Alumni Schools Committee

The Alumni Schools Committee is the most popular, invigorating, and low-cost way for alumni to support Princeton – presenting the University favorably to prospective students, informing the Admission office through perceptive interviews and reports, and helping to win those admitted for the “best new place of all.” With the mission of meeting bright, interesting applicants from your region, the Alumni Schools Committee is open to all alumni – especially those inclined to build for the future in this most personal way.

Over the last few years, we experienced a surge in applications – more than 450 high school seniors from Orange County submitted applications last year! We want to make sure that we have the alumni support necessary to reach out to all the students who apply to Princeton from the Orange County area. In the interest of fundamental fairness, it is our goal to offer an interview to each applicant.

On behalf of these deserving young people and on behalf of Princeton, please consider stepping up to help us reach our goal of interviewing each applicant. Interviews are typically held in January and February.

Interviewers typically interview 3-5 students each year, but we welcome those of you willing to do even one interview if that is what works for your schedule. You do not have to live or work in one of these regions to volunteer. Many students are willing to travel to an interview and phone interviews are also welcome if a face-to-face interview is not possible. You will be making a great contribution not only to Princeton but to your community and will glean some real enjoyment in the process.

Our many thanks to the local Princeton alumni listed below who helped us conduct interviews in 2015.

Catherine Anderson ’97
Raymond Auduong ’13
Khosrow Bakhtar *82
Dave Bargueno ’08
Cindy Barnard ’85
Joseph Barnett ’12
Manuel Bass *56
Anurag Bist *90
Amy Brideau-Anderson *00
George Cheng ’98
Steve Chuang ’04
Tom Courtney ’86
Bill D’Angelo ’89
Cameron Duncan ’88
Anne Durfee ’12
John Ealy ’98
Manuel Espitia ’11
Rajeev Garg *99
Cynthia Gitter ’87
Vanessa Gomez ’05
Todd Green ’90
Carter Greenbaum ’12
Seth Grossman ’94
Colby Hahn ’12
Robert Holcombe ’64
Julie Hwang ’13
Jeff Jackson ’10
W. Stephen James ’74
Chris Jones ’09
Whitney Kazemipour ’87
Thomas Kontchou ’10
Sarah Lake ’93
Ben Lee ’96
Justine Li ’11
Shaina Li ’11
Charles Lin ’11
Enric Mallorqui-Ruscalleda *13
Richard Matthew *90
Stephen Moffat ’69
Alex Peyton ’13
Roger Philips ’67
Katlin Poladian ’12
Michael Polay ’97
Christopher Porter ’98
Benjamin Rosales ’12
Sarah Sifuentes ’14
Kerry Song ’04
Morgan Streech ’05
Andres Taleisnik ’84
Christopher Tatum ’90
Stergios Theologides ’88
Abril Turner ’91
Larry Zadra ’83
Wei Zhou *98

If you are interested in interviewing in Orange County East and/or Orange County West, contact:
Orange County East – Morgan Streech ’05
Orange County West – Ashley Cordell Cook ’95

Orange County East – Region A
The area east of I-5, as well as the southern coast and southern mountain towns, such as Brea, Buena Park, La Habra, Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Orange, San Clemente, Mission Viejo

The high schools include: Brea Olinda HS, Buena Park HS, Canyon High, Capistrano Valley, Carbon Canyon, Creekside, Eastside Christian, El Dorado, El Modena, El Toro, Esperanza, Florence Crittenton, Foothill, Fullerton Union, Futures, Irvine, Junipero, Katella, Kings Academy, La Habra, La Sierra, La Vista, Laguna Hills, Lutheran HS, Magnolia HS, Mission Viejo, Northwood, Orange HS, Rosary HS, Saddleback Valley Christian, San Clemente HS, San Joaquin, Santa Margarita, Savanna, Servite, St. Margaret’s, Sunny Hills, Tesoro, Trabuco, Trot, Tustin, University HS Irvine, Valencia, Woodbridge

Orange County West – Region B
This region covers the coastline and everything between the coastline and I-5 from the LA border South to where Route 55 intersects I-5 – towns such as Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Westminster

The high schools include: Aliso Niguel, Bolsa Grande, Cornelia Connelly, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Hills, Edison , Estancia, Fairmont Prep, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, HOPE Christian, Hebrew Academy, Huntington Beach, La Quinta, Loara, Los Amigos, Marina, Mater Dei, Newport Harbor, Ocean View, Orange County School of the Arts, Pacifica, Rancho Alamitos, Saddleback, Sage Hill, Santa Ana, Santiago, Valley, Western, Westminster, Tarbut V’Torah

For more information on the Alumni Schools Committees, visit the Princeton Schools Committee website.



The Alumni Schools Committee of the Princeton Club of Orange County was a recipient of the 2012 S. Barksdale Penick, Jr. ’25 Award. The award was presented by the Office of Admissions for excellence in realizing the primary goals of schools committee work: to recruit outstanding candidates for Princeton, report skillfully on these candidates to the Admission Office and to represent Princeton to its local community.

Kaitlin Poladian ’12 accepted the award at Princeton University on Alumni Day on behalf of the Princeton Club of Orange County. Alumni Schools Committee co-chair Ashley Cordell Cook ’95 and former ASC co-chair Amit Lal ’88 are shown with the award. Congratulations to all!