William Russel, who ended his term as graduate-school dean in March, received a standing ovation under the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA) tent. Russel, pictured with, from left, the APGA’s Marina Mitchell *98; his wife, Priscilla; and Graduate Annual Giving’s Vanessa Silva, has been “a tremendous advocate for graduate students and graduate alumni,” said outgoing APGA president Tony Fiori *03. “The fact that all of you have nice perks of being a graduate student, you can really credit to Bill and his staff.” By Brian Geiger ’16
Ann DeMarchi Corwin, for 40 years one of the Woodrow Wilson School’s most-loved figures, was surprised by about 250 alumni and students who gathered at a Reunions “thank you” party. Corwin, the school’s director for graduate career-placement and alumni relations, is as well known as chief dispenser of snacks and emotional support as for her job-search assistance. At the party, Corwin, pictured above with Professor Stanley Katz, recalled the pre-computer days when she typed each student’s résumé, copied each one on a mimeo machine — and did it all over again whenever a student made a change.