Alumni Profiles

Rivers Way dedication

Princeton renames roadway connecting campus with Nassau Street for Robert Rivers ’53

October 4th, 2019 / Advancement

The roadway that enters campus from Nassau Street between Firestone Library and the Andlinger Center for the Humanities was formally dedicated as Rivers Way, a tribute to one of the University’s first black undergraduates and the first African American elected by the Board of Trustees to serve as a Princeton trustee.

José Figueroa ’81 and C. Kim Goodwin ’81

C. Kim Goodwin ’81, José Figueroa ’81, and the inspiration of Sonia Sotomayor ’76

June 18th, 2019 / Advancement

More than four decades after Sonia Sotomayor '76 blazed a trail through Princeton, José Figueroa '81, C. Kim Goodwin '81, and a group of alumni have partnered to create the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund to assist first-generation college students who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor '76

Princeton University Establishes Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund

June 11th, 2019 / Advancement

A group of Princeton University alumni has established the Sonia Sotomayor 1976 Scholarship Fund, in honor of Sonia Sotomayor ’76, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The scholarship will be awarded to Princeton students from first-generation backgrounds who have demonstrated a commitment to service.

Robert D’Acquisto ’72 and partner

An Evolving View of Princeton Sparks Plans for Robert D’Acquisto ’72

March 1st, 2019 / Gift Planning

Robert D’Acquisto’s estate plan provides for Princeton, with funds earmarked for initiatives that promote college success. “These programs exemplify how I want to give back,” D’Acquisto says of his decision to join the 1746 Society by including Princeton in his will. “Princeton has evolved and my view of my early experiences at Princeton has evolved. I don’t have biological children, but I want to do something for the next generation.”

AG Bootcamp 2018

Recent grads rally classmates to give during Annual Giving BootCamp

November 19th, 2018 / Advancement

On Nov. 3, more than 140 young alumni volunteers returned to Princeton for Annual Giving (AG) BootCamp, where recent grads (from the classes of 2009 to 2018) call, text, and Snapchat their classmates to ask them to make a gift to Annual Giving. The one-day event helps alumni hone their volunteer peer-to-peer fundraising skills and gives them an opportunity to give back to the University.

Answering the Call: Bill Hardt ’63 retires after 47 years at Princeton

October 1st, 2018 / Advancement

In his 47 years as a leader with Annual Giving, Bill Hardt '63 has never failed to answer the call. “The core of the program is the ethos that this isn’t the institution reaching out to the flock as much as it is alumni coming together to say, ‘We want to see Princeton continue to prosper and we’re going to put our shoulder to the wheel to make this happen,’” Hardt says.

Victoria Baum Bjorklund '73

Power Forward

October 1st, 2018 / Gift Planning

Like any savvy basketball player, Victoria Baum Bjorklund ’73 knows when to pivot, when to rebound, when to charge forward. As one of the pioneers of Princeton coeducation, she used those skills when negotiating campus culture and throughout her professional career.

Douglas Chin

Douglas Chin '83: The First Generation Lays the Treks for the Next

July 24th, 2018 / Advancement

Douglas Chin '83 is a prime example of how a Princeton education can be a "rocket booster for students seeking socioeconomic mobility"—in his case, almost literally. The flight-obsessed son of Chinese immigrants, Chin became an aerospace engineer who helped propel—and protect—generations of NASA astronauts.

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