For your 20th Princeton Reunion, we invite you to enjoy a blast from the past and Party Like It’s 1999! We will be channeling the energy of Prince back on campus as we remember our glory days. We’ve been working and playing hard these last two decades so, to quote the Purple One, let’s get crazy!
We’ll be updating this site as we get closer to Reunions but some basic details are below. Huge thanks to 99’s resident graphic designer, Josh Salcman, for our logo!
Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019
Registration for our 20th Reunion is now available through Eventbrite. Early Bird registration will run through mid-January.
Early registration not only saves you money, it helps us more accurately forecast costume sizing and quantities.
- Early Bird: $325/adult | $100/child
- Regular: $375/adult | $125/child
- Door Rate: $425/adult | $140/child
Your registration fee includes all meals, beverages, entertainment and activities for the weekend as well as a festive costume and accessories to commemorate the occasion (and wow the other classes at P-rade). Tiger Camp registration fees for the tiger cubs are separate.
Hotel block info was sent out to the class late this summer. We will also receive an allotment of campus housing that will be distributed via lottery closer to Reunions. Princeton Theological Seminary is undergoing renovations and will not be offering rooms for Reunions.
More details including costume teasers and a schedule of activities will be posted in the Spring.
Email Co-Chairs Deidre Kolarick or Emily Walling
A Huge Locomotive to the team of class volunteers planning our weekend back at Old Nassau. Life is busy these days, so it’s a true labor of love and we are so grateful! If you’d like to help, please let us know!
- Co-Chair — Deidre Kolarick
- Co-Chair — Emily Walling
- Class Prez — Josh Pollack
- Class VP — Gary Pai
- Class Secretary — Lindsay Fossett
- Class Treasurer — Ken Lee
- Class Webmaster — Michael Muzzie
- Artwork — Josh Salcman
- Alumni Faculty Forums — Patricia Graue
- Beverages — Antonia Ness
- Children — Kassie Helm
- Crew — Jen Usas Peranteau
- Community Service — OPEN
- Costumes — Ashley Doran Northup
- Entertainment — Katerina Cai & Shal Francis
- Finance — Mark Ellis
- Food — Chrystie Yodice & Cynthia Galvan
- Housing — Emily Walling
- Memorial Service — OPEN
- P-rade —
- Julie Angell & Kassie Helm (Co-Chairs)
- Tisha Thompson
- Jess Wilson
- Grace K Penn
- Amanda Teo
- PR / Communications — Jackie Bruce
- Registration — Ayyana Chakravartula & Carrie Heusner
- Reunion Panels — Patricia Graue
- Special Projects — Elizabeth Irons Seem
- Technology — Ken Lee & Michael Muzzie
Please note: Only the hotels listed below are serviced by Reunions Tiger Transit. Schedules will be made available in the spring.
North of Princeton
- Best Western Princeton Manor Inn & Suites – 4191 US Route 1 (3mi.) 732-329-4555
- Courtyard by Marriott – 3815 US Route 1 at Mapleton Road (2 mi.) 609-716-9100
- Crowne Plaza Princeton – 900 Scudders Mill (5 mi.) 609-936-4200
- Doubletree Hotel – 4355 US Route 1 at Ridge Road (5 mi.) 609-452-2400
- Extended Stay America – 4230 US Route 1 (5 mi) 732-438-5010
- Hampton Inn Princeton – 4385 US 1 South (5 mi.) 609-951-0066
- Holiday Inn – 100 Independence Way (4 mi.) 609-520-1200
- Holiday Inn Express – 870 Scudders Mill (5 mi.) 609-936-6600
- Homewood Suites by Hilton – 3819 Route 1 (2 mi.) 609-720-0550
- Princeton Marriott Hotel at Forrestal – 100 College Road East (4 mi.) 609-452-7800
- Sonesta ES Suites Monmouth Junction – 4255 US Route 1 (6 mi.) 732-329-9600
- Sonesta ES Suites Princeton – 4375 US Route 1 (5 mi.) 609-951-0009
- Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village – 201 Village Blvd. (5 mi.) 609-452-7900
South of Princeton
- Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center (ETS) – 660 Rosedale Road (3.5 mi.) 609‑921‑3600
- Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn – 3499 US Route 1 (3 mi.) 609-452-2500
- Quality Inn of Lawrenceville – 3270 US Route 1 (4 mi.) 609-896-3700
- Extended Stay America – 3450 Brunswick Pike (4 mi.) 609-919-9000
- Hilton Garden Inn – 1300 Lenox Drive (4 mi.) 609-895-9200
- Howard Johnson Lodge – 2995 Brunswick Pike (4 mi.) 609-896-1100
- Hyatt Place Princeton – 3565 US Route 1 (3 mi.) 609-720-0200
- Hyatt Regency Princeton – 102 Carnegie Center Drive (2 mi.) 609-987-1234
- Marriott Residence Inn Princeton at Carnegie (Marketfair) – 3563 US Route 1 (3 mi.) 609-799-0550
- Red Roof Inn Princeton – 3203 Brunswick Pike (4 mi.) 609-896-3388
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott of Ewing – 1000 Charles Ewing Blvd (9.5 mi) 609‑530‑0900
Princeton – Tiger Transit is not provided
I’ve fallen behind with posting the Class Notes to the class website.
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This edition of Class Notes is brought to you by Classmates Doing Awesome Things.
We head to Atlanta where Ann Rodriguez, as one might expect, is kicking ass and taking names. Hot Rod leads business operations for the MLS expansion team Atlanta United FC, and was recently named to Sports Business Journal’s list of “Forty Under 40”. (She may or may not have squeaked in under the wire for that designation.) She has also helped launch two other professional soccer teams, and has been instrumental in the initial success of the United.
Finally, we head north to Cambridge where Sep Kamvar, a former Google executive and current professor in the MIT media lab, is getting a lot of press as the creator of Wildflower Montessori Schools. Wildflower’s schools are working to innovate education with data-gathering technology on children’s behavior to better understand their needs. Incidentally, Sep also works part time as a Uniqlo model – I was surprised to see him on a billboard in downtown Boston last year.
I want to hear from you even if all you’re doing is hosting barbecues and chasing around after your kids! Send news.
Margaret Harrison sends us belated news of her October 2013 wedding to Christopher Sanger (Davidson ’94). Bride and groom are both children of the Class of 1961. Appropriately, with such a Princeton pedigree, the wedding was a particularly Tiger-studded affair. Front row: Margaret Harrison, Christopher Sanger (Davidson ’94) Elizabeth Hodes, Katharine Hope Gordon, and Kathy (Johnson) Glading. Middle row: Eleanor Harrison Bregman ’92 (bride’s sister), Paul Sanger ’61 (father of the groom), Peter Harrison Bregman ’89 (brother-in-law), Robert Harrison ’61 (father of the bride), Jennifer Balch, Dr. W. Brem Mayer Jr. ’56 (groom’s godfather), Joel Johnson *67. Back left: Robert Garrett ’59 (groom’s godfather).
Margaret and Christopher live in DC, where they have lived for the past four years and where they can’t stop running the Cherry Blossom Race.
This is the last column before Reunions! Although I feel quite strongly that there is never an off year, I am sad to say that I’ll miss our 18th. I trust that other attendees will photo-document the event and send me some pictures.
Co-class VP Emily (Koster) Walling surveyed Bay Area ’99ers last summer to determine a date, location, and event type for a class get-together. The Sunday before Election Day, the gods of child naps and illnesses did their best to derail things, but four awesome lady Tigers (and some of their boy cubs) came out to enjoy the sunshine and catch up. Pictured are Ayyana Emily, Gillian Ashenfelter, and Cat Sheane. Then, in the New Year, Emily celebrated her 40th with a party in San Francisco with several Princetonians in attendance, including a former boss who was connected to some of the other ’99 guests in small-world ways. Gotta love the Tiger network!
Partying like it was 1999 were: Wiley Anderson, Steve Chang, Chandler (Sims) Chang, Julia (Harrison) Anderson ’00, Sean Foley ’89, Will Holt, Ayyana Chakravartula, Carrie (Brady) Hsiang, Emily, Dara Kennedy, Andrew Walling ’01, and Kerren (Berger) Dempsey ’97. Emily thinks maybe she’ll try a class wine night next to see if she can coax more Tigers to come out and play. If you want to host an event in your area, please contact her or Gary Pai.
Natalie Wright (now Natalie Baker), reports exciting news! She and Scott Baker were married in Los Angeles in December 2016. It was a Tiger-studded event, as shown in this photo. From (l-r) are: Ugwunna Ikpeowo ’96, Alicia Clarke DiBerardino ’01, Brigitte Anderson ’02, Natalie, her groom Scott Baker, Vanessa Tyson ’98, Traci Burch Parker ’02, and Marquis Parker. Brigitte and Vanessa, in their lovely coordinating dresses, were two of the bridesmaids. Natalie and Scott live in Boston. Scott attended Boston University and owns his own logistics and transportation business, and Natalie is an investment writer at Breckinridge Capital Advisors.
Vanessa Fernandez shared some good news along with her class dues. Last summer she began a new tenure-track position as assistant professor of Spanish in the world languages and literatures department at San Jose State University in California.
Congratulations, Natalie and Vanessa! Send me more good news, classmates!
There are no class notes in this issue.
As the Cubs were heating up in the playoffs this fall, Marquis Parker, Brian Spaly, and Kirsten (Ekdahl) Hull met up in Chicago at a joint Stanford Graduate School of Business/Kellogg/Princeton alumni event. The event was hosted at the business Brian founded and where he is CEO, The Trunk Club, a Chicago-based personalized men’s and women’s clothing service. The company was founded in 2009 and sold to Nordstrom in 2014 for $350 million. There were several other Princeton alums at the event, including Erica Jones ’06, also pictured. Marquis and Brian were Stanford Graduate School of Business classmates in addition to being Princeton classmates. Kirsten reports that she attended business school at Kellogg, works in real-estate development and asset management in Chicago at McCaffery Interests, and lives in the Fulton River District of the West Loop with her husband Kevin, 7-year-old Annika, and 4 1/2 year-old Oscar.