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."
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
(PAAFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)
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Dues Online HERE!
Join the Princeton Community on
Global NetNight 2014
Please note new date
March 12, 2014,
Mentoring and Beyond:
Developing Long-term Professional Relationships
Speaker: Peg Wright, Gilman Performance Systems
Location: Martin LLP, 21st Floor - One Landmark Square, Stamford
click here for parking/directions
One night. One
focus. This year's theme is "Mentoring and Beyond: Developing Long-term
Professional Relationships" as PAAFC hosts Global NetNight to connect with
local Tigers sharing tips to further their career
development and strengthen their network.
Our speaker is
Registered Corporate Coach Margaret M. (Peg) Wright, a senior consultant and
executive coach with Gilman Performance Systems (bio).
In her highly interactive session, Peg will help us understand what a great
mentoring relationship is and how to initiate and sustain one. Hint: You
don't have to wait until you have gray hair to be a mentor to someone else.
This year, light dinner fare is included with networking and the beautiful
views at the top of Landmark Square overlooking Long Island Sound and the
city skyline from The offices of Martin LLP. Advance reservation for
planning purposes, but we know how schedules change - If you can make it
last minute, please do! Free participation included in this year's dues of
Guests or w/out membership - $10/person. If you are already a paid-up dues
member, we still need to know you're coming. Please register by sending an
email to Martha Kramer '79 and Mark Markiewicz '72 at GNN@PrincetonCT.org.
TIGERS with GREEN
March 29, 2014,
will be another networking event to follow up on the 3/12 Global NetNight.
Please join us for one or both!
This event will focus on the exploding business of energy efficiency and environmental
measures in the Real Estate industry and the opportunity for diverse career
opportunities in this space. Much of this is happening right here in
Connecticut particularly with the CT C-PACE program (www.c-pace.com)
becoming a nationwide model. Socio-Economic development goes hand in hand
with this theme.
The format for the networking will employ
the World Café Method for maximum interaction, learning and mentoring. (www.theworldcafe.com/method.html)
Meet fellow Tigers involved in the green initiative at The Greenwich library
on Saturday afternoon , March 29 from 1:30-4:00. This event was initiated by
Steven Hall ’65 of
www.chandlerllc.com and Will
McCalpin ’12 of
Tigers with well established careers in finance, engineering, architecture
and real estate development will be valuable resources on hand for the
Space is limited. RSVP for the Tigers with Green Stripes event at
If you come by train, the library is about a 15 minute walk up Greenwich
Avenue, one block to the left at the top. We can also arrange for
transportation from/to the RR station if needed. Just tell us so when you
Cost: FREE (but dues are always kindly appreciated!)
click here to
Dues Online HERE!
Book talk/Meet the Author: Professor Vladimir Alexandrov *79
The Black Russian
Sunday, March 30th,
Prospect Street, North Tower Penthouse, Stamford
parking is available on North St (up the ramp).
Alexandrov *79, PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton and now the B.E.
Bensinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at Yale University,
is giving a talk for the PAAFC on his widely acclaimed biography, "The Black
Russian", the fascinating story of Frederick Bruce Thomas born to former
slaves as he crossed the ocean and color boundaries. Reinventing himself
multiple times from his beginnings in the rural south, becoming one of
Moscow's richest restauranteurs, losing it all in the Bolshevik Revolution,
rising to prominence again as the "Sultan of Jazz" in Constantinople, and
then falling into debtor's prison...
The Black Russian
- which was six years in the making - is the result of Vladimir's research in
archives and libraries throughout the US, Russia, France, England and
Turkey. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the author of an amazing but
true story in which Hollywood is already showing interest! Enjoy
Russian-style tea served from a samovar with light refreshments. Feel free
to bring your own Russian finger foods to share.
Bendiksen S89 and Sabrina Szeto '12
Space is limited -
Admission is FREE,
but FY14 dues membership is appreciated!
We are pleased to pass along a very special discount price
by ordering as a group, but we need to order by March 14th! "Add to cart"
as many hardcover or paperback copies as you
like and don't forget to add your membership.
Books may be picked up and signed at the event.
Frederick Bruce Thomas was born in 1872 to former slaves and spent his youth
on his family’s prosperous farm in Mississippi. However, a resentful, rich
white planter's attempt to steal their land forced them to escape to
Memphis. And when Frederick's father was brutally murdered by another black
man, the family disintegrated. After leaving the South and working as a
waiter and valet in Chicago and Brooklyn, Frederick went to London in 1894,
then traveled throughout Europe, and decided to go to Russia in 1899, which
was highly unusual for a black American at the time. Frederick found no
color line in Russia and made Moscow his home. During the next nineteen
years he renamed himself “Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas,” married twice, acquired
a mistress, took Russian citizenship, and by dint of his talents, hard work,
charm, and guile became one of the city’s richest and most famous owners of
variety theaters and restaurants. The Bolshevik Revolution ruined him and he
barely escaped with his life and family to Turkey in 1919. Starting with
just a handful of dollars out of the millions he had lost, Frederick made a
second fortune in Constantinople by opening a series of celebrated
nightclubs that introduced jazz to Turkey. However, because of the long arm
of American racism, the xenophobia of the new Turkish Republic, and his own
extravagance, he fell on hard times, was thrown into debtor's prison, and
died in Constantinople in 1928. (www.valexandrov.com)
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.
Pre-Lacrosse Party - Friday 3/21, details tbd
M. Lacrosse vs Yale game - Saturday, 3/22
socialize with neighboring CT regional associations
PAAEC Happy Hour Gatherings - www.PAAEC.org
Tuesday, March 4th
at Heirloom -- All-Alum Happy Hour (ft. PAAEC-provided appetizers)
Thursday, April 10th at Cask Republic -- Young Alum Happy Hour (ft. PAAEC-provided
Wednesday, May 7th at Firehouse 12 & Thali -- Young Alum Happy Hour and
PACC Supper Seminar (Hartford) -
Wednesday, March 19, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
TOPIC: "With an Artistic Vision: Perception, the Arts and Eye Disease" by
Vincent P. de Luise '73
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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programs, click here
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Jackie Alexander '84, President
Mark Markiewicz '72, Treasurer
Beth Johnson Nixon '82, Secretary
Mary Solanto '73 Vice President
Paul Myerson '75, Schools Committee Chair
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Three CT alumni organizations share Alumni
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
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.
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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).
- Go to the TigerNet Website
- Click "Discussion Groups" on the left
- Log in
- Click on "Regional" under "Discussion Group Categories"
- Scroll down to "Connecticut Tigers" and click "View Group Homepage"
- 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
will send an email to all those who have subscribed to this opt-in service.
Next year's GNN will be February 25th 2014.
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Princeton Alumni Association Global NetNight
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