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From Kristin Hudacek '05 : I recently graduated Princeton and took a family trip to Tanzania with my brother Dan '73 to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. At the Marangu Hotel, a lodge at the base of Kilimanjaro, we met two other Princetonians. Dan and I had just completed the climb (a five-day round-trip hike on the Marangu route) when we met Rei Thompson '09 and Eve Wadsworth '02, who were about to embark on their trips. From left in the photo are Rei, Kristin, Eve, and Dan.

From David S. Wu '79: Three Princetonians are shown with China's railway minister.  From left are David S. Wu '79, Minister Liu Zhijun, Jerry Greenwald '57, and John S. Hamilton '81.  The three alumni serve on the board of directors of the China operation of EMD, the former locomotive division of General Motors that was acquired by Greenbriar and Berkshire Partners.  Minister Liu presented his Princeton visitors with the silk tiger picture seen in the photo.

From Nurunisa Neyzi '05: This photo is from Reunions 2005 with my father Mehmet Ali Neyzi '80, center, and my friend Christoph Geiseler '04, left.

From Alison Lee '05: This picture was taken at the annual Opera in Central Park. It's quite fun and represents Princeton alumni/ae getting together over the summer to enjoy all that New York City has to offer.  We thought it was a good photo and nice to share - especially since we're excited about being recent graduates (and a bit sad).

This is a picture of me, Cathy Busby *83, on the banks of the Amazon River. My PhD in geological sciences at Princeton got me a faculty position at the University of California, where I've been for 20 years. I've done field work in many beautiful and remote areas, including Namibia, Morocco, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and all over Europe.

From Frank Wang ’86: I with around 20 or so alumni formed the small but very vocal cheering section at the Univ. of Oklahoma vs. Princeton game on January 3, 2003 in the All-College Classic at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.

There were probably around 5,000 University of Oklahoma fans (there would have been more if not for OU playing LSU for the national championship in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl on January 4) present so our small Princeton contingent was vastly outnumbered.

1) The top picture shows the scoreboard at halftime, when Princeton led by 1 point.

2) The second photo is of the Thompson family: Dave '74 and his wife and daughter Jordan.

3) The third picture is of David Mercer ’69 and Bob Alfson ’72 proudly holding the Princeton Club of OKC sign.

I sat next to a big OU fan whom I invited to join me; he expressed surprise that Princeton was able to keep the game so close. He figured that Princeton would keep it close for a period of time but not be able to keep up with OU's pace allowing OU to eventually "break away" and end with a big lead. OU went into the game undefeated and ranked 7th nationally.

Though the final three-point attempt failed and though Princeton lost, the OU fans had to admit grudging respect for how well Princeton played.

Rob Dunham '88 sent in these two photos with this note: Here's one of me flying a KC-10 over Iraq. The KC-10 is primarily a tanker, we refuel the fighters, bombers, and AWACs in flight giving the US an incredible ability to take the fight to the enemy anywhere in the world. I am currently an activated Air Force reservist deployed to Bulgaria and flying over Iraq everyday. Also enclosed is a picture of a KC-10 refueling F-14s over Turkey enroute to Iraq. Enjoy.

Lisa Frelinghuysen took this photo of three former Olden Street housemates. Left to right are: Stephen Vehsalge ’89, with daughter Sadie (10 mos.) and sons Wiley (7) and twins Henry and Bailey (4); Peter Frelinghuysen ’90, with his daughters, Electra (4) and Diana (1 mo.), and son Peter (2 1/2); and Charlie Shaffer ’90, with his son Charles (2). The three men were spending a weekend together in Connecticut. Vehslage is a teacher, Frelinghuysen is an orthopedic surgeon, and Shaffer is a banker.

Virginia Wells Maloney w’30 sits in "Oval With Points" by Henry Moore at Commencement 2002. Her granddaughter Christina Paul Maloney, daughter of Clif Maloney ’60, was graduating that day.

Rosalie Norair ’76 snapped this photograph at Alumni Day 2002. From left, Tiger, Glenn Berkey ’89, Dean of Admission Fred Hargadon, and Agustin Rodriguez ’90. Berkey came to the event from Hong Kong to receive the Penick award for Alumni Schools Committee work, and Rodriguez received the Penick award for the Princeton Club of Virginia.

Bathsheba Fulton van den Bosch married Frederik van den Bosch (center) in May 2001. Shown with the couple are Arthur D. Fulton III ’67 (far left), John Phelps West ’43, and John Phelps West, Jr. ’67 (far right).

Ashley Conrad-Saydah '99: I have attached two pictures, one of Dr. Geerat Vermeij '68 and is wife and one of Dr. Vermeij, his wife, a Japanese film crew from NHK, seven interns from the California Academy of Sciences and me, Ashley Conrad-Saydah '99 (far left).

Dr. Vermeij and I recently met through a documentary producation. Vermeij is a well-known professor at UC-Davis and an expert in molluscs and marine invertebrates. He was also recently featured on the PBS special "Shape of Life" (Check him out at:

We discovered our Princeton connection after Vermeij finished shooting a "class" for Careers in Science interns at the California Academy of Sciences. NHK, a large Japanese TV network, filmed Vermeij teaching and tidepooling with Academy interns for their "Superteachers" series. As the manager of Careers in Science, I coordinated much of the filming details and was able to spend some time with the Vermeijs. I learned that Geerat has not been back for a reunion! I encouraged him to return and snapped these photos in the hopes that they might make it to other members of the Class of '68.

Barclay Leib '81: "Conroy Swimmers Abound - First there was Nancy Conroy '81, All-America captain of the 1981 Ivy League-champion Princeton women's swimming team. There were her nieces, Rebecca Conroy '00 and Katie Conroy '02, both strong Princeton women swimming participants in recent years, with Katie currently holding the DeNunzio Pool record for the 50-meter backstroke.
Pictured here is yet another new generation coming along, Kate Conroy Leib, age 7, and possible P.U. Class of 2016. The daughter of Nancy Conroy and Barclay Leib '81, Kate used the alumni meet at this year's Reunions to show her stuff in DeNunzio Pool. Kate was a bit confused at first to be going up against competition generally six times her age, but she maintained her competitive spirit throughout, and swam in multiple heats.
All hail Princeton's Conroy swimming family.

Betty Sanford w’45, after seeing PAW's reunion issue, sent in this photo of her husband, Laddie ’45, which brings back memories of past reunions.

Dave Burns '53 sent in this picture of himself at Reunions 2001.

From Cynthia Rugart k’45 k’78: Here's a photo depicting a number of PU grads who were inadvertently at the same vacation spot during the same week! I simply had to send it in. The place is Rockywold-Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. The week was the second week of August. The group is standing on the steps of the common dining hall. Shown left to right, front, are: Eleanor Boynton Wagner ’83, Melissa Dodge ’80, Mark Rutherford ’80, Jack Machain ’73, Bayard Dodge ’78, Trip Rugart ’78; back: Alex Armstrong ’37, David Dodge ’45, Karl Rugart ’45, John Witners ’65, John Speers ’77, and Bill Speers ’45.

Eloise Tencher k’33 sent in this photo, writing: "I thought you might be able to use this photo of my dad during his Princeton days. He's James R. Tencher ’33, in the snappy white overalls!) and I think that may be his friend Jim Dill, who I believe went to Princeton too."

Kathy Chilton s'66: "I'm sending a photo of a sign I saw on Comanche Blvd. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It speaks for itself."





Mary Miles Prince h’84: "In the February 8 issue of PAW, David Pertsemlidis ’91 wrote that the November 8 issue had made him 'feel like an old man.' He wrote to verify that the From the Archives photograph in the November issue was indeed 43 Blair Hall and further stated that it was not only hi home but identified the visible artwork of several others who dwelt there a mere 10 years ago. He stated that he 'never expected at age 31 to be able to offer any useful information.'

"I am writing to further identify the work of the clearly visible 'Miles ’33' found in the same photograph as that of my father, C.W. Miles III, with the hope of making Mr. Pertsemlidis feel like a young man once again. I also enclose a photograph taken in a different part of 43 Blair, where he (right) and Gordon Summerfeldt ’33 were studying. I remember touring 43 Blair with my dad during his 50th reunion in 1983 several years before Mr. Pertsemlidis began his studies, and viewing this artwork, for which my mother had chastised him many years before, when he had proudly shown it to his new bride."

Ms. Prince also sent in a photograph of the commencement for the Class of 1933.