Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 8

classmates at holiday party

Boston-area Tigers decked the halls at your faithful secretary’s holiday party. Pictured are Bruce Stewart ’96, Matt Russell, Lindsay Fossett, Dan Hatfield, and Juliana Gamble. Andrew Levin and Laura Vaughn joined the party later in the evening. Matt and Dan both recently made the reverse move of suburbs to city. Juliana and her husband, Carlos, are trying to keep up with their son, Mateo, who just learned to walk. Andrew, Laura, and their two kids just returned to Boston after several years in Miami. I continue to fight Darwin every day in my work as an ER doctor.

AnnMarie and 3 sons

AnnMarie (Reich) Lattanzi visited me a couple of times this year from her home in Curaçao. In exchange, I spent a week with her family in their perch above the Caribbean. (No question about who got the better end of that deal!) AnnMarie is living in Curaçao for two years while her husband, Paul, is on assignment there with the Coast Guard. She works in the emergency department at the island’s only hospital. She’s pictured here on a visit to Boston with sons Zachary, Stephen, and William.

I’m perfectly happy to write about myself and my friends, but if you’d like to see more variety in my columns, send news!

Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 7

Dan Grech included some news with his class dues! He reports that he and Gretchen Beesing (Kalamazoo College ’01) celebrated a couple of milestones this year: 5 years of marriage and the 3rd birthday of their daughter, Iris. Dan is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at the behavioral marketing technology company OfferCraft, which was founded by Aron Ezra. Gretchen is CFO of Catalyst Miami, a social justice nonprofit.

Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 6

Heather Lynn Kohl

Baby update alert! Besty Kohl reports that she and husband Mark welcomed Heather Lynn Sept. 26, 2014. Heather’s big brother, Mark Peter, is now a very energetic 2 1/2-year-old. Mark Sr. works for Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott in Bowie, Md., and Betsy is with the Department of Energy, in the office of the general counsel. The family is looking forward to a hiking trip to Alaska in 2017 to celebrate Betsy and Mark’s 10th anniversary.

Emily Claire and Danny Schwedel

Erica Breckner Schwedel noticed the paucity of recent class news and was kind enough to share the belated birth announcement of Emily Claire, who was born in November 2013. Emily joins big brother Danny. Erica is currently taking time off from her job fundraising for Achievement First, a nonprofit network of charter schools, to be home with the kids. Erica’s husband, Andrew Schwedel (Penn ’91), is a partner at Bain & Company’s New York office. The Schwedels live in New Canaan, Conn.

Happy New Year! Send me your holiday-card photos with some updates, please!

Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 5

John Alexander Ferraro

Joseph Ferraro checks in from Far Hills, N.J., to report that he and his wife, Kristy, welcomed son John Alexander April 21, 2015. John joins big brother Charlie (2). Joe is general counsel of Prospect Capital.

They say that no news is good news, but that definitely doesn’t apply to PAW! I want to hear about your trips and triathlons, dinner parties with fellow Tigers, book publications, weddings, babies. Send news!

Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 4

Wiles-Wechter weddingThe wedding of the year was so fantastic it had to happen twice. Allegra Wiles married Andy Wechter in a small ceremony Sept. 27, 2014, on the shores of Star Lake, N.Y. One party wasn’t enough for Allegra, though, so we celebrated again March 28, 2015, in Skaneateles, N.Y. Dan Hatfield and Katherine Mattison ’02 represented the Tigers at both events.

In March, Allegra and Andy, Dan, and Kat were joined by Lindsay Fossett, Anne Harris DeBrigard, Gabby Breslow, Sue Reslewic Keatley, Susan Schaefer Dunne ’01, Elizabeth Mercer ’01, Pia Sen ’00, and the inimitable father of the bride, Chris Wiles ’65. I can only assume that the wedding photographer was a Yale alum, because he “lost” the group Princeton picture. Let me assure you that we all looked as fabulous as Allegra and Andy do in this photo. In May, Allegra and Andy moved to Pittsburgh, where Allegra is senior counsel at the PNC Financial Services Group.

Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 2

News from the class-dues cards! Melissa Tritter Paschall reports from the People’s Republic of Cambridge, Mass., that she “recently bought and renovated a townhome in a beautiful co-housing community. I’m still working at Harvard Business School and will soon be teaching as an adjunct at Presidio Graduate School. My husband, Steve, took a leave from his job and is exploring a robotics innovation hub startup. Ellie is 3 and says the darnedest things. I can’t even begin to describe them.”

Your trusty class officers are working on some class events for the upcoming year. We are always looking for volunteers, so get in touch with one of us (me, Josh Pollack, Emily Walling, Gary Pai, Kenneth Lee) if you’d like to help! In the meantime, if you will be attending “We Flourish: Celebrating Asian American Alumni at Princeton University,” coming up Oct. 15-17, keep your eye out for a 1999 event during the conference.

Princeton ’99 Calendar of Events

Hello ’99s,

“Back to school” time is here, so we’re kicking off the 2015-2016 year and letting you know about the calendar of Princeton-related activities coming up this season.

Thanks to those of you who responded to the Class Survey last spring. We have 20+ classmates who have volunteered to host events in the various major metro areas and Puerto Rico and will be reaching out.

Looking for a good read?

Whistling Vivaldi coverPresident Eisgruber selects an insightful book for the incoming freshman class to read before arriving on campus each year for the Princeton “Pre-Read.” This fall, the selection was Whistling Vivaldi – How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Do by Claude M. Steele. Feel free to grab a copy on Amazon.

“Whistling Vivaldi” presents some of the most important social science work done in the last quarter-century, and speaks directly to issues that are important to our nation and our campus community. Professor Steele describes a series of inventive experiments — including some involving Princeton students — that enabled him to develop and test his hypothesis about how negative stereotypes affect us in times of stress. All of us, no matter what our backgrounds may be, will recognize ourselves in some of Professor Steele’s examples.President Eisgruber

Catch up with classmates at Princeton events

Please see below for the list of University-sponsored events taking place this year. From the Harvard Game tailgate, to conferences on campus focusing on Asian American alumni and Jewish life at Princeton, to the one and only Reunions, there are many chances to re-connect. Additionally, President Eisgruber will be touring this year so we hope to host class meet-ups in conjunction with his visits. Please mark your calendars if there is a President’s visit near you and look out for info from regional alumni who will organize the event.

Class of 1999
2015 – 2016

A mix of University and local events for your convenience

October 15–17
We Flourish: Celebrating Asian American Alumni at Princeton University.
This is the University’s first conference targeted towards Asian American alumni. It’s free and open to ALL alumni.

October 24
Princeton vs. Harvard Football at Harvard.
For anybody in the Northeast, the Princeton Association of New England (PANE) hosts the Tiger Tent, the largest annual off-Princeton gathering and invites all alumni in the area to attend.

November 14
Princeton vs. Yale Football (Homecoming).
The Alumni Association hosts its fourth annual Tiger Tailgate, a reception held outdoors in Fine Plaza for all alumni, with free wine, beer, and food.

November 16
President Eisgruber ’83 – New York City Event

December 10
President Eisgruber ’83 – Puerto Rico Event

February 9
President Eisgruber ’83 – San Francisco Event

February 11
President Eisgruber ’83 – San Diego Event

February 20
Alumni Day

February 25
President Eisgruber ’83 – Nashville Event

March 13
President Eisgruber ’83 – Mumbai Event

March 15
President Eisgruber ’83 – New Delhi Event

April 14–16
Celebrating 100 Years of Jewish Life at Princeton
Princeton University cordially invites you to come back to campus for a University conference held in celebration of 100 years of Jewish life at Princeton.

May 5
President Eisgruber ’83 – Baltimore Event

May 26–30
Reunions 2016

And lastly, please don’t forget to send Lindsay any newsworthy updates for Class Notes and please pay your class dues – your $25 dues subsidize your beloved PAW subscription and we have had low dues response these last few years and need to pay for your PAW.

We look forward to connecting with you this year!
Your ’99 Class Officers
(Josh Pollack, Emily Walling, Gary Pai, Lindsay Fossett, and Ken Lee)

Class Notes – Volume 116, Number 1

Bob poses with WGA award and wife

Congrats to former class secretary Bob Smiley, who won a Writers Guild of America award in February for his work on the Nickelodeon show The Haunted Hathaways. Obviously all that practice writing Class Notes really paid off! Bob and wife Hillary (pictured, looking quite dapper) received something even better the following month when daughter Findley Ruth was born March 12, joining brothers Danny and Luke and sister Katie. Bob, don’t forget about the little people who knew you way back when in 1940 Hall now that you’re a Hollywood big shot.

Class-dues cards are coming in with news! Richard Johnston reported that he began an assistant professorship last summer in the Department of English and Fine Arts at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Class Notes – Volume 115, Number 14

Thanks to the Great Class of 2000 for hosting a fabulous Reunions! I enjoyed catching up with a bunch of classmates back for the 16th.

Brad and Liz Hart and their two kids

Brad Hart and Liz (ChirpichHart (pictured) came with their son Tom and their newest Tiger, Paul Hart, born July 28, 2014. They are confident Paul’s love of Princeton will only grow given his godfather is Jim Sullivan. Liz and Brad moved to Kansas City last year from DC and are enjoying life in the Midwest. Elizabeth works for Cigna as a director with Cigna Supplemental Benefits and Brad is a managing director at Carnevale Associates.

Class president Josh Pollack visited from DC and Jon Schwartz made a cameo appearance from Brooklyn. Kassie Helm led her twin boys, dressed as tigers, down the P-rade route. Len Teti made the short trip from Lawrenceville with his wife Alice ’00 and five of their kids, all showing their Princeton pride in orange and black. I saw Ari Weinberg from afar, pushing a stroller in the P-rade, and can only assume there was a small child in there.

Krista Haley arrived Saturday night, fresh from a rum tasting at her Jersey Artisan Distillery. She brought a sample that I had to try, as I take my PAW reporting duties seriously. Not too sweet, nice smoky aftertaste.

Liam Pott and Emily Atwood filled me in on their life in DC. Big plans for the summer include teaching their three boys to swim so they can participate in family canoeing and kayaking outings!

A locomotive to Gary Pai for coordinating our hoagie order from the Haven.

Enjoy the summer, everyone!