Alumni

Alumni Recognition

Each year during Alumni Weekend, The Hun School Alumni Association recognizes alumni for their service to their community, service to the School, and accomplishments within their profession.  

2015 Distinguished Alumni

Yung Wong '57



Yung Wong ’57 was the first international boarding student to attend The Hun School of Princeton. A Faculty Prize recipient during Commencement 1957, a two-sport athlete, member of the chess club, and one of the first proctors, Yung Wong contributed in every aspect of School life. After graduating in 1957, Mr. Wong went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Princeton University, a Master of Business degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from New York University. Mr. Wong worked as computer technologist before becoming a venture capitalist, a career he has enjoyed for the last forty years. Mr. Wong was general partner at Abacus Ventures, managing general partner at Menlo Ventures, and investment manager of the Time, Inc. Venture Fund. In his work, he has helped to fund more than 100 start-up companies and entrepreneurs and has been a director of over 30 companies. Mr. Wong has also taught quantitative modeling as an adjunct professor at the graduate business schools of New York University and Pace University.

"Dr. Chesebro looked after me with special care, checking in on me frequently. I firmly believe Dr. Chesebro’s personal relationship and advocacy is what led to my acceptance at my first choice college down the road," explained Mr. Wong.

In 2013 Mr. Wong and his wife Nancy established the Wong Family Scholarship at The Hun School of Princeton, which provides a partial scholarship to a student who qualifies for financial need and demonstrates strength in the study of math and science.

Leopoldo Lopez '89



In an interview for The Hun School student newspaper The Mall in 1989, he said, “Being away from home created an awakening of the responsibility I have towards the people of my country. I belong to one percent of the privileged people, and achieving a good education will hopefully enable me to do something to help my country.”

While at The Hun School, Leopoldo Lopez ’89 exhibited early signs of leadership. He was elected vice president of the student council, served as captain of the swimming and crew teams, and honed his debate skills while competing on the Forensics team. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Kenyon College in 1993, he went on to Harvard University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Lopez served two terms as mayor of an eastern Caracas municipality (2000-2008), and was a Presidential Candidate in October, 2012. Today, he works as the National Coordinator of the Venezuelan political party Voluntad Popular (Popular Will), which he founded in 2009. Mr. Lopez has received multiple awards for his honesty, efficiency, and transparency, and for his support of democracy.On February 18, 2014, Mr. Lopez was arrested following anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela. He has been detained since, in horrendous conditions, in an attempt by the Venezuelan government to silence dissent and free speech. The United Nations has designated Mr. Lopez as a Prisoner of Conscience.

Mr. and Mrs. Leopoldo Lopez ’63 Sr. accepted the Distinguished Alumnus award on behalf of their son.

Honorary Alumnus Award

The Class of 1914 distinction was established to recognize outstanding members of the faculty, staff, and administration who, though not graduates of The Hun School of Princeton, exemplify the ideals of achievement and service in their association with the School.  Reserved for a select few, who have committed themselves and their talents to furthering the mission and vision of The Hun School, the Class of 1914 Honorary Alumnus Award is a lifetime membership in The Hun School of Princeton Alumni Association.  The year 1914 holds great distinction in The Hun School’s history, as this was the year of its founding by Dr. John Gale Hun.  Begun as a tutoring school, The Hun School has grown to serve more than 4,800 students who have benefited from the vocations of the many talented and energetic faculty.

  • P. Terence Beach ’14
  • Sanford Bing ’14
  • Paul R. Chesebro ’14
  • Franklin Dippery ’14
  • Gerald G. Donaldson ’14
  • Thomas B. Hartmann ’14
  • Allen Kirschner ’14*
  • Mary Jane Ousley ’14
  • Dianne Somers ’14
  • Arthur Wright ’14
* Posthumously

Alumnus of the Year

Established by The Hun School of Princeton Alumni Association in 1989, this is the highest honor The Hun School can bestow upon its graduates.  The personal and professional achievements of these individuals personify the principles and ideals of The Hun School.

  • 1989 - Thomas J. Watson, Jr. ’33
  • 1990 - Robert J. Peters Jr. ’38
  • 1991 - Antonio D. Pirone ’56
  • 1993 - Daniel Cantor ’74
  • 1994 - James M. Byer ’62
  • 1995 - Ralph S. Mason III ’69
  • 1996 - Joseph T. Claffey ’79
  • 1997 - Barbara DeMarco Reiche ’81
  • 1998 - Leslie B. Otten ’67
  • 1999 - Alexander K. Buck Sr. ’49
  • 2000 - Paul E. Steiger ’60
  • 2001 - Michael D. Dingman ’51
  • 2002 - Richard J. Guadagno ’80
  • 2004 - Grant M. Shipley ’42*
  • 2005 - Alan Landis ’61
  • 2006 - George Tidey ’51
  • 2007 - Richard Cytowic ’70
  • 2008 - Eugene Freda `48
  • 2010 - Jac Weller `32 *
  • 2014 - Ralph ‘Pat’ Carruthers ’51

Distinguished Alumni

This honor is presented to an alumnus who has brought distinction to The Hun School through professional and community achievement.

  • Nicole J. Arendt ’87
  • Mary Elizabeth Rossi Baicker ’78
  • Bruce Barren ’59
  • Frederick Blaicher ’57
  • Peter E. Black ’78
  • Mitchell Block `68
  • Alexander K. Buck Sr. ’49
  • Robert Burrows ’31
  • Joseph E. Butler III ’69
  • James M. Byer ’62
  • Daniel Cantor ’74
  • Russell Carter ’46
  • Edmund V. Cervone ’51
  • Ted H. Churchill ’62
  • Tristram C. Colket Jr. ’57
  • Janet Dillione Connor ’77
  • Gregory Cortina ’71
  • Lisa L. Coryell ’81
  • Richard E. Cytowic ’70
  • Jaquelin J. Daniel ’35
  • Cynthia S. Darvin ’84
  • Barbara DeMarco Reiche ’81
  • Hunt T. Dickinson Jr. ’53
  • Michael D. Dingman ’51
  • Stuart Eisenberg ’57
  • Lewis H. Elverson ’33
  • Saud Faisal ’61
  • David C. Faus ’76
  • Holly Lynn Ferrette ’85
  • Raymond C. Firestone ’29
  • James A. Fox ’57
  • Eugene Freda ’48
  • Joseph Gelb ’56* 
  • Clifford Gibbons ’79
  • Eric Gokcen ’80
  • George R. Griggs ’55
  • Arthur G. Hailand Jr. ’41
  • William O. Harbach ’40
  • Allison B. Havey ’84
  • David W. Hearst ’35
  • Allison Hayes Heller ’84
  • Susan Hendricks ’91 
  • Barry J. Herman ’50
  • Stephen R. Hess ’56
  • Gary J. Hilton Jr. ’85
  • Norman J. Hilton Jr. ’66
  • Thomas B. Horwich ’50
  • Kimberly Johnson Spolitino ’84
  • Daniel M. Joseph ’59
  • John Keffer ’60
  • Y.V. George King ’65
  • Alan B. Landis ’61
  • Mark Landis ’59
  • Daniel Parke Lieblich ’34
  • Edward B. Lipkin ’63
  • Robert E. Littell ’53
  • Leopoldo Lopez ’89
  • Michael Maggio II ’66
  • Richard Margoles ’54
  • Samuel A. McCleery ’69
  • Edward F. Meara III ’46
  • Kerry Crowley Mellette ’75
  • Michael Mennello ’53
  • M. Elaine Murphy ’80
  • Clea O. Newman ’83
  • Tara E. Pearl-Dart ’79
  • Herman Penner Jr. ’64
  • Robert L. Peters Jr. ’38
  • Leigh Ann Peterson ’86
  • Paul M. Pintella ’83
  • Antonio D. Pirone ’56
  • Stephen L. Polin ’65
  • Jason L. Read ’96
  • Lester Robbins Jr. ’54
  • Natalie Usiskin Roy ’75
  • Richard Neil Shaine ’62
  • Bayard Sharp ’32
  • Alfred D. Siemenski ’29
  • Laura Leaper Snook ’81
  • Leigh Olson Snow ’78
  • Richard F. Strup ’70
  • Paul Sumners ’80
  • Thomas W. Sumners Jr. ’76
  • Zane Tankel ’58
  • George F. Tidey ’51
  • Shawn P. Tully ’66
  • F. Kevin Tylus ’73
  • Thomas J. Valeri Jr. ’75
  • Stephen Weiss ‘71
  • Jac Weller ’32
  • Orin S. Wilf ’92
  • Yung Wong ’57
  • Lincoln C. K. Yung ’64
  • Richard W. Ziegler ’71
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