There are many ways to get involved with the PAAEC, and we're always looking for help! Below are some shorter-term projects, but please also consider joining our Executive Committee (see next section for details).
  • The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
    Princeton University sponsors an annual nation-wide awards program for high school students devoted to advancing positive race relations. A full description can be found on the Princeton Prize website. Connecticut co-chair Alan Rosner '76 ( is always looking for helpers, so drop him a line!
  • The PAAEC Book Award
    Each year, in early spring, the PAAEC accepts and judges essays from local high school students. Essay topics change annually and winners receive a commemorative book from a Princetonian author. Those interested in helping judge essays should contact Barry Nann '57, at More information available here.
  • ASC Interviews
    The Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) is in charge of interviewing all applicants to Princeton. Volunteers are needed annually in December and January to interview Early Action and Regular Decision applicants; a typical volunteer will interview three applicants. Please contact Karen Packtor '90 (, our local ASC chair, for more information.


The Executive Committee works to plan the Alumni Association events for eastern Connecticut and encourage new members to join. Officers are elected at our annual garden party in the spring; any person interested in becoming a member of the Committee should email the Committee President, Barry Nann '57, at!

Current Executive Committee members:
  • Barry Nann '57 President 
  • Scott Conover '56 Vice President 
  • Rebecca Armstrong '74 S67 P08 Treasurer 
  • Alan Rosner '76 Secretary 
  • Gilles Carter '80 Events Chair, Communications 
  • Rachel Peck '77 Communications 
  • Karen Packtor '90 Alumni Schools Committee Chair for our region 
  • Tom Brown '07 Young Alumni Co-Chair 
  • Cindy Chou '07 Young Alumni Co-Chair 
  • Daniel Gadala-Maria '09 S09 Young Alumni Co-Chair, Webmaster 
  • Matthew Halgren '09 Young Alumni Co-Chair 
  • Brian Zhao '09 Young Alumni Co-Chair
  • Kevin Chou '11 Young Alumni Co-Chair
  • Jakub Szefer *13 Young Alumni Co-Chair
  • J. Pottenger, Jr. '71 Member-at-large 
  • Peter Beardsley *71 S*76 Member-at-large 
  • Brian Wiley '87 Member-at-large
  • Alex McDaniel '00 S01 Member-at-large
  • Marie McDaniel '01 S00 Member-at-large
  • Susan Gobel P12 Member-at-large