Princeton Alumni Association
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."


PAAFC welcomes all Princeton undergraduate and graduate alumni, spouses, parents, and other affiliations.
Our fiscal year starts July 1st and runs through June 30th. Come join us and share your ideas.

click here to Pay Dues Online HERE!
 (PAAFC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)


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TigerTalks in the City: Big Data and Little Privacy

Thursday, October 6th, 2016, 6-8:30pm

The Princeton Entrepreneurship Council is hosting TigerTalks in the City and welcomes all in the area including all of PAAFC to attend. The first of the quarterly series will be a panel discussion on "Big Data & Little Privacy?, featuring distinguished Princeton faculty members.

Location: AppNexus - 28 W 23rd St, 4th Floor, NYC

Register online at

The panel will be followed by a networking reception.

Click here for flyer


The Case for Bravery

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016, 6:30pm

The Princeton Association of NYC (PANYC) and the Princeton Club of NY (PCNY) cordially invite you to join a unique and thoughtful discussion on the role that bravery can play in your life and career.

Princeton Club of New York, 15 W 43rd Street (bet. 5th and 6th Ave)
Cost: $25 (PCNY members can register its website with no fee)
To buy tickets:

Tickets include a drink and light snack at a half hour reception at 6:30 before the program begins. There will be a cash bar networking reception after the discussion.

Crista Samaras '99 tells a compelling personal story of failure as a catalyst to confidence. Smaras' story provides examples of many of the major recent bravery-related research findings. To combine and scale the two visions of bravery - the personal and the academic - Samaras, a Princeton record-holder in women's lacrosse and two-time member of the US Women's National Team, along with her sister, Coryn Grifteth '98, started Brave Enterprises. Their goal is to study bravery and build practical training for people looking to combat fear and build their own bravery.



Taking suggestions for speakers, venues and green topics.



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.

Full Schedule (search for "Conn"):
Check back later for tailgating plans ...

"Education Through Athletics"


Opportunities to network with neighboring CT regional associations

PAAEC (New Haven, Eastern CT) -
PACC (Hartford, Central and Northern CT) -


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

PPIRR Committee
Connecticut-Committee Chair: Alan Rosner
[for more information on PPIRR, click here]

Alumni Schools Committee

Congratulations and welcome to the Class of 2020!!!

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

Volunteer as an alumni interviewer!
 Interested in sharing your experience and interviewing high school students applying to Princeton?
Contact the Alumni Schools Committee to find out how you can help.
Delphine Knight Brown '85 and Eileen Ohnell '75

Young Alumni - Tiger Strong!
See photos from past gatherings on PAAFC's Facebook page

Potlucks, movies, game nights ... Mary Thierry '12 is welcoming ideas for new events for the coming year.

Ivy Softball Challenge
Last year, we shared the field with Cornell at Westport's Sherwood Island Park. 2012 was our kickoff event, but the subsequent year was  postponed due to Sandy... We could use a "captain" or "co-captains" to rally the team again. Please contact us.

Annual Picnic at Greenwich Polo - Summer
Lisa Carpenter, organizer

Community Service

Norwalk River Valley Trail Clean-up 2010

  and more


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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Upcoming Campus Events:

TIGER TAILGATE (Princeton-Harvard Game) - October 22

ALUMNI DAY - February 26 

REUNIONS 2017 - June 1-4


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.


Planning Meetings:


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

Delphine Knight-Brown '85, and
Eileen Ohnell '95, Schools Committee Chair

Mary Thierry '12, Young Alumni

Community Service Coordinator
Book/Speaker Programs
Scholarship Liaison

just some of our specific needs, but if you have an interest,
E-mail us..

---------Other CT links/news:

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

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


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 for sports updates.

The Daily Princetonian


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 join,

  1. Go to the alumni website
  2. Log in
  3. Click "Discussion Groups"
  4. Click on "Alumni"
  5. From the top menu, select "All Discussion Groups" to view and search through over 200 topics.
  6. Locate  "Connecticut Tigers" and JOIN the community!
  7. Review your "settings" to receive html, text, realtime, digest form, or no email.
  8. Post your news. Ask a question. Get answers. It's simple as that!





Use the “Tigers with Green Stripes” discussion group to ask questions or post information, experiences, and/or advice about “Green” projects and issues. Interests areas may include Netzero energy homes, electric vehicles, recycling/repurposing/conservation, sustainability …How are you green?! You must be a Princeton alumnus/a to be registered with Tigernet, but otherwise anyone can opt-in and join this group. Use it as a way to reach out to those involved with green initiatives and inspire others.

To join the conversation:

  1. Go to the alumni website
  2. Log in
  3. Click "Discussion Groups"
  4. Click on "Alumni"
  5. From the top menu, select "All Discussion Groups" to view and search through over 200 topics.
  6. Locate  "Tigers with Green Stripes" and JOIN the community!
  7. Review your "settings" to receive html, text, realtime, digest form, or no email.
  8. Post your news. Ask a question. Get answers. It's simple as that!






more past photos ...


2013 October Lamb Roast PHOTOS!