Past PCOC Events

2016

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Derek Lidow ’73 was the featured speaker at the club’s annual dinner, held on November 3 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. A professor at Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation, Lidow talked on the topic of “Amping Up the Impact: Teaching Innovation to Tigers.”

Bon Voyage Reception – On August 14, the PCOC gathered in Newport Beach to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with a reception and boat tour of Newport Harbor. Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families joined in on the fun.

New Admits / ASC Volunteer Party – On April 13, we met at the home of Cindy Barnard ’85 to congratulate the recently accepted Princeton students for the class of 2020. This was also a great opportunity to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s applicants.

 

2015

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Jay Famiglietti *92 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on November 4 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Jay was also the evening’s featured speaker, talking on the topic of “Realities of 21st Century Water Sustainability.”

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 9, the PCOC gathered at San Miguel Park in Newport Beach to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ. Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families joined in on the fun.

New Admits / ASC Volunteer Party – On April 21, we met at the home of Cindy Barnard ’85 to congratulate the recently accepted Princeton students for the class of 2019. This was also a great opportunity to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s applicants.

 

2014

Princeton Basketball Reception – On November 28, the Princeton Club of Orange County, along with the Princeton Club of Southern California, Princeton Varsity Club and Friends of Princeton Basketball, hosted an alumni reception at Cal State Fullerton prior to the Princeton Men’s Basketball team’s participation in the Wooden Legacy Tournament. Princeton would win one of the three games it played in the tournament, beating San Jose State and losing to UTEP and University of San Diego.

Derek Lidow Lecture – On October 30, Princeton University Entrepreneurship Professor and Start-up Coach Dr. Derek B. Lidow, founder/CEO (iSuppli) and authority on the global electronics industry, shared findings from his research and book, “Startup Leadership” at Concordia University.

“Top College” Mixer – On September 24, the Princeton Club of Orange County and OC Ivy Plus group met up at the Bluewater Grill at The District in Tustin for a mixer with alumni from the nation’s top-ranked schools to celebrate the annual release of US News & World Report’s Top 25 National University Rankings 2015.

“Tigers Tackle San Diego” – The Princeton University football team visited the West Coast in 2014, and the Princeton Club of Orange County joined the reception sponsored for the Princeton Club of San Diego on September 19 and the pre-game tailgate on September 20 before the game against the University of San Diego.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 17, the PCOC gathered at Bonita Canyon Sport Park in Newport Beach to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ. Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families joined in on the fun on a particularly warm August afternoon.

New Admits / ASC Volunteer Party – On April 9, we met at the home of Cindy Barnard ’85 to congratulate the recently accepted Princeton students for the class of 2018. This was also a great opportunity to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s applicants.

A Conversation with President Eisgruber – On January 30, the Princeton Club of Orange County joined with other Southern California alumni at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills for a reception and conversation with Princeton’s 20th President, Christopher Eisgruber ’83. The conversation was led by University Trustee and writer A. Scott Berg ’71.

Princeton Men’s Volleyball – On January 29, we cheered on the Princeton Men’s Volleyball team at Concordia University.

 

2013

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Amit Lal ’88 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on October 30 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Princeton University Architect Ronald McCoy *80 was the evening’s featured speaker.

“Top College” Mixer – On October 2, the Princeton Club of Orange County and OC Ivy Plus group met up at the Bluewater Grill at The District in Tustin for a mixer with alumni from the nation’s top-ranked schools to celebrate the annual release of US News & World Report’s Top 25 National University Rankings 2014.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 18, the PCOC gathered at San Miguel Park in Newport Beach to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ. Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families joined in on the fun on a particularly warm August afternoon.

New Admits / ASC Volunteer Party – On April 16, we met at the home of Cindy Barnard ’85 to congratulate the recently accepted Princeton students for the class of 2017. This was also a great opportunity to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s applicants.

 

2012

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan ’52 was featured speaker and the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on November 1 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. More than 50 alums and guests were in attendance at this year’s dinner.

2012 College Fairs – Between October 8 and October 24, the PCOC proudly represented Princeton University at four college fairs in Orange County: Saddleback Valley Unified College Fair (Trabuco Hills High School), Newport-Mesa College Night (OC Fairgrounds), Santa Margarita High School College Fair and JSerra High School College Fair

Young Alumni Happy Hour – On September 26 – the add/drop course date for current Princeton students – the Young Alumni of the PCOC reminisced over drinks at the Yard House at the Irvine Spectrum.

“Top College” Mixer – On September 12, the Princeton Club of Orange County and OC Ivy Plus group met up at the Bluewater Grill at The District in Tustin for a mixer with alumni from the nation’s top-ranked schools to celebrate the annual release of US News & World Report’s Top 25 National University Rankings 2013.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 14, the PCOC gathered at San Miguel Park in Newport Beach to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ. Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families joined in on the fun on a particularly warm August afternoon.

Dock Party and Sunset Sail – August 9, the PCOC held its annual Dock Party and Sunset Sail, a family-friendly open-house-style dock party with a boat tour of Newport Harbor by Roger Philips ’67.

New Admits Party – On April 23, we met at the home of Cindy Barnard ’85 to congratulate the recently accepted Princeton students for the class of 2016. This was also a great opportunity to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s nearly 400 applicants.

Men’s Tennis – On March 24, the Tigers Men’s Tennis team played at UC Irvine. The Tigers were victorious, winning 4-3.

Women’s Water Polo – On March 17 and 18, members of the PCOC cheered on the Lady Tigers at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego. The Tigers woud go on to win the CWPA Eastern Championship and advance to the NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championships for the first time in program history.

PCOC Theater Night – On February 25, members of the PCOC took in a night at the theater, enjoying the play “Elemeno Pea” at the South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa. Additionally, members met up for dinner prior to the play at Scott’s Restaurant and Grill.

Princeton University Town Meeting – On February 2, Princeton University President Tilghman hosted a Town Meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles featuring Pulitzer Prize winning author Jeffrey Eugenides, Professor of Creative Writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts.

Men’s Volleyball – We cheered on the Tigers as the Men’s Volleyball team played Cal Baptist on January 30 in San Diego, Can State – Long Beach on January 31 in Long Beach, and UC San Diego on February 1 in San Diego.

 

2011

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Cindy Barnard ’85 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on November 2 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Princeton’s Dean of the Faculty, David Dobkin, was the evening’s featured speaker.

Top College Mixer – On September 14, the PCOC gathered with other Ivy League schools and top colleges for a mixer at the Sports Club/LA – Orange County. The event was held in conjunction with the release of U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Listing of the Top 25 National Univeristy Rankings – Best Colleges 2012.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 14, the PCOC gathered at San Miguel Park in Newport Beach to send off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ. More than 50 Princeton alums, current students, incoming students, parents and families joined us on this great afternoon event.

Dock Party and Sunset Sail – Back by popular demand, our August 4 Dock Party and Sunset Sail was another fantastic evening, combining a family-friendly open-house-style dock party at the Balboa Yacht Basin in Newport Beach with a boat tour of Newport Harbor by Roger Philips ’67.

Volunteer Opportunity at the OC Arthritis Walk – On May 15, club members braved the pouring rain to volunteer at The Orange County Arthritis Walk at the University of California Irvine.

New Admits Party – On April 11, we met at the home of Cindy Barnard ’85 to congratulate the recently accepted Princeton students for the class of 2015. This was also a great opportunity to thank the Princeton alums in Orange County who gave of their time to interview this year’s nearly 500 applicants.

Princeton / Kentucky NCAA Basketball Viewing – Combined with the monthly Board meeting, the PCOC gathered at The Classic Q in Newport Beach on March 17 to watch the #13 seed Tigers take on #4 seed Kentucky in the second round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. The Tigers lost a close one with seconds to spare.

Women’s Water Polo – On March 16, the Princeton Women’s Volleyball team played Concordia University at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, winning 11-5. The team had 5 wins and 4 losses on its spring break trip through Southern California.

Princeton Alumni Global NetNight – On February 15, the PCOC took part in the University’s Global NetNight, which was held simultaneously by alumni groups around the world for in-person and online contact building. Our featured speaker was Neal Schaffer, President of Windmill Marketing, who spoke on how to maximize the networking capabilites of LinkedIn.

Lyon Air Museum Tour – The PCOC spent a fun Sunday afternoon on January 30th touring the Lyon Air Musem, complete with authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II. The tour was led by volunteer docents who had stores of first-hand experience to share.

Princeton Men’s Volleyball and Meet The Coach Reception – On January 28, the Princeton Men’s Volleyball team played Hope International University in Fullerton. Immediately following the match, the PCOC hosted a Meet the Coach Reception so our local Princeton alumni could meet and hear Coach Shweisky.

 

2010

Ducks vs. Kings Hockey Game – On December 26, we joined the Princeton Club of Southern California for the big game between the LA Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, featuring Kevin Westgarth ’07 and George Parros ’03! After the game, there was a personal meet-and-greet with the Princeton players.

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Peter Ochs ’65 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on December 1 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. UC Irvine Professor Shawn Rosenberg was the evening’s featured speaker.

Santa Ana Artwalk – On November 6, the Princeton Club of Orange Country held a private reception and exhibition opening in conjunction with the Santa Ana Artwalk. The event was co-hosted by OC Ivy Plus.

Princeton-Penn Football Viewing – The Princeton Tigers played the University of Pennsylvania Quakers. Our Young Alumni Chairs coordinated with the UPenn alumni association to watch the game at The Classic Q in Newport Beach.

Family Fun Day – On October 16, we held a special family fun day for Princetonians and their children, complete with a bounce house and food.

“Top College” Mixer – On September 1, the PCOC and members of the Orange County Ivy Plus group held a mixer at the Spots Club LA – Orange County for alumni from U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 25 National Universities” on the heels of the release of the magazine’s 2011 “Top 25” list. More than 100 people were in attendance.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 14, we sent off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ at San Miguel Park in Newport Beach. It was a great way to reconnect with friends and to wish the students well in their Princeton experience.

Dock Party and Sunset Sail – Roger Philips ’67 led a boat tour of Newport Harbor on July 14 aboard the Arbella, accompanied by an open-house-style dock party at Harbor Marina. This wonderfully fun and family-friendly event was a great way to spend a summer evening.

Young Alumni Bonfire – The PCOC and the OC Ivy Plus group held a bonfire, including hot dogs, hamburgers and s’mores at Big Corona State Beach in Corona Del Mar on June 3.

“Keep It Wild” Volunteer Day and Hike – On May 15, the PCOC, in conjunction with the OC Ivy Plus Group, helped with plant restoration and removal projects at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, followed by a guided hike.

New Admits Party – This April 12 event was a great opportunity to meet students from Orange County recently admitted to Princeton and spend time with other local Princeton alumni. The event was also a wonderful way to honor the many volunteers that helped interview every applicant in Orange County.

Sporting Events – PCOC members cheered on the Men’s Volleyball team at UC Irvine on January 26 and the Women’s Water Polo team at Concordia University on March 17.

 

2009

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Peter Bastone ’80 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on November 5 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in Newport Beach. Professor Nolan McCarty of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School was the evening’s featured speaker.

Orange County Ivy Plus Winter Mixer – PCOC members and alums from other Ivy League schools gathered in Laguna Beach on December 3 for a wine reception at the Marion Meyer Gallery, the Art Walk at the Laguna Art Museum and a mixer at the Royal Hawaiian.

Princeton Football Happy Hour – The PCOC met at Classic Q Billiards and Sports Club on October 8 for happy hour and to watch live the Princeton University Football game as the Tigers take on Colgate University

Soka University Tour – Jay Heffron ’74, Dean of Students at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, gave PCOC a tour of the campus as part of the Princeton in Education program on September 23.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 15, we sent off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ at San Miguel Park in Newport Beach. It was a great way to reconnect with friends and to wish the students well in their Princeton experience.

Summer Solstice Mixer – The Princeton Club of Orange County and the Yale Club of Orange County joined for a combined event on June 23 at the Sports Club LA – Orange County.

New Admits Party – This April 18 event was a great opportunity to meet students from Orange County recently admitted to Princeton and spend time with other local Princeton alumni.

“Creating a Law School for the 21st Century” – The University of California, Irvine School of Law founding Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Founding Faculty Member Catherine Fisk ’83 presented on March 4 on the process of creating a law school from the ground up to unite the best of traditional top-tier legal education with innovative thinking.

Sporting Events – PCOC members cheered on the Men’s Volleyball team in Southern California in late January, the Women’s Water Polo team at Concordia and Chapman Universities in mid-March, Men’s Tennis at UC Irvine in late March, Men’s Soccer in San Diego in late September and Women’s Basketball in late November.

“The Financial Crisis and Your Investments” – Kyle Harrington ’92 led the January 29 discussion and provided some investment guidance on how to survive these very difficult and frustrating economic times.

Aspire Campaign Event – Princeton President Shirley Tilghman presented an event in Los Angeles for the University’s “Aspire” giving campaign.

 

2008

Wine Tasting – PCOC members and friends enjoyed a pairing of rich and tasty foods with varietal wines at WineStyles in Irvine on December 3.

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – Ellen Junn *84 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on October 30 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in Newport Beach. Professor Lawrence Rosen from Princeton’s Anthropology department was the evening’s featured speaker.

Bon Voyage BBQ – On August 10, we sent off the newly admitted and returning Princeton undergrad and graduate students with an informal BBQ in Irvine. It was a great way to reconnect with friends and to wish the students well in their Princeton experience.

“Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor” – A July 20 tour of the largest exhibit of the Terra Cotta warriors China has permitted out of the country was led by Juliann Wolfgram *83 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.

“The Psychology of Political Polarization – Peter Ditto *86, a professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at UC Irvine, presented on May 14 on some of the psychological factors that contribute to our hyper-partisan political environment and whether liberals and conservatives are best thought of as polar opposites or mirror images.

“John Lennon, Richard Nixon and the 1972 Election” – Jon Wiener ’66, a professor of U.S. history at UC Irvine, presented on April 17 on the John Lennon FBI file, which was released to Wiener after 20 years of litigation all the way to the Supreme Court under the Freedom of Information Act.

New Admits Party – This event was a great opportunity to meet students from Orange County recently admitted to Princeton and spend time with other local Princeton alumni. The event was also a wonderful way to honor the many volunteers that helped interview every applicant in Orange County.

“Tigers: Tracking a Legend” Exhibit at the Discovery Science Center

Sporting Events – PCOC members cheered on the Princeton Men’s Volleyball team during their games in Southern California in late January and early March.

 

2007

APGA Event – The event, held at Ocean Park Restaurant in Monterey Park on December 8, featured Dean Russel.

Networking Night – Kyle Harrington ’92 hosted a Networking Night at the Tuscany Grille in Irvine, where great food and conversation was had by those who attended.

Princeton University Conference – Los Angeles was host to a University Conference on December 1, featuring Princeton President Shirley Tilghman.

Annual Dinner and Tiger Tribute – George Elsey ’39 was the recipient of the PCOC’s “In The Nation’s Service Award” at the club’s annual dinner, held on October 25 at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in Newport Beach. Professor Tali Mendelberg from Princeton’s Politics department was the evening’s featured speaker.

Bon Voyage BBQ – PCOC members sent off the crop of current students and new admits with a BBQ at Corona del Mar state beach on August 26.

Lunch and Learn – “The Real Goodwill of Orange County” was the subject of the PCOC’s July 26 “Lunch and Learn” session.

President’s Town Hall Meeting – On February 1, Princeton President Shirley Tilghman held a town hall meeting in San Diego.

Sporting Events – The PCOC cheered on Princeton Volleyball vs. UC Irvine on January 31 and Princeton Men’s Tennis vs. UC Irvine on March 18.

 

2006

Job/Internship Search Event – On December 21, the CEO of Doostang.com presented to current students and young alums on networking and how to find the perfect job or internship

Holiday Party – PCOC members gathered at the home of Jim and Nancy Kreder ’60 in Laguna Beach for our annual holiday party. This casual event was a great way to catch up with fellow alums and to enjoy the beautiful Laguna sunset.

Walking Tour of Little Saigon

Princeton Professor Presentation – Princeton Professor Maria bi Battista gave a presentation on fast-talking dames in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s.

Lunch and Learn – On February 1, the PCOC held a “Lunch and Learn” event to learn more about the Orange County non-profit organization Serving People in Need.

Networking Night – Peter Bastone ’80 was the featured speaker at our January 17 Networking Night at the Irvine Marriott. Peter, the President and CEO of Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, addressed the group on several topical healthcare issues.

Sporting Events – Princeton Volleyball at UCI

 

2005

Anaheim Angels’ Pre-Game Tailgate – PCOC members gathered for the Angels’ final home game of the year with a tailgate under the “Big A” on September 25th.

Princeton vs. Duke Basketball Game Viewing on ESPN

Lawn Bowling in Corona del Mar

Young Alumni Beach BBQ

Mummies Exhibit at the Bowers Museum

New Admits Beach BBQ

Networking Night – On November 8, the PCOC held a Networking Night at the Irvine Marriott, featuring a speaker with an inside perspective on the residential and commercial real estate market.

 

2004

Orange County Marathon – The PCOC organized a team of runners to participate in the Orange County Marathon on December 5, followed by an after-race celebration party.

Taleo Mexican Grill Mixer – On October 18, the Taleo Mexican Grill in Irvine was host to a PCOC mixer.

Lunch and Learn – The PCOC held a “Lunch and Learn” on October 12 at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation’s office in Santa Ana to learn more about the organization that provides current and former foster you with scholarships, transitional housing, independent living and training.

Princeton Football Tailgate – PCOC members gathered with on September 25 alums from Los Angeles and San Diego to cheer on the Tigers in their first West Coast appearance as they played the University of San Diego.

Angels Game BBQ – On September 22, PCOC members gathered under the “Big A” at Anaheim Stadium prior to the Angels’ game against the Seattle Mariners.