosi Balian Siobhan Coplin Sundi Goldstein Sandy Hayes-Licitra Adelle Kirk-Csontos Michele Kolb Charmaine L’Oiseau Dianna Li Helene Malatesta Chris Maurer Gene Mydlowski Cara Patel Priya Roy Tami Ruddy Susan Ryzuk Janet Santmann Michele Spektor Alisa Tarditi Joting von Kaenel Yiping Wang Susan Ward Jane Willenbucher
Digital Communications Specialist
Mary Ann Fox Hun Archivist
Parents’ Association Executive Board
Hun Today is published by the Office of Communications and Marketing for the alumni, families, and friends of The Hun School of Princeton. 176 Edgerstoune Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 Volume 38, Number 1 / Copyright ©2018. All rights reserved.
HEADMASTER’S MESSAGE HERE IS A MEANINGFUL MEASURE OF A BOARDING SCHOOL: After a vacation, how many boarders say they are actually glad to leave home and return to campus? I hear it very often at Hun. In my first year here, a student from the Middle East told me I should stop being surprised: “But, Mr. Brougham, Hun is home!” Whether from New Jersey or one of the dozens of other states and nations represented in our dorms, our boarders love that sense of belonging. Boarding alumni speak of lifelong friendships with classmates from every part of the world, and of dorm parents who took the time to bake cookies, play games, and become trusted and caring mentors. Terry Beach, one of the most beloved and respected figures in Hun School history (read about him on p. 10) exemplified the devoted teachers who have shaped the experience of boarders through the years. Those relationships are still the
But, Mr. Brougham, Hun is home!
moving force of life on campus. Of course, most boarding students also remember the pure fun of living in a happy, bustling, 24-hour community. One boarder told me she feels like it is “a long sleepover with more work.” And it is true that academics are also an important part of the boarding formula, in the form of structured study time, one-on-one help from teachers, and evening group collaboration among students. But the learning goes well beyond study. With Princeton, New York, and Philadelphia as resources, boarders regularly choose from a rich menu of cultural offerings and weekend trips. And living confidently and independently away from home before college is an education in itself.
Who can measure the value of building relationships, not only with roommates, but with a community of fascinating fellow boarders from every background imaginable? No wonder so many students look back on their time in the dorms as a truly life-changing experience. Finally, the positive and powerful impact of the boarding program extends to day students, as well. Many enjoy the opportunity to come early for breakfast, stay late for dinner, or participate in the around-the clock activities that keep our campus lively and brightly lit through all the waking hours. And all benefit from the unique opportunity to know, understand, and befriend a virtual United Nations of classmates. No day school can match the natural and friendly form of diversity that our boarding program provides. From Hun’s earliest days, the boarding life has been at the heart of our culture, powerfully preparing all students for a diverse and everchanging world. I hope you enjoy reading more about it in these pages! Sincerely,
JONATHAN G. BROUGHAM HEADMASTER
HUN ICE HOCKEY TEAM’S
5-PEAT!! You’ve heard of hat-tricks and 3-peats, but Hun’s ice hockey team went a few steps further, winning their fifth consecutive Mercer County Tournament on February 16th, defeating Princeton High School 9-4. Hun junior Kyle Mandleur finished his season with an astounding 44 goals, making him the Times of Trenton’s Player of the Year.
CONGRATULATIONS, BOYS! Photo by Vincent P. Shea
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RAIDER PRIDE FLIES HIGH with Andrew Gutowski ’08
BY ALYSSA ONISICK
ANDREW GUTOWSKI ’08 CARRIES HIS RAIDER PRIDE
American flag on his dashboard, but “sometimes you will
WITH HIM WHEREVER HE GOES. That includes the cockpit
see other things that are unique or meaningful that the
of the F-22 Raptor that he flies as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot.
individual takes into combat with him.”
In February, Captain Gutowski placed a copy of the Hun shield
“I printed out that picture of the Hun shield and flew it into
on his dashboard as he flew a sortie over Syria and Iraq, serving
combat over Iraq and Syria that day because for me, getting
as support to troops on the ground in the fight against ISIS. A co-worker took this picture while flying in a plane above him during a mid-air refueling of his jet. It’s a delicate operation that occurs several times during a more than 10-hour mission.
to do what I love every day is a privilege,” he wrote in an email. “It’s one that takes years of hard work, but remains an impossibility without the time and dedication of those who helped you get there. I try never to forget that—where I came from and who helped me along the way. My time at Hun
Captain Gutowski, who grew up in Princeton, graduated from
set me up for success both in college and beyond, and I’m
the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012 as a commissioned
grateful (and proud!) to be a Raider.”
officer after completing its Air Force ROTC program. About flying traditions, he says a pilot will often fly with an
That Raider pride is mutual, Captain Gutowski, and thank you for your service!
THE EYE OF THE STORM Tracy Coifman ’88 Survives Hurricane Maria BY ALICIA BROOKS WALTMAN
The view from Mr.Coifman’s highrise condo after the storm
HUN ALUMNUS TRACY COIFMAN ’88 REMEMBERS
food, as some critics called the federal assistance effort slow
WELL LAST SEPTEMBER 21ST, the day that Hurricane
and inadequate. Mr. Coifman’s home and his business, now part
Maria, Puerto Rico’s worst national disaster on record, arrived.
of Midwestern plastics company M. Holland, kept humming
“My daughter and I were in the supermarket, and every cell phone in the store started buzzing and ringing,” he recalls of
lay in shambles.
that day in San Juan, where he grew up and has lived for the
“Everybody here had a storm plan, but no one had an apocalypse
last twenty years. Maria had arrived, a category 4 storm with
plan, and it was apocalyptic,” said Mr. Coifman. Puerto Rico
155-mph winds that would destroy the entire island.
became a cash economy overnight, as credit cards no longer
“For a long time, we were kind of in denial; storms can veer off course and miss you,” said Mr. Coifman, who runs the plastic resin business founded by his parents Linda and Daniel Coifman ’63. He was no stranger to hurricanes, but knew Maria would be different. “When the phones went off with the alerts, people completely cleared the shelves of food and water and rushed home.” What followed were 30 hours of dread for Mr. Coifman and his family as he and his wife, Agnes, sons Diego and Myles, daughter Andrea, and his elderly mother, hunkered down in their high-rise condo. “The hurricane sounded like a freight train, like a jet engine, or a rocket ship taking off,” he recalls. Mr. Coifman feared for
functioned without electricity and internet. “The military had to fly in crates of money. Cell phones had no power or service, and no one could tell you what day it was. The time went by very slowly,” he recalls. Mr. Coifman and his family were flown to M. Holland’s Chicago headquarters for a week, so they could work and live under normal conditions. When they returned, Mr. Coifman’s company leapt into action getting high density polyethylene resin on board ships to customers to be used to make five million plastic gallon water jugs to be distributed over the island. The shipping was no small feat, requiring considerable wrangling with already overloaded ships coming in and out of port.
their lives, worried that his building, though made of concrete,
For the two months after the storm, Mr. Coifman’s family spent
would lose its roof, or collapse. (His building sustained
much of their days, like everyone else, going from store to store
structural damage, but remained intact and livable.) “By the
securing the basics of life, such as food, water, and toilet paper.
end of it we were just happy to be alive.”
They went to restaurants looking for meals (restaurants usually
But those anxious hours were just a prelude to the months of chaos, fear, and inconvenience that would follow. Weeks stretched on without regular supplies of power, water, and 4
with power supplied by generators. But the island around him
had food, grocery stores often did not) and then rushed home for the 7:00 p.m. curfew. His children missed nearly a month of school. At night, they
We have all been transformed into better people, parents, spouses, bosses, employees, and neighbors. We have a new level of compassion, patience, and humility. Mr. Coifman’s family: Sons Myles and Diego, Tracy, his wife, Agnes, and his daughter Andrea.
passed the time looking at stars from their balcony, (there
30th reunion in April. He expressed immense gratitude to Hun
were no city lights obscuring them), and watching as looters
friends who reached out with assistance, even offering access
sometimes broke into businesses and homes in the streets
to a private jet. “Hun has played a huge part in my life,” said Mr.
below, prompting his daughter to note “there really are zombies.”
Coifman, whose father Daniel Coifman ’63 and uncle Ronald
By Thanksgiving, power had been restored to most of the island, although The New York Times reported in February
Coifman ’62 introduced him to the School. “I loved the teachers and the relationships I developed.”
that 25 percent of the island was still without. Blackouts
“When I visited for my father’s reunion, I loved the campus; it
continue, compounded by the fact that the island’s power
was very different from what I had grown up with.” At Hun,
grid was inadequate before the storm.
Mr. Coifman was captain of the tennis team, and saw many
“People ask, when will Puerto Rico get back to normal? And I say, never,” said Mr. Coifman. “We can’t simply replace what we had before; we have to use this as a reset, and redesign things
concerts at Princeton University, including Eddy Murphy and James Taylor. In Philadelphia, he saw Jimmy Buffett and the Grateful Dead at the Spectrum.
much better. I don’t see that happening yet, but we remain
“My time at Hun was a golden time in life; at that age, your
hopeful.” He said the longest lasting effect will be the exodus
invincibility shield is huge,” he reminisced, adding that his Class
of half a million Puerto Rican residents, nearly 15 percent of the
of 1988 friends have remained unusually close – Leigh Ballen,
island’s 3.5 million residents.
Ethan Hawke, Ed Haemmerle, Deke Young, Ralph Pisani, and
“You can’t underestimate the effect of that on the economy,”
Ben Zindler, among them.
said Mr. Coifman, whose own company has seen some spikes in
Despite the hardships of the past six months, Mr. Coifman
business, and some negatives, with customers simply closing
does see some silver linings. “I am grateful for the experience,”
up shop. “All of those people walked away from mortgages,
he said. “We have all been transformed into better people,
abandoned loans and leases on cars that they just left at the
parents, spouses, bosses, employees, and neighbors. We have
airport before getting on a plane.” The brain drain of teachers
a new level of compassion, patience, and humility.
and other professionals leaving to find work on the mainland will have long-term effects on education and industry. “It’s the working class that is at risk, while Puerto Rico reinvents itself like a Phoenix emerging from the ashes,” he noted.
“When the bar for happiness gets reset that low, almost to the floor, and you survive something of this magnitude, it makes you very grateful for what you have,” he mused. “You work harder, you take more risks since you have nothing to lose.
While things have improved, Mr. Coifman is looking forward to
We’ll not only survive this, but will thrive in spite of it; that’s the
a respite from his daily life when he comes back to Hun for his
prevailing attitude.” Spring 2018
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KATHLEEN WEBER SCHAFFER ’88 FROM HUN to HOLLYWOOD: CATERING TO THE STARS
BY ALICIA BROOKS WALTMAN
WHAT DO QUAIL HUNTERS, A 4000-POUND WEDDING
event world? “I had the good fortune of being around good
CAKE, AND ACTOR JON HAMM HAVE IN COMMON?
people willing to bring me up with them,” said the very down-
Kathleen Weber Schaffer ’88, has served all of them on her
to-earth Mrs. Schaffer. Add to that a ton of hard work honing
culinary journey to becoming one of Los Angeles’ most sought-
her craft and building a stellar resume that started while she
after caterers and event planners. (More on those stories later.)
was at Hun, where she landed after two years in a large public
Her company, Schaffer, which she co-owns with her husband
school in Bucks County.
Charlie, has a high-octane client list that includes brands
“When I came to Hun, I had an epiphany: this is my one
such as Lamborghini, Dom Perignon, and Snapchat, as
chance to be a good student and succeed,” she recalls. “The
well as Hollywood luminaries. Schaffer has catered Reese
environment of encouragement and support, to participate
Witherspoon’s 40 birthday party and staged a lavish bash for
and succeed, that really changed my life completely.”
the finale of Breaking Bad. They’ve feted the season premiere of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and created celebrations for George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, and David Beckham. “Beckham is just so polite,” said Mrs. Schaffer of the soccer celeb. “He told me my food was ‘lovely,’ which of course, made me swoon.”
Mrs. Schaffer flourished, especially in the arts, with former Fine Arts Department Chair Joyce Penney encouraging her talents. Former Spanish teachers Ana Maria and Carlos Figueroa nurtured Kathleen’s love of travel and fun. When not at school, she got her first experience working in commercial kitchens in
So how does a girl from Newtown, Pennsylvania, by way of The
restaurants in New Hope. That learning continued in eateries
Hun School, travel to the pinnacle of the Hollywood food and
in New York City, while she studied art at New York University. Spring 2018
From left: Schaffer party for the debut of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale; An Andy Warhol holiday party.
After graduation, she “quickly realized that (food) was my
Heads fame, and other luminaries. Indeed, it was billionaire
path” for expressing her artistry.
Michael Bloomberg’s recommendation that led to her next
Back home in Newtown after graduation, she launched her first restaurant, with the help of her parents, called Food Fetish. She promptly won awards, including one from Chef Georges Perrier of legendary Philadelphia restaurant Le Bec Fin. Next,
gig as executive chef at the exclusive Purchase (N.Y.) Golf Club, followed by a position on a private quail plantation that belonged to the CEO of Morgan Stanley, and then was sold to Jane Fonda and Ted Turner.
Kathleen headed back to New York, where she became an
“There were 30 of us (working) on a 7000-acre property where
executive chef at several restaurants, a position at the time not
I would make these incredibly elegant meals for five or six
often held by a woman. One of her frequent gigs in New York:
guests who would be there to shoot quail,” she noted, a job
catering photo shoots by legendary photographers Richard
that was ‘extremely lucrative and rewarding.” And Jane Fonda,
Avedon and Annie Leibowitz as they shot supermodels such
she added, was “incredibly nice.”
as Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington.
Bryan Cranston came up to me and said ‘What is this? This is so cool!’
Mrs. Schaffer met her husband, a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) trained chef, who had worked at several Michelinstarred restaurants, while they were both cooking for the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. A few months later, they decided to move. “It was cold and snowy, and we went to Whole Foods, and it was incredibly crowded. We looked at each other and said, ‘Let’s go somewhere else,’” she recalls. That somewhere else was sunny SoCal, where Mrs. Schaffer picked up again as an executive chef. First was to comedian
“We would provide these lavish breakfasts and lunches, and no
Keenan Ivory Wayans of In Living Color fame, then actress Kate
one would eat anything,” Kathleen recalled, amused.
Beckinsale, and finally, a director of Goldman Sachs. In 2008,
A stretch as an executive chef on St. Kitts, in the Caribbean, followed (“it was heavenly”). Next came a return to “reality” in 1998 when she started a New York catering company called
pregnant with their son, Ryland, and with the world facing economic calamity, they started their company, Schaffer, and never looked back.
Box. She provided high-end lunches and catering to the likes
Ten years later, they employ 100 people and do more than
of Saturday Night Live, Conan O’Brien, David Byrne of Talking
500 events a year, most of them spectacular works of culinary
From left: Party fare; The wrap party for AMC’s Breaking Bad; A 4,000-pound wedding cake for Fox’s I Wanna Marry Harry.
and visual art for high-end companies, celebrities, and TV
where they will pass through to make a fuss-free entrance
shows. One example is the Breaking Bad party, in which
or exit, or sometimes eat in privacy.
waiters dressed in green shirts and “tighty whitie” underwear, star Bryan Cranston’s uniform as a chemistry teacher turned crystal meth manufacturer. For that event, Mrs. Schaffer also had servers in hazmat suits doling out ice cream while liquid nitrogen created swirling fog. “Bryan Cranston came up to me and said ‘What is this? This is so cool,’” she recalls. “To which I said, ‘YOU are so cool.’” Or the time that Mad Men actor Jon Hamm showed up at a party for The Handmaid’s Tale to support his friend, and star
“I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve brushed up against someone like Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston in a kitchen. Sometimes, they’ll stop, with their security and handlers, and have a conversation with us about the food. The big stars tend to be more comfortable in their skin.” Not every one of Mrs. Schaffer’s events involves celebrities. Consider the Fox Network promotional event for the shortlived reality show I Wanna Marry Harry. The premise had women competing for the affection of a man they thought
of the show, Elizabeth Moss.
was Great Britain’s Prince Harry. (He was actually a Harry
“I’ve been in a room full of 300 people where every single
for the event, delivered it to Santa Monica mall, and twenty
person is famous, and it doesn’t faze me,” Mrs. Schaffer noted. But Jon Hamm... “My sales manager and I were just standing there next to him, giggling,” she recalled. “He really is that dreamy.” When dealing with her clientele, discretion is the better part
Schaffer created a 4000-pound wedding cake
women proceeded to dive into the cake looking for a $10,000 engagement ring. (One lucky gal found it.) From the famous to the not-so-famous, Mrs. Schaffer is perhaps most bowled over by the fact that she gets to work in a thriving enterprise side-by-side with her husband.
of valor. Mrs. Schaffer and her employees sign non-disclosure
“Kathleen has an amazing talent for creating outrageous
agreements and must check their cell phones at the door. But
experiences for our clients, and I am responsible for tethering
in general, she says, the more famous a person is, the more
her aspirations to reality,” said Mr. Schaffer. “Our partnership
down-to-earth they are.
is the perfect balance of creativity and pragmatism, and we
“A-listers are much, much nicer, than B-listers,” she says,
always keep each other on our toes.”
referring to superstars vs. those actors not quite there
“Sometimes we look at each other and can’t believe the
yet. The B-listers can come to events armed with many
success of our business, and our relationship,” marvels Mrs.
demands, while A-listers tend to be low-key. For example,
Schaffer. “At the end of the day, we still want to be together,
she’s crossed paths with many a mega-star in kitchens,
and it’s so wonderful to have him as my partner in all of it.” Spring 2018
What a Gift HE TRULY WAS Hun Alumni Remember Terry Beach H ’14
PAUL TERENCE BEACH H’14, a central figure in The Hun School’s history, passed away on November 23, 2017. Mr. Beach served the School for forty-two years (1968 to 2010) in several roles – as a biology teacher, a dorm parent, and an administrator. In 1974, he became dean of admissions and financial aid, and held that position until he retired in 2010. When interviewing potential Hun students, he prioritized character and celebrated all human differences – guiding principles still felt in our community today. To read our story about him, visit the Hun website at http://bit.ly/ptbeach. Alumni and friends from all over the world have shared their beautiful memories of Mr. Beach. Below are a few of those memories (edited for length). Testimonials may still be sent to email@example.com.
SIR ISAAC NEWTON ONCE SAID, “If I have
WHEN I REMEMBER MR. BEACH, the word
seen further it is by standing on the shoulders
that comes to mind is “impact”. Even though he
of Giants.” In the annals of The Hun School
was not one of my official teachers, he was one of
history, it will come to be written (if not already
the most impactful educators in my life.
so) that one of those giants was Terry. — Duncan Wallace ’79
Soon after starting at Hun, I had the distinct pleasure of riding to school every morning with
THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE HUN
Mr. (Franklin) Dippery (retired English teacher
SCHOOL as a boarder from Dhahran, Saudi
and dean of Academic Services) at the helm, and
Arabia, was a complete treasure and launching
Mr. Beach as the navigator. This life-changing
point that elevated my intellectual and artistic
experience lasted for more than five years. Yes,
understanding of the world as a whole. I can thank
I’m sure most readers are quite jealous of this.
Mr. Beach for making this incredible journey a
How better to start any day than to witness the
possibility in my life. He had an understanding
ongoing badgering of these two Hun stalwarts
for our sheltered, yet international-American
as we traversed our way to school each morning?
community in Arabia. I remember our interview
It was like having a live Abbott and Costello skit
so clearly, how he saw past my nervousness and
fear of being misunderstood. He was kind and understanding when I went on and on about never
One of my favorite attributes of Mr. Beach was his
having seen a fall leaf and how (the site) of The
ability to include everyone, and make everyone
Hun School brought tears to my eyes. He made me
seem important. In his eyes, every one of us was
feel welcome and assured me that I would fit right
important. He dedicated his life to impacting us,
in. I am so grateful.
so that we could impact the world. — Cassie (Long) Moore ’02
— Eric Gokcen, MD ’80
I LOVED THAT MUSTACHED, SUPER PEPPY,
FORTY-EIGHT YEARS AGO, Terry Beach and his
PREPPY GUY whose door was always open
wife Bonnie changed my life for the better, and
for this often troubled, defiant teen girl from
I will always be grateful to them. In the fall of
Los Angeles. He was like my father away from
1969, I started attending Hun as a boarder, and
home, always there with a shoulder to cry on,
moved into Russell Hall, just down the hall from
or an unexpected trip out for a brownie, or just
the Beaches’ apartment. It was the first time in
some wise words that made sense to a muddled
my life that I would spend months away from
teenage mind. I simply adored him at a time that
my parents and brothers. I missed them terribly.
I hated anyone in authority. I am grateful for the
Between the first day of classes and Thanksgiving
protection he gave me and the promise he saw in me, even when I couldn’t see it in myself. — Jen Gruskoff ’84 I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER MR. BEACH pointing at me and saying, “Keep up the good work Andrew.” I never knew if he was keeping tabs on me, or if it was just a friendly greeting. Either way, I didn’t
vacation, I knocked on the Beaches’ door many, many times—so many, in fact, that I learned later that my parents thought seriously of pulling me out of Hun. If it hadn’t been for the Beaches’ openness, constancy, and patience with my ramblings and tears, I probably wouldn’t have made it.
make me feel like part of the family. Being that
young, and away from home, there was nothing I
protection he gave me
want him to discover that I wasn’t doing my best, so I pushed myself just a little more. — Andrew Huppert ’94 I MET TERRY BEACH MY FRESHMAN YEAR at Hun. I was 14. Because he knew both my older sisters, he went out of his way to immediately
I am grateful for the
needed or appreciated (in hindsight) more. When I think of Hun, I think of Mr. Beach. He let me know when I was being a bratty kid, or when I surprised him with a point of view. He told the truth with humor and grace. He was so fun. He was a teacher and a mentor. He was the whole ball of wax. I have always thought of Mr. Beach
and the promise he saw in me, even when I couldn’t see it in myself.
and The Hun School together. And, after hearing of his passing, all I can think is what a gift he truly was. — Emily Wachtel ’83 I WAS HEARTBROKEN TO HEAR about Mr. Beach’s passing. I entered The Hun School at the time that he became director of admissions and I was fortunate enough to have him as my advisor. His presence was seen everywhere on campus with his kind, nonchalant manner. Although his plate
Beyond Russell Hall, Mr. Beach coached me in football and basketball. He was demanding in what he expected of us, but that was okay. He clearly cared about our development, and I learned a lot from him. Indeed, what I learned
Left, top: Mr. Beach at Hun in 1972;
from him—and my time at Hun generally—
left: Mr. Beach and his wife, Bonnie, in Venice.
could not have prepared me better for the life I’ve enjoyed since graduation. — Steve Weiss ‘71
was full, he often had the door to his beautiful office wide open and made time for me whenever I stopped by. I trusted him and I always felt that he
ALONG WITH EVERY HUN STUDENT who
above, top: Mr. Beach in a 1992 yearbook photo above: Mr. Beach and his daughter Danielle Beach Schellscheidt ‘87.
ever had the privilege of being taught by Terry
Mr. Beach is survived by
Beach, I remember very well his disarming
his wife, Bonnie; his daughter
Saudi Arabia, as well as other family pictures and
combination of honesty and honor, wry humor,
Danielle Beach Schellscheidt ’87
artwork that students had made for him. I went
and commitment to excellence. When I think of
and son-in-law Karl;
to Princeton schools all my life but it was not until
Mr. Beach’s influence, the recent K.S. Rhodes song comes to mind: “I am who I am because
his son Dale Winters Beach ’90
I was enrolled at Hun that I saw true diversity in the population of students. It opened up a whole
you are who you are.” It is so for many of us
new world for me. Mr. Beach’s legacy will be part
who spent any time in Mr. Beach’s arc. May his
of The Hun School of Princeton forever. I am so
family know genuine comfort, and our treasured
pleased to have been a part of it.
teacher know peaceful rest.
was looking out for my best interest. I remember seeing pictures of him and (his wife) Bonnie in
— Mary Beth Place Evans ’79
and daughter-in-law Rebecca; and his grandchildren June, Gunnar, and Karson Schellscheidt.
— Bruce L. Cohen ’74
I have loved Hun since the minute I got here.” Kobimdi Iheoma ‘19
all A-BOARD Boarding at Hun Provides Opportunities to Learn, Grow, and Have Fun. BY ALICIA BROOKS WALTMAN
With nearly 530 Upper School students, roughly 158 students call Hun not just their school, but their home. Coming from 15 states and 22 countries, the boarders create an atmosphere in which they live and learn side-by-side with day students, each bringing their unique perspective with them. Boarders can benefit from day-student friends who know the Princeton area well. Day studentsâ€™ experience is enriched by friends from around the world and across the country. The boarders eat, study, and live together, sharpening social skills and building independence that fully prepares them for college. They master the art of living and learning away from home, but under the supportive eye of dorm parents and residential staff. So, come meet some of our boarders, a fun-loving crowd that is happy to call Hun home.
PROCTOR Kobimdi Iheoma ‘19
I wanted to be that person who welcomes students when they arrive, and makes sure everything is running smoothly on a daily basis. And now, I am.”
FOR BOARDER KOBIMDI IHEOMA ’19, some of her favorite memories of her early days at Hun are of the student proctors who made her feel at home as a new student. “I have loved Hun since the moment I got here,” says Kobimdi, who goes by Kobi. “The student proctors greeted us with open arms, with games and icebreakers, and made sure we weren’t homesick.” Kobi is paying that feeling forward. Now a proctor herself, she and other proctors supervise evening homework hours, plan
and carry out monthly themed community dinners, and serve as a source of advice and assistance to her fellow boarders. That level of responsibility suits her just fine, as she has embraced
Tejus Govani ’18 and Igor Gorskikh ’18
her Hun boarding family. “Before I came to Hun, I hadn’t been around that much diversity,” she said, noting that her hometown of Churchville, Pennsylvania, is fairly homogenous. “It’s been really exciting to get to know people at Hun from all over the country and the world. I had a roommate from Ghana, and have a close friend from Chicago
GORSKIKH ’18 met each other on move-in day in 2014; Tejus had driven five miles with his mom and dad from their Princeton home while Igor had flown 5000 miles, leaving his parents behind in Moscow.
who is Mexican-American and fluent in Spanish. The boarding
“We both exaggerated some things, and downplayed others on
community here is diverse, and a real family.”
our roommate forms,” recalls Tejus. Both said they were “a little”
Kobi’s parents encouraged her to attend boarding school. (Her mother, a dentist, and father, a psychologist, both boarded at schools in Nigeria, where they grew up.) Boarding has been a decision Kobi says has helped her grow in so many ways and “step out of her comfort zone.” For example, this spring she’ll travel to Nicaragua with the Hun Without Borders program to perform a service project, where she is “looking to make an impact.” “I’ve grown as a person here. I really aspire to be a leader. I wouldn’t say I was shy before I came, but Hun has really brought me out of my shell,” said Kobi. She is involved in the Black Student Alliance, JV basketball, track and field, and Diversity Club, in which she will be seeking a leadership role next year. Of becoming a proctor this year, she said: “I had a proctor who became a friend, Sarah Gross ’17, who really gave me great advice about classes to take, and planning for college. I wanted to be that person who welcomes students when they arrive,
HUN ROOMMATES TEJUS GOVANI ’18 AND IGOR
interested in playing video games. (Turns out, they both played a lot.) And both were messier than they admitted. But they quickly bonded over those half-truths and whatever it is that makes people click, a lucky occurrence when sharing a dorm room. “My mother loves him more than she loves me,” joked Tejus. “He comes to my house for the weekend, and the first thing she says is ‘Igor, do you want anything to eat? Do you need anything?” “We’re basically brothers,” agreed Igor. Like brothers, the two share a lot of memories. Late night light saber battles with other boarders in a snow storm; pillow fights when they happen to get on each other’s nerves; and the occasional prank. An example: the time that Tejus sat quietly in their room for twenty minutes listening to his roommate chat with other students about how he’d misplaced his key and couldn’t get in.
and makes sure everything is running smoothly on a daily basis.
Tejus decided to head to boarding school at the urging of his
And now, I am.”
We’re basically brothers.” “It’s a tradition in my mother’s family in India to attend boarding school,” he said. “In their case, they would go from India to England; I just went a few miles.” For the gregarious Tejus, who has had principle roles in many Hun theater productions and is the president of the male a cappella group Voice Male, it was a great decision. And while Tejus enjoys being close to home, “it wasn’t long before I started bargaining with my parents NOT to have to come home on weekends.” “I have met so many great people at Hun who I just love hanging out with,” says Tejus, who is headed for Tufts University in the fall. Igor came to Hun seeking a better education, and he’s found it. “I wanted to go to college in the United States, and my Russian school was not good,” said Igor. “An American independent school
Tejus and Igor relax in their dorm room in the Wilf Family Global Commons.
school plays, and has even studied dance. He values the close relationships with teachers he’s developed at Hun, mentioning Ryan Brown, his calculus teacher, as one of them. And both roommates say the opportunities for fun abound here. “(Hun’s Office of) Resident Life organizes so many fun and unique trips, be it going to a water or trampoline park, or the Grounds for Sculpture (in Hamilton, N.J.) Snacks on weekends are great, such as pizza, hoagies, or ice cream,” said Tejus. “When we’re not traveling, we watch movies, play board games, and just hang out together. We’ll take a stroll into Princeton and get lunch or dinner, followed by ice cream at The Bent Spoon. I could go on and on.” And there are occasional trips to nearby Philadelphia and New York City. “Living at Hun has been a very valuable experience,” said Igor. “I’ve met all of these people from all parts of the world and made close connections. In the classroom, we focus on skills such as public speaking, Harkness table discussions, communication skills. In the classrooms and the dorms, we learn to work with others. These are all great skills I’ll take with me.”
like Hun really gives you everything, a unique experience you can’t
The experience has also made them college-ready, they agree,
get anywhere else. I’m able to take the classes I want, and it really
both academically and socially.
gives you a chance to discover yourself in different ways.”
“I don’t think we’ll be homesick at college,” said Tejus, though
Igor, who plans to study business in college, is the art editor at the
they both agree living with a new roommate will be strange.
Hun Review, played soccer, sings a cappella, has been in several
“We’ll probably end up being homesick for Hun.” Spring 2018
Lilley Gallagher ’18
I like the intimacy and the warmth of the place; I feel like I have a family here.”
mind, she enrolled at the Princeton Ballet School and at Hun, conveniently located just down the street. When a toe injury then made it difficult to dance on pointe, Lilley turned her considerable energies to her Hun studies and the performing arts programs here on campus. Lilley is now a member of Hun’s women’s a cappella group, The Edgertones, plays the French horn in the orchestra, and WHEN LILLEY GALLAGHER ’18 ARRIVED AT HUN, it was a convenient place to live and study while she danced at the nearby Princeton Ballet School of the American Repertory Ballet. However, after an injury ended her ability to do intensive ballet studies, Lilley knew that Hun was much more to her than just a place to live and go to school.
have evolved, she revels in the warm atmosphere she’s found at Hun. “I love that I know everyone by name, that I know all the residential faculty, and that I babysit their kids,” says Lilley. “I love the individual help periods we get with teachers, and that you don’t feel like a number here, you feel like a face.
“I love Hun,” said Lilley, of Vero Beach, Florida, who entered as
I like the intimacy and the warmth of the place; I feel like I
a sophomore in 2015. “My path here was different than most,
have a family here.”
but I really like being here.”
has acted in several plays. And though her life aspirations
Now planning to become an environmental lawyer, Lilley is
Lilley spent freshman year at Interlochen, a performing arts
looking to attend a college that feels a lot like Hun. “I want
boarding school in Michigan, where she danced six hours a
a smaller college where my professors know my name, and
day and took classes for just two. Lilley found she craved more
support me in things that I do,” said Lilley, who was waiting
time to take classes and pursue academics, and realized that
to hear from all of her college choices this spring. “I really
dancing might not be her career path. However, she still
want to model my college experience after the one I’ve had
wanted to train with a high-level dance school. With that in
here at Hun.”
A LOOK BACK:
BOARDING in the ‘80S We’ve heard about boarding at Hun today. But what was it like when Jeanne Sumantri-Ellsworth ’81 arrived in 1977, just a few years after girls started attending and boarding here? Here’s a Q & A with Mrs. Sumantri-Ellsworth, who adopted the nickname Anna when she came to Hun, and who now lives in Singapore. A consultant in the shipping and logistics industry, she previously worked for her family shipping and services business, Altus. Growing up in Hong Kong, what made you choose Hun? My parents, firm believers in the American liberal arts system, were really looking for a prep school to incorporate us into the U.S. education system. My sister, (Desiree Sumantri-Hewitt ’79), who came here first, picked Hun, and I and my brother (Robertus ’80) followed. When I arrived, I was 12 years old, and one of only two eighth graders allowed to board. I lived in a big room on the third floor of Russell with my sister. On weekends we would go to stay with our aunt and uncle who
Above: Ms. Sumantri-Ellsworth’s senior picture at Hun; with her daughter Stephanie in California.
lived in Syosset, Long Island.
Were you homesick? I was absorbing everything, and I really didn’t have time to miss my parents, and my two siblings were here always looking out for me. There was also a strong family feeling and loving care to the place. I never really felt alone, because there were so many people from different countries. In my junior and senior years, I did not go to Long Island that often, as weekend activities increased at Hun. There was also more integration between the day students and the boarders, so many weekends I stayed at my good friend Eva Wengler ’82 and her family’s
close with him and his wife in my senior
to do at school during the weekends. We
year. After I graduated, they visited me
would find things to do, and just really
at Franklin & Marshall College, and later
had fun. For example, we would walk
in Singapore. Mr. (Harry) Barber, the
on The Mall during the changing of the
physical education teacher, taught me
seasons and just hang out there. When
how to drive (I failed my first test, but passed later in college.) I would have the nicest, longest chats with Mrs. (Dorothy) Waterman, the school relations and development administrator. The people who worked in administrative positions were especially nice to us, they were our mothers, our fathers, they were really wonderful. Mr. Craig Hannas (director of boarding) was also a favorite of mine. I am
it snowed, it was so beautiful. We’d walk into town and get ice cream at (the now defunct) Buxton’s, we’d go to the park in Princeton and make snow angels during the winter. We’d go into Russell Lounge and play the piano, and I would often teach someone else to play.
It sounds like Hun has
home in Princeton.
actually still in touch with him.
a special place in your heart.
Did you have favorite
What kinds of things did you do
college is where you meet your friends for
teachers and staff?
here during non-school hours?
life. But that’s not true for me at all; it is my
I loved Mr. Beach (dean of admissions
I was a cheerleader. I loved the school,
Hun school friends I keep in touch with,
and science teacher, see p. 10). I became
but in those days, there was not much
and the Hun School that shaped my life.
HUN BOARDERS ENJOY THE PERKS OF LIVING IN THE ULTIMATE COLLEGE TOWN
PRINCETON BY TOM MONFILETTO ’04
WHEN THE HUN SCHOOL WAS
and some of their favorite spots. PJ’s
Beyond having fun, the town that was
FOUNDED IN 1914, Princeton was a
Pancake House, which serves a famously
once home to Einstein is ripe with
sleepy, bucolic town with an historic
hearty breakfast, was their first stop.
learning opportunities. This semester,
past, a well-known university, and
And if pancakes aren’t your thing, there
Hun students Cindy Qin ’18 and Husain
are three dozen other eateries within
Ali ’18, enrolled in a sophomore level
walking distance of Hun.
physics class at Princeton University. Cindy and Husain plan to pursue
Fast-forward 100 years, and Princeton was recently named the Best Small
Hun boarders can explore Princeton
engineering or physics in college, and
City in America on several lists. It’s a
on their own; or take advantage of a
felt a class at Princeton would be a
distinction that today’s Hun students,
menu of activities organized by Hun’s
great window into university life.
Office of Resident Life, every weekend.
Restaurants, movies, concerts, and that
They include picnics and whiffle ball
“There is so much liberty within the
university that you may have heard of,
on the historic Princeton Battlefield;
labs at Princeton University and we’re
are just part of the allure of attending
a sculpture tour of the University’s
encouraged to be creative,” remarked
Hun. Add the opportunity for advanced
Husain, who with Cindy attends class
students to take classes at Princeton
through vintage vinyl at the Princeton
there three times a week. “In one lab,
University, and it’s even more appealing.
Record Exchange; or, taking in a pre-
we were encouraged to create our own
Broadway play at McCarter Theater or
units of measurement for time and
a film at the newly renovated Garden
distance. I used a ‘salt cone’ (hourglass)
for time and a marble for distance. The
students. On a cold, windy day over
the winter, a group set out on the 1.5
labs are much more about the method
mile walk to reach the heart of town
than the results.”
Opposite page Hun students enjoy premium sandwiches at fan favorite Hoagie Haven; left students take an insiders’ tour of the university and town; below left students Cindy Qin’ 18 and Husain Ali ‘18 take an advanced physics class at Princeton University; below Hun students enjoy brunch at Princeton institution PJ’s Pancake House
And while you might think these
“Hun’s education is individualized, and
a short train ride away. Hun trips to
it’s prepared me well to handle the
the cities have included the Brooklyn
ignored by their college classmates,
requirements of a college class,” said
and an array of other spots.
“Everyone has been very welcoming. I think they appreciate our intelligence
Whether working or playing, it’s clear
looking for a change of scene, both
that Hun School students living in
Philadelphia and New York City are
Princeton have a hometown advantage.
ALUMNI GATHERINGS HUN ALUMNI GET TOGETHER ACROSS THE COUNTRY
WASHINGTON D.C. OCTOBER 18TH AT HAWTHORNE Above left Christina Zimmerman Tosto ’06, Douglas Zimmerman ’03 and Jessica Lane Alexander ’03 Above right Claire Smith ’15, Caitlin Murray ’16, past parent Jeffrey Arch and Robert Hilly ’16 Right Beau Merritt ’05, Lilly Wirpsza ’04, Director of Alumni Engagement and Reunion Giving Janine Russo Vanisko ’83, Nadine Maeser ’05, Director of Capital Gifts Lisa Marin ’83, and Ali Weinroth ‘10
YORK CITY NOVEMBER 6TH
AT THE PRINCETON CLUB Left Garrett Lau ’12, Thomas O’Boyle ’12, Tyler Veth ’11, Elizabeth Brown ’11, Jason Read ’96, John Marbach ’11, Andrew Frazier, Dominik Engshuber ’11 Below left Alicia Klosowski Tillman ’93, Johnny Rooney ’93 and Dana Hughes Moorhead ’95 Below middle Scott Rosenblum ’01 and Trustee Eric Rosenblum Below right Trustee Orin Wilf ’92 and Vice President of the Alumni Association Leigh Ann Peterson ’86
BOSTON NOVEMBER 30TH AT CHAMPIONS MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE
Below left Sam Farmer ’88 and Ed Tobin ’88 Below middle Sophia Albanese ’17, Molly O’Sullivan, teaching fellow, and Griffin Ferrara ’17 Below right Ferguson Duke ’13, Faculty Member Jennifer Pontani Stone ’93 and Grant MacKay ’13
DIEGO JANUARY 19TH
HOSTS FAYE & JIM KITCHEL ’61 Far left Janine Russo Vanisko ’83, Dan Cohen ’09, Lisa Marin ’83, director of capital gifts, Jonathan Chirumbolo ’06, Jane Shaine, Richard Shaine ’62, and Jim Kitchel ’61 Left San Diego hosts, Faye and Jim Kitchel ’61
LOS ANGELES JANUARY 23RD
HOSTS CHARLIE & KATHLEEN WEBER SCHAFFER ’88 Right Greg Beylerian ’86, Rob Stewart ’86, Ron Braverman ’86, Chris Heltai ’86 Far right Jennifer Gruskoff ’84 and André Caraco ’82 Right, below Sam Ferdows ’15, Ilyas Basoz ’14, Kathleen Weber Schaffer ’88, Julianne LaMarche-Gault ’88 Right, bottom Griffin Zucosky ’08, Dan Reiss ’05, Colin Rosenblum ’07, Mike Chaykowsky ’07, Chris Johnson ’05, Jim Manning ’05, Colin Ryan ’05
FLORIDA FEBRUARY 27TH & 28TH
IN WEST PALM BEACH & NAPLES HOSTS JIM BYER ’62 & MICHAEL GUADAGNO ’71 WEST PALM BEACH: Below Front Row (L-R): Jim Wharton ’69, Janet Black, Marty Reeder, and Susan Byer, former faculty Back Row (L-R): Fritz Blaicher ’57, Jette Black ’67, Jon Stewart ’61, Jack Reeder ’74, Sandy Bing, former faculty, Iris Bing, and James M. Byer ’62, former Headmaster
FRANCISCO JANUARY 24TH
HOST CHRIS CHURCHILL ’82 Left Tiffany Carter Crockett ’03, Meg Stinson ’03, Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Doug Verbosky ’96, Arthur Gross ’97, Michelle Torres ’02 Below left Mr. Brougham and Martin Cohn ’62 Below middle Elinor Relles Tappé ’81, Gail Stempel Dunnett ’80, Chris Churchill ’82, Janine Russo Vanisko ’83, and Aly Baze Below right Jon Simmons ’10, Ernie Owusu ’07, Tom Pallotti ’09
Hun 2017 Alumni Weekend
Above Front Row (L-R): Dylan Johnson, Brian Spencer ‘20, Elijah Smarr ‘19, Sam Leppo ‘17, Abby Gray ‘17, Jess Johnson ’16, Tyler Johnson. Back Row (L-R): Logan Leppo ’17, Ryan Kreger ’09, Ryan Stokes ’11, Matt Sanford ’07, Charlie Haines ’97, Coach Pat Quirk ’02, Les Otten ’67, Kieran Choi ’16, Coach Joanna Hallac Below left (L-R): Jon Hall, Jen Sabol Hall ’97, former faculty member Ed Sabol, Heather MacKenzie ’97, Amy Nissim Kagan ’97, Jeffrey Kagan Below right Jonathan Lloyd ’05 and Christina Lloyd ’07
Alumni Reunion Awards The G. GERALD DONALDSON H’14 CUP is presented to the Reunion Class (of twenty or more classmates) with the highest participation in the Annual Fund. CLASS OF 2007 – 25.4 % Above, top (L-R): Sarah Dileo Craig ’07, Lucy Obus ’07, Harish Pasupuleti ’07.
The JAMES M. BYER ‘62 AWARD is presented to the Reunion Class with the highest percentage of classmates in attendance during their Reunion. CLASS OF 1987 – 26.2% Above, middle: Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Assistant Headmaster for Advancement Andrew Hamlin, Tammy Dougherty Holden ’87, Susan Worthington ’87, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Hugh Hurley.
Above Alumni who participated in the 19th Run for Kate!
The PAUL R. CHESEBRO H’14 CUP is presented to the Reunion Class who contributes the largest Annual Fund gift on the occasion of their Reunion. CLASS OF 1967 - $30,251 Above, bottom: Members of
the Class of 1967
we honored three accomplished Hun Alumni who received the prestigious Distinguished
Alumnus Award and three Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. You can read about all of the 2017 events at hunschool.org. And check back for upcoming coverage of 2018 Alumni Weekend.
Above, left (L-R): Austin Barth ’12, Phoebe Huang ’12, faculty member Julie Davis, Katie Stevenson ’12, Emily Decicco 12, Garrett Lau ’12 center Visual arts teacher David Bush hosted an exhibit for returning alumni of the work of his Advanced Studio Art Honors Class right The crew program received a tremendous gift over Alumni Weekend: a brand new, state-of-the-art shell, christened the Dr. Paul R. Chesebro, and a high-tech system that will allow crews to assess their performance as they row. (L-R): Daughter of former Hun School Headmaster Paul R. Chesebro Dorothy Sayre, Yung Wong ’57, Head of the Middle School and Varsity Crew Coach Kenneth Weinstein.
Above (L-R): Summer Programs DIrector Mark Harrison, Noah Savage ’04, Christian Brunone ’02, Leo Stinson ’02, Ewan Lancaster ’17, Idris Hilliard ’07, Matt Collier ’02, Sean Pucciarelli ’07, Derek Benson ’05, Shane Davis ’07, Director of Residential Life and Basketball Coach Jonathan Stone, Arthur Gross ’97, Trustee Andy Monfried ’87 Below (L-R): John Gale Hun Society members celebrating their legacy commitment to The Hun School. (L-R): Stephen Polin ’65, Christopher Walton ’57, Director of Alumni Engagement and Reunion Giving Janine Russo Vanisko ’83, Carl Christensen ’74, Yung Wong ’57, Jeff Kalpin ’74, Jonathan Begg ’05, Donna Globus ’82, Headmaster Jonathan Brougham.
Above (L-R): Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Andrew Monfried ’87, Morgan Battle ’97, Joanne Deni ’97, Nick Scozzari ’77, and Craig Stretch ’67. Missing: Aubrey Kwok Sing Li ’67
Three accomplished graduates of The Hun School of Princeton were honored with the prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award at a ceremony on April 28th. Part of Alumni Weekend 2017, the Alumni Recognition Ceremony also honored three new inductees to the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI • Aubrey Kwok Sing Li ’67 (in absentia) Chair, IAM Legacy;
Chair, Advisory Board, MCL Financial Group
• Nicholas R. Scozzari ’77 Vice President, Scozzari Builders, Inc. • Andrew Monfried ’87 Founder, CEO, Lotame ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME • James Craig Stretch Jr. ’67 1966 New Jersey State
Wrestling Champion, Hun Crew & Football
• Joanne T. Deni ’97 NCAA Championship teams in lacrosse and soccer, The College of New Jersey • Morgan Battle ’97 Lacrosse, Bianchi Division winner, a Lafayette College top scorer
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THE RED AND BLACK SOCIETY GIVING LEVELS Matching corporate support is included in determining an individual’s giving level. Centennial Circle ... $1,914 Patrons’ Circle ... $2,500 Benefactors’ Circle ... $5,000 Headmaster’s Circle ... $10,000 Founder’s Circle ... $25,000 Edgerstoune Circle ... $50,000 Russell Circle ... $100,000
YOUNG ALUMNI RED AND BLACK SOCIETY Classes of 2014-2017 ... $100 + Classes of 2011-2013 ... $250 + Classes of 2008-2010 ... $500 + Classes of 2005-2007 ... $750 + Classes of 2003-2004 ... $1,000+
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ClassNotes HUN ALUMNI Keeping in Touch, Informed, and Up to Date
1940 – 1956
Mary Ann Fox, The Hun School’s archivist, is looking for issues of The Mall from 1940 to 1956. Ms. Fox said, “We assume they were published; however, we have none and are trying to locate copies of these issues. We would be happy to scan them and return the originals, if you are not ready to part with them.” Contact Mary Ann Fox at (609) 921-7600, extension 2256, or email email@example.com, if you can help.
Mark your calendar: April 20-21, 2018 is Alumni Weekend! We hope you can make plans to join us!
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Stuart Eisenberg wrote, “I’m back to work fulltime and allowed to play tennis after my aortic valve replacement. Interesting experience: They break seven inches of your sternum to get to the heart. I never felt pain and very slight discomfort.
left Stuart Eisenberg ’57 – Hun School ambassador in Disney’s Magic Kingdom right Bruce Barren ’59
Other U.S. honorees include President Donald J. Trump and former President Bill Clinton.
Jim Firestone wrote, “On Thanksgiving Day, Tina and I ended up in Andover, MA, walking a trail in Ward Reservation up to the top of Holt Hill, where a rock
Lou D’Ambrosio wrote, “All is going well with
solstice symbol lets you know that you are north of
the family - three kids and eight grandkids. Our
Boston, MA. Yes, that was the title of Robert Frost’s
daughter, Jill, and her husband, Taylor, have three
book of poems that Jack Myers, taught us while
children. Their oldest, Jack, 24, works in Denver after graduating from University of Colorado; his younger
at Hun (1961-1968), as he occasionally flicked his cigarette butts out the window.
sister, Audrey, is in her third year at Vassar; and “I thought of David Savidge next door in Chelsea,
Charlie is in his first year of high school at Laguna
“Marsha’s doing great and the little children are
Samantha, and their two sons: Rex and Archie, 10
Farm for those out in the public who kept getting
and 7. Finally, daughter, Kara, lives in Newport, CA,
just five minutes away, with husband Rob, and kids
real Vermont maple syrup. At our 50th Reunion
who are 9, 6, and 3! Whew!
he brought me a gallon. I have longed for another
High. Our son, Brett, lives in Laguna with his wife,
as follows: Sydney, the little redhead, is now third generation at Cornell; Cammie, the little blond, just received her admission acceptance to Elon (her first choice); and Mia is going into 12th grade. And little Bazel is now over six feet, playing varsity sports for Upper Dublin High School AND carrying all As in AP
VT, running the Orange County Court Diversion Dave’s farm is where they produce
gallon, which is why I made a deal with him to “I continue to exchange emails and conversation
mention his name and his brothers’ names here.
with Tom Horwich ’59, “Little Tommy.” I continue to love retirement, staying busy and volunteering
“I am writing a book of forty poems about the
that is, “gushing with pride.”)
at a local food bank every week, lots of babysitting,
philosophy and topography of the Rocky Hill Ridge.
some golf. We go to my wife Christy’s home state
The ridge runs all the way to Goat Hill, just below
of Idaho every summer for three to four weeks to
Lambertville, NJ, where it overlooks the Golden
her family’s cabin on the Payette Lake in McCall, ID,
Nugget Flea Market. I have traveled there…quickly
by taking Route 518 (the road not taken), but now
and honors. (In Yiddish, the above is called “kvelling,”
Mark your calendar: April 20-21, 2018 is Alumni Weekend! We hope you can make plans to join us!
Bruce Barren received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the International Royal Academy of the United Nations for his achievements in business and for his efforts in the resurrection and enhancement of businesses around the world.
take the back roads along the ridge (the road less “I hit a highlight of my ‘singing career’ recently, having the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at California Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA. Christy
travelled), which goes past where David, Peter ’62, and Paul Savidge ’62, once lived at the Howell Living History Farm. Yes, they commuted to Hun
is still practicing her psychology vocation and loving
from that far away. It makes me feel respect for the
it, although cutting back a bit. I look forward to our
kind of men that they became, men to look up to.
60th Reunion in 2020! Let’s all plan on it! “The poems that I wrote develop the image of the goat as a poet walking the ridge looking for the high ground.
Lately, I have often thought of Saud al-Faisal ’59,
survived its infancy and is doing wonderfully well. In
who I also respected. When he was Foreign Minister
addition, I have finally become a decent student in
of Saudi Arabia for forty years, I felt confident. It
my dotage and have been studying Italian for more
would not have been his decision to go to war
than ten years. I enjoy speaking, somewhat fluently,
rather than continue to find a diplomatic solution.
and even more, I enjoy reading Italian literature
More Middle Eastern wars are not what America
in the original. I live with my wife, Kathy, in San
needs, especially not the kinds going on in Yemen
Francisco and Sonoma and I have one son, Aaron,
who is a jazz musician and a teacher.”
“At my request, Bernard Haykel, a Princeton professor and leading consultant on ISIS and terrorism, has made an open offer to speak at The Hun School about Middle Eastern affairs,
an invitation with
Bill Axelrod wrote, “I am so busy in retirement, that I have no time to get old. After teaching, I now
which Rick Gallaudet agreed.
spend time with my various interests and hobbies.
“Recently, Alfred Kahn helped me to plant one
his family, wife Angela and grandsons Hank and
My wife and I visit our son Michael Axelrod ’89 and
hundred more daffodil bulbs along Stony Brook,
George, in Wisconsin a few times during the year.
next to the old soccer field where Saud and Bender
We both value the education that he and I received
al-Faisal ’62 played. They are there to celebrate
at The Hun School.
them and the passing of any other Hun soccer players like Lew Wilson and Rolf Christopherson.
“Since I am only a few miles from Hun, I have the
As I said before, one could do worse before passing
occasion to visit every so often. As Reunion chair
than to remember to think of oneself as a daffodil on
for the Class of 1963, I urge all of my classmates
Stony Brook. Alfred planted his bag of bulbs at the
to attend our Alumni Reunion Day in April, 2018.
corner of the old football field (now the soccer field),
You would not fathom the transformation that has
where Paul Steiger ’60 once played on the line
taken place in the last fifty-five years to the School.
before he ran the Wall Street Journal as an editor we all respected. (I was wearing a Wall Street Journal jacket while planting.)
“I met with classmates Leopoldo Lopez and Eduardo Lopez when Leo’s son, Leopoldo, was
honored as a Distinguished Alumnus for his “If you should return to town soon you will find one
dedication in attempting to bring back democracy
more institution missing on Nassau Street. It was
to Venezuela. Leo spoke to the School about the
called Hulit’s Shoes. Ralph Hulit and Ryan Simone
hardships in Venezuela and to Leopoldo’s family.
of several other local merchants like Irv Urken ’68,
Eduardo. We had a small but lively turnout for our
whose dad was at Langrock’s.
Richard Patt, Hap Young, Harvey Jacob, Mike
’97 both went to The Hun School as did the sons
Harvey Jacob was also there to meet with Leo and
whose parents ran Urken’s, and Alan Frank ’59,
50th Reunion. In attendance were Peter Jacobs,
Austin, Mike Lawrence, Don Sieja and myself and “Tom Petrone and I ran into each other at the
our wives. If I left anyone out please excuse me.
Hun vs. Peddie soccer game and I thanked him for playing goalie for us in his last year due to a football
“I have had the opportunity to speak with
head injury. He was a great athlete in all sports.
Headmaster Jonathan Brougham a few times. He is especially interested in hearing about the School
At Conte’s Pizza, I ran into Lloyd Banks, former Hun
when we attended. I related to him about dinner
custodian (1956-1963), who loved his job “being-
with freshmen and sophomores serving as waiters,
there” at Hun working with Bill Smith.
the senior door, roast beef at the Chesebros’,
“Next time I promise to call more of you but please
you in April.”
vespers, and the school store. He is waiting to meet
make my job easier by calling me. Remember, there might be some maple syrup in it from Dave if you
Ted Donovan wrote, “I sold the last of my income
come up with some useful information.”
properties this summer and am slowing down quite
a bit. I’m teaching high school math but this will be my last year. I’m enjoying life in my Arizona active adult community (Corte Bella near Phoenix, AZ)
Martin Cohn wrote, “After retiring from a long
with plenty of social events and occasional trips. I
career in advertising, I have mostly been involved
started playing guitar a couple years ago and get
in the world of classical music. I have been on the
together with others to play monthly. Life is good.”
boards of a few musical organizations and three years ago I helped found a classical chamber music
Lou Hirsh wrote, “I am nearing the end of a two-
festival in the town of Sonoma, CA. The festival has
year term as the chair of the Admissions Practices
top Stephen Polin ’65 and Sam Bacon ’65 middle It’s never too early to become a hockey fan. Jack Partridge ’66 and his grandson Jack, cheer on Jack’s uncle Jared Boll, a player on the Anaheim Ducks! bottom Mitchell Block ’68 (center) part of Institute of Cutural and Creative Industry delegation in Shandong, China.
Committee for the National Association for College Admission Counseling, which has twenty-three
Jack Partridge wrote, “Having four wonderful daughters, how about my first grandchild, a BOY,
affiliates and 16,000 members worldwide. In April
Stephen Polin met up with Sam Bacon on
I received the Richard L. Apperson Award from the
Martha’s Vineyard. Stephen was on vacation and
Potomac & Chesapeake Association for College
Sam lives on the Vineyard.
Admission Counseling (PCACAC), which is the
being born on my 70th birthday!? Truly blessed.”
Les Otten writes, “After 50 years, I made it back to
association’s highest honor presented to a PCACAC
Bill Worthington wrote, “I finished the sailing gig
member. In May, the University of Delaware’s Board
in December 2015. I moved to Norfolk where I am
Hun last April for my Reunion. There was more for
of Trustees honored me with the University’s Medal
close to Kenny Worthington ’06.
I helped out
me in the experience than I expected and it got me
a little when he was deployed for seven months
thinking about how much happened in our lives
on the USS Eisenhower. He finished that at the
and in the country in the 1960s. At our 50th, all of us
beginning of 2017. Kenny is now assigned as RAG
fondly remembered Dean of Students Sandy Bing,
(Reserve Air Group) instructor at NAS Norfolk, VA.
for many of those years. It was Sandy that held up
Tryg Sletteland reports being especially busy
Alex, his wife, continues to work for a pediatric
John Shinn’s shorts covered with pink paint, and
with travel last year, with trips to Rio de Janeiro in
group with offices in Norfolk and Hampton; she is a
Sandy who stole the stolen doors. While Papa Doc
March, the Amazon jungle in June, Oregon for the
pediatric nurse practitioner. He and Alex welcomed
was the law, Dean Bing was the soul and he made
eclipse with family in August, and Italy/Croatia in
Charles Kenneth Worthington on Nov. 7, 2017. Amy
Hun livable for many of us.
September/October. He and Sonia went back to
B Worthington ’08 worked in the Hampton’s this
Brazil for the holiday season.
past summer and during the winter months works
“A group of us decided it would be great if as many
in Puerto Rico.
alumni as possible from the 1960s came back to a dinner to reconnect and to honor Sandy Bing. He
The first edition of his wife Sonia’s historical novel about her family during the 20th century in Brazil and
“I work for the Virginia Beach SPCA as an animal
was the unifying factor for many of us. While I am
Portugal was published last year. The English edition,
care technician. I am part time, working four days a
not a sentimental ‘live in the past’ kind of guy, for
translated from the Portuguese and edited by Tryg, is
week with call-ins occasionally. I have not been up
this effort I am happy to lend a hand to reconnect
awaiting publication, now delayed until next year.
to New Jersey since I left in 2016, probably won’t for
us all with a little history and tradition.
the foreseeable future.” On tap for the following year, 2019, is the Class of 1964’s 55th Reunion, to be held in April. Tryg plans to start gearing up for it before too long and asks all his classmates to commit early to attending. They
“If you want to get involved contact Portia
McGee who is helping to coordinate the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 921-7600
Congratulations to Scott Anderson ’66. April 20-
can expect to be hearing from him about this very
21, 2018, Alumni Weekend! Make plans to join
soon. If classmates want to contact him, he has a
us on Friday evening for the Alumni Recognition
new email address: email@example.com.
Ceremony where we will honor Athletic Hall of
extension 2246 and mark your calendar for October 19-20, 2018 for a gathering at Hun. Details will unfold over the next several months.”
Fame inductee Scott Anderson ’66.
THE JOHN GALE HUN SOCIETY: SUPPORTING HUN FOR THE LONG TERM
“It is a simple way for a donor to support the School at a significant level.” — Les Otten ‘67, John Gale Hun Society Member “I have been involved in a number of non-profits and I have witnessed first hand how powerful bequest gifts can be for an organization. I knew that this is how I wanted to support Hun. I urge other alumni and friends of the School to consider naming Hun in their estate plans; the more people that do it - the more powerful it will be for Hun. It will significantly increase the School’s long term stability and it is a simple way for a donor to support the School at a significant level.”
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Irv Urken wrote, “I keep myself busy as a financial
I have 401 days left to go. I will then turn 66 and while photographers never really retire, it’s time to start taking Social Security providing it’s still there.
advisor with Northwestern Mutual and try to
Last year marked my 40th year as a professional
improve my golf and tennis games. I also try to
commercial photographer in New York City. It’s been
find time to visit my grandson and kids who all
a pretty exhilarating ride. My work has ranged from
live in NYC. I really enjoy heading up the Reunion
photographing the packaging photos for Snuggies,
committee and talking with classmates that I
photographing the New York City Marathon for the
haven’t seen or talked to in fifty years. Catching up
past sixteen years, and sitting with Margaret Thatcher
is a real trip, and I hope that the turnout will exceed
discussing truck traffic in New York. Actually, thinking
of moving to Vermont in the next few years, if I can tear myself away from the gut wrenching life of the
Mitchell Block was a visiting professor at USC-SJTU
Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry (ICCI) in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, presenting
“My son, and best friend, has been living as a journalist
workshops about feature, short and documentary
in China since graduating college. He currently works
film production in November. Mitchell was on the
as a correspondent for The Guardian in Hong Kong.
Jury of the Sochi International Film Festival, Dec. 10-16,
2017. Mitchell produced the Academy Award winning
A few times a year we vacation together. He’s great
documentary Big Mama and the Academy Award-
to travel with, especially in China, as he’s fluent in
nominated documentary Poster Girl, both for HBO.
Mandarin. On a trip home to the States, Ben and I
His most recent documentary films look at America’s
spent a few days in Vermont for some relaxation and
involvement in world’s fairs, and women survivors of
nice leaves. That’s about it for me. I wish the best for
the Russian Gulag. They both were screened for the first
everyone and look forward to catching up whenever
time in Washington, D.C., in November.
Samuel McCleery wrote, “Tania and I welcomed
Mike Maguire wrote, “I had another extremely busy year going to see my grandchildren play sports and share some good times at the beach. They are
our sixth grandchild this summer. I am at Under
wonderful children and they truly make my wife
Armour, surrounded by millennials, but enjoying the
and I very happy. All these memories, with them, I
experience. Shortly, Tania will be off to Charleston,
will cherish forever. I hope and pray that all of you
S.C., and I will be spending more time with her in our
and your families stayed safe and unharmed with all
place deep in the woods. Happy that my old tennis
the hurricanes, fires and violence that we have been
teammate Lee Terry survived the Florida hurricane with hunting and fishing gear intact.”
Richard Cytowic, MIT Press recently published Dr. Cytowic’s newest book and this summer, West Coast Hun alumni can see his collaboration with installation artist Marcos Lutyens at the Main Museum of Los Angeles. For more information on his latest release, please visit https://mitpress.mit.edu/ books/synesthesia-0. For information on the Main Museum, visit www.themainmuseum.org. Sam Gidding wrote, “Not much new except hoping to (partially) retire June of 2018 and also move to VT. Wondering if being a boarding school senior will be an indication for medical marijuana… would have saved a lot of stress back in the day.” Ed (aka Eddie) Haas wrote, “Now as most of us are already, or about to begin Medicare (ugh), I start next month. Don’t really see it as saving money but such is the way of healthcare in the USA. An added bonus of living in New York City is I get to apply for a half price Metrocard (woo hoo) - I love the buses and subways. According to my ‘Countdown to Retirement’ clock,
having throughout our country. I know I heard from a few of you and that you weathered the storm. “Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 50th Reunion! I really hope that we can all get together and have a great time sharing our stories. It would be fantastic! Be safe, stay healthy, enjoy your families, and hope to hear from you soon!” Bob Rothman wrote, “Both my kids are married, two grandchildren, houses and happy faces. Stay healthy guys although it seems I maintain my car better than
Fifty years later... Mike “Rocky” Otis ’67, left tackle; Peter Maggio ’69, left guard; and Jette Black ’67, center. “Our difference in height was when I was standing and they were kneeling!” Roger Bing retired recently after more than forty years as an international business executive—work that took him to Australia, Europe and Africa. He
myself. Yes, it’s true…our 50th is around the corner.”
and his wife live in Florida and Georgia, and he, like
grandfather stage of life. With the rest of his time, he
Steve Weiss wrote, “Stuart Aizenberg has become
many of us in the Class of ’71, has moved into the is travelling, reading, and learning foreign languages.
the latest member of the John Gale Hun Society
Paul Cascante wrote, “Since I was only at Hun in
by pledging funding via his estate plan for the
my senior year, there are a few of you I knew. After
Aizenberg Family Scholarship.”
senior year I went to New York, went to CCNY for one year, then took a year off and afterwards went to SVA
Kevin Allen just wrapped a role in his first “good, old fashioned shlocky horror film.” He played
majoring in Fine Arts. I married, had a daughter and two grandkids, and am living in Los Angeles, CA.
the main villain in “Puppet Master: Axis Termination,” the 11th film in the Puppet Master franchise. He says
“In New York I got the acting bug from my first wife
he had a ball doing it and laughed himself silly at
and in 1987 moved to Los Angeles to pursue my
thespian passion. I divorced my first wife, remarried
top left Barry Group ’70 with his son, Scott Group, and grandson Evan. Scott was just named #1 transportation analyst on Wall Street by Institutional Investor. top right Barry Sussman ’72, Donald Meisel ’72, and Brooks Schlieben ’72 bottom left Todd Faus ’73 says that Bradley Faus ’71 “will always be my older brother and a good example!” bottom right The Sussman boys met up with Tom Jingoli ’86 for dinner in Las Vegas, NV. Left to right: Barry Sussman ’72, Scott Sussman ’03, Jeff Sussman ’05, Tom Jingoli ’86, and Dan Sussman ’06 to a Canadian Greek sixteen years younger than me.
Barry Krane continues to work through his
a second home in the Berkshire Mountains to relax
No children; I was married five years before divorcing.
bucket list, the latest item having been a trip to
and be closer to their children, who live near Boston,
Mexico to see Mesoamerican archaeology. He
MA. Mark and Ilene welcome visits from any Hun
“I went to visit my best friend and his wife in
has long been “intensely interested” in the Maya,
classmates who might be travelling through.
Shanghai. I was supposed to stay for only one month
and now, in retirement, he is reading everything
but got Shanghied after three days & stayed for 12-
he can on Mayan archaeology, Mesoamerica, and
Steve Weiss and Chris Lau connect regularly—
1/2yrs. I married a third time to a Chinese woman
anthropology in general. He thinks he’s probably
in person as well as by phone and email. In other
for four years; it didn’t work out. I remarried for the
doing more of it than a first-year grad student!
news, Steve continues to run regularly (5Ks, not the long distances.) That’s something he began doing
fourth time (my present wife) and moved back to Los Angeles (three years now) to spend time with
Shelly Perlmutter recently checked in and sent a
only after former faculty member Norm Cubanski
my daughter and grandkids.
“hello” to all of his classmates. He has lived in the
introduced him to it during track season in 1970!
Four Corners of the Southwest for the last twenty“I continue to do acting and other jobs in the interim.
five years and spent a lot of time exploring the area’s
I had several acting gigs in China while there, as well
mountains and canyons.
Mark your calendar: April 20-21, 2018, Alumni
as teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults and at corporations.”
Mark Taylor says a hearty “hello” to all of his classmates. He and his wife Ilene recently bought
Weekend! Make plans to join us on Friday evening
for the Alumni Recognition Ceremony where we
will honor Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Gregory
and classmates as possible at his induction in April
School family is a small world, and you just don’t
Rafalski ’73. 45th Reunion celebrations will take
at our 45th Reunion. I hope to see some of you back
know when you are going to run into one of its
place on Saturday night!
on campus that weekend.”
members. It really made my day. Mark coached my
James Petrone wrote, “I have retired from AT&T and work part time at a local golf course. I wish I could say it has improved my game but that would be a
Simon Pankove wrote, “In April of 2016 I visited
son David Pankove ’08 in swimming. “Kids are doing well. Becca Pankove ’13 is finishing her MS (May 2018) in cancer biology and translational
lie. My wife Carol and I became grandparents for the
the Leysin American School in Switzerland. I had
oncology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. David
first time in December of 2016. Our granddaughter,
attended a French summer program there when
has a new job as a first officer with Delta Airlines. He
Cameran Yamamoto, was born to our daughter
I was sixteen and I had not returned since then. I
will be flying the Airbus for Delta out of its New York
Jaime. Our three daughters each ran a marathon
contacted the school ahead of time and when I
City pilot base. He flew the Airbus for two years for
in November. Two ran the New York City Marathon
arrived, they took me to lunch and gave me a tour of
Frontier. David lives in Chicago, IL.
and the new mother ran the Philadelphia Marathon.
their school. They asked me about my kids, thinking
I get tired just watching.
that maybe I had potential LAS students for them, so I told them my kids went to The Hun School like
“Congrats to our classmate Greg Rafalski on his
I did. They asked me if I knew Mark Kolman, and
Bill Gates and his father Mosie Gates, Hill Class of
induction into The Hun School Athletic Hall of Fame!
I said sure. Did I know he worked at LAS? No. So,
1944, met for the coin toss before the Hun vs. Hill
It would be great to see as many of his teammates
they arranged a Reunion for me with Mark. The Hun
Soccer game on October 14th. Mosie was a standout
top left Greg Cortina ’71, Robert DiPastina, John Fanelli, Anthony DiPastina ’75 celebrate the wedding of Angela DiPastina McMullin ’05. top right Bennet Helfgott ’75 visiting with his father – always cheering up those around him above Bill Gates ’75 and his father Mosie Gates, Hill Class of 1944, met at the Hun vs. Hill soccer game.
player on the ’43 Hill squad and went on to a great
’78. 40th Reunion celebrations will take place on
to 1993 and the team received the ’86 sectional
career at Princeton University coached by former
crown. “I hope to see many of my ’78 classmates
Hun Coach Jimmy Reed. Bill was co-captain of
back on campus for our 40th Reunion during
the ’74 Hun team, coached by none other than the
Darlene Innocenzi Pallotti wrote, “Hello to the
same Jimmy Reed.
Class of 1978! It is hard to believe that we are approaching our 40th Reunion. I am so excited to
“My dad had a great time visiting with the Hill coach
get together with everyone again. Our Reunion will
and meeting the team,” said Bill. Coach Pat Quirk
be a time to see old friends, reminisce, celebrate,
’02 and The Hun School made for a special moment for Mom and Dad, brother Tom and Tracey Gates (P’07), my wife, Anne, and me.”
Alumni Weekend 2018 - April 20 and 21!”
Sarah Crowley wrote, “Hey ’79 Grads! I hope this
and just have a fun time together. Mark your
note finds you well and getting excited about
calendars and I hope to see everyone the weekend
our 40th Reunion. If you have not been here in a
of April 20, 2018!”
while, you would be amazed at all the awesome improvements on campus. But don’t worry, there
Kent Manno is a history teacher, librarian, and
are some things that don’t change – like Russell,
coach at the Delbarton School. He is back at it
Poe, Carter and the Mall, and that feeling that you
this year as the head swimming coach.
get walking around the Hun campus. And of course,
Weekend! Make plans to join us on Friday evening
the direction of Kent, the Delbarton swim team
there are still a few familiar faces around here. I look
for the Alumni Recognition Ceremony where
was crowned champions of the Morris County
forward to seeing you at our 40th celebration in April
we will honor Alumnus of the Year Peter Black
Tournament for ten consecutive years, from 1983
Mark your calendar: April 20-21, 2018, Alumni
Peter Nash recently published a book. “Parsimony is a novel about fathers and sons, about the twisted manifestations of politics and history in the lives of a particular Jewish American family. When the novel opens, David Ansky, a divorced and disaffected New York architect, has gone to Florida to move his elderly father into a local nursing home. He has never been close to the man and dreads the responsibility, intending to dispatch with the matter as swiftly as possible. Yet things do not go as planned. He finds himself entangled in the past, trapped in a cat and mouse game with his father. At the heart of this experience is David’s reckoning, just after 9/11, with his own life and career, and with his family’s radically left-wing past—with his Stalinist grandfather and with his bitter, politically disillusioned father, a Trotsky scholar and retired professor of Russian history. Set in the course of a single day in an apartment overlooking Sanibel Island, the novel explores the generational impact of shattered ideals.”
Barbara DeMarco wrote, “Christopher Reiche
’11 and I traveled to England and Scotland this summer. The trip started in Liverpool with us attending opening day of the English Premiere Soccer League…Everton v. Stoke City. To say the least, Christopher got to check off one of his bucket list items. One of the highlights was dinner in St. Andrew’s at the Italian Village. It was recommended by Christopher’s friend from Hun (Dominik Engshuber ’11) who was a student at St. Andrew’s, Scotland, from 2011-2015. One of the best Italian meals in the most unlikely of spots! It was a great trip with the exception of driving on top Donna and Dennis Pone ’76 with their son Justin Pone ’06, Justin’s wife Christina, and their
the wrong side of the road. Let’s just say my son did
daughter Emelia, born on November 14, 2017! bottom Class of 1977: Nicholas Scozzari, Andrea
most of the driving.
Bachike Wallace, and Keith MacEwan.
“In 2017, I enjoyed a visit with Davi Appel-
Hulsebosch ’83 in Atlantic City, Sharon Robbins
in D.C., Sue Perfater Zitofsky in Philadelphia, as well as Laura Leaper Snook and Jean Stillwell
Harkness in New Jersey. I saw Laurie over the New Year. Hopefully, next year will include a visit with Elinor Relles Tappé.”
Elizabeth Bader wrote, “Hello fellow classmates! After twenty-seven years in California I have returned to the East Coast. I have relocated to Greensboro, N.C. I am excited at the prospect of being closer to so many of you. I look forward to seeing Barb Short’s bookstore, and Jane Moore
Houghton’s art gallery. Sad that I did not get to Pat Romano’s CA restaurant, I may need to
make a special trip just to do that. I did get to see Janine Russo Vanisko when she came to CA early last year. “I am honored to be your Reunion Chair for our 35th Reunion coming up this April. We have a wonderful committee: (Davi Appel-Hulsebosch,
Ola Suhaib Bseiso, Teddy Lafharis, Lisa Marin, Pat Romano, Janine Russo Vanisko and Cameron
Troilo.) We’ll be reaching out to all of you and
hope you will attend. Suzy Davidson Silver, Pat
Daly, Paul Pintella, Fran Held and Robert Scherr that means you! If you’re in Greensboro, NC stop on by!” John Bohlinger wrote, “I’ve been in Nashville for twenty-five years.
I’m a touring musician with
an artist named Lee Brice. I have been the Music Director for The CMT Awards for the nine years. I do guitar gear reviews and write a column called Last Call for Premier Guitar Magazine. And my life partner Amy Kirk and I just had baby Bette, last December.
Bette is the most amazing human
top Class of 1982: Lisa Oliano-Gross, Greg Frank, Darryl Shepard, Liz Kommer Pollard, Valerie Baker, Craig Hubert, Shawn Lipani, Alex Namour, Donna Globus, Sherry Edelman Meyer above left Birthday celebrations with the family – niece Gen Cohen, Elizabeth Bader ’83, and Elizabeth’s son, Nathan Chaness above right John Bohlinger ’83, life partner Amy Kirk, and baby Bette
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Chapel at the Princeton Theological Seminary.
“In those days, we had no social media – no Snapchat
“Cyn’s husband, Joaquin asked me to talk you
Laurie shared the following words spoken there.
or Instagram, and even if we did, she wouldn’t have
today about Cyndy. Cyn was my maid of honor in
been on it! We were never able to connect right
my wedding in 1990. I remember driving over to
“My name is Laurie Blaicher Kenrick. There are far
then and there to stay in touch with each other.
The Pennington School, where she was teaching to
more of you who knew Cynthia later in her life. I met
It wasn’t until I showed up for the first day of my
tell her about my engagement and to ask her to be
Cyn in between 7th and 8th grade. We met at Hun
freshman year at Hun that I met Cyn again. Barry
in my wedding. She was a friend that was always
but we were not students of The Hun School yet. We
Landis ’84 and his brothers drove me to school
there for me. She was a true friend to so many of
were both there to take our SSATs. We discovered
and Barry pointed me in the direction of where I
us. In the last few years, after Cyndy was sick, we
that we were both applying to Hun. She sat in front
needed to go, and that was it. I can’t remember
would talk on the phone and we would meet for
of me – her long blonde hair and her very warm
how or when on that first day that I met Cyn again.
coffee – she drank green tea! We would share a
smile. I was so nervous – a girl from PA applying for
I think she remembered me, but I was so happy to
muffin and we would pick up right where we left
a school in New Jersey. I never really had seen Hun
see her again. I think I stuck to her like glue! I am
off – one hour would turn into two and then into
before. My dad went to Hun, so it was the next step
sure that when we all look back on that first day,
three talking about life. She exemplified a great
for me after 8th grade. Cyn, I am sure, had been to
we felt the same way – you had to walk everywhere
spirit and loyalty to her family. She was resolute
Hun a ton of times because of her brothers (Craig
to get to class, lunch, the gym – I was so thankful to
about everything – Cyn focused on surrounding
Darvin ’78 and Scott Darvin ’81) – this was the next
have one friend and that friend was Cyndy! That was
herself with everything positive – no negative
step for her as well.
38 years ago.
thoughts – it was hard enough. That was the understanding that we had between the two of us.
“Our four years at Hun were some of the best years
Cyn was determined to see this disease through.
of my life. I so fondly look back on those years with
When we talked, we never talked about the end,
so many memories and almost all of them involve
only what she wanted for her children and for
Cyndy. She had so many friends at school. Our class
Joaquin. She would talk about various options that
was small – around 113 people were in our class –
they all had and about her hopes and dreams for
everyone knew Cyn. She was the girl next door. But
Liam, Valentina, and Joaquin. She loved Joaquin
also so smart and intellectual. She was a wonderful
and her children – she was in awe of them all. They
writer - and she loved all of us – she had such a way
were her rock - they were her everything – what a
with people. I loved Cyndy.
wonderful gift to all. “I am a very faithful person. I thought of Cyndy the
left Bob Scherr ’83 and his daughter Sabrina ’15, a junior at Penn State below left Bob Scherr visits his daughter Natalie, a freshman at West Virginia University. below Marlo Iacona Berliner ’86 released her latest book.
last days of her life. I thought about Mr. and Mrs. Darvin, I thought about Liam Vega ’21 and Valentina Vega and I thought of Joaquin. She will never be forgotten, her smile and her warm embraces – her outlook on life even through the lenses of this terrible disease. She had the strength, I was always so impressed by that. It was really remarkable. That is how I remember Cynthia Darvin Vega.”
Marlo Iacona Berliner wrote, “I hope everyone from the Class of 1986 is doing well, and enjoying a happy and healthy year. I’m pleased to announce that my latest book, The Ghost Chronicles 2, is now out in the wild! This is the sequel to my award-winning debut book, The Ghost Chronicles. Working in publishing continues to be a challenge, but I’m super excited to announce that I’ve signed with Eric Ruben of the Ruben Agency for literary representation. I’ve also recently published a book of inspirational short stories titled Lessons of Hope and Light. And in another strange turn of events, I can now check being in a movie off my bucket list! I got to be an extra this past summer in a movie called Code 8 starring Stephen Amell and Robbie Amell. The film should be out in 2018 around the holidays if all goes to plan. Look for me in the downtown protest scene, which was actually shot in Toronto. Take care and I hope to see you all again very soon!”
David and Kristen Steinberg married at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort on November 4, 2017. Hun friends David Solomons, David Prince and Walter
Leach ’80 attended the weekend festivities. They also welcomed the newest addition to their family, baby Kayla. David is the CEO of Zeta Global.
Derek Ruetsch wrote, “Hello Classmates from 1988! It’s been a very interesting year for Liz and I, from attending a wedding in Moscow (complete with dancing bear) to relaxing with our former neighbors from Massachusetts for weeks in Athens and Santorini, Greece. I’ve traveled all over this year for work, with new destinations including: Quito, Ecuador; Campinas, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Sydney, Australia; and Liege, Belgium. I’m expecting the upgrade into the left seat (to captain) on the 747 sometime in mid-2018. “Liz received the Society of Women Engineer’s Global Leadership Award last year in Austin, Texas. I’m so proud of her! And, finally, the Class of 1988
above The Steinberg family: Carter, Kristen, David
will be celebrating its 30th Reunion and as Reunion
Steinberg ’87, baby Kayla, Isabel, and Amelia
Ambassador I look forward to seeing all of my 1988
left Michael Axelrod ’89, a professor of psychology,
classmates return to Princeton to enjoy an evening
had his first book published, with a second book
of catching up with each other at The Hun School,
to hit the shelves in spring of 2018.
as well as the “pre-party” (after party) as we have had in the past at the very gracious Ed Haemmerle residence. Thanks again to Ed and Louise for their
“Our 30th Reunion is around the corner – 2019! You
will hear from me soon about returning to Hun to celebrate!”
“You will all be hearing from me or other Reunion
Ambassadors to catch up and get some interest going so that we can have the highest return rate
Kimberly McCreight wrote, “I started work on my
of any class. See you in April!”
third adult novel to be published a year from now
by Harper Books, and third and final installment of my YA Trilogy The Outliers comes out May 8, 2018,
Michael Axelrod wrote, “I’m live in Eau Claire,
from Harper Teen. It’s called The Collide. I live in
WI, where I’m a professor of psychology at the
Park Slope, Brooklyn, with my husband and two
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Professionally,
daughters. Best wishes to the Class of 1990!”
I recently had my first book, Behavior Analysis for
School Psychologists, published by Routledge Press. I anticipate my second book, Great Myths of
Michele Falcey Ewing wrote, “We celebrated
Adolescent Psychology, to come out in Spring of 2018.
Alison Baker’s 45th birthday at her home in New
to meet some new alumni. Krista’s son Q and my
Jersey. In addition to celebrating Alison’s 45th, we
“On the home front, my wife, Angela, and I have
son Jay are classmates! Jay had a great first year at
also toasted to our thirty years of friendship!”
two boys, Hank, a catcher, and George, a pitcher. I
the Middle School and played on the tennis team.
had the pleasure of visiting Hun in June of 2016 for
He is enjoying his 8th grade year in the beautiful
Bill McQuade’s sendoff. Spending time with him
new renovated Middle School building. I had the
and others brought back some great memories.
pleasure of meeting up with Raja Subramoni ’88
Best to all, Axe.”
this past fall...our Hun world is so small sometimes.
Organizational Psychology from George Mason
My daughter Samantha enjoys playing travel
University in May. He is now a professor of leadership
Jennifer Phillips Raics wrote, “I’m glad to be part
soccer for our local club with Gary Roberts ’85 as
at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis,
Ross ’88. It’s a great group of people, and it’s nice
of Bill Kearns ’86.
of the Alumni Board again and serve with Krista
her coach along with Haley Kearns ’24, daughter
MD. Dave and Val, and their three daughters, live in Crownsville, Maryland.
above Class of 1987: First row: Katherine Margoles, Elizabeth Slutsky Baker. Second row: Romeo Laurente, Kristin Urbaniak Shea, Katherine Fehskens Nappi, Tammy Dougherty Holden, Jodi Howe, Kristen Vitale Peterson, Donna Foster Preuss, Kevin Byrnes. Third row: Gere Ricker, Robert Foster, Marian Stoddard McLaughlin, David Solomons, Susan Worthington, Linda Rowe Catullo, Kristin Paxton, Aaron Harnick, Robert Cobun Fourth row: Jordan Lloyd, George Heery, Chad Stockman, trustee Andy Monfried, Eddie Belmont, Tal Stuccilli Elkayam. Rob Weber is missing from the photo. above right Kimberly McCreight ’90 releases her third and final installment of her Young Adult Trilogy The Outliers in May of 2018. The new book is called The Collide.
above left Congratulations to Coach Gary Roberts ’85 (top row, far right) of Patriot FC Soccer Club and his 2006 Girls ICSL League Champions. Also pictured are: Samantha Raics (bottom row, far right) daughter of Jennifer Phillips Raics ‘89, and Haley Kearns ’24 (next to Coach Roberts) daughter of Bill Kearns ’86. above Left to right from the Class of 1991: Stephanie Hantman, Jumana Soudah Saganowski, Alison Baker and Michele Falcey Ewing left Post Garay/Fernandez wedding celebrations at Wynwood Brewing Co. in Miami, FL. Left to right: Sergio Fernandez ’89, Eric Humphreys ’92, Kim Marsilio ’90, Vincent Nucaso ’89, Brad Arlett ’90, Bridget Walsh Girandola ’90
above left Class of 1992: Bottom left to right: Shawntell Manning, Barbara Treacy ’93, Avani Tailor, Mohsin Sheikh. Top left to right: Kenneth Weichselbaum, Kevin Shaffer, Michael Sutterlin, David Kohn, Thomas Urbaniak. above right Jia-Wen ‘Jill’ Wu ’93 and her family visited Hun this past summer, pictured here with her two sons, Matthew and Ethan Chuang. below Ari and Isabelle, best buddies and children of Stacey Shubitz ’95
Mark your calendar: April 20-21, 2018, Alumni
made Hun an even greater school. Visiting Hun with my children gave them the ability to connect the scene with some stories I’ve shared with them
Weekend! Make plans to join us on Friday evening
and what it was like when I was their age. After
for the Alumni Recognition Ceremony where we
the tour, I met Mrs. Dianne Somers, one of the
will honor Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Johnny
most important mentors in my life. She had given
Rooney ’93. 25th Reunion celebrations will take
me so much and guided me through some of the
place on Saturday night!
toughest, but most beautiful times in my teenage years. It was wonderful to bring my children back
Jen Pontani Stone wrote, “Hello Class of 1993.
It’s hard to believe we will be celebrating our 25th high school Reunion in the spring. I’m so excited
“I may have traveled to many cities, formed new
to reconnect with our classmates, it will be a great
friendships, and found independence, but when it
night. I hope many of you will be able to make it
came time to return to a school that I called ‘home’,
back to campus. It’s sure to be a great weekend
the definition of that word had not changed.”
with friends and family!” Jia-Wen ‘Jill’ Wu wrote, “It was truly an amazing trip revisiting The Hun School after nearly twenty-
Jordan Finnegan wrote, “Greetings to all of you
five years. Nothing had changed… yet so much has
from the West Coast and I hope everyone is well.
I was very sorry to hear the news of P. Terence
Beach’s passing and I would like to express “Getting off the NJ transit station in Princeton at
condolences to Mrs. Beach and the entire Beach
Wawa, my emotions and excitement surfaced. I have
family for their loss.”
my three children beside me; taking an Uber from the station, making a turn onto Edgerstoune Road,
Bob Hornby wrote, “I am the Open Space
the path has been the same as I remembered.
Coordinator for Delaware Township NJ, acting as
Upon entering Russell Hall we received a warm
a go-between for landowners and non-profits to
to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Despite the
greeting from the receptionist, and the smell of the
take advantage of local, state, and federal money.
reports on CNN, the members I am deployed with
Hall brings back memories of the past. At the same
I’ve been volunteering for the last ten years and
are doing a phenomenal job caring for the Puerto
time, I notice my children are curious and ready to
almost a third of our twenty-seven square miles
Ricans and their families and we are thankful that
explore the campus.
are under some type of agricultural or preservation
we can make a difference. After seventeen years
easement, this gives me the chance to dedicate
wearing a Navy uniform, I remain proud of what I do
“Thanks to Ms. Janine Russo Vanisko ’83 who
time to ongoing projects and encouraging future
and have fun doing it every day.
gave us a tour of the School. The old buildings
along with the new facilities all together have
Marcia McClintick Frye wrote, “I am deployed on the USNS Comfort in support of disaster relief
HUN ALUMNI RETURN FOR RAIDER READS 2017 Four Hun alumni came back to speak to students on Raider Reads Day on November 9, 2017. As the students took part in an interdisciplinary day of
learning, these alumni took time from their busy schedules to share their knowledge and expertise with current Raiders. The 2017 Raider Reads theme
was thriving in the face of adversity, and students read Station Eleven, a fictional account of a worldwide pandemic, to spur conversation and learning.
CORINNA SMITHSON BISGAIER ’90: Corinna (Nina) Smithson Bisgaier’s professional life has focused on introducing people to their own creativity and connecting with those around them through experiential learning and the arts. She led the students through a discussion of the importance of arts to our society As a teacher, arts administrator, consultant, trainer, and coach, Ms. Bisgaier has worked to merge the creative and pragmatic. She has worked extensively with Young Audiences, Inc., both regionally and nationally and helped to build the West Windsor Arts Center in Princeton Junction
Currently, she is building a private coaching and consulting practice, Blindspot Training. Ms. Bisgaier holds a bachelor’s in English and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a master’s in
clockwise from top left Brendan Conlon ’91, Ari Schuler ’99, Andrew Benincasa ’02, and Corinna Smithson Bisgaier ’90 returned to Hun to participate in Raider Reads day.
English Education from New York University. BRENDAN CONLON ’91: Mr. Conlon, who modeled a cyber-attack with students,
is the COO for
the Financial Systemic Analysis and Resiliency Center (FSARC), where he is responsible for daily operations of the Center. FSARC’s mission is to proactively identify, analyze, assess, and coordinate activities to mitigate systemic risk to the U.S. financial system from current and emerging cyber security threats. Prior to his current role, Mr. Conlon founded Vahna, Inc., a venture backed developer of a cloud-based cyber security tool used for monitoring, threat hunting, and incident response. He founded Vahna in 2013 after more than ten years of offensive Computer Network Operations at the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA.) ARI SCHULER ’99: Mr. Schuler, who currently serves as an Advisor to the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for all things related to innovation and information technology,
pandemics; how they work, and what is being done to protect us. Prior to joining U.S. Customs, he worked at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate and spent time at the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator’s Office within the White House. During his government service,
he has worked on issues such as biodefense,
ANDREW BENINCASA ’02: Mr. Benincasa
aviation security, countering violent extremism,
and big data analytics.
storytelling as a way of conveying struggle and
thriving in the face of adversity. Mr. Benincasa he
makes stop-motion animations, paper-cut art,
spent seven years in a technology startup
and stories. With a background in literature,
company developing laser technology used
Mr. Benincasa taught himself show puppetry,
applications. Prior to his time in industry, he
makes a living as a freelance artist in NYC. He
researched biodefense issues at the Johns
currently makes music videos and animations
Hopkins Center for Health Security. Mr. Schuler
for the school of life, is creating a stage show
at St. Anne’s Warehouse, and is developing an
Administration from American University and
animated adaptation of the Book of Job.
a Master’s Degree in Biodefense from George Mason University.
above left Trustee Leah Bills Ricci ’96 welcomed Wyatt Alexander Ricci last May. JJ is thrilled to be a big brother! above right Live video conference with Josh Mack ’99 and Hun School students during a “Casablanca Showcase” below left Jessica Gale ’00 celebrated her wedding day with fellow Hun alumni: Kate Goldsmith ‘00, Jessica Gale ’00 and her husband Sunny Dubey, Lauren Varallo Beers ‘00, and her husband Jack Beers below right Ian Young ’98 welcomed baby Stella born on June 1st
above left First big commitment for Kenyon Class of 2039. Vincent Michael Monfiletto, son of Emily and Chris Monfiletto ’00 above right Class of 1997: First Row: Tom Rozwadowski, Kelly Camamis Klein, Heather MacKenzie, Joanne Deni, Jennifer Russo Shukofsky, Lia Soriero Camuto, Jen Sabol Hall, Jessica Kennett Brosnan, Steve Brosnan Middle Row: Tapan Tailor, Mark Barbin, Arthur Gross, Amy Nissim Kagan, Phil Pratico, Kevin Reeves, Casey Bell Stanziano, Morgan Battle Top row: Carl Kreger, Ryan Simone, Bryan Zoffinger, Ken Templeton, Matt Zisler, Matt Ventresca, Mona Bakry Martineau, Bryce Beermann. 38
which brought back some great memories. We also celebrated the opening of the new Middle School facilities at Hun, which are just amazing. “Hey Class of 1998… can you believe it’s been twenty years since we graduated? Looking forward to seeing everyone for Reunion weekend. We have the Run for Kate in the morning which gets a great turn out. It’s so nice to see old friends returning with their kids. The daytime is a great time to catch some games and see how beautiful the campus is and how much it has grown since we were here. The evening party is where we all get together to enjoy dinner, dancing, and catching up. I look forward to seeing you all here in April for Reunion weekend!” Ian Young and his wife Olivia happily welcomed above Left to right: Robert Gorrie ’98, Margaret Gorrie, Alex Gorrie ’96, Mary Catherine Carosa, Justine Rolland, Isla Gorrie, Amanda Gorrie, Noah Gorrie, former Board Chair Thomas Gorrie. Stacey Shubitz and her husband were delighted
Mr. Tom Wilcox was my US History teacher at The
to add another member to their family. Ari Frederic
Hun School of Princeton. That man knew everything!
Schaefer was born in September 2016. He and his
I had always enjoyed and even excelled in social
older sister, Isabelle, may be nearly six years apart,
studies and history courses throughout my years as
but they’ve become best buddies.
a student, but in 11th grade Mr. Wilcox engaged us in
a way no other teacher had: he made connections. I suddenly saw history as a living, breathing discipline as opposed to the study of dead men and dates.
Leah Bills Ricci and her husband, Justin, welcomed
Now, this was before the age of pervasive technology
their second baby, Wyatt Alexander, on May 4th. He
use in the classroom. This was when textbooks
weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches
were akin to gospel and that was how you learned
everything about the past. Except in Wilcox’s class (He was the cool teacher who went by one name
On October 21st, 2017, Alexander Gorrie ‘96 was
like Cher or Beyonce; No formalities needed). Mr.
married to Mary Catherine Carosa of Buffalo NY,
Wilcox would dive into rich lecture and discussion,
at Il Borro in Loro Ciuffenna, Italy. Hun alumni in
and presentations would be peppered with slide
attendance were Robert Gorrie ‘98, Scott Gifis
shows of his personal travels and anecdotes. He
‘96, Brian Rappaport ‘96, Brian Schmierer and
made whatever topic we were studying relevant to
William King ‘98. It also happened to be Alex’s
a group of teenagers. His expectations for us were
unparalleled and we each worked hard to meet
Heather MacKenzie is an Instructional Coordinator for social studies and world Languages for Henry County schools, the eighth largest school district in the state of Georgia. The following excerpt is taken from a blog last year: How and/or when did you get hooked on history? A love of and respect for history has been a constant in my life. Born and raised in Philadelphia, my earliest memories are weekend outings to Valley Forge or field trips to Independence Hall. In high school, I used to spend all day laying out and studying on the Princeton Battlefields. I even remember when the Liberty Bell was next to a bus stop! However, I would say I truly became hooked on history in high school. Like most educators, I was inspired by an educator.
them because he empowered us to do so. Years later when I became a history teacher myself, his teaching was the meter stick which I measured myself against. This year I will return to Hun for my 20th Reunion and can’t wait to thank Wilcox for “hooking” me on history.
their first child Stella Jane Young into the world on June 1st. They’re loving every exhausting minute of it at their home in Brooklyn, NY. Ian looks forward to seeing everyone at the 20th Reunion in the Spring.
On Sunday November 12th, members of the Video Production classes hosted family and friends for a “Casablanca Showcase” in Russell Lounge-an afternoon of active, hands-on production experiences followed by a screening of “the most beloved movie of all time” that evening. A highlight of the day’s celebration was a live video conference with Josh Mack on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, CA. Josh, a creative executive at New Line Cinema, stood outside Stage 7 where Casablanca was shot seventy-five years ago, and traced his career in show business from his video and film education at Hun, through college, and all the way up to working on such films as Collateral Beauty with Will Smith and San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson. The student reviews for the movie-themed day are in: “Authentic!” “Educational!” “Fun!” Lauren Scardella wrote, “I opened my own law firm in Hamilton, NJ, in September 2017, representing clients in criminal defense, DWI, and general traffic defense cases. I was awarded the Young Lawyer of the Year award by the Mercer County Bar Association in November 2017.”
Mark your calendar: April 20-21, 2018, Alumni Weekend! Make plans to join us on Friday evening for the Alumni Recognition Ceremony where we will honor Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ’98.
Gabrielle Graff wrote, “It’s been a busy start of the school year here at Hun for me. My daughter Paige
Graff ’20 is a sophomore and I had the pleasure of being the assistant girls’ varsity tennis coach
Jessica Gale wrote, “On September 23, 2017, I married my longtime love Sunny Dubey at my parents’ home in New Jersey. Attending the wedding were Kate Goldsmith in from Los Angeles and Lauren Varallo Beers, along with Lauren’s
husband Jack Beers, who came in from South Carolina. It was great to catch up with them all since my husband and I have recently moved to Berlin, Germany. We would love to connect with anyone
visiting Berlin or living abroad as well!” Todd Pagel was elected on November 7th to the Metuchen Town Council. Metuchen is a small town in central New Jersey of about 15,000 residents. The council is made up of six council members
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!
and a mayor. The Council adopts ordinances and
The Hun School of Princeton’s Alumni Association is actively
resolutions and makes all policy in the Borough
seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumnus of the Year Award,
government. Each member is assigned as a liaison to several departments, boards and commissions with the consent of Council. Todd will be the liaison to the
Distinguished Alumnus Award, and the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Shade Tree Commission, Emergency Management
Please email your nomination for these prestigious and important community
Commission and the Volunteer Fire Department.
awards to Director of Alumni Engagement and Reunion Giving
Rob Kuchar and his wife, Sarah, welcomed Elliot
Janine Russo Vanisko ’83 at email@example.com.
Thank you to all alumni and friends for submissions.
“Ellie” Julia Kuchar on November 16th. “Caroline loves being a big sister and can’t wait to teach Ellie how to cheer ‘Go Raiders!’” Jason Slomovitz and Lauren Fine married on
and University of Florida, by enabling students to
Laura Wirpsza received the Distinguished Recent
May 27, 2017 at Waterworks in Philadelphia, PA.
Alumni Award from Susquehanna University on
“Lauren is a Yale undergraduate, Duke Law. She
October 22, 2017. This was in recognition for her
started a non-profit in Philadelphia called the Youth
dedicated accomplishments in chemistry leading
Sentencing and Reentry Project. She’s a rock star!
to the development of luminescent lanthanide
Her life summed up in a website: ysrp.org (watch
ion probes and near infrared dyes used to detect
Valley, CA, on December 10th 2016. Other Hun
some of the videos, crazy stuff…. I actually made this
alumni in attendance include Nick Carter ’04,
one with some Mr. Hoban skills I had to dust off: https://youtu.be/TO2FVkU3i0E )
Tiffany Carter married Skipper Crockett in Squaw
Mariel Fink, Megan Stinson, and Taylor Mikolasy. Laura graduated from Susquehanna University in 2006 and received her Ph.D from New Jersey
Barrington Lloyd-Lovett wrote, “Islay Rose was
“I have been the dental director in a few offices
Institute of Technology in 2013.
born in December 2016. She’s doing very well,
within our group practice over the past few years,
Princeton, she now works for Labster Inc., where
and enjoys school and everything it has to offer.
as I learn and lend a hand in keeping patients first
she is responsible for managing STEM (science,
Her mother is an Assistant United States Attorney
when corporate dentistry meets private equity.
based out of Oakland, CA, and her father works on
In my free time, I escape back into my right brain,
collaborations with universities across the globe.
helping as much as possible with a production
security and fraud prevention at a startup in San Francisco.”
company I helped start while in college, www.
professors and students alike, at institutions
such as MIT, Stanford, University of Denmark,
above left Jason Slomovitz ’01 and Lauren Fine. above middle Children of Sarah and Rob Kuchar ’01, big sister Caroline and “Ellie” above right Islay Rose, daughter of Barrington Lloyd-Lovett ’03
top left Laura Wirpsza ’02 above Class of 2002: Leo Stinson, Laura Wirpsza, Pat Quirk, Ashley Hobgood Carunchio, Christian Brunone, Peter Burke far left Celebrating Tiffany Carter ’03’s wedding: Mariel Fink ’03, Megan Stinson ’03, and Taylor Mikolasy ’03. bottom left Tiffany Carter ’03 and Skipper Crockett. left Scott Sussman ’03 and his son Tyler enjoying some quiet time below Celebrating the wedding of Jordan Gottleib ’03: From left to right: Zach Gottlieb ’06, Rachael Weinstein ’03, Jason Carrillo, Samantha Druker Scher ’04, Matt Scher, Lauren Viscomi Closs ’03, Kevin Closs, Bonnie Kozloff Gottlieb, Jordan Gottlieb ’03, Scott Sussman ’03 and Andrew Gardner ’03
Peter Fonseca wrote, “I am busy with work! Just
Nora Saunders Dunnan moved up to New York
purchased two more McDonald’s in Harlem. Two
City in the spring to open a business with two
months ago, on September 29th, my wife Eva
partners called Five Iron Golf. “It’s an indoor golf
gave birth to our son Romey Fonseca! Life has
hangout near Union Square with four state-of-the-
been crazy and busy. I’m on paternity leave and
art simulators, a lounge area, and a kitchen and
just soaking up the smiles he gives me during
bar. Come in to take a lesson with one of our three
top left Eva and PJ Fonseca ’04 with their son
the day. We are currently living in Jersey City, NJ
pros, rent a simulator, or host an event!”
Romey – future Hun Raider! top middle Moses
and working in Manhattan. The dream is to have
and Jillian Fonseca Mederos ’05, daughter Hadley,
Romey attend The Hun School one day and keep
and family pup Leon enjoy a day in the sand. top
the tradition strong.”
right Jordan Browning ’07 married William Fluney. above Justin Pone ’06 and his daughter Emelia above right Lucy DiPastina ’06, Anthony DiPastina
Jordan Browning married William Fluney on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey. Jordan and William
Jillian Fonseca Mederos and her husband Moses
traveled to Dubai and the Maldives for their
McMullin, Cathy DiPastina, and Mary DiPastina ’08.
welcomed their bundle of joy Hadley Sarah Mederos
Congratulations Angela and Stephen!
on February 25, 2017. Family pup Leon is happy, too!
’75, Angela DiPastina McMullin ’05, Stephen
top left Wedding bells for Alix Perrine ’08 and Matt Dyer top right Class of 2007: Front row: Kiala Vislocky Siman, Julianne Marino, Sarah Dileo Craig, Tyler Willey, Valerie Patriarca McKiernan, Ryan Schmitz, Corley Bell, Shannon Berger, Colin Rosenblum and Harish Pasupuleti Middle Row: Royce Russell, Joey Flotteron, AJ Blackburn, Matt Sanford, Jen Jacob, Banning Kuebler, Carol Ann Michel, Whitt Bell, Lucy Obus, Mike Williams Back row: Shane Davis, Mia Sapienza, Sean Munley, Sean Pucciarelli, Idris Hillard, Joe Deane and Randy Mershon above Left to right: Jack Stinson ’18, Bridget Stinson ‘08, Megan Stinson ‘03, Mary Stinson ‘06, Jeremy Phelps, Leo Stinson ‘02 and Megan Cowen Stinson left Linda Demler, Scott Demler ‘08, Erin Carroll Demler and Fred Demler.
Scott Demler and Erin Carroll Demler were married on May 20, 2017 in Charleston, SC, surrounded by friends and family. Scott’s brother and best man Todd Demler ’04, groomsman Matt Everts ’08, and Dr. and Mrs. David Mino, parents of Diana Mino ‘01 and Andrew Mino ‘07, were in attendance. Scott
and Erin met through football while at Virginia Tech and now reside in Yardley, PA.
Alix Perrine married Matt Dyer at the Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid, NY, on December 2, 2017. Hun School alumni in attendance were, Allegra Smith, Caroline
Catherine Mills, Amanda White, Jenn McCusker
Arizona State University, and studied business management. From there, I moved further west
Baer, Hillary Drewry, and Ricky Perrine ’10.
and cemented myself in Newport Beach, CA. I work
Brent Petrone wrote, “It’s hard to believe it has been
Hawaii. I thank The Hun School for shaping me
in sales and I cover California, Arizona, Nevada, and
almost ten years since we graduated on the Mall. As I
into who I am today and giving me a firm base of
reflect on the past decade, it’s indisputable that The
studies. The transition from high school to college
Hun School helped me develop the skills necessary
Mary DiPastina wrote, “I can’t wait to see the Class
to succeed not only in college, but in my career and
of 2008 at our 10th reunion in April!” Make plans to
in life. I hope my classmates will join me and come
Cyndra Couch has partnered with a company that
return to campus for a fun weekend filled with lots of
back to 176 Edgerstoune this April to celebrate our
is revolutionizing the skin/body care industry as an
laughter and memories.
class milestone, reconnect, and give back to The Hun
independent distributor. Sheago Cosmetics was sold
School community that has given so much to each
in Whole Foods Market for twelve years and has been
featured in the New York Times.
Sheago Cosmetics, a division of The Gollman
mixing, and mastering our debut album Lightning
MBI Fitness has been featured by Men’s Health,
Corporation, was founded by a mom with a vision of
Kid due out mid-April. It’s rock and roll with
Perform Better, statecollege.com, Centre Daily
a better life for herself and her family. Anoa Stephanie
tinges of R&B and folk. Our biggest influences
Times, and the Dr. Joy Show. I was also invited to
Gollman created Sheago. Seeing a need for a better
for this record are Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder,
be a founding member of the Men’s Health Fitness
way in the cosmetic industry, she recruited a team
Led Zeppelin, D’Angelo, and newer groups like
Council for industry leading fitness professionals.
of scientists to develop a luxury line of plant or “food”
Alabama Shakes, Vulfpeck, and Medeski, Martin &
I’m hoping that by furthering my education I will be
based body care products specializing in vitamin rich
Wood. While our live show is comprised of Kevin
able to help others live healthier lives.”
butters and oils. Sheago Cosmetics offers products
Clifford (drums/vocals) and Jonah Tolchin (electric
for women, men, and babies of all skin types. Learn
guitar/vocals), the album adds bass, organs/
more at http://cyndrac2.sheago.com.
keyboards, and viola.
Brad Starr and Alyssa Pone (picture, opposite page)
were married on May 6, 2017, in Princeton, NJ. “We
campus working as a teaching fellow this year. I feel
met at The Hun School and have been dating since
manufacturing, and distribution of our record
so privileged to be shaping the lives of Hun School
our junior year there (ten years this March). Even
digitally and on vinyl. I owe much to The Hun
students in the way that our wonderful teachers
though we live in Los Angeles, CA, now, we couldn’t
School community for fostering my artistry at such
did for us not so long ago. Being back on campus
have imagined getting married anywhere other than
a young age and providing outlets like jazz band
reminds me of the days we spent together just
where we met and fell in love - and we took all of our
and theatrical performances to express myself. We
five years ago trekking up to the Dining Hall to get
photos at the School because of the special place it
would love to perform at The Hun School during
a bagel during Community Life period, watching
will always hold in our hearts.”
a Reunion or homecoming! We hope The Hun
HUN TV, and hanging out in the SAC. The joy and
School community will support us!” Here are links
enthusiasm that we had for The Hun School lives
Alyssa is a producer at ABC Network News (mostly
on in today’s Hun students, and I feel so blessed to
Good Morning America & World News Tonight
with David Muir), and Brad is a story analyst for
dharmasoulmusic/; and our YouTube video: https://
several talent agencies and production companies
Olivia Albanese wrote, “Class of 2013… It has been
a dream come true to be back on The Hun School’s
be able to take part in their Hun journey every day. “I hope you will join me for our 5th Reunion this April to experience for yourself the joy that lives at Hun. A lot has changed since we graduated: the addition of
Adam Goldberg wrote, “I thought I would give an
School; and the grand stand project. But the feeling
update on my career path since graduating from
of being home at Hun remains. Join me April 20-21st
their marriage surrounded by beloved family and
Penn State. I started my own personal training
to reconnect, reminisce, and remember our high
friends, and their two wonderful puppies. They look
company at the end of last year in State College,
forward to celebrating their honeymoon this spring
PA. It is called MBI Fitness, which stands for “mind-
in Italy, Finland, and Switzerland.
body integration.” I’m also pursuing a master’s in
Heston Charres and Michael Ray introduce Hudson
professional counseling from Seton Hall University.
House: a production house now open for business.
Kevin Clifford wrote, “It’s been an exciting past few
My career goal is to provide a wholesome approach
Creating beautiful work with a streamlined process
months! My band Dharmasoul finished recording,
to wellness for clients. Since starting the business,
Julia Anthony and Kate Monaghan celebrated
the Global Commons; the newly renovated Middle
left Hun sweethearts Brad Starr ’09 and Alyssa Pone ’09 at Hun on their wedding day, May 6, 2017 above, left Dan Cohen ’09 with his parents, Leslie and Larry Cohen, who reside in Scottsdale, AZ middle Jason Elefant ’11 and Tyler Veth ’11 enjoying the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley, England. Nice Hun tie! right Julia Anthony ’10 married Kate Monaghan on October 15, 2017 at Historic Shady Lane in Manchester, PA.
“Contact us, we’d be happy to give you the Raider treatment, hudsonhousechicago.com.”
Logan Leppo is at Bard College in New York and has become a valuable member of the Bard men’s soccer team. He expects to see significant action in the years to come. Logan and nine other students were admitted to the Bard College EMS program. This is the only student-run EMS program on a college campus in the United States. The program is comprised of evening classes and seminars during the week and that he be “on call” one day a week. He is thankful for all he learned in anatomy and physiology with Ms. Piel. Sam Leppo is in his first semester at Colby College in Maine, and has already been selected for two significant
community. He was elected by his class to be a Class of 2021 senator in the Student Government, and was also the only first-year selected by the faculty to the College Affairs Committee. As a member of the
above Class of 2012: Front row: Carly Sussman, Emily Decicco, Shukra Sabnis, Lexi Caldwell, Austin Barth, Katie Stevenson, Phoebe Huang, Joe Anthony, Juliana Bello Middle row: Brett Forman, Lulu Dessailly, Mo Howard, Katie Seitz, Nicole Campellone, Ben Schenkman, Jim Arnold, Nicole Shockley, Lily MacGregor, Parker Lewis, Garrett Lau Back row: Christopher Seitz, Tim Andrews, Thomas Browne, Paul Soltis, Michael Chang, Alex Barker, Alex Benthem de Grave, Emily Stout and Jesse Pazdera below, left Zach Hundertmark ’11 enjoyed a quick visit with Tim Pitts, former faculty, on a recent trip down South right Dianne Somers and Jia-Wen ‘Jill’ Wu ’93.
College Affairs Committee, Sam plays an integral part in helping shape college/town relations and the multi-million-dollar revitalization of downtown Waterville. In this role, he works side by side with the Dean of the College and other leading faculty. Sam has maintained a demanding course load and is a member of the men’s soccer program. He is also a video editor for student run campaigns and is doing some work for the private sector.
Geoff Evans wrote, “I was in a boat from Marin Rowing Association that was lucky enough to win the Senior Master Eight (50+ 8+) at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston last month (where I ran into Rob Michel, coincidentally).
experienced the Revolution. I continue to do projects
and Julia’s 3-year old sister Lydia, is thrilled to have a
for Crossroads of the American Revolution and the
playmate ... in a year or so! Congratulations, Maryellen
In other news, I’m in my fifth year at Head-Royce
Old Barracks Museum and was recently elected
and Al, on your 6th grandchild!
School in Oakland, CA, teaching freshmen history
president of the Hopewell Valley Historical Society. I also had an article published in their newsletter
Ed Sabol wrote, “I have been doing science camps,
about the lives of the black families that lived in
basketball camps, soccer, basketball, and baseball
Pleasant Valley from the time of slavery up to the
games. Jon, Eddie, and Jessica keep me busy.
to say hi to any Hun people visiting San Francisco!”
early 20th century. Jane continues to work part-time
Traveled to Georgia Tech for my nephew’s Ph.D.
at Howell Farm and especially enjoys working with
defense and my other nephew’s wedding at Montfair
Jane and Larry Kidder wrote, “We both enjoy
the visiting school groups. It is also great when a
Farm Resort in Virginia. On the veteran’s front been
former Hun student visits the farm with their kids. We
doing the various ceremonies and parades and
keep in touch with some former students through
directing veterans in need to resources. I hope all are
Facebook and enjoy keeping up with friends from
well and I look forward to seeing alumni at The Hun
The Hun School, especially former faculty member
and a senior interdisciplinary elective on Oakland and the Bay Area. My wife, Margot, and I have two lovely kids, Oliver (3) and Etta (10mo) and we’d love
our active life. I have been keeping busy with my volunteer work at Howell Living History Farm and with local history projects. I recently had my book on Trenton during the American Revolution published by The Knox Press and have been giving talks on the subject to various groups in the area. The book is entitled Crossroads of the Revolution: Trenton, 1774-1783 and puts the story of the battle of Trenton in December 1776 into the context of the other ways the people of Trenton contributed to and
Frank Dippery and family. Maryellen Rende’s son Albert and his wife Marcella,
Zach Hundertmark ’11 was in Bluffton, SC, to visit his parents and drove down to see the Pitts for a few
welcomed a little bundle of joy on June 13th Julia
hours. Tim and Ellen so enjoy seeing and catching
Ethel Rende arrived weighing 6 pounds, 1 ounce, and
up with Hun alumni!
was 19 1/2 inches long. Mom and baby are doing well,
In Memory of... Marcy Brown III ’39 Franklin Montross III ’48 Louis Munds ’48 Michael Dingman ’51 Ralph Brunori ’53 Barry Jerolamon ’53 Bruce Beckmann ’57 Gary Hilton Sr. ’58 Jay Maynell ’61 Frank Penn IV ’65 Peter Sammis ’62 Lionel Kaplan ’65 Joseph Castoro ’69 George Tilghman ’69 Scott Kasdin ’70 Robert Alberts II ’72 Tarik Attar ’77 Miriam Block Flaer ’83 Cynthia Darvin Vega ’84 Andrew Nelson ’91 Oliver Giller ’93 Evan Mickle ’96 Judith Ackerman mother of Brooke Ackerman-Bick ’89 Milton Adelman father of Arthur Adelman ’69 and grandfather of Lauren Adelman ’96 Gus Antonakos father of Todd Antonakos ’84
Arlene Berger mother of Sheryl Punia, former trustee, grandmother of Elyse Punia Rosenfield ’03 and Charles Punia ’08 Harry “Chubby” Blackwell father of Rukiya Blackwell ’94 James Bulger former faculty Anthony Cannuli grandfather of Anthony Cannuli, faculty and great grandfather of Sophia Cannuli ’24 Susan Charen sister of Jeffrey Charen ’74 and Michael Charen ’76 Nicola Ciccone father-in-law of Nicholas Scozzari ’77 former trustee, and grandfather of Nicholas Scozzari ’05 James Conlon father of James Conlon ’88, Moira Conlon Fallon ’90, and Brendan Conlon ’91 Gilda Cortina mother of Greg Cortina ’71 former trustee, grandmother of Douglas Cortina ’03, Brian Cortina ’05, and Matthew Cortina ’07 Joan Coulson grandmother of Eli Obus ’04 and Lucy Obus ’07 Linda Fehskens mother of Mary Fehskens Keene ’81, Donna Fehskens ’82, Kenneth Fehskens ’84, Katherine Fehskens Nappi ’87, Suzanne Fehskens DePrizio ’89, Jennifer Fehskens Venable ’93, Kevin Fehskens ’98, and Christine Fehskens ’01, mother-in-law of Paul Keene ’81 Steven Fisher husband of Diane Fisher, former faculty member and father of Jeffrey Fisher ’05, Lauren Fisher ’07 and Andrew Fisher ’10
Margaret Galus mother of Richard Cytowic ’70 Edward Goodrich father of Alfred Goodrich ’94 Pamela J. Heurtematte wife of Marc Heurtematte ’80, sisterin-law of Douglas Heurtematte ’78 Laura Hill mother of Jennifer Hill ’04 Willie Hutcherson father of Hun School Trustee Eric Hutcherson and grandfather of Austin Hutcherson ’17 and Myles Hutcherson ’18 Richard Johnson father of Erik Johnson ’80 Noel Kohn former trustee, father of Kevin Kohn ’83, Timothy Kohn ’84, and David Kohn ’92 Michelena Maggio mother of the late Michael Maggio ’66 and Peter Maggio ’69 Herbert Rabinaw father of Jamie Rabinaw Moskowitz ’96 Jeremiah Reilly father of Brian Reilly ’76 Anne Rogers mother of Mary Rogers ’77 and Anne Rogers Summers ’82 Janet Strup mother of Richard Strup ’70, former trustee Vernon Tate father of William Tate ’93 Barbara Sue Wahlers mother of Robert Wahlers ’85 and Peter Wahlers ’86
If a member of your family passes away and you would like him or her to be remembered in our next issue, please contact Jasmin Leary Barry ’75, assistant to the director of alumni relations and young alumni giving, at (609) 921-7600, extension 2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Winter 2018
In Memoriam Michael David Dingman ’51
Generous Benefactor of The Hun School Michael David Dingman ’51, whose generosity has benefitted generations of Hun students, died on October 3, 2017, at his home in Lyford Cay, Bahamas. He was 86. In 1987, Hun dedicated the Michael D. Dingman Center for Science and Technology in Chesebro Academic Center; these labs and classrooms are still in use today. In 2001, Mr. Dingman was named Hun Alumnus of the Year. Mr. Dingman was a remarkably successful corporate executive, entrepreneur, and “dealmaker extraordinaire,” according to one magazine profile. After a career on Wall Street, his positions included president of Allied-Signal, the engineering and automotive conglomerate which merged with Wheelabrator-Frye, Inc. He also was managing director, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of The Henley Group, a collection of companies spun off from Allied-Signal. Mr. Dingman launched an IPO of the Henley Group in 1986 that, at $1.2 billion, was the largest IPO ever launched at the time. Mr. Dingman served as a director of Ford Motor Company; Time, Inc.; Time-Warner Inc.; Mellon Bank Corporation; Fischer Scientific; and other major corporations. He would also become an investor around the globe, in post-Soviet Russia, China, and other countries. He was an active philanthropist, supporting education, hospitals, the environment, and social agencies, according to an obituary in The Nassau (Bahamas) Guardian. Mr. Dingman attended the University of Maryland, where he established the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in its business school. Later in life, he enjoyed racing cars, a hobby he took up at age 59. Mr. Dingman said boarding at Hun was his first experience living away from home, outside of summer camp, and he appreciated the “tight-knit community” he found here, as well as the wisdom of Headmaster Paul R. Chesebro, with whom he would become good friends. “I appreciated what Hun did for me. I have sweet memories, happy memories of the School,” Mr. Dingman told Hun Today in 2001. “I wanted to give back.” He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Tharp Dingman, and their three children: Patrick, David, and Jamie (Hun ’92). He is also survived by his children from a previous marriage; Linda, Michael Jr., and James.
BOARDING BY THE NUMBERS
NUMBER OF HUN BOARDING STUDENTS (out of a total of 527 Upper School students)
15 NUMBER OF COUNTRIES
12 NUMBER OF RESIDENT FACULTY
8-10 FAVORITE OUTINGS
158 NUMBER OF U.S. STATES REPRESENTED
22 NUMBER OF POST-GRADUATES
30 NUMBER OF ORGANIZED OUTINGS PER WEEKEND
• Sky Zone Trampoline Park
• Grilled Cheese
• Camden Aquarium
• Anywhere in Philadelphia
• Bubble Tea
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Hun 2018 Alumni Weekend 2018 HONOREES Alumnus of the Year: Peter Black ’78
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Scott Anderson ’66 Gregory Rafalski ‘73 Johnny Rooney ‘93
April 20-21, 2018
Erica Rosenthal Sparkler ‘98
Please go to www.hunschool.org/page/alumni/alumni-weekend for a schedule and registration.
The magazine for alumni, families, and friends of The Hun School of Princeton.