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Alumni Weekend 2015

Everyone is still talking about Alumni Weekend 2015!

The tent has come down, but our spirits are still up. Alumni families, students, faculty, and former faculty converged on Edgerstoune Road to celebrate their fondness for Hun and its community on May 1st and 2nd. It was an action-packed weekend, with more than a dozen wonderful events to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your memories with us and helping us to create new ones. Your success, generosity, and joyful spirit are testament to future generations of Hun students. Please come back again soon!

Leopoldo Lopez '89 Community Briefing



Hundreds of students, faculty, and community members gathered on Friday afternoon to hear from Leopoldo Lopez ’63 Sr., father of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader and prisoner of conscience Leopoldo Lopez ’89 Jr. Mr. Lopez showed a short video about his son’s passionate ordeal before discussing the incendiary political climate in Venezuela and the events that led to Mr. Lopez’ arrest. Mr. and Mrs. Lopez described their son’s remarkable perseverance and the international human rights movement supporting him.

On May 1st, Leoplodo Lopez ’89 Jr. had spent 438 days imprisoned by the Venezuelan government.

"Mr. Lopez and his son embody the conviction and selfless determination that we hope define all Hun School graduates," said Headmaster Jonathan Brougham.

Alumni Recognition Ceremony

On Friday, May 1st, The Hun School of Princeton recognized the achievements and contributions of seven noteworthy alumni during the Alumni Recognition Ceremony. Two extraordinary alumni were awarded Distinguished Alumni honors; and five accomplished alumni were inducted to the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Distinguished Alumni
  • Yung Wong ’57
  • Leopoldo Lopéz ’89
Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Mathew Shaine ’95
  • Christopher Monfiletto ’00
  • Jillian Fonseca ’05
  • Stevenson Garrison ’05
  • Myron Rolle ’06

18th Run for Kate

Blue skies and a warm breeze greeted participants in the 18th Annual Run for Kate. The five-kilometer run and walk honors the memory of Katherine Wright Gorrie ’98 and raises money for the Memorial Scholarship in her name. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate the qualities and characteristic that defined the life of Kate Gorrie – including love of family and friends, respect for the environment, joy and radiance of expression and demeanor, integrity, and sincere desire to acquire and impart knowledge.

Thank you to the ninety alumni, family, and friends, who participated. Visit the Run for Kate Gallery on Flickr for more images and to download your favorite photos!

Golden H Club

The Golden H Club is an honorary society for alumni celebrating fifty years or more since their Hun School graduation. On Saturday, May 2nd, The Hun School proudly inducted 17 members to the Golden H Club during a brunch and reception. Previously inducted members to the Golden H Club were in attendance to welcome new members, including ninety-five year-old William Harbach from the Class of 1940. 
 
2015 Golden H Club Inductees
William Harbach ’40, Robert  Goss ’48, Richard  Davis ’55, Jack Herman ’55, James McCormick ’55, William Patty ’55, Peter Clark ’60, Richard Shaine ’62, Eduardo Lopez ’63, Leopoldo Lopez ’63, Roger Clark ’65, Arthur Cumming ’65, James Jaeger ’65, Christopher Munson ’65, Stephen Polin ’65, Lucus Salisbury ’65, Fred Stroock ’65
Visit the Golden H Brunch Photo Gallery for more images and to download your favorite photos!

Alumni Baseball and Soccer Games

Friendly competition was the name of the game Saturday morning, as alumni returned to the baseball and soccer fields for spirited contests. These fun-filled games earned both energetic participation and spectators. Coach Bill McQuade welcomed baseball alumni, and Coach Patrick Quirk ’02 and Joanna Hallac organized the soccer game. 

Visit the Alumni Soccer and Baseball Games Gallery on Flickr for more images and to download your favorite photos!

Global and Immersion Program Introduction

Pauline McKean, director of global and immersion programs, introduced the School’s emerging global curriculum and travel experiences to those gathered in the Wilf Family Global Commons on Saturday morning. She explained how the School’s newest academic opportunities will contribute to students cultural competency and global understanding. Global Studies and cultural exchange were the inspiration for the newly opened Wilf Family Global Commons and are one of three new scholar tracks offered at The Hun School. Following the discussion, Ms. McKean conducted a demonstration of the iGlobe, the state-of-the-art interactive and educational centerpiece of the Global Commons.

Alumni Luncheon and Reunion Awards

This year’s Alumni Luncheon took place under the tent behind Russell Lounge and welcomed all campus visitors. Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Board Chairman Hugh Hurley, and Assistant Headmaster Andrew Hamlin welcomed the guests and offered news and announcements about campus life and the School latest strategic initiatives. 
  • The Paul R. Chesebro H’14 Cup - This award is presented to the Reunion Class who contributes the largest Annual Fund gift on the occasion of their Reunion. 
  • The G. Gerald Donaldson H’14 Cup - This award is presented to the Reunion Class (of 20 or more classmates) with the highest participation (by percentage) in the Annual Fund.
  • The James M. Byer ’62 Award - This award is presented to the Reunion Class with the highest percentage of classmates in attendance during their Reunion.

Kimberly McCreight '90 Discussion and Book Signing

National bestselling author and Hun School alumna Kimberly McCreight ’90 spoke about her debut novel Reconstructing Amelia and its meteoric rise on the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2013 as well as her second novel Where They Found Her, which was released on April 14 th . Ms. McCreight discussed her early career and up-hill climb to commercial success as well as her first foray into writing fiction with the late, beloved Hun School English teacher Carol Arnold.

"The Hun School, specifically Ms. Carol Arnold, made an important contribution to my career. From the first assignment I turned in, she championed my writing. On my final essay senior year she wrote, ‘Please promise me you will be a writer. God only gives the gift to a chosen few."


Alumni of Color Panel Discussion

As the school year comes to an end, students, particularly seniors, are thinking about their lives beyond Hun. Amidst Alumni Weekend activities, seven alumni of color joined a panel discussion focused on their unique experiences transitioning from high school to college and beyond, as individuals of color. Graduates reinforced the importance of staying connected to your network of support. 

"It is important also, to diversify your friendship circle. That is something, I learned the value of while attending Hun. Doing so, prepares you to go anywhere and relate to so many more people." Dana Hughes Moorhead '95


Spring Homecoming and Founders Fest

Founders Fest and Homecoming activities welcomed students, alumni, and guests on the athletic fields throughout the afternoon, Saturday.  Student DJ Calvin Bailey ’15 played music, while faculty took turns in the dunk tank.  Food trucks and inflatable games created a carnival-like atmosphere and the Raiders battled in athletic contests on the sun-soaked spring day. 

The #4 nationally ranked Boys’ Lacrosse team topped Shawnee High School 11-7.

Reunion Dinner

Alumni Weekend gave way to the excitement of the grand Reunion Dinner on Saturday, as alumni from the Classes of 1955 through 2010 met underneath the tent behind Russell Hall. Friends and faculty spent the evening dining and dancing with friends old and new.  

Visit the Reunion Celebrations Photo Gallery on Flickr to view more images and download your favorite photos!

Visit us on Flickr

Visit us on Flickr to view more photos and the download your favorite images from the weekend. 
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