Princeton Alumni Association
of
Fairfield County

Our mission - to provide a sense of community through educational, social, community service, and networking opportunities.
"Princeton in the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations."

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PAAFC is open to all Princeton undergraduate and graduate alumni, spouses, parents, and friends.
Our fiscal year starts July 1st and runs through June 30th. Please volunteer your time and/or your ideas. Please show your support and enjoy a little orange and black camaraderie!  (PAAFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)

click here to Pay Dues Online HERE!

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Join the Princeton Community on Facebook:

 

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Saturday April 12th

The Princeton University Tigertones are making a return visit to Wilton !

Several members of the Tigertones have Fairfield County hometown roots - Will Jankowski '16, Jack Jankowski '17 (both Wilton HS) and Matt McCalpin '14 (Greens Farms Academy). Please give them a warm welcome "home" and enjoy a late afternoon of fun-filled song!

Saturday April 12th at 4:30 pm
In the Little Theater at Wilton High School.
Student/Seniors $10
Adults $15

A reception to follow.

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[for more information on PPIRR, click here]

Please join us as we recognize exemplary high school students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.

2014 Connecticut Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00-8:30pm

Co-Prize Winners:
Adam Petno, Greens Farms Academy | Ryan Shepard, Choate Rosemary Hall

Certificate of Accomplishment Recipient:
Colette Kroop, Hamden High School

Guest Speaker:
Cherly Greenberg '80 - Professor of History, Trinity College

The Graduate Club
155 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(Parking is available behind the club in Lot #51, entrance on Temple St.)
http://graduateclub.memberstatements.com/tour/tours.cfm?tourid=72630

RSVP to AlanRosner@aol.com by April 9th.
 

*Dinner costs are covered by your local Princeton Prize committee; donations are appreciated.

(Click here for .pdf invitation)

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SPRING INTO SERVICE!

Saturday, April 26, 9-Noon
COMMUNITY SERVICE

Earth day Family Volunteer Project at the Stamford Nature Center
29 Scofieldtown Rd, Stamford
http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/visit.html

Garlic mustard was introduced in North America in the 1860's as a culinary herb. Today, it is an invasive species in much of Connecticut, including the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Left unchecked, it has the potential to become the dominant plant in the undergrowth of forests, greatly reducing the diversity of all species. In honor of Earth Day, join us for a "garlic mustard pull". The garlic mustard leaves that we harvest will be offered to local food banks to help feed the hungry. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the event.

This opportunity is open to volunteers age 11 and older. (Ages 11 - 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Sabrina Szeto '12 has volunteered to be our "captain".

To signup, contact Sabrina:  

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Young Alumni - Tiger Strong!

Potlucks, movies, game nights, and more. After a busy spring schedule, it's time for a break, but stay tuned. The next games night is tentatively planned for June.

Questions/Ideas - Sabrina Szeto '12:  

See photos on PAAFC's Facebook page

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PRINCETON ATHLETICS in CONNECTICUT

Support our Tigers on the road! While we organize some tailgates and after-game gatherings, some are more informal. Please reach out if you have an idea even if it is simply to post a suggestion of where to get together pre-post game.

Princeton Women Tennis @ Yale, 4/4 @ 2 pm
Tiger Ball (Base- and Soft-) @ Yale, 4/5 @ 12:30 pm and 4/6 @ noon

Princeton Women Tennis @ Yale, 4/4 @ 2 pm
Search for details on location at:
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/w-tennis/2013-14/schedule

Tiger Ball (Base- and Soft-) @ Yale, 4/5 @ 12:30 pm and 4/6 @ noon
Two years ago, Princeton edged Yale in all four double-header games; exciting!
Search for details on location at:
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/w-softbl/index
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/sports/m-basebl/index

Ivy League Heptagonal Track and Field Championships at Yale’s Dewitt Cuyler Athletic Complex, May 10 and 11.
“Princeton will defend its outdoor title.” Michael Willliams ’14 ran a sub-four-minute mile in February. “In 2013, Williams ran the first leg (1200 meters) for Princeton’s distance-medley relay team that won the NCAA national title …”
 

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Opportunities to socialize with neighboring CT regional associations


PAAEC Happy Hour Gatherings - www.PAAEC.org

Thursday, April 10th at Cask Republic -- Young Alum Happy Hour (ft. PAAEC-provided appetizers)
Wednesday, May 7th at Firehouse 12 & Thali -- Young Alum Happy Hour and Dinner


PACC (Hartford) - http://pacc.princetonct.org/
PACC Annual Dinner/Meeting
Thursday, May 1, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
GUESTS: Courtney Banghart and Mitch Henderson, Princeton Women's and Men's head basketball coaches
at Wampanoag Country Club, 60 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford
 

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!!

and thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Fairfield County Alumni Schools Committee

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Got an idea? Get involved! Tell us what you're interested in.

PPIRR Committee
Connecticut Co-chairs: Alan Rosner
Ivy Thomas McKinney 

[for more information on PPIRR, click here]

Alumni Schools Committee
Volunteer as an alumni interviewer!
Are you interested in interviewing high school students applying to Princeton?
Typically, interviewers are assigned two or three students per year, and after each interview submit an online report to the Princeton Admissions Office.
Contact Paul Myerson, Chair

Ivy Softball Challenge
Last year, we shared the field with Cornell at Westport's Sherwood Island Park. This event is postponed due to Sandy... to be rescheduled in the spring or fall 2013. Stay tuned. We could use a "captain" or "co-captains". Please contact us.

Annual Picnic at Greenwich Polo - Summer

Community Service


Norwalk River Valley Trail Clean-up 2010

  and more
 

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For a sample of past programs, click here

What do you want to see next year with PAAFC?

Send us your thoughts via email.  Please identify your Princeton affiliation.
 
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Join the Princeton Community on Facebook:

 

Princeton Pause helps foster the community spirit of Annual Giving.

The PRINCETON Pause
 

November 2013 - When alums gather

October 2011 - Princeton photos from around the world

 

 See you May 29 - June 1 for Reunions 2014!

 

This website was created by and for the Princeton Association of Fairfield County. Although we make every effort to keep this information accurate, we cannot guarantee it. Information is intended as communication of a personal nature among its members.  Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited.

Inquiries:

10/12 Lamb Roast PHOTOS!

 

Planning Meetings:

FY14 - July 1 2013- June 30 2014
Sept 18

For a sample of past programs, click here

As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback.
 

Jackie Alexander '84, President

Mark Markiewicz '72 *74, Treasurer

Beth Johnson Nixon '82, Secretary

Mary Solanto '73 Vice President

Paul Myerson '75, Schools Committee Chair

Delphine Knight-Brown '85, Book Awards Chair
 

HELP WANTED:

Young Alumni Rep
Community Service Coordinator
Book/Speaker Programs
Scholarship Liaison
Website

We are in particular need for someone who would like to help with the website or communications! Interested in this or any other position? E-mail us..

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PAA of Eastern CT (PAAECT's membership area starts east of Fairfield County - from the New Haven area and extending  through the southern coastline to CT's eastern border) -


PAA of Eastern CT Blog

PAAEC.PrincetonCT.org


PA of Central CT (PACC's membership area covers Hartford and CT areas further east and north)
PACC.PrincetonCT.org

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Princeton activity in CT >

Dr. Ryan O'Connell '94
"Engineering Patient Safety"
 

---------Other Princeton links/news:

Three CT alumni organizations share Alumni Council Award!

The three organizations (PAAFC, PAAEC and PACC) have been working together for the past few years. Our mutual support was noticed outside of Connecticut. At the 2011 Reunions in May, the three Connecticut alumni organizations were awarded the Committee on Regional Associations Award for Innovation. The Alumni Council cited the three associations “for institutionalizing the practice of ongoing collaboration with neighboring regional associations to engage all Princeton alumni living in the state of Connecticut.”


The three CT regional area presidents and representatives receiving the Committee on Regional Associations Award for Innovation  from Charlene Huang,'88 Chair AC Regional Affairs at Reunions 2011.

Princeton Alumni Weekly

see  www.goPrincetontigers.com for sports updates.

The Daily Princetonian

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Looking for another way to CONNECT?

Use the Connecticut Tigers "discussion group" to post information, experiences, contacts, opinions, and/or advice about matters of potential interest to local CT Princeton alumni. Anyone can opt-in and join. Use it as a way to reach out to those who live, work or have an interest in networking with Princetonians in all three CT regional associations (PAAFC, PAAEC, PACC).

To register,

  1. Go to the TigerNet Website http://tigernet.princeton.edu
  2. Click "Discussion Groups" on the left sidebar
  3. Log in
  4. Click on "Regional" under "Discussion Group Categories"
  5. Scroll down to "Connecticut Tigers" and click "View Group Homepage"
  6. Fill in the form at he bottom of the page and click "Subscribe"

Once subscribed, you need only send an email to the group address (ct-tigers@lists.tigernet.princeton.edu) which will send an email to all those who have subscribed to this opt-in service.

Group Address:
ct-tigers@lists.tigernet.princeton.edu

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Next year's GNN will be February 25th 2014.


Join the LinkedIn discussion. Search for
Princeton Alumni Association Global NetNight

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ALUMNI CONNECTIONS - All alumni are invited to participate
in a student-alumni networking event on
Wednesday, November 13, 6-8pm, Prospect House
Sponsored by Career Services at Princeton University

Click here for invitation and registration
www.Princeton.edu/career/pdfs/Alumni-Connections-Nov.2013.pdf

Thank you!