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.

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...

John Carlos

John Carlos

John Carlos, an Olympic and Pan-American Games medal winner and NCAA Champion, made waves across the world when he and fellow American Tommie Smith raised their black-gloved fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Carlos is an African...

John Doar ’44

John Doar ’44

John Doar '44 placed himself squarely at the center of the civil rights movement from 1960-1967 as an attorney with the United States Justice Department and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Doar was by James Meredith's side as he repeatedly attempted to...

Chris Thomforde ’69

Chris Thomforde ’69

The Princeton Varsity Club proudly welcomed Dr. Chris Thomforde '69 back to Old Nassau as part of the Jake McCandless '51 PVC speaker Series, on November 9th, 2010. He delivered his address, "Education for a Balanced Life," at 7:30 PM at Dodds Auditorium, located...

Karen Smyers ’83

Karen Smyers ’83

Until 1997, Karen Smyers led a charmed career in the sport of triathlon. Her achievements included World Championships titles in 1990, 1995, and 1996, the Professional National Champion title for six consecutive years, a gold medal at the 1995 Pan Am Games, the...

Jack Bogle ’51

Jack Bogle ’51

The Princeton Varsity Club welcomed Jack Bogle '51 back to campus as the keynote speaker for the Spring 2009 edition of the PVC Jake McCandless '51 Speaker Series. Mr. Bogle delivered his address entitled "Aspiring to Build a Better Financial World" on Thursday, April...

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