Volunteer Profiles

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.

Heather Butts ’94

Heather Butts '94

Since graduation, Heather Butts ’94 has volunteered her time in a number of roles, but 2019 may have seen her favorite role yet: being named Grand Marshal of the P-rade after serving for more than 15 years as a P-rade Marshal.  

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Bob Fockler ’81

Bob Fockler '81

After three years of “daunting and fulfilling work” on the Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees, current chair Bob Fockler ’81 says, “The quality of alumni that we consider for service on the board is incredible and just awe-inspiring. It makes you feel really great about Princeton.”

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Jane Shidler ’96

Jane Shidler '96

Jane Shidler ’96 felt the magic of Princeton’s unique “Tiger Spirit” well before her time as an undergraduate. When visiting campus she was captivated by the beauty of the campus, the extraordinary academic and extracurricular opportunities, and the warmth of the University community. 

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Cathy Carsley *93

Catherine Carsley *93

APGA President Catherine Carsley *93 came to Princeton at the encouragement of two of her undergraduate professors at Fordham, who urged her to apply to Princeton to pursue her Ph.D. “As a first-generation undergraduate student, I am sure that I would not have even imagined continuing on for my Ph.D. without their mentorship.”

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Young Alumni Volunteers

Tigers who Roar

Each spring in the Daily Princetonian, young alumni volunteers are highlighted by the Alumni Association for their exceptional work. These volunteers can be found in a variety of alumni activities across the country and around the world.