News and Notes

  • Class Giving Week Celebrates Newest Alumni

    Posted May 20, 2015

    The Class of 2015 was inducted into the Alumni Association during Alumni Weekend, and we’re celebrating their graduation on May 31 with a week of giving to The Lawrenceville Fund to welcome them into the fold. We’re calling May 31 through June 8 “Class Giving Week,” and your gift will both honor the achievements of our newest alumni and help to sustain Lawrenceville’s excellence for all the classes to follow.

  • The World is Her Classroom: Diana Sanderson ’01 Receives Fulbright

    Posted May 18, 2015

    Diana Sanderson ’01 has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Selected on the basis of “academic and professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential,” Sanderson will travel to South Korea as one of 49 U.S. citizens who will participate in the Fulbright Program in 2015-2016.

  • Head Master Duffy H'43 '55 '79 '15 P'19 Appointed to E.E. Ford Foundation Board

    Posted May 12, 2015

    Head Master Liz Duffy has been appointed to the board of the E.E. Ford Foundation. Established in 1957 by Edward E. Ford, the Foundation provides grants to U.S. independent secondary schools that hold membership in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

  • Students Declare a Head Master Day

    Posted May 11, 2015

    Impromptu days without classes are usually the province of the Head Master, but this time the students, led by School President Matt Porcelli ’15, took matters into their own hands and declared Monday, May 11, as “Duffy Day.”

  • Boychoir May Be the Next High Note for Screenwriter Ben Ripley ’89

    Posted May 11, 2015

    Screenwriter Ben Ripley ’89 is demonstrating his versatility by following up his time-travel thriller Source Code with a coming-of-age story in Boychoir.

  • Crew Program Christens 11 New Shells

    Posted May 8, 2015
    Left to right: Boys' varsity crew coach Ben Wright P'10, girls' varsity crew coach Bernadette Teeley, Head Master Liz Duffy H'43 '55 '79 '15 P'19 and Boyce Budd '57 at the dedication of 11 Vespoli eights.

    The presence of passing clouds did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the boys’ and girls’ varsity crew teams earlier this week as they gathered with their coaches and guests to christen 11 Vespoli eights. The ceremony took place at the Caspersen Rowing Center at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, which serves as home base for Lawrenceville’s crew program.

  • John Cleve Green Society Lunch Celebrates Members

    Posted May 6, 2015
    Guests at the John Cleve Green Luncheon enjoy a special performance by The Lawrentians.

    The 16th annual John Cleve Green Luncheon, held on Friday, May 1, in the Juliet Lyell Staunton Clark Music Building, brought with it warm, sunny weather to kick off Alumni Weekend 2015. The members of the John Cleve Green Society are those individuals – alumni, parents and friends – who have included Lawrenceville in their estate plans.

  • Alumni Association Announces New Selectors and Alumni Trustee

    Posted May 4, 2015
    Jon Weiss '75 becomes the newest Alumni Trustee on July 1.

    The Executive Committee of The Lawrenceville School Alumni Association has announced the names of this year’s two new Selectors and the Alumni Trustee. Jonathan Weiss ’75 succeeds Hyman Brody '75 P'07 '08 '11 as Alumni Trustee, and the new Selectors are Mark Larsen ’72 P’01 ’04 ’06 and Patricia Gadsden Hill ’01. The announcements were made by Alumni Association President Jennifer Ridley Staikos ’91 at the Alumni Association Induction Ceremony and Awards Presentation during Alumni Weekend.

  • Saying Farewell to Alumni Weekend 2015

    Posted May 4, 2015

    Once again, Lawrenceville celebrated another fabulous Alumni Weekend, with alumni and their guests enjoying a weekend of parties, campus tours, faculty presentations, sporting events and special programs. This one was more poignant than most, as alumni said good-bye to Head Master Liz Duffy H’43 ’55 ’79 P’19, who will leave Lawrenceville at the end of this academic year to become president of International Schools Services.

  • Peter Dow ’50 is 2015 Distinguished Alumnus

    Posted May 4, 2015
    Pete Dow '50 was named Distinguished Alumnus by the Alumni Association.

    During the Alumni Association Induction Ceremony held on Saturday of Alumni Weekend, Peter Dow ’50 was honored with one of the Alumni Association’s most prestigious awards, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, for his exceptional efforts on behalf of Lawrenceville over many years.


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