Development News


Monday, May 05, 2014

Restoring Homes, Lives
The college will give a three-year grant of $750,000 to support safe and affordable housing for residents of the Smith Hill neighborhood. Read more >



Friday, May 02, 2014

On Smith Hill
The college increased its presence in the Smith Hill neighborhood this spring with the opening of the student-run Common Grounds Café. Read more >



Thursday, May 01, 2014

Record-Setting Celebration
A man who bleeds black and white helped thrust A Night in Black & White into record-setting mode. Again. Read more >



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrating Research
More than 200 students displayed their research in the arts and humanities, business, professional studies, science, and social science at Providence College’s 5th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity. Read more >



Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Business School Boost
The Providence College School of Business shot up 34 spots to No. 75 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the top undergraduate business programs, the magazine has announced. Read more >



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bridge Program Dawns
Friar Foundations, a new summer bridge program aimed at easing students’ transition from high school to college, will be launched at Providence College this July. Read more >



Monday, March 24, 2014

From Us, with Love
The Angell Foundation of Los Angeles, Calif., has awarded Providence College a record gift of $3.25 million in honor of the College’s 100th anniversary in 2017. Read more >



Monday, January 06, 2014

Architectural Award
Ruane Center receives national award for architectural design. The building has become a favorite of Providence College students and staff since it's opening in September. Read more >



Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Simplicity and Plenitude: A Christmas greeting
Reflections on the season by Rev. Albino Barrera, O.P. on behalf of the Office of Mission and Ministry: May we experience the joy, the love, and the peace of that first Christmas night! Read more >



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Student Investment
Santander Bank has extended PC study and service grant agreement for 7 years. The new agreement will allow for up to 500 students to study and serve abroad. Read more > 



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Running for a Cause
More than 900 people ran, jogged, and walked three miles through Providence’s Elmhurst neighborhood to complete the fourth annual Friar 5k. Participants raised at least $12,000 for student scholarships at PC. Read more >



Monday, October 07, 2013

A Ceremony for the Ages
A once-in-a-generation opportunity to dedicate a building for the ages was celebrated with a speech by one of the greatest historians of the era and with the awarding of the College's Veritas medal to the donor who made the building possible. Read more >



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

John Cervione ’87 Named Chair of Annual Fund at PC
A lifetime of giving to Providence College makes John A. Cervione ’87 the perfect choice to be chair of the Annual Fund, PC’s annual giving program. Read more >



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Woody ’77 & ’83G to Guide Honors Program to New Heights
The liberal arts honors program awaits several innovations designed to heighten students learning and increases engagement. Read more >


Remembering 9/11
Family of 9/11 victim Matthew Sellitto graciously endow four year scholarship in memory of their beloved son, cousin, and friend. Read more >



Monday, September 09, 2013

Summer Research

Providence College’s first summer grant program allows undergraduates to conduct research and gain experience outside of the classroom. Read more > 



Friday, September 06, 2013

School Year Begins

Academic convocation welcomes the class of 2017 while exploring themes of diversity, community, and the importance of the humanities. Read more > 



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Welcome Freshman!
Providence College campus welcomes the freshman class of 2017. Read more >



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Aquinas Arrives
St. Thomas Aquinas statue graces students outside of the new, Ruane Center for the Humanities. Read more > 



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tell Your Story
MBA students explore their leadership style through storytelling. Read more >



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

You Can Make A Difference
When you make a gift to PC, you make a difference in the lives of students. Your annual gift made before June 30 won’t just help us meet our fundraising goal; it will change a life. Read more >



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Commencement speaker: 'Prepare for Spiritual Adventure'
The Very Rev. Robert Barron reminded Providence College’s graduating class that the Holy Spirit is working in them and has prepared them for a life they did not dream was possible. The College awarded 1,093 degrees and five honorary degrees on May 19. Read more >



Friday, May 17, 2013

Participate in alumni-student networking nights
Connect with fellow Friars and share your knowledge and expertise with current PC students at upcoming Chicago, New York, and DC networking nights, June 13 and 18. This is also a chance to expand your own professional network. Register today >



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Record-breaking totals at A Night in Black & White
A Night in Black & White drew nearly 800 attendees and generated more than $850,000 — benefiting the PC Fund and Angel Fund. This total far surpassed the previous record of  $590,000 set in 2012, largely in part to the efforts of this year's auctioneer, John O'Hurley '76, and the evening's honoree, Kevin Phelan '66. Read more >



Thursday, April 25, 2013

Calling all '3s and '8s - register now for Reunion Weekend
Don't wait to register for your Reunion Weekend, May 31-June 2, 2013. Early bird pricing has been extended until May 6. Take advantage now - we don't want you to miss out. Register now >


Alumni volunteers serve neighbors in FUSION outreach
Alumni, family, and friends from five regional clubs as far south as Atlanta, Ga., participated in FUSION service projects during April, with two more clubs planning similar volunteer efforts this spring. Read more >



Monday, April 08, 2013

Theologian and filmmaker to deliver commencement address
The Very Rev. Robert Barron, creator and host of the Catholicism documentary series and founder of a global media ministry, will present the commencement address at the PC’s 95th commencement exercises. Read more >



Thursday, March 28, 2013

​MBA student conducts research in East Africa
When her academic advisers recommended she spend spring break in East Africa conducting research for her thesis topic, Dionne Nickerson ’13G couldn’t pack her bags fast enough. Read more >



Thursday, March 07, 2013

Tickets selling fast for A Night in Black & White
This signature fundraising event includes gourmet food and wine pairings, exciting live and silent auctions, and a special presentation of the Black & White Award to this year's honoree, Kevin C. Phelan '66. Celebrity John O’Hurley ’76 will also take the stage as auctioneer. Buy tickets >



Friday, January 18, 2013

Black & White Honoree Announced
PC is pleased to announce this year’s Black & White honoree, Kevin C. Phelan ’66, for his outstanding service and commitment to the College and his home community of Boston. Tickets to the event will be on sale in March. Learn more >



Monday, January 14, 2013

Register now for Alumni & Family Weekend
Alumni and families of current sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to enjoy all of the sports, festivities, and entertainment that PC — and Providence — have to offer on Feb. 15-17. The deadline is fast approaching — register online by Feb. 8. Register now >



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PC to buy Huxley Avenue
PC will acquire portions of Huxley Avenue and two side streets near Alumni Hall under an agreement with the City of Providence. Read more >



Thursday, December 13, 2012

The need is real. And it's urgent.
It's time to change a life through Providence College. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than 30 PC students have approached the financial aid office to request emergency assistance. Learn more >



Monday, December 10, 2012

The True Meaning of Christmas
Enjoy a Christmas message from Rev. John S. Peterson, O.P. ’57 on behalf of Providence College and the Alumni Chaplaincy. May you find the deeper meaning of Christmas today and every day. Read more >



Wednesday, December 05, 2012

​Students Create ‘Food Rescue’ Program
Since two PC students from the Class of 2014 started the Friar Food Rescue this fall, they have delivered more than 1,000 pounds of prepared food from campus to Providence’s McAuley House. Read more >



Thursday, October 18, 2012

St. Dominic Weekend Draws 500 Benefactors and Guests
Providence College thanked hundreds of its most generous benefactors with a weekend of events that included a dinner at the Rhode Island Convention Center, a luncheon on campus with scholarship recipients, and a discussion about the presidential election with a CNN political analyst. Read more >



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bequest Benefits Sciences
A $6.5 million bequest from the estate of Robert H. Walsh ’39 & ’66Hon., announced during St. Dominic Weekend, will fund scholarships, academic enrichment, and the College’s first endowed academic chair in the sciences. Read more >



Wednesday, October 03, 2012

From Kenya to Whole Foods
Management major Erin O’Malley ’13 founded Njabini Apparel in 2011. Recently she signed a contract with representatives of Whole Foods Markets to sell her product. Read more >



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Providence College School of Business Awarded Accreditation
The Providence College School of Business joined the ranks of the nation's elite business schools Tuesday with accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Read more >



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Donors Made the Difference
This past year, 13,581 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends donated to Providence College. To each one, we say THANK YOU. Read more >



Sunday, July 01, 2012

Alumni Association Board of Governors Election Results
Three new officers and four new board members have been elected to PC’s National Alumni Association Board of Governors. Read more >



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You Can Make A Difference
When you make a gift to PC, you make a difference in the lives of students. Your annual gift before June 30 won’t just help us meet our fundraising goal; it will make the PC experience even more transformational. Read more >



Friday, June 08, 2012

College Breaks Ground on Ruane Center
On June 7, PC broke ground on the Ruane Center for the Humanities, named in recognition of Michael A. Ruane ’71 and his wife, Elizabeth. Slated to open in 2013, the building will house PC's signature programs of academic excellence. Read more >



Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meet Kristine Goodwin, VP for Student Affairs
Get to know Kristine C. Goodwin, PC's vice president for student affairs. Goodwin came to PC from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where she was associate dean of students/student life since 2001. Read more >



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Record-setting Generosity at A Night in Black and White
PC’s biggest, single-event, annual fund-raiser, A Night in Black and White generated $590,000, shattering last year’s record of $425,000. Read more >



Thursday, May 03, 2012

Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity
More than 100 students displayed 52 projects involving 21 academic disciplines at this year's event. John Savasta ’12 spent the academic year researching the genetic makeup of loosestrife with Dr. Maia Bailey, assistant professor of biology along with Richard Cimini ’13 and Jack Sporer ’12. Read more >


Dr. Sylvia Maxfield Appointed Dean of School of Business
After a nationwide search, Providence College has appointed Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, a faculty member at Simmons College and its School of Management in Boston, as dean of the School of Business. Read more >



Tuesday, May 01, 2012

College Launches 'Give to PC Month'
May is "Give to PC Month." With student tuition covering approximately 86 percent of a PC education, the month-long campaign emphasizes the importance of gifts from alumni, parents, and friends to meet the College’s financial needs each year so students can graudate. Read more >



Monday, April 09, 2012

Tickets Selling Fast for A Night in Black and White
Be part of the festivities at the College's third annual A Night in Black and White at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston. The night will feature live and silent auction packages that include networking opportunities, Red Sox tickets, golf outings, and more! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Read more >



Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Providence College Announces Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients
Academy Award nominee Viola Davis will present the Providence College Commencement Address on Sunday, May 20.  Along with Ms. Davis, four notable alumni will receive honorary degrees. (Photo Credit: Art Streiber/AUGUST) Read more >



Monday, March 26, 2012

PC Alumni, Matt Weber '06 Interviews Oprah Winfrey
Matthew Weber ’06 has met many famous people in his job as new and social media officer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, but none compared to the celebrity he interviewed earlier this month — Oprah Winfrey.  Read more >



Monday, March 19, 2012

Study Abroad Soars at PC
Thanks to a new policy that allows students to apply financial aid to study abroad, 229 students chose that option this year, an increase of 40 percent over the previous year. The number of countries increased as well, from 20 to 27, with students studying for the first time in Bolivia, Japan, Lebanon, and Morocco. Read more >



Friday, March 16, 2012

Get Involved with FUSION
Join your fellow regional club alumni at an upcoming community service project as part of the College’s FUSION outreach. Projects include developing playground areas, performing chores at a Dominican sisters' residence, and home maintenance connected to city rebuilding efforts. Read more >



Thursday, March 01, 2012

Launching the Future
Providence College has launched a comprehensive Web site detailing its Strategic Plan: Achieving Excellence. Pursuing Truth. Transforming Lives. The plan and accompanying videos provide detail and perspective about how the blueprint will put the College on a path to becoming, as Father Shanley says, "spectacular." Read more >



Thursday, February 23, 2012

Host Alternative Spring Break Students for Dinner
Providence College students may be coming to  your area to work with Habitat for Humanity during their Spring Break!  PC invites alumni to get involved.  Read more >



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

College Hosts First President's Dinner
Nearly 200 members of the PC community gathered in Florida in February for a President’s Dinner. At the dinner, College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 detailed the goals of the College’s strategic plan and Rev. Joseph J. Guido, O.P., Vice President for mission and ministry provided a keynote address.  Read more >



Monday, February 20, 2012

Alumni-Students Network Across Country
Continuing a tradition that spans nearly a decade, more than 200 Providence College alumni met with current students in three cities recently to talk about career options and opportunities at Alumni-Student Career Networking Nights. Read more >



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SPORT:ART Debuts on January 26
The Department of Art and Art History and the Department of Athletics are collaborating on a unique project that will examine the relationship between art and sport during a two-month series of exhibits, films, and lectures. Read More



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

PC Accounting Students Win Big
A five-student team from Providence College captured the top prize Monday in the national finals of the xTREME Accounting competition, held in New York City. Read More.


Focus on Diversity
Rafael Zapata begins work this week as the first-ever chief diversity officer at Providence College. Read More.



Sunday, January 08, 2012

Alumni & Students Connecting
The Office of Career Services, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and alumni are teaming up to give Providence College students the opportunity to gain insight and career advice during winter break programs.  Read More.



Friday, January 06, 2012

PC Debuts Alumni & Family Weekend
A new event combining the features of the former Homecoming Weekend with the traditional Winter Family Weekend, will be celebrated on campus and in the beautiful Downtown Providence area from February 10-12. Read More.



Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Dave Gavitt Way Dedicated
Providence College legend Dave Gavitt ’89Hon. was accorded a lasting tribute with the dedication of a downtown Providence road in his memory on a day his Friars played the nation’s top-ranked men’s basketball team. Read More.



Monday, December 19, 2011

Register NOW for Alumni & Family Weekend
This year, PC debuts our first combination of Alumni and Family Weekend, “One Home, One Family.”  Merging the best parts of our traditional Homecoming Weekend with Winter Family Weekend, we welcome back all PC Alumni, plus current students and their families for a campus-wide celebration on February 10-12, 2012.  Read more.


A Night in Black and White
SAVE THE DATE! PC's Third Annual A Night in Black and White will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Enjoy a festive evening and indulge in gourmet food and wine in the heart of historic Back Bay at The Park Plaza Castle, which is one of Boston's most recognized and renowned landmarks. We are currently accepting sponsorships.  Read more.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Giving in the Community
With Christmas less than a month away, the President’s Standing Committee on Service is currently in the midst of the College’s second annual Months of Giving outreach.  Read More


Make Your Gift to PC Today
The remaining days of 2011 bring you wonderful opportunities to maximize charitable gifts to PC.  To qualify for a 2011 Tax deduction, your donation must be received or postmarked no later than December 31, 2011.  Read more.



Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Support PC with a Tax-Free Gift from Your IRA
IRA owners who are at least 70 ½ must take a certain amount every year—the Required Minimum Distribution—from their IRA. This distribution is taxed as ordinary income, but if you choose to direct a portion of it to Providence College, it can be tax-free. The legislation which makes this opportunity possible will expire on December 31, 2011.



Friday, November 18, 2011

Classmates Rally for Peer
In 1982, Kenneth Douglass, Steve Duryea, and the rest of their classmates graduated from Providence College with bright futures ahead of them. But nearly 20 years later, in November 2000, the course of Douglass’ life took a devastating turn when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In April, Duryea and his classmates established the Kenneth Douglass Class of 1982 Scholarship, a scholarship that Douglass’ other close friends from the Class of ’82 and he are working to endow. Read more.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WDOM Rocks in Ratings
Providence College’s student-run radio station, WDOM 91.3 FM, was ranked 11th in the nation recently in recognition of its efforts to increase accessibility to listeners. The ranking by the Princeton Review represents the results of mostly online responses of more than 122,000 students at the 376 institutions with student-run radio stations. 



Friday, November 11, 2011

Freshman Family Weekend
Jonathan Safron Foer, who wrote the book that every Providence College freshman was encouraged to read during the summer, spoke to students in person at Freshman Family Weekend, urging them to embrace the challenge “Don’t change. Change,” on their college journey. Read more.



Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Students Sold on Value of Internships
All Providence College students are encouraged to hold internships. Career development takes place both inside and outside the classroom, and recruiters look for internships on student résumés. Each year, about 350 PC students hold internships for which they are awarded academic credit. Read about the value of the internship experience for Providence College students. Read more.



Tuesday, November 01, 2011

New Humanities Building
Fortified by a major gift from a prominent alumnus and his wife, Providence College will begin construction on an academic building devoted to the humanities in spring 2012. The new building will be called the Ruane Center for the Humanities in recognition of the leadership gift made by Board of Trustees’ chair Michael A. Ruane ’71 and his wife, Elizabeth. Read more.



Friday, October 28, 2011

New! Alumni & Family Weekend
We are proud to announce that our traditional Homecoming and Winter Family events are now merging into one new and exciting Alumni & Family Weekend, February 10-12, 2012. Alumni and families of current sophomores, juniors and seniors now have the opportunity to come home and celebrate being a Friar together during this memorable weekend.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friar 5k Breaks Records
The second annual Friar 5K and Friar Fanfest at Providence College on October 22 proved to be a record-setting success. Held under cool, sun-splashed conditions, the Friar 5K set records for fund-raising and participation. The race raised more than $12,000 for the PC Fund, more than $2,500 above last year’s total, and drew 814 participants. Read more.



Monday, October 24, 2011

In November, Prayer for Our Deceased
During the month of November, our Dominican Community at Providence College will remember at Mass and in prayer all “the absent ones” among our alumni/ae who have died… in case they need our prayer. Please read a message from Providence College's Alumni/e Chaplain, Fr. John S. Peterson, O.P. ’57. Read more.



Friday, October 21, 2011

Don't miss Freshman Family Weekend
Join us on November 4-6, 2011. Formal invitations are in the mail and online registration is open. Be sure to review the schedule of activities with your family and make plans to visit PC and your student. The deadline for reservations is Wednesday, October 26. We hope to see you soon! Read more.



Friday, October 07, 2011

St. Dominic Weekend says "Thank You"
Held September 30 and October 1, St. Dominic Weekend attracted more than 400 benefactors of the College’s leading giving societies and their friends to campus. The weekend encompassed nearly 20 programs, including receptions, a student research showcase, a scholarship donor luncheon, Mass, and the dinner celebration. View photos, videos and tell us your thoughts through a brief survey. Read more. 



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Parents for Providence Co-Chairs
Welcome Parents! As the new co-chairs of the Parents for Providence Association, we welcome you and your child back to PC.  We hope that your child has made the transition back into College life.  This fall, as we drove our daughter, Rachel ’14, to campus, she said, “I’m so excited to be going back home!”  We are certain your child feels the same way – PC is their home away from home. Read more.



Friday, September 16, 2011

Don't miss the second annual Friar 5k
The Friar 5k is well on its way. The Office of Institutional Advancement and the Providence College community invite you to participate in our 2nd Annual Friar 5K benefiting the PC Fund. Already, more than 215 race participants are signed up. Register Today!



Monday, September 12, 2011

Read College President 9/11 Op-Ed
Read "Where was God for the victims on the morning of 9/11?" by College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, appearing in the Providence Journal on September 12, 2011. Read more.



Wednesday, September 07, 2011

High Marks for Class of 2015

Nearly 1,000 students with impressive credentials in and out of the classroom are coming to Providence College as the Class of 2015. Of the approximately 975 students in the class, 40 percent finished their high school careers in the top 10 percent of their class academically and 62 percent finished in the top 20 percent. Read more.



Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Celebrating Your Commitment: Make Plans to Attend St. Dominic Weekend
Hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends of Providence College are expected for this campus wide celebration from September 30 to October 1, 2011. Don't miss your opportunity to engage with PC students and faculty, celebrate student achievement made possible by your support and hear from keynote speaker Doris Burke '87. Participation for our St. Dominic Society members is compliments of Providence College. Read more.



Thursday, September 01, 2011

PC Commemorates Anniversary of 9/11
Providence College will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during a one-week series of events on campus presented as A Week of Prayer and Remembrance.



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PC Launches the St. Dominic Society Corporate Partner Program
To recognize the annual leadership commitment of the College’s corporate partners, Providence College has launched the St. Dominic Society Corporate Partner Program.  Nearly 100 strong, SDS Corporate Partners play a powerful role in advancing the mission of the College. By becoming a member, you make an immediate and transformational investment in PC’s students – the future leaders in our communities and beyond. Read more.



Friday, July 15, 2011

Save the Date: St. Dominic Weekend 2011
We are grateful for the extraordinary generosity of Providence College's philanthropic leaders, which shapes the foundation of our community and is critical to the quality and well-being of the College. Please save the date for the College's third annual St. Dominic Weekend, September 30-October 1, 2011. This is an invitation only event. Read more.



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Exploring Entrepreneurial Innovation
Nine PC students learned how to think more creatively thanks to a unique collaboration between a School of Business professor and an alumnus who heads the Future Now Group at Hasbro, Inc. The students learned how to develop an idea from conception through business plan, to develop their skills in creativity and design, and to understand the process of innovation. Read more.



Monday, July 11, 2011

Study Abroad Inspires Student Research
A semester studying abroad in Costa Rica was the inspiration for Rebecca Gwaltney '12 to present her research findings at a national ethnobiology conference recently. Gwaltney said her research in Costa Rica, which was her first such experience outside the labs at PC, "opened my eyes to the practical applications of research."



Thursday, July 07, 2011

Brooks '11 Selected In NBA Draft
Former Providence College guard Marshon Brooks was selected in the first round (25th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets on Thursday, June 23. He was then traded from the Celtics to the New Jersey Nets for the Nets first round pick at No. 27. The last Friar selected in the first round of the NBA Draft was Austin Croshere who was selected 12th Overall by the Indiana Pacers in 1997. Read more.



Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Students Awarded $43K in Study Abroad, Service Grants
Providence College and Sovereign Bank/Santander Universities held a signing ceremony to celebrate a three-year, $360,000 agreement that will provide PC students additional opportunities to study and serve abroad. A total of $43,500 has been awarded to 37 Providence College students in the first round of grants. Read more.



Friday, June 24, 2011

In Memoriam Rev. Joseph Lennon, O.P. ’40
Rev. Joseph Luke Lennon, O.P. ’40 & ’61Hon., a retired faculty member and administrator who served Providence College for nearly 40 years, died on June 21 at the Philip Hulitar Center in Providence. Read more.



Friday, June 17, 2011

Memorial Gifts from the Heart
Joseph A. Coccia '41 visits PC four times every year to show just how much two passions in his life-his late wife, Rose, and education-mean to him. Read more.


PC on Community Service Honor Roll
For the fourth consecutive year, Providence College has been chosen to the Corporation for National and Community Service President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Read more.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We still need YOU on the TEAM
June 30th is quickly approaching and PC needs your gift today to reach our Annual Fund goal of $3.6 Million. These funds are urgently needed to assist our efforts in meeting the increasing needs for our students and faculty. Please join our team of over 12,000 alumni, friends and parents whose gifts make a daily difference in the lives of our students. Read more.


Second Annual Friar 5k to benefit the PC Fund
Providence College will host the second annual Friar 5K race at the College on Saturday, October 22. All proceeds will benefit the PC Fund. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Read more.



Monday, June 06, 2011

Alumni invited to June 22 MBA Information Session
Alumni interested in enhancing their careers are invited to learn about PC’s practice-based MBA Program at a summer Information Session on Wednesday, June 22, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Room 213 of the Feinstein Academic Center on the Providence College campus. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Travel to Greece with special guest, Fr. Sicard!
Discover the history and beauty of the Greek Isles from September 12 to 22, 2011 with special guest Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. '78 & '84G, the College's Executive Vice President and Treasurer. A $250 per person discount has been extended to June 21, 2011! Space is limited – reserve soon! Read more.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

If every parent gave $130…
PC relies on the additional generosity of the parent community to maintain initiatives that directly and immediately enhance student life. As a parent, your gift to the Parents Fund conveys the message that families believe in the value of a PC education, uniquely defined by its Catholic and Dominican roots. What kind of impact could the parent community have if every parent gave $130? Find out. Read more.


Senior Giving Program Surpasses 2010 Record in Participation
The Class of 2011 distinguished itself by setting a participation rate record in the Senior Giving Program. The 60% participation rate bested the previous mark of 58% by the Class of 2010. To date, the Class of 2011 campaign has raised more than $35,000. Read more.


1,153 Degrees Awarded at the 93rd Commencement Exercises
Members of the Providence College Class of 2011 were encouraged to lead lives full of hard work, meaning, and truth during the College's Commencement Exercises on May 15.  Watch video from the Commencement program; learn more about the Class of 2011; read the honorary degree recipients’ citations; and hear from parent and Commencement Speaker John Ratzenberger. Read more.



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Legacy Students Keep Tradition Alive
Providence College is a higher education tradition for many families, and members of the Class of 2011 are no exception. A total of 87 graduates share a PC legacy with one or more family members, including 15 classmates who can boast that both parents are Friars. Read more.


Studying Abroad Shapes Seniors' Plans
At Providence College, students are encouraged to bolster their undergraduate experience, broaden their perspectives, and become global citizens through studying abroad.  The following seniors are a small sampling of the 2011 class members who say their transformative international experiences have directly inspired their career plans and prepared them for their professional pursuits. Read more.



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Course for Students Teach to City Youth
Seventeen Providence College students are immersed this semester in a first-ever interdisciplinary course that involves teaching both photography and the meaning of community to local youth. Read more.


A Night in Black and White Raises $450K
PC’s second annual A Night in Black and White was an off-the-charts affair in spirit, participation, and generosity. Held on April 9 at the expansive, 33rd-floor State Room overlooking Boston Harbor, A Night in Black and White attracted 750 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, corporate partners, and friends, and raised approximately $450,000, making it the largest single-event fund-raiser in College history. Read more.



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

FUSION, Lacrosse, Volleyball/Soccer Alumni Games and more – April 16th!
April 16th is full of Friar-friendly events for the whole family to enjoy including FUSION, the New England Lacrosse Classic at Gillette Stadium, Urban Action Reunion, Women's Volleyball and Women's and Men's Soccer Alumni games and much more! We've consolidated all of the April 16th events into one list. This is your last chance to sign up - we hope to see you this weekend! Read more.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ratzenberger Named Commencement Speaker
John Ratzenberger, the former Cheers star and a leading voice in all Pixar films, will present the Commencement Exercises on May 15. He is one of five distinguished individuals, including William J. Christie '61, David A. Duffy '61, John J. Partridge, Esq. '61, and Dr. Stephen B. Fawcett '69, who have been chosen to receive honorary degrees from the College. Read more.



Friday, April 01, 2011

Cooley Named Men's Basketball Head Coach
Providence College President Reverend Brian Shanley, O.P. and Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced the appointment of Ed Cooley as the head men's basketball coach at the College. Cooley, who becomes the 15th head coach at Providence College, comes to PC after spending the last five seasons as the head coach at Fairfield University. Read more.



Friday, March 18, 2011

Lacrosse Classic FanFest at CBS Scene!
Join fellow Friar Fans at CBS Scene, located at Patriot Place just outside Gillette Stadium, for a pregame celebration in conjunction with the 2011 New England Lacrosse Classic. Come cheer on the Friars!



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tickets are selling fast - 3 weeks until A Night in Black and White!
Last year’s defining moment…this year’s encore. Join alumni, parents, and friends for a festive evening to celebrate the PC community on April 9, 2011 at the State Room in Boston, MA. More than 350 tickets are already sold - reserve your spot today!



Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Job Board Launched
More than 800 employers are posting job and internship opportunities on the Providence College Office of Career Services' new eFriars job board for students and alumni.


TecHub Unveiled in Library
The learning and teaching environment at Providence College was enriched substantially with the opening of two technology-laden areas in Phillips Memorial Library.


Pledge to Benefit Business School
Entrepreneur and author Dal LaMagna '68 has made a 10-year, $250,000 pledge to the Providence College School of Business.  LaMagna said he'd like the gift--$25,000 annually for the decade--to be used for two things he's passionate about--entrepreneurship and responsible capitalism.



Wednesday, March 09, 2011

President’s Statement to the Campus Community on Diversity
A message from Providence College's President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80 about diversity initiatives. 



Friday, March 04, 2011

A Twist on March Madness
Attention Young Alumni! During the month of March, if 1,000 young alumni give any amount to PC, the College will receive an additional $10,000 from the anonymous alumni donor. Take this opportunity to join in the madness and give back to PC!


Wanted! Parents who want to say connected to PC
Stay connected by getting involved! We encourage you, whether you are a new parent, or have been a part of the community for a while, to become involved with the Parents for Providence Association.



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Future Friar Executives Host Conference
Future Friar Executives, the student business club at Providence College, will host its 5th Annual Pathways to Success Business Conference on Saturday, February 26, in Moore Hall.


Alumni Named People to ‘Watch in 2011’
Three notable alumni (Mary Ellen Butke '83, Christopher Ryan '07, Amy Pettine '97) who have found themselves in the public spotlight during the past year have been named people to "Watch in 2011" by two Rhode Island media groups.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Phone-a-Friar student caller surpasses $300k raised for PC
Maddie Hanonik ’11 is a marketing major and sociology minor from Paris, France and graduating this May with honors. She participates in intramural basketball, and is a key member of our Phone-a-Friar team of student callers. As of February 1, Maddie secured more than 1,160 pledges, raising over $300,000 for PC in her 3 years of working for the Program. Gifts to PC make a difference in the lives of students and faculty, in the classrooms, and on our courts, fields, and ice. This is the most raised by a student caller in the College’s history.



Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Friartown Travels to NYC for BIG EAST Week!
Check out some of the events we have scheduled including our BIG EAST Kick-Off Fundraiser at PJ Clarke's Sidecar, FanFest at Mustang Harry's, and the annual Career Fair at Madison Square Garden!



Monday, January 17, 2011

Reflection on JFK's Inaugural Address
The Honorable Raymond L. Flynn '63 & '84Hon. recalls the day, 50 years ago, that fellow Providence College students and he listened to the inaugural address by President John F. Kennedy.



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

How is your class doing with Reunion Giving participation?
Providence College is where you were presented with opportunities to learn and to grow.  Participating in reunion giving offers alumni a unique chance to honor the past and build for the future. This year’s Reunion Weekend, “You are the Missing Piece,” will be held June 4-6 for classes ending in ’1 and ’6. Check out your reunion class' participation progress!



Monday, December 20, 2010

Angel Fund Tops $1 Million Milestone
The Angel Fund surpassed the $1 million mark. Thank You! As of January 15th, 4,069 donors had made contributions to the fund since its launch keeping more than 320 deserving students in the classroom, and the need continues to be great.



Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Perrotti '11 Interns with Mrs. Obama
Carmine Perrotti '11, a double major in political science and in public and community service studies at Providence College, calls his five-month White House internship in the Office of the First Lady in Washington, D.C., "an exceptional experience."


Ten Named to Board of Trustees
Ten people - including seven alumni - who have distinguished backgrounds in the arts, business, education, law, and religious life, have been elected to three-year terms as members of PC's Board of Trustees.



Monday, December 06, 2010

Time is running out. Better hurry!
The remaining days of 2010 offer you the opportunity to have an impact on the daily lives of PC students. Your timely donation will help keep a deserving student in school, hire new gifted faculty, upgrade classrooms, rehab athletic facilities, and more. Give now.



Friday, November 19, 2010

Parents for Providence Association - A Great Way to Become Involved
Are you in a unique career field and willing to lend career advice to a current student?  Do you feel passionate about PC, and want to share your experiences with incoming students and their families?  If so, then become an active member of the Parents for Providence Association.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Save the Date, A Night in Black & White
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Enjoy a festive evening with alumni, parents, and friends of Providence College and indulge in gourmet food and wine on the 33rd floor of the State Room in Boston, MA. Proceeds will benefit the PC Fund, supporting the College's greatest needs.



Monday, November 15, 2010

Announcing the St. Dominic Society Leadership Challenge
Designed to inspire leadership giving to critical Providence College priorities, a very generous anonymous donor will match $50,000 in new leadership gifts to the PC Fund and Angel Fund. Starting November 1, 2010 and lasting through June 30, 2011, first time gifts of $1,000 or more will be matched up to $2,500, while Challenge funds are available. Double the impact of your gift today!



Monday, November 08, 2010

Alumni Feedback Requested for Diversity Initiatives Committee Report
The Diversity Initiatives Committee is pleased to invite Providence College alumni to provide feedback regarding the recently released Diversity Initiatives Committee report which was sent to Father Brian J. Shanley, O.P., President. (You must be logged into Friars Online, the alumni online community, to read the report.)



Monday, November 01, 2010

Honorary Degree Nominations Sought
The Honorary Degree Committee welcomes nominations from all who have an affinity with Providence College for this year's honorary degree recipients.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Announcing the Big East Virtual Career Fair – Nov. 10 to 19!
There is no need to run out to print resumes, press your suit, or leave your residence hall or apartment! The Big East Career Consortium and Unicruit are bringing this career fair to you.



Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Legacy Admission Information Day
Please join us for an informative day on campus exclusively for our legacy families.


Alumni Volunteers Needed for Shadowing Day Program
Provide students with an opportunity to learn what a "day in the life" is like in your profession.



Thursday, September 30, 2010

Class of 2014 Largest in Providence College History
The largest freshman class in Providence College history was welcomed to campus as classes for the 2010-11 academic year began on Tuesday, September 7.



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

St. Dominic Weekend
Make plans to attend St. Dominic Weekend, October 1 - 2, exclusively planned for our most generous and dedicated benefactors whose commitment and leadership support of Providence College and its students helps to ensure that the College’s future is bright as its past.  Learn more.



Friday, July 16, 2010

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to PC
As part of a generous group of alumni, parents and friends—over 14,000 strong—your support of Providence College during this fiscal year is a powerful vote of confidence in the College’s mission to provide an exceptional liberal arts education, steeped in the Catholic and Dominican tradition.



Friday, June 11, 2010

Reunion Weekend 2010 a Success!
Over 1,500 alumni and guests "recaptured the moment" with classmates and Providence College during Reunion Weekend 2010. Check out weekend highlights, view photo albums, and find out which class received the "highest participation award" for reunion class giving. And - it's not too late to support the PC Fund or Angel Fund during your Reunion year with a gift of $250 or more. Your gift will be recognized with a brick on Alumni Lane. Don't miss out on this opportunity - this program is ONLY available during your reunion year. To participate, please make your gift before June 30, 2010 at



Tuesday, June 01, 2010

We Need Your Help: Make a Difference in the lives of PC students
Your support is needed to help us meet our fiscal year-end challenge for the Angel Fund, which provides emergency financial aid to students facing unexpected financial challenges. Please view: and see how you can help keep the promise.



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Fairy Godmother to Help with College Aid
Sandra J. Oliveira, PC executive director of financial aid, was featured in an April 30 New York Times story entitled "A Fairy Godmother to Help with College Aid."



Monday, May 17, 2010

Class of 2010 breaks Senior Giving Campaign record
With a theme of "Always a 10: Then and Now," the senior class surpassed both class participation and dollar goals with a total of 54% of the class raising $38,463 in cash and pledges.



Monday, April 26, 2010

A Night in Black and White a tremendous success!
More than 450 Providence College alumni, parents, corporate partners, faculty, staff and friends attended the College’s inaugural fundraising event, A Night in Black and White on April 24, 2010 at the State Room in Boston, MA. This event brought in more than $300,000 with proceeds going to the PC Fund.


A few words from College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80
Keeping the Promise
Hear from College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80


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