It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.
Over 7,200 members strong, Pingry alumni are engaged, active members of the school community. Over 700 attend Reunion events each year, they support The Pingry Fund and other important financial needs of the school, and they are actively involved in the Pingry network. We welcome you to stay involved—read below to find out how!
October 23 — Homecoming: Big Blue Tailgate (2:00-4:00pm) Register Here!
October 28 — Alumni Lacrosse Dinner with Coach Webster (6:00pm) Register Here!
November 8 — Holiday Cooking with Food Network Kitchen Chef Ali Clarke '04 (7:00pm)
November 26 — Alumni Squash Event (3:00pm)
November 26 — Alumni Hockey Game (6:00pm)
December 16 — Back-from-College Lunch (12:00pm)
January 28 — Career Day: Forms V and VI
February 10 — Canoe Brook Cocktail Party (6:30pm)
February 22 — Vero Beach Cocktail Party (5:30pm)
February 24 — Naples Luncheon (12:00pm)
May 12-14 — Reunion Weekend
May 15 — John Taylor Babbitt '07 Walk With Heart (10:00am)
UPCOMING EVENTS for SPECIFIC CLASSES:
Class of 1960: Zoom Reunions — First Thursday of Every Month at 8:00pm Eastern. Join the fun while reconnecting and reminiscing with your classmates. These gatherings are scheduled by John Rush, with Art Scutro and Howard Danzig organizing different topics for discussion each month. Register with Katrina Musto in the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 — College Connections!
Are you interested in helping the next generation of Pingry graduates and in being a resource as they select their next Pingry? Fill out this form so we can connect you with Pingry seniors who are interested in the college or university you're now attending so they can better understand your current school. Please contact Meghan Borowick, Next Generation Giving and Engagement Associate, with any questions.
The best way to stay connected with Pingry is to make sure we have your current contact information! Send your updated email address, cell phone, and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive The Pingry Review alumni magazine, invitations to events, and other important news from campus.
Have you joined our Pingry Alumni Network on LinkedIn yet? We've also launched several other industry-specific networking groups listed below, so submit your membership requests today via LinkedIn and connect with 3,500+ Pingry professionals.
Alumni Events: We host 20-30 alumni events each year in New Jersey and in cities from coast to coast. Visit Pingry.org/AlumniEvents for a look at what’s planned for the next few months, and mark your calendars to attend one of these events—or maybe even offer to host a future event in your city.
Volunteer Opportunities: There are many ways in which you can serve as one of our valuable alumni volunteers: join your class Reunion planning committee, offer to be an industry panelist for Career Day, provide an opportunity for Pingry students looking for an Independent Senior Project, serve as an assistant coach for one of our sports teams, join the Pingry Alumni Association Board, or help drive participation in The Pingry Fund.
Visit Campus: Witness for yourself the limitless energy of today’s students, reconnect with faculty and staff members, and check out all of the incredible changes that have been made over just the past few years.
Contact: Reach out toPingry’s Director of Annual Giving and Community Relations Jane Hoffman '94 at email@example.com or 908-647-5555 if you have any questions or to discuss ways in which you can either reconnect with Pingry or increase your involvement within the alumni community.
You can make a difference for our students today, and for the future of Pingry, by supporting The Pingry Fund. Your gift helps to support Pingry athletics, the arts, technology and innovation, financial assistance for our students, and professional development for our faculty. Make a gift today!
If you have any questions about the Alumni Association or about staying involved with Pingry, contact Jane Hoffman '94, Director of Annual Giving and Community Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-647-5555.
You are considered a member of the Pingry Alumni Association if you have been at any time a student in regular attendance at The Pingry School and/or are a graduate of The Pingry School.
Any person who was at any time a student in regular attendance at the former Short Hills Country Day School prior to its merger with The Pingry School and/or were a graduate of the former Short Hills Country Day School is also considered a member of the Alumni Association.
The Achievement in the Arts Award is presented to distinguished Pingry graduates or former teachers in recognition of the contributions they have made to artistic pursuits throughout their careers. Established in 2012 during Pingry's Sesquicentennial, the award celebrates the school's commitment to the arts and the growth of the Pingry arts program. An awardee must be recognized by their professional community as having made a significant contribution to their art form. To nominate a Pingry graduate or former teacher, complete this online nomination form or contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com or 908-647-7058.
2022 -- Scott Loikits '90-- Architect and Design Director
2021 -- Dr. Scott Brown '78 -- Performing Arts Medicine / Jazz Historian
2019 -- Steve Henry '81 -- Gallery Director
2018 --Gillian Vigman '90 -- Actress
2017 -- Adam Gardner '91 -- Musician and Environmental Activist
2016 -- Jack Youngelson '85 -- Documentary Filmmaker
2015 -- Joshua Breakstone '73 -- Jazz Guitarist
2014 -- Meredith Ward '78 -- Gallery Owner
2014 -- Chris Bender '89 -- Movie Producer
2013 -- Donald Johnston, Jr. '62 -- Jazz Composer
2013 -- Adam Kalkin '80 -- Architect
2013 -- William Michals '82 -- Professional Singer
2012 -- Harry Allen '82 -- Interior, Product, and Lighting Designer
2012 -- Alfred Fedak '71 -- Organist / Music Minister
Established in 1991, Pingry’s Athletics Hall of Fame seeks to honor those individuals and teams who have contributed significantly to the school’s great tradition of athletics. Pingry believes in the benefits of strong athletics as a part of the well-rounded student. Along with athletic prowess, the virtues of teamwork, good citizenship, and integrity are also celebrated in the Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Athletics Hall of Fame has now grown to include players, coaches and teams representing both men and women in virtually every sport offered at Pingry, another testament to Pingry’s excellence in athletics.
To nominate a Pingry graduate, coach, or team for the Athletics Hall of Fame, please use this online nomination form or contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-647-7058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: In order to be eligible for the Athletics Hall of Fame, former student-athletes must have graduated at least 10 years ago and coaches must already be retired.
The principal criteria for the Letter-In-Life are (i) an alumnus or alumna who has or has had a distinguished career in professional and/or civic life which has brought honor to Pingry and (ii) the relationship which the recipient has maintained with Pingry.
To nominate a Pingry graduate for this award, please contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-647-7058 or email@example.com.
The Nelson L. Carr '24 Service Award is awarded for faithful and dedicated service in support of Pingry. Award criteria included the nature and duration of service, and timing (e.g. reunion year) may also be considered when deciding between two or more deserving candidates.
To nominate a member of the Pingry community for this award, please contact Maureen Maher, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at 908-647-7058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chip Carver '77
Peter "Chip" Korn, Jr. '89
Alison Malin Zoellner '83
Aaron G. Welt '67
Warren S. Kimber, Jr. '52 ( * )
Steven M. Lipper '79
Jonathan A. Shelby '74
Lori Halivopoulos ’78
Tony Borden ’62
Bob Burks ’56
Rob Gibby ’60
Sean O’Donnell ’75
Bruce Morrison ’64
John Wight ’62
Stuart Lederman ’78
Robert M. Pyle ’56
Edward S. Atwater ’63
Rob Hall ’54
Hugh Livengood ’33 ( * )
Stewart E. Lavey ’63
Thomas E. Johnson ’59
John L. Geddes ’62
Andrew H. Campbell ’49
Gordon T. Sulcer ’61
W. Jubb Corbet, Jr. ’50
Albert G. Bauer ’45
Harold S. Thomson ’39
Thomas Black ’32
Posthumously ( * )
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