A Look Back: 15 Years of the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series

This past year marked 15 years of the Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series. The most recent installment, Investing in Women’s Athletics, featured NWSL co-founders and owners Angie Knighton Long ’97 S97 and Kara Nortman ’97.

In celebration of this milestone, we wanted to offer a look back at all of the impactful speakers that have participated in this series. Thank you to our PVC donors who have supported this tremendous program over the years.

The Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series was formally established in 2005 to bring speakers to campus to engage the Princeton community in topics that reflect the educational values
inherent in the intercollegiate athletics experience. The series was endowed in the name of J.L. “Jake” McCandless ’51, who coached Princeton Football to the 1969 Ivy League Championship during the
Tigers’ centennial year of football.

Since its inception, the Series has featured a variety of speakers including Professors, Olympians, Civil Rights Activists, Sports Professionals and Team Owners, and more. 

Upcoming Events

10oct12:00 pm1:30 pmPVC Fall Coaches LuncheonHear from Fall Tiger student-athletes and coaches

12oct5:30 pm7:30 pmPVC On the Road: Washington D.C.Take in an Evening in D.C. with Princeton Athletics

21oct12:00 pm4:00 pmPVC Fall Gameday ReceptionCheer on the Tigers on Homecoming 2023

28nov12:00 am11:59 pmTiger Athletics Give Day (#TAGD)Princeton Athletics' 24-hour Giving Challenge