During Alumni Weekend 2023, the Hun community will gather to recognize the achievements of seven distinguished individuals. Read on to learn more about each award recipient, and find out why we are proud to call them Hun alums.
Fran Held ’83
Fran Held is the founder and executive director of Mitzvah Circle, a nonprofit organization in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Mitzvah Circle provides material support, such as diapers, clothing, shoes, and hygiene products, to families dealing with crisis, poverty, homelessness, and serious illness. Ms. Held was raised by a single mother and grew up in a low-income household, and her own lived experience with poverty inspired her to establish Mitzvah Circle in 2009. Today, it is the only organization in southeastern Pennsylvania serving the entire family — from infants to seniors — delivering items directly to nearly 130,000 people. Ms. Held, who holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McDaniel College and a master’s degree in psychology from Binghamton University, is a lifelong volunteer, community leader, and tireless advocate for people struggling under difficult circumstances.
Jessica D. Lane Alexander ’03
Jessica D. Lane Alexander is the co-founder and head of digital content and marketing of the award-winning marketing agency Pop’N Creative. The Black women-owned firm helps brands authentically connect with a multicultural audience and has a robust client roster that includes Hulu, TBS, Netflix, CBS, Discovery, OWN, National Geographic, and Pantene. Ms. Lane Alexander previously served as the head of digital and social content at TV One, where she delivered record-breaking traffic on TVOne.tv and developed and launched the viral digital series Unsung Live. She also led the digital marketing strategy for shows such as Unsung, When Love Kills, Conan, and Men At Work; launched the Team Coco and TV One apps; and led live event activations at the NAACP Image Awards, Essence Music Festival, and Comic-Con. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
YOUNG ALUM AWARD
Camille Schrier ’13
Currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Virginia Commonwealth University, Camille Schrier completed dual Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Systems Biology degrees at Virginia Tech. She was selected as Miss Virginia in 2019 after performing a demonstration of the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and went on to win Miss America — the first to win the title using science as a talent. She became a media sensation, resulting in collaborations and sponsorships from organizations like DuPont, GE, and 3M. Ms. Schrier advocates for drug safety and abuse prevention, with a major focus on the opioid epidemic. In 2021, she launched her own science educational brand, Her Royal Scientist, which furthers her goal to inspire and educate youth and normalize women in science roles. She also works to raise awareness of the genetic condition that impacts her life, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Adam Epstein ’95
Adam Epstein earned four varsity letters in tennis and received the Coaches Award and MVP Award at Hun. In 1994, he finished the season undefeated, was Mercer County Champion and NJ State Prep A – Champion, and was named Trenton Times Player of the Year, First Team All Prep, and First Team All Mercer and First Team All-Prep. In 1994 and 1995, the team won both the county and state tournaments, with Mr. Epstein winning the state tournament as captain during his final season. He went on to play varsity tennis at Bucknell University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He was the 2008-2009 Rockaway Hunt Club Grass Court Singles Tennis Champion and an eight-time Doubles Champion. Mr. Epstein, who served the Hun School as an Alumni Board member, is a managing director and private wealth advisor at UBS and the leader and founder of Epstein Partners.
Brendan Tierney ’98
Brendan Tierney earned a combined seven letters in football and lacrosse, serving as captain of both teams in his final season, and was a member of the 1995 Prep A State Champion football team. He was named All-American, First Team All State, and team MVP after leading the state in prep scoring for lacrosse. He broke the School’s career scoring record on a team that won two Bianchi Division Championships and the 1998 Prep A State Championship. He then played lacrosse for Princeton University, where his team won an NCAA National Championship and four Ivy League Championships. Mr. Tierney, who holds an M.B.A. from Duke University, works in product management in the Nike Football Category. He helped coach East Chapel Hill High School to a North Carolina State Championship in 2008 and was named OHSLA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011.
Angela DiPastina McMullin ’05
Angela DiPastina McMullin was the number-one singles tennis player at Hun and captained the women’s tennis team her final season. She received the MVP and Coaches awards and was a Princeton Packet Girls Tennis Player of the Year. She won four Prep A First Singles titles; received two county titles; and led her team to two Prep A Team, two MAPL, and four county titles while simultaneously playing in the USTA. She received a full tennis scholarship to The Ohio State University, where she remains in the Top-20 ranking for the most singles and double wins. Dr. McMullin earned a B.A in Psychology from OSU, a master’s degree in biomedical science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University, and she owns her own dental practice in Florida. She and her husband, Stephen, have three children: Connor, Aiden, and McKenzie.
Lance Goulbourne ’08
Lance Goulbourne was competing in tennis tournaments around New York City by age ten. As he got older, the competition broadened to the state and national levels. He also began showing potential in basketball as a teenager. He transferred to Hun in the tenth grade, where he was part of two championship teams. In 2007, the varsity basketball team won the New Jersey Prep A State Championship and the MAPL Championship. The previous spring, the tennis team also won the MAPL Championship. His athletic success led to a full basketball scholarship to Vanderbilt University, where he played for four years and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He went on to play nine years of professional basketball overseas. Six countries and twelve teams later, Mr. Goulbourne retired in 2021 and now works at Morgan Stanley.