Jake McCandless ’51 PVC Speaker Series

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, who coached Princeton Football to the 1969 Ivy League Championship during the Tigers’ centennial year of football.

Event Recap: Women’s Athletics Speaker Series

Event Recap: Women’s Athletics Speaker Series

As part of our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Women’s Athletics at Princeton, Princeton Athletics and the PVC recently hosted two virtual speaker series events featuring a number of our incredible Tiger alumnae leaders.   INVESTING IN WOMEN'S ATHLETICS...

Jake McCandless ’51 Speaker Series features Erik Weihenmayer

Jake McCandless ’51 Speaker Series features Erik Weihenmayer

The Princeton Varsity Club welcomed Erik Weihenmayer to campus on Wednesday, October 10th as part of the Jake McCandless '51 PVC Speaker Series. Erik is a truly inspiring person whose accomplishments are vast, including being the only blind person to climb the Seven...

Brett Ledbetter: What Drives Winning

Brett Ledbetter: What Drives Winning

The Princeton Varsity Club is excited to welcome Brett Ledbetter, author of What Drives Winning and thought partner for some of the top coaches in college and professional sports, to Princeton's campus on Wednesday, April 11th as part of this year's Jake McCandless...

Mark Edmundson

Mark Edmundson

Edmundson is the author of seven books, including “Teacher, the One who Made the Difference” (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), “Why Read?” and “The Fine Wisdom and Perfect Teachings of the Kings of Rock and Roll.” His newest book--”Why Teach?”--will be...