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First Friday Lunch - February 1, 2019

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons


Ahmad Greene-Hayes

 

Ahmad Greene-Hayes is a doctoral student in the Department of Religion at Princeton University in the Religion in the Americas subfield, and an interdisciplinary scholar pursuing graduate certificates in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. His research interests include Africana religions; gender, sexuality and religion; Black Pentecostalism; Black Queer Studies; folk and popular religions; and American and Africana religious histories, specifically in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards. In addition, Ahmad is an essayist and his public commentary on issues of race, gender, sexuality, Black politics and religion are widely published. He is also the creator of #BlackChurchSex on Twitter, a progressive digital conversation on gender and sexuality in the contemporary life of the Black church. Most recently, in 2018, he founded the graduate student led, “Africana Religious History Working Group,” an intellectual community for doctoral students of African descent who study African American and Africana religious histories broadly construed, across institutions and varying subfields of study.

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!

 


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues),

lunch includes an appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee/tea.

Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket on the PayPal button below.

 

*** NEW REGISTRATION RULES: Pre-registration is required, by 9am on the day of the luncheon.

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.

>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<


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First Friday Luncheon ( Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Ahmad Greene-Hayes, doctoral student in Religion will discuss his work on gender and sexuality in the Black church.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

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First Friday Lunch - December 7, 2018

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons


at sea

 

 

Lieutenant Johnathan Falcone is an active duty Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, and a Master in Public Affairs candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School. He has served onboard USS GONZALEZ and USS JOHN S MCCAIN deploying to the 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility. He has additional professional experience as an investment banker and UN Political Affairs Officer.

 

Please join us. 

As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!

 

 


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea.

[**Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket**] 
Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


First Friday Lunch Ticket
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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, December 7, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Johnathan Falcone, an active duty Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, and a Master in Public Affairs candidate at the Woodrow Wilson School, will join us to discuss his experience as an investment banker and UN Political Affairs Officer

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

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First Friday Lunch - November 2, 2018

Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton University PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!  Have a look at our impressive roster of previous luncheons


boom

 

Kris Pardo, final year Princeton University graduate student in the Astrophysical Sciences PhD program, will be joining PA3 on Friday, November 2, 2018. He is from Miami, FL and received his Bachelor of Science in Physics & Mathematics from Furman University in 2014. He has also served as a Resident Graduate Student at Forbes College since 2015. His thesis has focused on ways of testing dark matter and dark energy theories with astrophysical data. At the lunch, he will talk about how we can constrain theories with extra dimensions using the recent multi-messenger gravitational wave event that LIGO observed in August 2017. 

Please join us.  As always, there is sure to be a lively discussion!


Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes three courses, a complementary soft drink and coffee/tea.

[**Wine/beer offered a la carte - select Enhanced Lunch Ticket**] 
Pre-registration is preferred.

>> Looking forward to seeing you...in your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.
Dress is business casual.


First Friday Lunch Ticket
Related Events

First Friday Lunch ( Friday, November 2, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )

Kris Pardo, PhD candidate in Astrophysical Sciences, will tell us about measuring dark energy and dark matter.

Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton
Cost: $25/person dues-paying mbrs; $30 others
Organized by: PA3

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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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VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

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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