Alumni Awards

Bonnie Beach receives the honorary alumni award

Each year during Alumni Weekend, The Hun School of Princeton honors alumni, friends, and faculty who go above and beyond in their lives and in support of the School. There is no better representation of a Hun School education than the success and generosity of our alumni.

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Honorary Alumnus Award

About the 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.  

  • 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
  • Bonnie Beach H’14
  • Kathryn Quirk H’14

* Posthumously

Nomination Form

Young Alumni Award

About the Award

The Young Alumni Award is awarded to a member of the School’s young alumni community whose post-graduation achievements exemplify excellence, distinction, and outstanding service in professional, academic, or community settings. This prestigious award aims to identify future leaders in their profession and community while showcasing the recipients as distinguished role models for current and future Hun students.

Do you know a Hun School young alumnus who:

  • has graduated within the last fifteen years
  • has exemplified excellence in a professional, academic, or community setting
  • has given service to The Hun School of Princeton
  • has obtained outstanding distinction amongst peers

If so, please consider nominating that individual for the Young Alumni Award. Young Alumni Award nominees must have outstanding achievement in all of the aforementioned areas. The deadline for submitting Young Alumni Award nominations is Sept. 27th.

Nomination Form

Athletic Hall of Fame

About the Award

The Hun School of Princeton Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes scholar-athletes and coaches whose athletic contributions are exemplary and have brought honor and distinction to The Hun School. Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame are listed in the lobby of the Grant M. Shipley ’42 Pavilion.

Nomination Process

  • A nominee must be an alumnus/a of The Hun School. Coaches, other school community members and athletes with extraordinary cases may also be considered for the Hall of Fame.
  • Eligibility for admission begins the tenth year after the nominee graduates from The Hun School, reaches retirement after coaching, or has been actively involved in the Athletic Program for at least twenty-five years.
  • The nominee must have exhibited the highest caliber of athletic accomplishments during his or her time at The Hun School.
  • Selection is based primarily on athletic accomplishments while at The Hun School. Subsequent achievements in athletics and other areas will also be taken into consideration.
  • The nominee must have been outstanding in the areas of scholastic achievement, citizenship, integrity, and moral character while at The Hun School.
  • The nominee should have demonstrated a sustained interest in the school between graduation and nomination.
Nomination Process
  1. Any member of the following constituency groups may nominate: alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents of alumni, former faculty and staff, current trustees, former trustees and trustees emeriti.
  2. The Selection Committee will meet twice during the school year. The Committee consists of specific permanent members. They are the Headmaster, the Director and Assistant Director of Athletics, the Director of Advancement, the Director of Alumni Relations, former Athletic Directors and the President of the Alumni Association. The Committee will also have balanced representation from current Hun coaches and alumni.
Selection Committee

Nominations are accepted each summer. The Selection Committee meets during the academic year and consists of the headmaster, the director and assistant director of athletics, the assistant headmaster for advancement, the director of alumni relations, former athletic directors, and the president of the Alumni Association. The Committee will also have balanced representation of Hun School coaches and alumni.

The Selection Committee reserves the right to make exceptions to these guidelines for special circumstances.

Nomination Form

Distinguished Alumni

About the Award

Do you know a Hun School alumnus who:

·       has given service to The Hun School of Princeton;

·       has given service to the community;

·       has shown outstanding achievement in a chosen field?

If so, please consider nominating that individual for either the Alumnus of the Year or Distinguished Alumni awards. Alumnus of the Year nominees must have outstanding achievement in all of the aforementioned areas. Distinguished Alumni nominees must have outstanding achievement in two of the three aforementioned areas. Nominations are accepted each summer.

Please describe the nominee’s career achievements, community involvement, commitment to the School, and why you think your nominee should be honored as a Distinguished Alumni.

Nomination Form