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2018 Annual Meeting & Election



Notice to

All Members of PA3




Election of a PA3 Director will be held at the annual meeting on November 7, 2018.

[Note: An invitation to the meeting will be sent separately.]

Under the Association’s by-laws, only members present at the meeting are eligible to vote.

Following the resignation of one director of the Association earlier this year, the President, acting pursuant to the by-laws in consultation with the Executive Committee, appointed Warren Suen*99 to fill the vacancy on the board as an interim director.

The President and Executive Committee now recommend that Warren Suen *99 be elected to a full term as director of the Association.

A copy of the by-laws of PA3 governing elections and the responsibilities of the officers and directors is available on our website under the governance tab.

Mr. Suen's biography follows: 

Warren Suen  *99    

I have a Ph.D. in chemistry, and my dissertation was on the structural characterization of biological macromolecules. I am currently a Senior Scientist in a consumer specialty company located in Bridgewater, NJ. I have been involved in Princeton alumni activities for more than a decade, starting by volunteering as an ASC interviewer and for Special Olympics and Isles, Inc. About five years ago I started serving as the PA3 Graduate Alumni Co-Chair and then as a board member of APGA. These experiences provide me with great opportunities to interact with many bright students and fellow alumni from all around world. In particular I enjoy working on science- and technology-related initiatives, and have been serving as a judge on Princeton Research Day and piloting a science education program for local school kids of PA3 families. Along with my busy schedule of work, family, and volunteer activities, I enjoy playing tennis, swimming and doing some yardwork.  







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2019 Volunteer of the Year: George Bustin

Throughout his decade of service to PA3 as Governance and Nominations Chair, George has kept us honest, ensuring our practices are consistent with university policy and that elections run smoothly and fairly. He is a consummate diplomat, who has deftly navigated PA3 through some dicey situations. He is the embodiment of wisdom and grace, and a pleasure to work with.

2018 Volunteer of the Year: Peter Carril, Jr '81


The past year has been a full of a broad range of events, thanks largely to Pete, who recently joined the PA3 team.  An evening learning about space and looking through the telescope on campus and an outing to a Trenton Thunder game are among the creative ideas Pete has realized in order to encourage broader partipation in PA3 activities from a more diverse group of members.  We will join you, Pete, to keep the momentum going!  Three cheers!

2018 Volunteer of the Year
2017 Volunteers of the Year - Catherine Mallette '84 & Tamara Garraffa P'20

2017 Volunteers of the Year:

      Catherine Mallette '84

      Tamara Garaffa P'20

Catherine and Tamara joined PA3's management team and hit the ground running.  They manage communications, marketing and social media and are all around great cheerleaders and supporters of PA3.  We salute them for always putting our best face forward!

2017 Volunteer of the Year: BF Graham W'44

As co-chair of PA3's Activities team, BFG launched the "Second Tuesdays" Propellers series as a way for the local alumni community to meet to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship on a regular basis. BFG lines up alumni to speak about their experiences in conceiving, starting, funding and growing businesses, particularly those in developing technological industries. Having forged a symbiotic relationship with Quad Club, BFG built a team to work with her in arranging the monthly gatherings, which include an hour of mingling over wine and cheese, followed by a fascinating presentation with Q&A. Thanks, BFG, for keeping the Propellers flying!

      BF Graham W'44

2017 Volunteer of the Year: Ann Huang P'19

Ann has truly energized the PA3 Parents Committee. Her inclusive smile and positive attitude make attendees feel welcome at all sorts of events. In addition to supporting fellow team members on a variety of PA3 events, Ann has arranged several well-attened private tours of the Federal Reserve Gold Vault in NYC. Thank you, Ann, for all your wonderful energy and enthusiasm!

    2018 Gold Vault Tour    

2016 Volunteer of the Year: Ben Beede *62

Ben wears a variety of hats for PA3 and is a tireless volunteer.  For several years, he has served as Regional Chair for Annual Giving. For even more years, he has been chief  "scribe" at the First Friday Luncheons, where he takes notes on the PhD candidates' presentations (these notes are posted on the PA3 website). Ben regularly volunteers to greet incoming graduate students at the welcome orientation each September. We are grateful to Ben for his spirit and commitment!

    Ben and the TigerBen and the Tiger

2015 Volunteer of the Year: Linsay Hiller '08

Linsay thought PA3 could use a Book Club. With the blessing of the Board, she wholeheartedly and mostly singlehandedly managed the launch for the group, handling communications, reading selections, logistics and discussions. We are grateful to Linsay for her initiative and are sad to see her leave our region.  We wish her well.
linsay hiller '08  


PA3 Book Club Readings

September 14 - "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho

October 14 - "Independence Day" by Richard Ford

November 14 - "The Surrendered" by Chang-Rae Lee (guest)

December 14 - "Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Wife" by Queen Noor '73

January/February 15 - "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer '99

March 15 - "Would You Kill the Fat Man?" by David Edmonds

April 15 - "The Fifth Gospel" by Ian Caldwell '98 (guest)

May 15 - "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain '89

June 15 - "Freedom of Choice" by Evie Nagy '98

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PA3 Stargazers Evening [SOLD OUT!] - Friday October 12, 2018


Fellow PA3 Stargazers!

Join us on 

Friday, October 12, 2018 

at Princeton University's

Peyton Observatory

for an evening of learning and

looking at the cosmos.

the cosmos

"I know nothing with any certainty,

but the sight of the stars makes me dream".

Van Gogh

Princeton University Peyton Hall

Princeton Univeristy

Peyton Hall Observatory

Department of Astrophysical Sciences

4 Ivy Lane, Princeton NJ

Parking in numbered, unrestricted

University lots on Ivy Lane


Schedule of Events

6:00 - 6:45pm - Lecture and Q&A

6:45 - 7:30pm - Buffet Reception

[wine, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres]

7:30 - 8:30pm - Stargazing*

* in case the weather interferes with our stargazing,

we will be treated to a private tour of Peyton Hall,

including areas not generally open to the public

Peyton Hall, Princeton Univeristy

This family-friendly event

is a special treat for PA3!

We are grateful to our presenter

Professor Professor Josh Winn,

and to the

Department of Astrophysical Sciences

for their generosity in hosting us

for this special evening.

PA3 thank you

Reserve your spot using the PayPal button below. 

PA3 Dues-paying members ticket: $5/each

PA3 non Dues-paying members ticket: $10/each

Children: Free

We anticipate this to be a well-attended event.
Attendance is limited to 25 people,
so ACT NOW if you plan to join us.


Contact Pete at with questions

Are you a current Dues-paying member of PA3?

Check your membership status

for the 2018-2019 year here!

Event Ticket
Princeton affiliation
Related Events

Stargazers Evening [SOLD OUT!] ( Friday, October 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

PA3 watches the stars with Professor Josh Winn, Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Location: Peyton Hall Observatory, Princeton University, 4 Ivy Lane
Cost: $5/person Dues-paying members; $10 others
Organized by: PA3 & Dept of Astrophysical Sciences

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2018 Annual Dinner and Meeting



Annual Dinner and Meeting

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

from 6 to 9 p.m.

at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton

Springdale Golf Club

Shirley TIlghman, Scholar


PA3 is pleased and honored

 to welcome 

Shirley Tilghman

President of the University, Emeritus
Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs


Professor Tilghman will ask

"Is Genome Editing the New Eugenics?"


6pm - Registration & Reception

7pm - Dinner

including 2018 Annual MeetingElection of a Director,

and Volunteer of the Year Award

8pm - Presentation


~~~ Festive Orange + Black Attire is encouraged ~~~

Dinner tickets:

$80/person - Dues-paying members and a guest, EACH

$95/person - others

Registrations must be received no later than

Friday November 1, 2018

PayPal registration link below

Contact Pete at with questions

PA3 thank you



Thank you

The Bank of Princeton

for your generous sponsorship

of our celebration!




Springdale Golf Club

Springdale Golf Club

1895 Clubhouse Drive,Princeton, NJ. 08540

 (609) 921-8790

Springdale Golf Club


Related Events

Annual Dinner 2018 ( Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM )

Join PA3 for its Annual Dinner and Meeting, where former Princeton President Shirley Tilghman will discuss ethics and genetics.

Location: Springdale Golf Club, Princeton
Cost: TBA
Organized by: PA3

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October 9 Propeller






Please Join Us for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres


6 P, TUESDAY, October 9th, 2018

Speaker:  Jacob Loewenstein ’11, S’12


AV/VR Business Development & Product Strategy, Samsung Next


“The Phone is Only the Beginning:  What Will It Take

To Make AR Worth Wearing a Computer on Your Face?”


Samsung Next, the software and services innovation arm of Samsung, develops products, invests in startups and acquires businesses ready for scale in the frontier technology areas of VR, AR and MR (Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality). After studying the intersection of media theory and public policy at Princeton, Jacob earned an MBA at MIT Sloan, where he co-founded VR/AR @ MIT. His talk will survey the advancements in these fields that have generated excitement and anticipation in the marketplace, but have yet to become an ever-present part of our lives.  He will also appraise the further technological progress that will be required for AR to become so seamless and so realistic that it will be worth wearing computers on our faces.


Registration Required via


NEXT PRINCETON PROPELLER:  Tuesday, November 13th (6 P)

Related Events

October 2018 Propeller ( Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM )

Don't miss it!

Location: Quadrangle Club, 33 Prospect Ave., Princeton, NJ 08544
Cost: Donations Gratefully Accepted
Organized by: PA3

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