Tiger Camp is the cool place for kids to roar at Reunions! Managed by the YWCA Princeton, childcare is available off-campus (59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ 08540) for children 12 and under on Friday 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. and Saturday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and/or 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. Register by April 30 to ensure availability.
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.
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.”
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.”
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!
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!
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 www.theprimarycarer.com. 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, https://youtu.be/riNi-4MO42E, 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.”
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 available through Eventbrite.
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.
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!