Music, poetry, and prose celebrated the achievements of black Americans.
Over 6,500 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!
- Update Your Contact Information
- Career Networking & LinkedIn Groups
- Events & Volunteer Opportunities
- Supporting Pingry
- Pingry Alumni Association Membership
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.
Pingry School Alumni Connect:Download the secure and powerful Pingry School Alumni Connect App today and instantly connect and network with fellow graduates. The app includes an online directory of Pingry alumni that is integrated with LinkedIn and searchable by name, class year, college, industry, company, and city. The app is available on the Apple and Android platforms.
LinkedIn Networking Groups:
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 2,000+ Pingry professionals.
- Pingry Alumni Network
- Pingry Arts Network
- Pingry Entertainment Network
- Pingry Innovation & Entrepreneurship Network
- Pingry Law Network
- Pingry Marketing Network
- Pingry Real Estate Network
- Pingry Science Network
- Pingry Women's Network
- Pingry on Wall Street
Contact: Reach out to Pingry’s Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Holland Sunyak Francisco ’02, at email@example.com or (908) 647-5555 x1284 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.
Social Media: Check out our Pingry School Alumni Facebook page for a wealth of information about alumni news, alumni events, campus developments, and more.
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.
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 Holland Sunyak Francisco '02, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 647-5555 ext. 1284.
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 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.
- Achievement in the Arts Award
- Athletics Hall of Fame
- Letter-In-Life Award
- Nelson L. Carr '24 Service Award
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.
2018 -- Gillian Vigman '90 -- Actress and Writer
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
2012 -- Miguel Gutierrez '89 -- Dancer / Choreographer / Poet / Teacher
2012 -- Jonathan Sarkin '71 -- Painter
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.
Current List of Pingry Athletics Hall of Fame Members (PDF)
Browse Pingry's Digital Athletics Hall of Fame and Database of Athletes and Teams!
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.
|2018||Dr. Elizabeth H. Simmons '81 |
|2017||Henry G. Stifel III '83|
|2016||John B. Brescher, Jr. '65|
|2015||Duane St. John '50, USMC (Ret.)|
|2014||F. Bronson Van Wyck '63|
|2013||Dr. Zsolt P. Harsanyi ’61|
|2012 ||Donald R. Dixon ’65|
|2010 ||David Gelber ’59|
|2009||Joseph Irenas ’58|
|2008 ||Bruce Jacobsen ’78|
|2007 ||Kenneth Wachter ’64|
|2006 ||Douglas Macrae ’77|
|2005||David E. Gernert ’74|
|2004 ||Michael Chertoff ’71|
|2003||William V. Engel ’67|
|2002 ||Stephan F. Newhouse ’65|
|2001||Park B. Smith ’50|
|2000||Dr. Richard L. Cruess ’47|
|1999||John H. Scully ’62|
|1998 ||Amos B. Hostetter Jr. ’54|
|1997||Dr. H. Franklin Bunn ’53|
|1996 ||Peter T. Buchanan ’52|
|1995||Miller A. Bugliari ’52|
|1994||John W. Holman, Jr. ’55|
|1993||Norbert Weldon ’35|
|1992||Robert B. Gibby ’31|
|1991||Norman B. Tomlinson Jr. ’44|
|1990||Atherton Bristol ’41|
|1989||F. Helmut Weymar ’54|
|1988||Edward G. Engel ’33|
|1987 ||Henry H. Hoyt Jr. ’45|
|1986||David M. Baldwin ’47|
|1985||Edward W. Cissel ’39|
|1984 ||William M. Bristol III ’39|
|1983 ||Warren S. Kimber Jr. ’52|
|1982||Nelson L. Carr ’24|
|1981||Dr. William P. Burks ’51|
|1980||Joseph G. Engel ’35|
|1979 ||Woodruff J. English ’27|
|1978||Professor G. Gaddis Smith ’50|
|1977||William V. Robinson ’35|
|1976 ||Mark N. Donohue Jr. ’55|
|1975||E. Murray Todd ’16|
|1974||H. Russell Morss Jr. ’27|
|1973||James C. Kellogg III ’33|
|1972||N. Conover English ’29|
|1971||Robert S. Corbin ’34|
|1970 ||Percy H. Buchanan ’12|
|1969||William S. Beinecke ’31|
|1968 ||R. Manning Brown Jr. ’32|
|1967||Edward J. Dimock ’46|
|1966 ||Charles B. Atwater ’31|
|1965||Matthew Dean Hall ’25|
|1964||Thomas R. White Jr. ’10|
|1962||Robert Clarke Crane ’50|
|1961||William J. Corbet ’21|
|1960||G. Bartram Woodruff ’00|
|1958||Norman F. Charlock ’02|
|1957||Arthur N. Pierson 1883|
|1956||Piermont V. Davis ’01|
|1955||Alan F. Myers 1898|
|1953 ||Edward W. Brown ’19|
|1952||John Farr Simmons ’09|
|1951||Ralph Heyward Isham ’08|
|1950||George C. Thomas Jr. ’07|
|1949||James Lawrence Meyers ’07|
|1948||Edward A. Weeks Jr. ’15|
|1947||Dr. James Alexander Miller 1889|
|1946||Richard W. Tregaskis ’34|
|1945||Chester F. Smith ’08|
|1944||Newcomb Carlton 1885|
|1943 ||William F. Halsey Jr. ’00|
|1942 ||Conover English 1894|
|1941||Horace K. Corbin ’04|
|1940||J. Mortimer Townley 1880|
|1939||Thomas N. McCarter 1883|
|1938||Dr. Dean Mathey ’08|
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.
|2017|| Aaron G. Welt '67|
|2016||Warren S. Kimber, Jr. '52 ( * )|
|2015||Steven M. Lipper '79|
|2014||Jonathan A. Shelby '74|
|2013||Lori Halivopoulos ’78|
|2012||Tony Borden ’62|
|2011||Bob Burks ’56|
|2010 ||Rob Gibby ’60|
|2010||Sean O’Donnell ’75|
|2009||Bruce Morrison ’64|
|2008||John Wight ’62|
|2007 ||Stuart Lederman ’78|
|2006 ||Robert M. Pyle ’56|
|2005||Edward S. Atwater ’63 |
|2004 ||Rob Hall ’54|
|2003||Hugh Livengood ’33 ( * )|
|2002 ||Stewart E. Lavey ’63|
|2001||Thomas E. Johnson ’59|
|2000||John L. Geddes ’62|
|1999||Andrew H. Campbell ’49|
|1998 ||Gordon T. Sulcer ’61|
|1997||W. Jubb Corbet, Jr. ’50|
|1996||Albert G. Bauer ’45|
|1995||Harold S. Thomson ’39|
|1994||Thomas Black ’32|
|Posthumously ( * )|