New notebooks, new shoes, perhaps even a new lunchbox. The start of the school year is often marked by what’s new, but September 9th’s Convocation at The Hun School will honor history instead. The School’s 108th academic year coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of girls and women at Hun. Renowned businesswoman Alicia Tillman will be the featured speaker and ten alumnae from the classes of 1972-1976 will return to campus to lead the processional, celebrate the occasion, and welcome students to their first day of school. The community will also hear remarks from Emma Stowe '27, Gabriel Huang ‘22, Head of School Jon Brougham, and a performance by Arianna Ding '22.
A 1993 graduate, Ms. Tillman has over twenty years of experience in global marketing and operations in public and private companies, including SAP and American Express. As Global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, she led the company to become one of the 20 most valuable brands in the world. In 2020, Forbes named her the 11th Most Influential CMO in the world. Ms. Tillman will also join The Hun School’s Board of Trustees this fall.
Following Convocation, the visiting alumnae will attend a celebratory brunch in Russell Hall where the trail blazers will reconnect and share stories of their experiences as the first female students.
In addition to kicking off the 108th academic year, Convocation serves as the official launch of Her at Hun: Celebrating 50 Years of Girls and Women at The Hun School of Princeton. The celebration will run through June 2022 and includes a robust lineup of programming and events, featuring a historical exhibition in Global Commons, alumnae and student programming and events, a Gender Equity Conference, themed speakers’ series and publications, and a Verbatim theatre production.
Watch The Hun School’s Convocation live beginning at 8:45 a.m. on September 9th.