The Alumni Association is a vital part of today's Lawrenceville. Every three years, Lawrentians help to fulfill one of the most important duties by approving the slate of officers who will serve the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association is one of Lawrenceville’s most important organizations, dating back to the School’s earliest days. Any student who attended The Lawrenceville School for two or more terms is considered a member, as is any honorary classmate.
The Association is governed by an Executive Committee inclusive of a president and two vice presidents, nine appointed members, and a faculty representative. Ex-officio members include representatives from each of the regional alumni clubs, the Young Alumni Council, alumni trustees, the Head Master, the president of the Board, and the chairs of The Lawrenceville Fund. The Executive Committee, among its other responsibilities, is responsible for the final selection of recipients for the Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Lawrenceville Medal (aka Aldo Leopold Award), and the Masters Award. The Committee also annually selects an alumnus/a to serve a four-year term on the Board of Trustees.
For more information on the Alumni Association and the roles of the Executive and other committees, please download the Constitution and Bylaws and/or click the links below.


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Recognition & Awards

Lawrenceville alumni and faculty members deserve equal recognition, and the School takes great pride in their achievements. Whether in the classroom, on campus, or in the community, both as professionals and as volunteers, Lawrentians of every age and era have much to celebrate. There are several ways we laud their accomplishments.

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  • Alumni Trustee

    A list of distinguished alumni is presented each year for review by the Selectors, who pick one to be proposed as Alumni Trustee to serve a four-year term on The Lawrenceville School Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution, with support from a number of Trustees, emphasizing the requirement of extensive service to the School through its various alumni programs.

    Current Alumni Trustees

    Kathleen W. McMahon ’92
    Term Expires 2017

    Leigh Lockwood 
     65 P  97  02
    Term Expires 2018

    Jonathan G. Weiss 
    Term Expires 2019

    Michael T. “Tim” Wojciechowicz ’78 P’06 ’10 ’12 
    Term Expires 2020
  • Distinguished Alumnus

    The Executive Committee annually selects an alumnus/a for this, the Alumni Association's most prestigious award, an individual who has devoted long hours and hard work in promoting the interests of the School over an extended period of time.

    Distinguished Alumnus Recipients

    1988 Linton F. Murdock ’39 
    1989 Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. ’43
    1990 John F. Kelsey, Jr. ’42 P’65 ’73
    1990 Francis H. Dyckman, Jr. ’44 P’81 GP’17
    1992 Walter N. Plaut ’37 P’66 GP’96 ’00
    1993 Howard L. Hill ’29
    1994 Joseph T. Breneman II ’49
    1995 Donald E. Charles ’43
    1996 David A. Bardes ’47 P’81
    1997 K. Philip Dresdner ’45 P’72 ’73 ’76 GP’04
    1998 Harold B. Erdman ’42 GP ’00 ’13
    1999 Paul B. Mott, Jr. ’47 P’76 ’85 GP’18
    2000 Stanley C. Roskind ’56
    2001 Henry C. Woods, Jr. ’40 H’59 ’62
    2002 Jansen Noyes III ’65
    2003 Dunbar Abston, Jr. ’49 P’79
    2004 Mortimer B. Fuller III ’60 P’89 ’01
    2005 Artemis A.W. Joukowsky ’50 P’80
    2006 William C. Crooks ’66 P’04 ’05
    2007 William H. Taft ’48
    2008 Stephen H. Ackerman ’53
    2009 John A. Pirovano ’59 P’93
    2011 John Wellemeyer ’55 P’18
    2012 Timothy R. Cutting ’47
    2013 Brooke N. Williams ’63 P’90 ’93 ’95 
    2014 John “Jack” P. Belli ’44 P’70 ’71 ’74 GP’06
    2015 Peter A. Dow ’50
    2016 Loyal W. Wilson ’66 P’05 ’12
  • Masters Award

    Presented by the Alumni Association on behalf of all Lawrenceville School alumni, parents and friends, this award gratefully acknowledges the recipient's distinguished classroom teaching and many contributions to The Lawrenceville School. The Masters Award shall be presented to Masters who, upon retirement or leaving the Lawrenceville School, have served for a substantial period of time and whose service to so many Lawrentians is worthy of special praise.

    Masters Awards Recipients

    1996 George A. Diehl H’41
    1996 Thomas J. Johnston H’65 P’74 (posthumous)
    1996 James C. Waugh H’74 ’85 ’88 GP’12 ’14 ’16
    1997 Herman Besselink H’88 (posthumous)
    1997 A. Graham Down H’60 ’63 ’64 ’67
    1997 Henry C. Woods, Jr. ’40 H’59 ’62 (posthumous)
    1998 Bruce McClellan H’57 ’60 GP’10
    1998 John J. Reydel H’60 ’62 ’65 ’68
    1999 Peter C. Candler H’67 ’76
    1999 Paul D. Porter H’68 ’69 ’72 P’76 ’78
    1999 Charles F. Weeden III H’65 ’92 P’77 ’79 ’87 (posthumous)
    2000 Jordan C. Churchill H’44 (posthumous)
    2000 Samuel P Harding H’85 P’87 ’89
    2001 William J. Jackson H’74 P’74 GP’03
    2001 Theodore H. Keller H’41 ’64 GP’69 ’74 GGP’04 (posthumous)
    2002 John A. Ellis H’73
    2002 John W. King H’79 ’01 P’88 ’90 (posthumous)
    2003 Norval F. Bacon, Jr. H’49 (posthumous)
    2003 W. Graham Cole, Jr. H’77 ’80 ’83 ’85 ’87 P’91 ’95
    2004 James T. Adams ’65 H’82 ’96 ’01 P’93 (posthumous)
    2004 Lewis Perry, Jr. H’52 P’65
    2005 Max A. Maxwell H’74 ’80 ’81 ’91
    2005 David D. Wicks ’36 (posthumous)
    2007 Frederick W. Gerstell H’77
    2007 Kenneth W. Keuffel H’59 ’61 ’89 ’90 P’79 (posthumous)
    2008 H. Carty Lynch, Jr. H’71 ’84 (posthumous) 
    2008 Alvin M. Philpet, Jr. H’75
    2009 Jose L. Marti H’84 ’87 ’95 P’91 ’95 ’01
    2009 John M. Doggett, Jr. H’82 ’86 ’87 ’88 ’92 ’98 P’00
    2010 William H. Graupner ’64 H’81 P’91 ’95
    2010 Lawrence L. Hlavacek H’55 ’61 GP’06 ’08 (posthumous)
    2010 Wade C. Stephens ’50 H’68 P’78 GP’06 (posthumous)
    2011 Edward R. Stehle H’79 ’08
    2011 William M. Dickey ’64 H’93 P’93
    2012 Thomas M. Page H’66 (posthumous)
    2012 Edward A. Robbins H’68 ’69 ’71 ’11
    2013 Catherine Boczkowski H’80 ’11 P’89 ’91 (posthumous)
    2013  Leita V. Hamill H’65 ’88 ’99 P’96 ’99
    2014 Dr. Thomas H. Johnson P’61 (posthumous)
    2014 Charlie Williams ’67 H’85 ’98 P’94 ’97
    2015 Edmund R. Megna H’50 ’85 P’64 ’67 ’70 ’76 (posthumous)
    2015 Deborah McKay H’85 ’88 ’94 ’14 P’97
    2016 D. Davison Cantlay H’89 ’91 ’93 ’94 ’15 P’07 ’09 ’11
    2016 William P. Tredway H’81 ’88 ’10 - (posthumous)
  • Selectors

    Alumni Selectors fulfill an important and unique role at Lawrenceville. Two selectors are elected each year by vote of all alumni to serve a three-year term. The Selectors meet yearly and choose a Lawrentian to join the Board of Trustees for a four-year term as Alumni Trustee.

    This year, Mark M. Larsen ’72 P’01 ’04 ’06 and Patricia Gadsden Hill ’01 have been elected Selectors. They join Elizabeth M. Gough ’03, John C. Hover II ’61 P’91, George Arnett ’79 P’16 and Heather Elliott Hoover ’91.

    Current Alumni Selectors

    George Arnett ’79 P’16
    Heather Elliott Hoover ’91 P’20
    Term Expires 2017

    Patricia Gadsden Hill ’01 
    Mark M. Larsen ’72 P’01 ’04 ’06 

    Term Expires 2018

    Martha “Perry” Nelson ’96
    John C. Walsh ’99
    Term Expires 2019
  • The Lawrenceville Fund Prizes

    Class of 1925 Award

    To the class giving the most dollars to The Lawrenceville Fund: The Class of 1986, with $490,571 in gifts to The Lawrenceville Fund.  Honorable Mention:  The Class of 1966 with $338,330.

    Class of 1940 Cup

    To the class having the highest number of contributions to The Lawrenceville Fund: The Class of 1966 with 100 donors.  Honorable mention to the Class of 1991 with 74 donors.

    The Fred A. Eichelberger Award

    To the class with 15 or more, but fewer than 100 members having the highest percentage of participation to The Lawrenceville Fund: The Class of 1955 with 93% participation.    Honorable Mention:  The Class of 1953 with 80% participation.

    The Bruce and Mary Elizabeth McClellan Award

    To the class with 100 or more members having the highest participation: The Class of 1966 with 78% participation.  Honorable Mention:  The Class of 1962 with 63% participation.

    Class of 1965 Award

    To the class that most significantly furthered enthusiasm for and support of the School: The Classes of 1966 and 1986.  The Class of 1966 demonstrated the highest level of enthusiasm in participation and reunion planning.  
  • The Lawrenceville Medal/Aldo Leopold Award

    The Lawrenceville Medal, the highest honor the School may grant, is conferred upon an alumnus or alumna who has demonstrated “brilliant, life‑long work in a significant field of endeavor.” The Medal is dedicated to the memory of Aldo Leopold ’05, the distinguished environmentalist and author, and is awarded annually by the Alumni Association at the Aldo Leopold Dinner.

    The Lawrenceville Medal Recipients

    1991 James Merrill ’43 
    1992 Robert F. Goheen ’36 
    1993 Frederick Buechner ’43 
    1994 John B. Oakes ’30 
    1995 John N. Irwin II ’33 P’72 GP’07 ’11
    1996 Philip H. Jordan, Jr. ’50 H’61 ’96 P’85 ’90
    1997 Peter Lawson-Johnston ’45 GP’95 ’98 ’15 ’18
    1998 Edmund A. Stanley, Jr. ’43 
    1999 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. ’36 GP’95
    2000 F. M. Kirby ’38 GP’11 ’12 ’15 ’18
    2001 Sheldon Meyer ’44 
    2002 George A. Akerlof ’58 
    2003 Fox Butterfield ’57 
    2004 Alan D. D'Andrea ’74 
    2005 Ricardo Maduro ’63 
    2006 Paul Moravec ’75 
    2007 The Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III ’63 
    2008 Butler W. Lampson ’60 P’90 
    2009 Michael D. Eisner ’60 
    2010 Charles C.J. Carpenter ’48 
    2011 Wayne W. Meisel ’78 P’13
    2012 Hugh Cregg ’67 
    2013 Bob Ryan ’64
    2014 HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal ’63 P’94 ’07
    2015 Sheridan G. Snyder 54
    2016 Robert J. Burkhardt ’58 P’08 ’09

Lawrenceville Lexicon

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.