Several years into an accounting career, Eric Rutkow ’98 was feeling restless, so he headed to South America. A subsequent year of travel led to the publication of his most recent book, The Longest Line on the Map: The United States, the Pan-American Highway, and the Quest to Link the Americas (Scribner 2019).
Even before she began matriculating at The Lawrenceville School, Hilary Cronheim ’03 knew she loved museums. As a Lawrenceville student she spent weekends wandering through the nearby Princeton Art Museum, and she wrote a student’s gallery guide to the museum as a Fourth Former. Now Cronheim is at the helm of the oldest sports museum in the country, the United States Golf Association’s (USGA) Golf Museum.
The Executive Committee of the Lawrenceville School Alumni Association has announced the names of this year’s two new Selectors and the Alumni Trustee. Jennifer Staikos ’91 succeeds Jon Weiss ’75 as Alumni Trustee, and the new Alumni Selectors are James Laurance “Rocky” Barber, Jr. ’69 P’08 and Nina Mackenzie Kumar ’02.
A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of alumni from the classes of the 4s and 9s who returned to campus for another wonderful Alumni Weekend, with alumni and their guests enjoying a round of parties, campus tours, faculty presentations, sporting events and special programs.
On May 4, Lawrenceville commemorated the 23rd anniversary of the presentation of the Masters Awards with tributes to three former masters.
History and Religion Master Robert C. Ainspac H’76 P’77 ’85 (posthumously), English Master Joel Greenberg H’77 ’13 P’93 and Mathematics and Science Master Colonel David E. Schorr H’88 ’97 ’02 P’80 ’82 ’88 GP’97 ’09 ’12 ’17 joined the ranks of 49 faculty colleagues who have been similarly recognized since the awards were first presented in 1996.
Prize-winning poet and Lawrenceville alumnus Dennis Nurkse ’66 returned to campus recently as the 2018-19 Merrill Poet. During his residency on campus, Nurkse was a guest lecturer in English classes, led a poetry master class with students and alumni, and read from his works during an event in the Edith Memorial Chapel.
The sixth annual Celebration of Black Lawrentians, co-sponsored by the Lawrenceville Black Alumni Association (LBAA) and the student-run Alliance of Black Cultures (ABC), offered an inspiring view into the talents and aspirations of the School’s Black students and an insightful window into the Lawrenceville Black experience.
A symposium exploring the art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and the fourteen rare and priceless Tiffany leaded glass windows in The Lawrenceville School’s Edith Memorial Chapel will be held Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.
In recognition of his efforts to create a civics e-textbook focused on youth political involvement, Wellemeyer was recently named one of 30 2019 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders by the We Are Family Foundation.
“Hardworking.” “Devoted.” “Respected.” These are the words that Lawrenceville colleagues use repeatedly to describe Nancy Smithey, recipient of this year’s Support Staff Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Porter Braswell's '07 newest book, Let Them See You: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work(Chronicle Books) is an interactive, advice-driven guide for professionals of color that explores workplace challenges and shares tips to help readers build successful careers, while bringing their true selves to work every day despite often being the only person of color in the room.
The Lawrenceville Lexicon was a gift from the Alumni Association to the School at its Bicentennial in 2010. Editor Merrell Noden ’73 and his team of alumni and parents spent three years combing the archives, calling alumni and faculty, and researching everything from trolley lines to golf course architects. Lawrenceville has accumulated many stories over its 200-plus year history.
This is the third edition of the Lexicon, completed in spring 2015.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.