From left: Professor Miguel Centeno, PUPP co-founder; PUPP alumnus Jay Lopez *10; Ellen Pao ’91, a ­program donor; PUPP ­alumnae Cynthia Michalak ’09, Tieisha Tift (Columbia ’13), and Ashley Vinson ’14; and program director Jason Klugman.
From left: Professor Miguel Centeno, PUPP co-founder; PUPP alumnus Jay Lopez *10; Ellen Pao ’91, a ­program donor; PUPP ­alumnae Cynthia Michalak ’09, Tieisha Tift (Columbia ’13), and Ashley Vinson ’14; and program director Jason Klugman.
John O’Neill ’13

The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) celebrated its 10th anniversary at a May 27 Reunions gathering. Seventy-two students from six area high schools are enrolled and 160 have completed the program, which provides low-income, high-achieving high school students with the tools for collegiate success.

“We want to give them the skills to know how to get in, how to get financial aid, how to maximize chances for success,” said sociology professor Miguel Centeno, a co-founder of the program. “It is the best thing I have ever done professionally.”