Learn more about the unsung alumni "heroes" who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their volunteer efforts for Princeton in a variety of activities. Features about these "Aluminaries" appear in the PAW throughout the year.
Anthony M. Fittizzi '97
Family. The common thread through the life of Anthony M. Fittizzi '97. His brothers Rocky ('99) and Garrett ('00) joined him as undergraduates, with all three on campus for Anthony's senior year. It was a special time when his real and Princeton families came together. And his favorite memory is of walking at the front of the 2016 P-rade with his children.
April Chou '96
A lifelong advocate of addressing the achievement gap in education and still informed by her early days of working in the Admissions Office at Princeton as a work-study student, April Chou '96 has devoted her career in the field of education to enabling all students to access an excellent education. She sees her volunteer roles for Princeton as an extension of this commitment: to support students or alumni who have ever felt a sense of "otherness" to find a way to claim Princeton as their own.
Jennifer Daniels '93, S92
Princeton has always been special for Jennifer Daniels '93, S92. Her parents were married there and Jennifer was born there. No surprise that it was among her top choices for college. Charmed by Princeton's idyllic location and awed by its world-class academic and extracurricular opportunities, Jennifer's final decision was also influenced by her Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) interviewer, whose demonstrably deep ties to Princeton and her desire to give back to the University through alumni connections made an enduring impression.
Ricardo DeLeon '86
Volunteer work for Ricardo DeLeon '86 began with Alumni Schools Committee interviewing. Now, however, his deepest ties are through the Association of Latino Princeton Alumni (ALPA). Since 2015 he has been the president of ALPA and currently co-chairs the steering committee for the upcoming University conference for Latino alumni, on campus March 30 to April 1, 2017.
Joshua Friess *07
When asked to comment on his commitment to volunteering, Joshua Friess *07 noted that service had always been an important part of his personal philosophy. For service to Princeton in particular, he added, "I want to encourage more grad alums to connect with their regional association, to participate in annual giving. These are ways to make an impact."
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Kathy Li Thorpe '05
International travel and learning about different cultures have always appealed to Kathy Li Thorpe '05. At her Gaithersburg, MD, high school, she became interested in international relations and diplomacy. She chose Princeton because of the Woodrow Wilson School's studies in foreign affairs. (It also helped that Princeton's green campus was more attractive than Yale's concrete!)
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