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."


In wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, all events are cancelled through the spring and until further notice. While practicing social distancing, perhaps take the time to check up on a neighbor or classmate by phone. Stay safe, everyone.


PAAFC welcomes all Princeton undergraduate and graduate alumni, spouses, parents, and other affiliations.
July 1st is the start of the fiscal year and runs through June 30th. Please show your support.

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


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Princeton, the Peace Corps, and Libya

Virtual Talk - Wednesday November 18, 2020, 7pm

Join fellow tiger and local resident, Randy Hobler ’68, as he shares his research and colorful personal experiences of Princeton, the Peace Corps, and Libya. Randy’s presentation will include the encompassing notion of “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity”, Princeton tie-ins to peace initiatives, Princeton and the Peace Corps, and excerpts from his newly release book, 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya.

Unlike the 1,000+ other Peace Corps memoirs published to date, which are individual stories, this is a collective memoir in which Hobler has interviewed over a hundred of his fellow Libyan  volunteers.*

The virtual talk will be via zoom. It is free, but please email Jackie at  to receive the link. The talk will start at 7pm. The presentation itself is a half hour with plenty of time for questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

*Note – Randy has been developing a database of all Princetonians who served in the Peace Corps. If there is additional information you can share, he would like to hear from you.

RSVP Jackie Alexander '84 at:  


A Cappella Concert

at Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum

CANCELLED - March 21, 2020 4pm - any purchases are being refunded. We hope to reschedule in the future.

The Princeton Footnotes are coming to Connecticut hosted by The Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum! Tickets for this event are open to the public.

Feel free to "wear your colors" or Reunions jackets and give the Footnotes a warm Tiger welcome.

Founded in 1959 by a group of charismatic and talented men, the Footnotes put on an unforgettable show year after year. They have performed for US presidents, in baseball stadiums and backyards, internationally and nationally. The Footnotes' original song, "All I Ask for Is You," was chosen to be on Varsity Vocals' Best of Collegiate A Cappella 2020 Album.

295 West Avenue, Norwalk

The cost is $20/person or $15 for members of LMMM.

Click here to purchase tickets -

 The Lockwood-Matthews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Prior to the Footnotes' performance, the Mansion will be open to concert attendees for tours and will feature chamber music by Norwalk High School's String Quartet. Light refreshments will be offered in the Billiards Room following the performance.

*The Mansion is generally closed for the winter season, but will open for this special event. This is a great opportunity to see this beautiful building and historic landmark while being treated to great music!


American Classical Orchestra Concert and Tiger Reception

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8pm

Special discounted Prime 1 Orchestra A seating - $60 and a chance to wear Reunions/orange/black  for the February 1st American Classical Orchestra concert at Alice Tully Hall.

Mae Wong Miller '70, Education Director at American Classical Orchestra (ACO) and CT resident, has arranged for a block of premium-level seats, at a discount, for Princeton classmates and friends. We did this last May and it was a hit. Over 40 Princetonians attended in their orange and black and we had a great time seated together enjoying the concert. Discounted premium tickets need to be purchased directly from either David Larkin or Amanda Sidebottom (contact info below).
If you would like lower cost non-premium seats, please go directly to website to purchase.

Whether you purchase discounted premium seats or regular seats, you are invited to the post-concert reception at $20/person.

American Classical Orchestra’s upcoming concert,
New York’s leading period-instrument orchestra (, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 with ACO Chorus.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

Discounted Ticket Price: $60/seat in Prime 1 – Orchestra A
Deadline to Purchase special seating: January 31

The Orchestra hosts a post-concert reception for patrons and special guests at the Rooftop Lounge, Empire Hotel, across from Lincoln Center. An invitation to the reception has been extended to all Princetonians and their accompanying guests attending the February 1st concert. The fee is $20 for each person; wine, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and petit fours will be served. You will meet musicians, guest artists and Maestro Thomas Crawford, as well as reunite with Princeton classmates. You are encouraged to don your reunion jacket.

To purchase performance or reception tickets, and for more information, please contact:
David Larkin, Executive Director
- or -
Amanda Sidebottom, Director of Operations
American Classical Orchestra


A Little About American Classical Orchestra -
The ACO, under the direction of Thomas Crawford, is one of the nation’s leading period instrument orchestras. It is dedicated to preserving the great music literature of the Baroque, Classical and early Romantic eras. The Orchestra recreates the sound world of the masters using priceless historic instruments, as well as era-specified performance techniques. Comprised of the world’s top period instrumentalists, the ACO provides audiences the opportunity to experience classical music in the way it was intended to be heard, and in a venue with exquisite acoustics and ideally suited for the repertoire. We are very fortunate to have such a gem in the New York area. Fellow Princeton classmate Mae promises a great experience. More information about the ACO is available on


Princeton Women's Network

Princeton Women's Network of Fairfield County has launched! Thanks to all who came to the organizational kickoff meeting in October.

Lisa Vannatta Carpenter '85 will host the next meeting in Ridgefield

Rescheduled to Sunday January 26!

RSVP for more info and address.

Tina Courpas '88

click here for list of current local PWN chapters.


of Greater New York

PAAGNY is led by a group of dedicated Tiger alumni. We believe there should be an angel network for Tigers to come together to help foster the Princeton entrepreneurship ecosystem.  looking for volunteers in the New York area to join our executive team and launch events on the east coast.

Please e-mail if you have the time and expertise to take PAAGNY to the next level!


"Education Through Athletics"

Support our Tigers on the road! Share you ideas for a pre-game or post-game rally.

Composite Schedule:


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 2022!!!

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:

Alumni Conference: Thrive October 3-5

Princeton-Havard Tailgate/Lecture/Class events: October 26

ALUMNI DAY 2020 - February 22 

REUNIONS 2020 - May 28-31


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

Christina Smith '99, Community Service

Mary Thierry Trent '12, Young Alumni

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 PAAEC's Facebook page

PAAEC's membership area starts east of Fairfield County - from the New Haven area and extending  through the southern coastline to CT's eastern border

PA of Central CT

PACC's membership area covers Hartford and CT areas further east and north


---------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!