Class Notes – Volume 119, Number 9

Some classmates shared news on their AG cards. Helen Azzam Koenig writes that she and her husband, George (Bucknell ’96), “are excited to welcome our third little Tiger, Callie Elena, born Jan. 11, 2018. Sister Emma (7) and brother George (5) are excited to bring her to this year’s P-rade!”

Kerry Briones tells us, “I am enjoying my new independent medical practice, Tryon Medical Partners, which we opened in fall 2018. My kids are 11 and 7 and growing fast. Looking forward to seeing everyone for our 20th!”

Pat Horn has had an exciting few years. “After making my second successful ascent of Mt. Everest, I married the sister of my guide and am living in the Rolling Valley, near Kathmandu. We are preparing for a pilgrimage to Potala Palace, but may stop by Reunions this June.”

Now that I think about it, Pat may be trolling us. Only one way to find out — come to our 20th reunion this spring and ask him yourself! Head to our class website to register.

Class Notes – Volume 119, Number 8

Lawrence Hall of Science mini-reunion

Ashley Conrad-Saydah shared the news of a mini-reunion over Thanksgiving when she, Summer Riley Erickson, AyyanaChakravartula, and Katharine Strunk got their kids together for some playtime. “While the eight kids (Summer’s twin sons were napping at home) had a blast playing games at the “Well Played” exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science, we four moms had a great time catching up and even managed to snap a picture together. We realized we left Will Holt out of the picture but he was busy shooting hoops with the kids. Everyone is well and happy. Katharine moved to East Lansing last year for a great gig at Michigan State, but the rest of us are still in California. We can’t wait to see the rest of our classmates at Reunions!”

On that note — Jackie Bruce reminds us all that our 20th reunion is right around the corner! “Are you ready for your Reunions rewind? We will be partying like it’s 1999 with a special musical tribute highlighting the spirit of the times! Visit www.princeton99.comfor registration info.”

Class Notes – Volume 119, Number 7

Ayyana and Jessica

Ayyana Chakravartula reports from Oakland that ’99s own science superstar Jessica Marquez came out to her son’s first Lego League practice to talk to the team about her job as a NASA researcher: “Jessica’s work, as you might imagine, is amazing.”

Kingston Family Vineyards in Chile

Ben McConahey and his wife recently returned from two weeks in Chile, “where we had the pleasure of visiting Kingston Family Vineyards, owned by Courtney Kingston ’92. Lydia Weintraub ’18 is currently employed as a fellow at the vineyard and she gave my wife and I a tour of the facility and conducted a wonderful wine tasting. It was an incredible visit, and a pleasure to make a Princeton connection in another country.” Here are Ben and Lydia raising a bottle to Old Nassau!

Class Notes – Volume 119, Number 6

Sun Valley, Idaho, mini-reunion

Ten Tigers convened in Sun Valley, Idaho, over Labor Day weekend for their biannual mini-reunion. Jon Schwartz sent this picture of the crew. Jon lives in Minneapolis and works at the Wildflower Foundation. Josh Pollack lives in DC and is a lawyer at the National Association of Broadcasters. Danny Fine is also in DC and works at Bloomberg BNA. Len Teti lives near Princeton and is a lawyer at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Brendan Boyle lives in Annapolis and is a professor at St. John’s College. Tim Pavlislives in New Haven and works at Yale. Matt Coldiron recently moved to Brooklyn and is an epidemiologist at Medecins Sans Frontiers. Will Holt lives in Oakland and is a gastroenterologist at California Pacific Medical Center. Lankford Wade lives in Dallas and works at US Anesthesia Partners. Chris Laporte lives in Houston and works at East Canyon Capital. I’m assuming that all had a good time, but Schwartz didn’t provide any details. What happens in Sun Valley stays in Sun Valley.

The buildup to our 20th reunion commences … send photos of other mini-reunions around the country!

Class Notes – Volume 119, Number 5

Alison Escalante and family

Alison (Noble) Escalante wrote in with lots of Escalante family news. “I’m super excited to be speaking at TEDxNaperville on how parents can move from a relationship of anxiety and perfectionism to one of connected leadership with their kids. I write about this at I’m enjoying my pediatric practice in Naperville, Ill. Matt Escalante is rocking it as a senior director at Constellation brands. Have you seen these Pacifico Commercials,, that give you the feels or tried that new smooth-drinking Corona Premier? That’s Matt’s work. Our kids, Miles (9) and Connor (7), are currently passionate about Legos and origami, making our home a hazard to life and limb.”

Reunions 2019 – Welcome Class of 1999!

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!

Party Like It's 1999


Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019


Little-Edwards Courtyard
Princeton University


Registration for our 20th Reunion is available through Eventbrite.


  • 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

20th Reunion Committee

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

Reunions 2019 – Princeton Area Hotels & Tiger Transit 

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