The Women's College Club of Princeton NJ


September 2014 Blue Slip

P.O. BOX 3181
September 2014
Our first general meeting of the year will take place on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, Princeton.

Dr. R. Barbara Gitenstein, president of the College of New Jersey, will be our featured speaker at this opening fall meeting.

Her topic, “Contemporary Challenges for Quality Higher Education in America” is a most timely one as we reflect on the programs and courses offered today at our colleges and universities. Dr. Gitenstein is the first woman to serve as the president of TCNJ and brings to it her unique background of thirty years as both a professor and an administrator.  Her focus has been on delivering the highest caliber academic experience to the undergraduate and graduate student body of almost 7,000, as well as seeking and finding sources of funding for the physical plant which now totals more than $450 million!  As a result, TCNJ is recognized as a highly-ranked and highly-selective institution.  Dr. Gitenstein’s background includes a BA with honors in English from Duke and a PhD in English and American Literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Invite your friends to join us as we learn about the current trends in education from this most experienced academician.

The 2014-2015 Board of WCCP will meet on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Come a little early for a cup of coffee or tea and an opportunity to chat with members about your summer experiences so that we can begin promptly at 10:00.  Please call Carol if you cannot be there.

From Princeton Day School:
Ronasia Scott to Villanova University
Rory Elizabeth Finnegan to University of Virginia

From Princeton High School:
Sarah Shanti Hossain to Williams College
Tiffany Huang Fang to Columbia University
Caitlyn Nicole Bongiovi to Berkley College of Music
Brittany Van Name to Rutgers University
Pamela Torres to Rutgers University
Zoe Marie Lessard to University of Vermont

From Stuart Country Day School:
Annaliza Reeves Carey to Spellman College
Autumn Nicole Townsend to Montclair State University


We have a team of three preparing trips for WCCP this year:
Nora Ananos, Florence Begun, and Ellyn Vogel
All three joined us this past year and have arranged several trips which will be announced as their times near.

The first will take place in October, to Longwood Gardens, joining the Princeton Recreation Department for a bus trip.  Details and the opportunity to sign up will be announced at the general meeting.

Mary Laity will be announcing plans for having lunch at different restaurants each month.  You may contact her by phone or email her for information.


Aloha Holloway will be taking reservations for the MetHD series at the AMC theater in Hamilton this coming year.  She must be called well ahead of time because some of the performances at the theater sell out.  Verdi’s “Macbeth” will be given on October 11, beginning at 12:55, but we arrive early for a better selection of seats.



WCCP Officers 2014 – 2015
President:  To be announced
Vice-President:  Carol Stawski
Recording Secretary:  Mary Giordmaine
Blue Slip Editor/Corresponding Secretary:  Carol Stawski
Treasurer:  Kay Bingeman
Assistant Treasurer:  Nancy Lifland


WCCP Chairpersons 2014 – 2015
Fundraising:  Carol Stawski and Aloha Holloway
Program:  Barbara Johnson and Janet Reiche
Blue Slip Mailing:  Carol Wisniewski
Endowment:  Lynda Woods Cleary
Hospitality:  Open
Publicity:  Janet Larrain
Scholarship:  Danuta Buzdygan-Stys
Membership:  Beverly Kestenis
Trips:  Nora Ananos
Webmaster:  Helen Ju
Member-at-Large:  Neuza Smukler
Member-at-Large:  Meg Chisholm


We shall meet at the home of Mary Laity on September 26 at 1:00 p.m.  The book to be reviewed will be Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter.  Call Mary if you will be joining us.  A light lunch will be served.

Sad Note:  Barbara Garretson died in May.  A service was held at Trinity Church on May 17.



Eva (Maciejczak) Eslami           Phllis Marchand
University of Wrockaw              Skidmore College


Victoria Leyton                          Margaret Leyto
New York University                 Seton Hill College & Northeaster University


P.O. Box 3181
Princeton NJ 08540


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