Volunteer to Interview Prospective Students!

Every year the Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) accomplishes the incredible feat of offering every Princeton applicant a chance to interview with an alumnus.  However, this cannot happen without your help!

The college interview season is rapidly approaching, and Karen Packtor '90, the newly-minted chair for the Eastern Connecticut ASC is recruiting volunteers!  Email her right away (kpacktor@casciac.org) to be added to her list of interviewers, or simply fill out the form on this page!

The work of the ASC does make a difference.  A local newspaper in one of our southern US regions reported last year that a high school student who had been accepted at virtually all of the most selective schools in the country chose Princeton and his decision was based on the positive impression of Princeton that was forged through his contacts with local alumni in his interview and at the ASC post-admit reception he attended.

Also, please be assured that Karen will make every effort to assign applicants that will be geographically convenient for you!  Last year, each interviewer was assigned six applicants on average, but with some aggressive recruiting efforts this year, Karen hopes to reduce that number.  Please note that alumnae/alumni who have a child, grandchild or sibling applying to Princeton must recuse themselves from interviewing (just for the year in which the application is pending).  Finally, on behalf of the ASC, Karen would like to thank you for your past and/or future efforts for Princeton and for the next generation of Princetonians!

November 13th - Nassoons and Whiffenpoofs

There will be a wonderful cappella concert on November 13th with The Princeton Nassoons and The Yale Whiffenpoofs at Yale.

Date:Saturday, November 13
Place:Battell Chapel (map below)
Cost:$15 for adults, $5 for students

Tickets are available from the Whiffenpoofs’ website.

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November 13th - Men's Soccer vs Yale

The Princeton men's soccer team, ranked #11 nationally, looks to secure sole possession of the Ivy League crown when it faces Yale in the final game of the regular season on Saturday, November 13th at 3pm (changed from 4pm). The game is conveniently timed so you can stop by right after the football game vs Yale; just walk southwest of the Yale Bowl to Reese Stadium to cheer on the Tigers instead of spending an hour fighting your way out of the parking lot!

Date:Saturday, November 13
Place:Reese Stadium (map below)

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November 13th - Tiger Tailgate and Football vs Yale

Come celebrate and cheer on the team with fellow regional alums, the Great Class of 1956, the Princeton Area Alumni Association (who are busing-in), and the many undergraduates and other out-of-town-Tigers who will be heading for the game! Mimosas, bloody Marys, wine, beer, sandwiches, and appetizers will be available (ID required for drinks). It will be a spectacular party!

Date:Saturday, November 13
Party Time:10:00am - 11:50am
Place:Parking Lot D (map below)
Attire:Lots of orange!
Party Cost:$10, $5 for grad students and undergrads
Game Cost*:$20 for adults, $10 for kids under 12, free for Yale graduate students
RSVP:Brian Wiley '87 (bwcttiger@gmail.com) and/or
Peter Kohn '96 (pckohn@hotmail.com)

*Tickets must be purchased at the stadium, in cash.

Please contact PAAEC Tiger Football Coordinators Brian Wiley '87 or Peter Kohn '96 for more information. Head counts are very useful, so if you’re planning to attend and can join us in the pre-game festivities please let Brian or Peter know.

Map of Lot D:

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November 12th - Princeton-Yale Glee Club Event

Join the Princeton and Yale Glee clubs at a free concert where each group shows its pride with songs from its alma mater!

Date:Friday, November 12
Place:Woolsey Hall (map below)

Woolsey Hall is at the western corner of College and Grove:

November 7th - Fall Lecture and Cocktail Party

Come join us at 100 Edgehill Road, Sunday, Nov 7th 5:30-7:30 for a lecture, lively discussion, wine, and cheese!

Dr. Ryan O’Connell '94 will speak on “Engineering Patient Safety; Succeeding in Safe Hospital Care Without (Care Providers) Really Trying.” The theme is creating automated ways—low tech and high tech—to promote patient safety in hospitals, and the talk will be geared to a lay audience. i.e. Non-medical Tigers are most welcome!

RSVP Young Alumni Co-Chair: Josh Geltzer '05 (jgeltzer@gmail.com)

Several Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up...let us know if you can lend a hand!

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November 5th - Hockey vs Yale

The Princeton men's hockey team kicks off the ECAC Hockey portion of its schedule TONIGHT AT 7PM, as the Tigers look for an upset against reigning ECAC Champion Yale in New Haven. While it will be the third straight game in Ingalls Rink for the Tigers (after the 'Ivy Shootout' last weekend) it will be the Tiger’s first game this season against the primary tenant.

Photo by Beverly Schefer;
Yale opened its season last weekend with a pair of seven-goal outbursts against Brown and Dartmouth, and the Tigers lost a pair of closely fought 2-1 decisions to the same teams. The Bulldogs are currently ranked fifth in the national polls and were the ECAC preseason favorites, but the strong Tiger “D” and goaltending will keep them in the game.

Alan Rosner '76, who personally bought the tickets, still has several left!! Please come out and support the Tigers. Tickets can be picked up before the game at the rink, but please give Alan a call or drop him an email and let him know how many you can use. Let’s show the Tigers some support.

Alan’s email: alanrosner@aol.com
Alan's phone: (203) 389-8571

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November 4th - Dinner at Caseus

Join us for dinner at Caseus Restaurant and get to know other alumni in a more intimate conversational setting! For the past several years our dinners have been an immense success, so join us for dinner on Thursday Nov 4th, 7pm. This event is "pay-as-you-go."

Date:Thursday, November 4
Place:Caseus (map below)
Cost:Pay-as-you go. For menus and pricing: caseusnewhaven.com/info.html
RSVP:Wade Gibson '06 (wade.gibson@gmail.com)

Caseus is located at the intersection of Whitney and Trumbull at the following address:
93 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510-1236

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Fall Cocktail Party Photos

Thanks so much to those who attended yesterday's cocktail party! Whether you were able to make it or not, we hope to catch you at our next event. Until then, here's a photo from last night!

Daniel '09, Sachi '09, Troy '05, Shantal '05, Gilles '80, Barry '57, and Dave '45 pose for a photo at the end of the night. 

October 10th - Fall Tiger Cocktail Party

We will be welcoming and celebrating new Tigers at our Fall Tiger Cocktail Party (wine, beer, and heavy appetizers); Attendance is usually 60-80 Tigers and we'd love to see you there!

Date:Sunday, October 10
Time:6:00pm - 8:30pm
Place:100 Edgehill Road, New Haven, CT (map and directions below)
Cost:Free! (but please consider paying dues!)
RSVP:Gilles Carter '80: gillescarter@yahoo.com, 917-612-4334

Note on RSVP: Head counts are very useful, but if you don’t know whether you can come until the very last minute, then don’t fret and please come anyway!

Other note: Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up! Please let Gilles know if you can lend a hand for a few minutes.


Princetonians now at Yale: The Yale Shuttle (blue line) picks up/drops off at East Rock Road and Edgehill (only a block away), and you can always arrange for a security car to take you door to door (203-432-6330).

100 Edgehill is on the corner of Ogden and Edgehill; interactive map below. Street parking is readily available. Look for the orange balloons!

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September 25th - Field Hockey vs Yale

The 2010 Tiger Women’s Field Hockey is off to a fast start, defeating their first three opponents (Bucknell, Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth) by a combined score of 17-2. The Princeton field hockey team enters the 2010 season ranked fourth in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll. Princeton was an NCAA semifinalist last year and ranked fourth in the final poll of 2009. The dominant Tigers enter the 2010 campaign looking for their sixth-straight Ivy title, its 19th overall and its 16th in the last 17 years!

*While we strongly encourage you to come to the game, this will not be an "organized" PAAEC gathering.

Date:Saturday, September 25
Time:12 p.m.
Place:Johnson Field (70 Central Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515)

Interactive map of the field below:

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Summer Party Photos

Today we have some photos from the August 29th party hosted at the Conovers' house!

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Pre-Blog Photos

Howdy, CT tigers! Just sharing some photos from the past year that happen to pre-date this blog. If you have any photos you'd like posted, email PrincetonAAEC@gmail.com!

Tiger fans tailgate before men's lacrosse earned their 7-6 win over Yale
on March 27, 2010.

Yale Law School professor Jay Pottenger '71 speaks at our annual fall
lecture on November 8th, 2009.

PAEEC President Barry '57 joins the women's ice hockey team for a
photo following their 4-0 win over Yale on November 6, 2009.

Fall 2010 Sports

Howdy CT Tigers! Below is a spreadsheet listing upcoming sporting events in the area that may be of interest; join us in cheering on the orange and black!
(Notice that you can scroll up/down!)

September 5th - Shakespeare in the Park

Join the PAAEC on September 5th at Edgerton Park in New Haven to watch The Winter's Tale, performed by The Elm Shakespeare Company!

The Carters have offered to serve beer and wine at their home (100 Edgehill Road, map below) to give everyone a chance to get together before walking to the park (a block away) together. The cocktail party/pre-play gathering will be at 6pm; pleasebring an appetizer to share. If you'd just like to attend the play, arrive at the Carters' by 7:15 or meet us near the ticket booth at Edgerton Park at 7:30 (look for the orange balloons).

In either case, you may wish to bring folding chairs and/or blankets, wine and/or snacks to enjoy during the performance; bug spray is probably a good idea as well.

Date:Sunday, September 5
Place:100 Edgehill Road/Edgerton Park in New Haven
Cost:Performances are free; suggested donation of $20 adults, $10 students, and $5 children.

Please reply to Rachel Peck (rpeck@pecktechdesigns) if interested, or call 203-488-4596. If you can come last minute without letting us know in advance, you're more than welcome!

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August 29th - Tiger Summer Party

The Princeton Alumni Association of Eastern Connecticut invites all area alumni, parents and friends to a late summer outing in Guilford to meet and mingle with Princetonians of all ages. We are hoping for at least some of our area's incoming students to attend- let's give them a warm welcome and send off to "the best old place of all"!

Activities will include good food, good drink, and some lawn games; there is also very nice Audubon nature walk on the property, with 14 interpretive signs (about 3/4 mile in length).

Date:Sunday, August 29
Time:4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Place:5 Meadowlands, Guilford, CT (map below)
Cost:Free! (PAAEC dues welcome, but not required for any events.)
Attire:Summer Casual

RSVP ASAP to scottconover@sbcglobal.net or call Scott or Nancy Conover at 203-453-1733 or 203-453-9925. Feel free to call with any questions!

PLEASE come, even if it is a last minute decision!

(Car pooling would be welcomed, as the parking is a bit limited.)

Exit 59, (Goose Lane- same exit as Yale's Shoreline Medical Facility)- I-95.

From New Haven, turn left at the exit light, under I-95 and immediate right on Clapboard Hill Road. Proceed 1.1 miles, over the river, and the first right (about 1/4 mile) is The Meadowlands sign; the home is third on the right (up the hill)- Please park on the long driveway, or in the open field just beyond the driveway entrance.

From points east of Guilford, exit 59 to the stop sign. RIGHT turn on Goose Lane and first left on Clapboard Hill Road (BEFORE the Turnpike)- 1.1 miles, over the river, to the first right, Meadowlands- 3rd house on the right.

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Connecticut Tigers Listserve

Liz Greenberg '02 has created a TigerNet email discussion group for Tigers in Connecticut!

From TigerNet:
"This discussion group provides a free forum for inquiries and exchanges related to Princetonians working, living, visiting, and/or career and social networking in Connecticut. All subscribers may post information, experience, contacts, opinions, and advice about matters of potential interest to local Princeton alumni. The three CT Princeton Clubs will also post notices about upcoming activities that are open to anyone who wishes to participate."

To register, simply fill out the form on this page. Alternatively, you may get to registration page by doing the following:
  1. Go to the TigerNet Website and click "Discussion Groups" on the left sidebar
  2. Log in
  3. Click on "Regional" under "Discussion Group Categories"
  4. Scroll down to "Connecticut Tigers" and click "View Group Homepage"
  5. Fill in the form at he bottom of the page and click "Subscribe"

Annual PAAEC Book Awards

The PAAEC is proud to announce three students at Hill Regional Career Magnet High School were granted book awards by the association. The awards were offered broadly to New Haven area schools- but all three recipients were from Hill.

The students, Kaneez Fatema Anwar, James Gates and Timothy Stankye, submitted prize-winning essays to the PAAEC in response to its invitation to describe how Princeton alumni achieved the university’s motto: "Princeton in the Nation’s service and in the service of all nations." The students chose, respectively, to write about President James Madison, General David Petraeus, and First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama.

In announcing the decision, Book Award Chair Gilles Carter '80 commented, "These students thought deeply and made serious and acute observations about the importance of public and community service to our Nation!"

"I am consistently pleased to share in the recognitions of the multiple and varied academic and social achievements of Hill Regional Career Magnet High School's students," said Hill Regional Principal Michael Ceraso in an email. "Our three awardees are excellent representatives of our student body in their academic accomplishments and diversity."

PAAEC president Barry Nann '57 conferred the awards. The winners were given a letter citing their achievements and received inscribed books personally dedicated to each student by Toni Morrison, Princeton professor emeritus, and Nobel Prize winner. The association plans to repeat its awards next year throughout Eastern Connecticut.

Winners, their books, Principal Ceraso, and PAAEC members.
L to R: Nann '57, Stankye, Anwar, Ceraso, Gates, and Carter '80.

Principal Ceraso informed us of the following about the award recipients:

Anwar looks forward to a career combining medicine and international relations, interests she discovered through her experiences with the Model United Nations Conference during her freshman year at Career High.

Gates plans to study chemical engineering in college, and has most enjoyed his activities in Medical Response Training (one of his high school classes) as well as his long-term involvement in the Boy Scouts of America.

Stankye's memorable classes included a project on swordfish which fueled his interest in becoming a marine biologist. In addition, he especially enjoys studying Latin and Greek.

Garden Party Photos

Here are some photos from yesterday's garden party! Thirty or so Tigers were in attendance and enjoyed an interesting talk by Henry Von Kohorn '66 as well as an excess of food and drink.

A photo of Hope '09, Sachi '09, and Barry '57

Henry '66 and Barry '57 talk with Gilles '80.

Sarah '99 and Francis '04 pose for a photo.

May 15th - Garden Party & Annual Meeting

Join us for a garden party as we celebrate the Year of the Tiger! A short meeting to elect the new PAAEC Executive Committee* will be followed by a lecture from Henry Von Kohorn '66. Heavy appetizers will be provided as well as beer, wine, and champagne.

Henry is the current Princeton Alumni Association Vice-President and founder of the Princeton Prize in Race relations. The title of his talk is “Once a Tiger, always a Tiger: How Princeton supports its alumni and how its alumni support Princeton."

Time: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, May 15
Place: 100 Edgehill Road, New Haven

Please reply to Gilles Carter (gillescarter@yahoo.com) if you are able to attend.

*The meeting should only last about 20 minutes. Please email committee nominations to PrincetonAAEC@gmail.com.

100 Edgehill Road is located at the corner of Ogden and Edgehill.
Look for the orange balloons! Interactive map below:

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