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Alumni Weekend 2020 is April 17-18th

Come back, see the changes on campus and reconnect with friends during Alumni Weekend. New this year, we have several events on Friday afternoon, leading up to the Alumni Recognition Ceremony on Friday night. 

Take a look through the calendar of events. We hope you'll join us!

 

Alumni Weekend 2019 Recap Video

Schedule of Events

friday events

Registration

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Russell Hall

Sign in and pick up name tags and information.

John Gale Hun Luncheon

by invitation only
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Russell Hall Lounge

The John Gale Hun Society Luncheon celebrates alumni, parents, and friends who have included Hun in their estate plans. The lunch, new for Alumni Weekend 2020, will feature a glimpse into the present-day Hun experience. Upper School Head Ryan Hews will be on hand to share highlights from NextTerm, our three-week mini-semester immersive learning program, and delve into the courses planned for 2020. 

Athletics Update

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Russell Hall Lounge

Get in the huddle with Co-Directors of Athletics Tracey Arndt and Bill Quirk as they settle the score when it comes to the success of our teams and our student-athletes, both on and off the field. They will also share stories of alumni making a name for themselves in athletics in college and beyond.

Admission & College Counseling: The Bookends of The Hun Experience

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Russell Hall Lounge

Curious about our students' backgrounds and what draws them to Hun? How about where they go after graduation? Join Director of College Counseling Radha Mishra and Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment Management and Strategic Planning Steve Bristol as they host a conversation about the journey of a Hun student from pre-application to post graduation. 

Hun Athletic Competitions 

Go Raiders!

  • MS Boys' Lacrosse vs Princeton Academy – 3:30 p.m.
  • JV Baseball vs Somerville – 4:15 p.m.
  • Crew: Mercer Sprints – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Exact race times for crew will be posted on the web and on Twitter: @HunRowing. Join rowing alumni and parents at the Hun Rowing tent at Caspersen Rowing Center, 1 South Post Rd, West Windsor. We will have shirts and hats for sale!

Alumni Recognition Ceremony

5:30 p.m. - Cocktails 
6:00 p.m. - Dinner 
6:30 p.m. - Program begins
Tent behind Russell Hall; Pre-registration is required

Alumni, faculty, and friends are invited to join us as we celebrate and honor these distinguished individuals.

Distinguished Alumni

  • David Diamond ’70
  • Kimberly McCreight ’90

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Adam Epstein ’95
  • Brendan Tierney ’98
  • Nina Tinari ’98
  • Angela DiPastina McMullin ’05

Young Alumni Award

  • Kelsey Tylus Testa ’05

saturday events

Registration

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Russell Hall
Sign in and pick up name tags and information.

Early morning yoga class with Erica Vogler ’93

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Upper Campus on The Mall

Celebrate nature and feel the healing and calming effect of being outdoors. Be sure to bring your yoga mat.  If raining, yoga class will be held in the Grant Shipley ’42 Pavilion. 

22nd Run for Kate

8:30 a.m. registration; 9:00 a.m. race
Paul R. Chesebro Academic Center

Whether you plan to walk or run, join us for the 22nd annual 5K family friendly fun run through the neighborhood.  Click here to register and for more information about being a sponsor and supporting the Katherine Wright Gorrie '98 Memorial Scholarship. 

Golden H Brunch with Headmaster Jonathan Brougham

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.; Pre-registration is required.
Russell Hall Lounge

This annual brunch honors alumni celebrating fifty years or more.

Alumni vs. Alumni Soccer Game

9:30 a.m. warm-up; 10:00 a.m. game; Pre-registration is required.
Natale Family Athletic Field

Dorm Expo

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Pre-registration is required.
Wilf Family Global Commons  

Join Headmaster Jonathan Brougham, Director of Residence Life Jonathan Stone, and Director of Operations J. Michael Chaykowsky '80 for an exciting conversation about residential life at Hun and our vision for the future. We will also share renderings for a possible dormitory renovation. Guests will connect with resident faculty from the past and present and can participate in proctor-led tours.

Networking

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wilf Family Global Commons

Raiders Connect: Join us for a casual networking reception featuring industry-specific chat areas where you can meet other Raiders who do what you do or would like to do. All Raiders (past and present) and guests are welcome. Dress casually; business cards optional. 

Topics Include:

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Sports
  • Business, Finance, and Law
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship and Tech
  • Raiders in Transition 
  • Healthcare
  • Media, Marketing, and Communications
  • Non-Profits and Public Service
Lunch under the Tent

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.; Pre-registration is required.
Tent behind Russell Hall
Alumni must sign in to receive complimentary lunch ticket(s).

Join Headmaster Jonathan Brougham and former faculty to hear about School milestones, reunion awards, and the State of the School.

Alumni vs. Alumni Basketball Game 

1:30 p.m. warm-up; 2:00 p.m. game; Pre-registration is required.
Grant Shipley ’42 Pavilion

Family Activities on the Mall

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Upper Campus on The Mall

Family fun for everyone. Be sure to stop by the Mall to enjoy lawn games, face painting, bounce houses, and more. From 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Former Headmaster James M. Byer '62 will host a putting challenge and Golf Coach Patrick Quirk '02 and members of the golf team will teach chip shots.

Admission & College Counseling: The Bookends of The Hun Experience

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wilf Family Global Commons Classroom

Curious about our students' backgrounds and what draws them to Hun? How about where they go after graduation? Join Director of College Counseling Radha Mishra and Assistant Headmaster for Enrollment Management and Strategic Planning Steve Bristol as they host an enlightening conversation about the journey of a Hun student from pre-application to post graduation. 

Meet the Authors

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.; Pre-registration is preferred.
Wilf Family Global Commons Classroom

Uncovered: Join us for an Engaging Q&A with Hun School alumni authors. Join us for an inspiring and entertaining discussion about the writers' lives, moderated by Nancy Perelli DePalma '92, marketing and communications associate at Hun. How do they find material? What does it take to bring an idea to life? From children's books and nonfiction to New York Times bestselling novels, our panel of Hun School alumni make their living telling stories. Curious about what it takes to be a writer? Submit your question by emailing Nancy DePalma.

  • Luke Salisbury ’65
  • Jocelyn Avery Dorgan ’80
  • Kimberly McCreight ’90
  • Dana Hughes Moorhead ’95 
NextTerm with Ryan Hews

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Pre-registration is preferred.
Wilf Family Global Commons Classroom

Join Upper School Head Ryan Hews as he shares highlights from NextTerm, our three-week experiential learning mini-semester, and unveils the courses planned for 2020. 

Hun Athletic Competitions  


Go Raiders!  

The following teams will face off against Blair:

  • Varsity Softball – 1:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Baseball – 1:00 p.m.
  • Varsity Boys' Lacrosse – 2:00 p.m.
  • JV Boys Lacrosse – 3:30 p.m.

Crew will participate in the Mercer Sprints – 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in nearby West Windsor. Exact crew race times will be posted on the web and on Twitter @HunRowing. Join rowing alumni and parents at the Hun Rowing tent at Caspersen Rowing Center, 1 South Post Rd, West Windsor. 

Hun Fund Leadership and Loyalty Reception – by invitation only

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
From loyal participation to generous leadership gifts, we are especially grateful to those who show their support and express their belief in the Hun mission through annual giving. This cocktail reception celebrates donors who demonstrate a dedication and commitment to the School through the Hun Fund.  

Alumni Celebrations 2020

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.; Pre-registration is required.
Tent behind Russell Hall 

Celebrating milestone Reunions for class years ending in 0s and 5s, but the party is for all alumni. The celebration includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, specialty stations, desserts, and dancing. $80 per person, $40 for members of the Class of 2015, subsidized compliments of the Alumni Association. All guests will be charged the full $80.

 

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