Students in the Class of 2017 plan to major in environmental science, computer science, sports management, geographic information systems, and cyber security, among many others. One student will serve our nation at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Recent Hun graduate Grant Versfeld ’17 is heading off to college to study computer science and information systems this fall. But teachers and students here will think of him whenever they use a new app called Hun Print, that makes it easier to print from an iPads or smartphones.
Dean of Faculty Katharin “Kay” Kiefer, Ed.D., retires this summer after thirty-seven years at The Hun School, where she has been loved as a teacher, administrator, and colleague. She arrived at Hun in 1980 to teach biology. In the vanguard of cultural competency, Dr. Kiefer led students on enriching trips abroad long before the Hun Without Borders travel program began. Dr. Kiefer went on to chair the Science Department and be dean of academic affairs, all while earning a doctorate from
Bookkeeper Maryellen Rende, a dedicated member of The Hun School’s Business Office, will retire this summer after sixteen years of service. She joined the Hun community in 2001 as a member of the Summer Programs Department. The following year, Mrs. Rende, who holds an accounting degree from Pace University and is a CPA, moved into her current position. She is the welcoming face of the business office and her attention to detail and ability to multitask has made her an invaluable team member.
Director of College Counseling and dorm parent Nancy T. Icenhower retires this summer after seven years at The Hun School. Ms. Icenhower brought thirty years of counseling experience and expertise to the School’s College Counseling Department. She and her colleagues have advanced the School’s reputation among the nation’s leading colleges and universities immeasurably. However, Ms. Icenhower’s proudest achievement has been to find the “right college fit” for every student with whom she has worked. Her unflagging advocacy for her students and quick wit have made the college application and decision process a positive experience for so many.
Blair Buck will cap a thirty-five-year teaching career when he retires from The Hun School this summer. After teaching science at Episcopal High School in Virginia, and at Blair Academy until 2013, Mr. Buck came out of a brief retirement to make Hun the last stop on his teaching journey. In his four years here, Mr. Buck started the School’s very first squash team and coached track. He has offered his biology, biotechnology, and forensic science students fantastic learning opportunities, such as taking part in an international DNA coding project with Rutgers University.
Graduating from a beloved high school can be bittersweet. But for five sets of twins who graduated with Hun’s Class of 2017, they’ll be leaving more than a school. “It’s going to be a little scary,” said Matt Moore of the first time living apart from his twin brother, Ryan. There’s a feeling of sadness, but also excitement, and a definite sense that it’s time to strike out on their own.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.