Princeton Day School's annual Alumni Weekend is happening on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, and we are looking forward to celebrating our alumni community! Be sure to visit the Alumni Weekend page for a full list of events and the opportunity to register. A high point of Alumni Weekend is when we honor our distinguished alums who are being presented with Alumni Awards and being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This year, we will celebrate the following alumni/ae.
Alumni Achievement Award: Robert S. Mueller III PCD '59
Robert Mueller was named the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on September 4, 2001, a week before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He is widely credited with transforming the Bureau from a traditional law enforcement agency to a threat-based, intelligence-led national security organization. President Obama took the unprecedented step of asking that his 10-year term be extended for two years, a request Congress readily approved. After leaving his post at the FBI in 2013, Mr. Mueller became a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where his practice focuses on investigations, crisis management, privacy and cybersecurity work.
John D. Wallace '48 Alumni Service Award: Dafna Tapiero '87
Dafna Tapiero has dedicated herself to alleviating poverty and safeguarding vulnerable populations around the world. She worked for over 20 years at the World Bank Group, developing and implementing financial, environmental and regulatory systems to guide investment opportunities that would benefit developing countries. In 2014, she co-founded Laurel Strategies, an advisory and strategic communications firm in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, an Advisory Director of Carnegie Hall and is involved with the Lauer Philanthropic Foundation, Fund II Foundation, Synergos and the Global Philanthropists Circle.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Alexandra T. Warren '02
As Director of Education at the Marcia D. Smith School in Gaithersburg, MD, Alix Warren provides educational, residential and employment opportunities for children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities. She builds relationships with students and families to address maladaptive behaviors and discover skills that foster success. In addition, she oversees the school's residential program and works with community stakeholders to provide inclusive employment opportunities for students. She helps bridge the gap between school and post-education to ensure that students have a placement and a meaningful life when educational entitlement ends at 21. She acts as an advocate for students with county, state and federal agencies.
Athletic Hall of Fame: Elizabeth Hollister Burks Becker '77
Holly Burks Becker was an All American athlete at PDS where she played field hockey, basketball, ice hockey and lacrosse and served as president of the Athletic Association. At Dartmouth, she played varsity field hockey and lacrosse for four years. She captained the field hockey team, was named to the All-Ivy First Team and established a scoring record that stood for 20 years. At graduation, she received the Agnes B. Kurtz Award, given to "the woman who best combines proficiency in athletics with dedication to the furthering of women's sports." She coached field hockey and lacrosse for over 20 years at the Lawrenceville School.
See you this weekend!