Thursday, June 12, 2014
Alumni turn out for FUSION events
FUSION continues to expand across the country as nearly 100 alumni from nine regional clubs worked together to make a difference in the lives of people in their communities. Read more >
Friday, June 06, 2014
Back to Campus
More than 2,000 alumni and guests enjoyed Reunion Weekend from Friday, May 30, to Sunday, June 1, at Providence College. Read more >
Friday, May 23, 2014
The student-run Accounting Association and Big Four accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) joined to sponsor a community service day at St. Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence, R.I. Read more >
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Plea to Class of 2014
Dr. Temple Grandin, an autism awareness advocate and professor of animal science, encouraged Providence College’s Class of 2014 to go out into the world and find out how it works. Read more >
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
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
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 >
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Getting Students to Sleep
Caroline Doyle ’13 and the Student Health Center are educating Providence College students about one of their favorite subjects — sleep. 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 >
Men’s hockey to meet Quinnipiac in NCAA East Region contest
NCAA Tournament action lives on in Friartown in a glorious winter-sport season which seemingly doesn’t want to end. Read more >
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Heart & Soul in the NCAA
During this year’s exciting basketball season, the Providence College Friars’ men’s basketball team and fans donned T-shirts sporting a new motto: Heart and Soul. 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 >
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
PC’s 96th Commencement
Dr. Temple Grandin, an advocate for autism and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will present the Commencement Address at Providence College’s 96th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 18. Read more >
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
PC celebrated the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of universities and college students, with a lecture, prizes, and a post-Mass bash. Read more >
Monday, February 24, 2014
Alumni shared their stories and offered tips to undergraduates in a sea of suits, ties, and handshakes at Providence College’s Student-Alumni Networking Night. Read more >
Friday, February 21, 2014
One-armed basketball player, Kevin Laue inspires Alumni & Family Weekend guests as he shares his path to a Division I team. Read more >
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Civil Rights Beacons
Fifty-plus years later, Freedom Riders recount their stories to PC audience. Read more >
Meet the Future
Accountancy majors consider career options through Introduction to the Profession course. Read more >
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Propelled by YouTube
Biologist, students analyze videos of flying, swimming animals to define universal rules for bending. Read more >
Monday, February 10, 2014
Values-Based Leadership Conference focuses student attention on ‘being’ leaders. Read more >
Thursday, February 06, 2014
These Shining Lives
Guest artists partner with PC students to work together on These Shining Lives production. Read more >
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Live from PC!
Students join Lino Rulli’s ‘Catholic Guy’ radio show live from PC. Read more >
Friday, January 24, 2014
‘Freedom Riders’- civil rights activist who rode buses through the segregated South, visit campus to discuss their experiences at the annual MLK Lecture. Read more >
Monday, January 06, 2014
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 >
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Friar Explorations at PC
Friars will see the world in 2014 — and there’s still time to come along. This year the alumni travel program will offer trips to California, Germany, and England. Read more >
Khalife ’13 enjoys success after Shark Tank spot
Rosy Khalife ’13 and her sister tried out for a spot on Shark Tank, a business reality TV show that lets entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to investors. The two founded Surprise Ride, a subscription service that sends out activity boxes for kids. Read more >
PC Rolls Out the Welcome Mat to SCE Alumni
PC rolls out the welcome mat to SCE alumni. The College has expanded it's outreach to help SCE grads feel part of the bigger community. Read more >
Professor's Blog Takes Pulse of Health Care Reform
A health policy blog, written by Dr. Robert B. Hackey, professor of health policy and management, and program director, attempts to provide a fresh perspective and answers on the health care reform debate and more. Read more >
Mal Brown Club loses a true Friar in Dan Rigney ’58
The Friar community suffered a loss in Sept. with the death of Daniel A. Rigney, Jr. ’58, an organizer of the Mal Brown Club, whose commitment to PC endured for more than 50 years. Read more >
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
A New Generation
Alumni and their children learn on Legacy Admission Day as prospective students and their parents had the opportunity to learn more about the benefits and experience of attending Providence College. Read more >
Monday, December 02, 2013
Elizabeth Jennes ’14 was selected to attend the World Youth Forum business ethics conference held in Belgium. Jennes was one of 17 students from around the world chosen to participate in the program. Read more >
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Engaged in Science
Skin cancer researcher and PC biology professor, Dr. Vinsheng Wan, has earned a grant to expose high school students to research. He is one of 11 scientists from universities across the country to receive the grant. Read more >
Monday, November 18, 2013
Beloved Priest & Professor
PC mourns the loss of Rev. James Aloysius Driscoll, O.P. ’51, a retired assistant professor of theology who taught and served at PC for 40 years. Read more >
PC's Chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars welcomed more than 100 students. The introduction ceremony featured keynote remarks by Providence Major Angel Taveras. Read more >
Sunday, November 17, 2013
The Perfect Speaker
Dick Hoyt, who runs marathons with his disabled son, headlines Freshman Family weekend. Hoyt shares how their experiences have driven them both to compete in more than 1,100 competitions around the world. Read more >
Thursday, November 14, 2013
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 >
Monday, November 11, 2013
Honors Program Message
Katherine Helming '09 expresses how the lessons of Western Civilization last throughout life. Helming drew parallels between her battle with leukemia and lessons learned during the two year course in her address to PC students, alumni, and faculty members. 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 28, 2013
Kathleen McGinty ’16 and Kathleen Sullivan ’14, news editors for the student newspaper The Cowl, seized the opportunity of a lifetime when they interviewed historian and author David McCullough. Read more >
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Mission and Ministry
Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P. has been named PC's vice president for Mission and Ministry. Fr. Pivarnik is currently an assistant theology professor as well as a direct of the College's Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies. Read more >
Thursday, October 10, 2013
The Master Visits
Rev. Bruno Cadoré, O.P. — the 86th successor to Saint Dominic, and head of Dominicans worldwide, spent three days visiting Providence College, the only college in the United States founded by Dominican priests. 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 >
Monday, September 23, 2013
Top Posts in D.C.
Two priests with Providence College connections have been installed as the new president, vice president, and academic dean at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Read more >
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Impact of the March
A panel of scholars reflect upon the strides made and the problems that have persisted since the March on Washington. Read more >
Monday, September 16, 2013
U.S. Army Major Michael P. Moricas, assistant professor of military science, and five Providence College Army ROTC cadets traveled overseas this summer and became immersed in foreign culture. 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
Family of 9/11 victim Matthew Sellitto graciously endow four year scholarship in memory of their beloved son, cousin, and friend. Read more >
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 >
Monday, September 09, 2013
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
Providence College campus welcomes the freshman class of 2017. Read more >
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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 >
Monday, June 17, 2013
School of Business Awards
The PC School of Business held its first awards ceremony since its July 2012 accreditation. Students and faculty were honored and John Cervione '87 delivered an inspiring message. Read more >
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Lending a Hand
Approximately 60 PC students earned federal work-study funding this past academic year, working at nonprofit organizations through the Community Work Study program. Read more >
Thursday, June 06, 2013
A Special Reunion
Reunion Weekend was extra-special for Dr. Kathleen A. Calenda '78 and Tessa M. Tomassini '09. Twenty years ago, Dr. Calenda saved Tessa's life with a liver transplant. Read more >
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Learn and Travel
As classes ended for the academic year, dozens of PC students packed their bags and departed for concert performances in Spain, additional study in Japan and Italy, and service in Haiti and Jamaica. Read more >
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Adam Benjamin '91, a group director at Facebook, explained the importance of making connections within the PC community in his keynote address at the “Pathways to Success” business conference. 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 >
Monday, May 20, 2013
Registration extended to May 28 for Reunion Weekend
Last chance to register for Reunion Weekend, May 31-June 2. View the weekend's attendee list online — if you don't see your friends listed, please reach out to them and encourage them to attend. Register now >
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 >
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Deep Friar roots as roommates
Randomly assigned as roommates their first year, Danica Lynch ’13 and Julie Moloy ’13 immediately discovered their “home” at PC. Lynch and Moloy are two of 78 students in the Class of 2013 who have legacy links. Read more >
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 >
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Family of Henrietta Lacks discusses Freshman Common Reading
Members of the Lacks family visited the College for a conversation with the PC community about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the Freshman Common Reading Program selection this academic year. 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, April 04, 2013
Travel the world with Friar Explorations
Spend 21 days with fellow Friars experiencing the Australian Outback, Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney, along with New Zealand’s Southern Alps, glacier region, and wine country. Learn 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 >
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Volunteer through FUSION this April
PC's National Alumni Association has a strong commitment to service - both locally and globally. Join fellow Friars at a FUSION site near you to make a difference in the lives of others. Register now >
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Viva il Papa!
The ringing of bells at St. Dominic Chapel on March 13 alerted the PC community that a new pope had been elected in Rome. Within minutes, the Campus Ministry Center filled with about 65 students eagerly awaiting his introduction. Read more >
Friday, March 08, 2013
Executive Mentoring Success
Ever since Krystyna Marini ’12 was a girl, she knew that she wanted to be a lawyer. Although she was clear about her goal, she had little information on the realities of what law school would be like until she met her mentor. 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 >
Thursday, February 21, 2013
PC's first international alumni club
PC is expanding its network globally by launching its first international alumni club in London. Alumni and current students studying abroad will gather for an evening of networking on March 26. Learn more >
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Friar family unites for weekend fun
With the men’s basketball team setting the tone with a convincing victory, Friartown rocked with fun and camaraderie during the second annual Alumni & Family Weekend. Read more >
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Colleen Fitzgerald ’07 witnesses history in Libya
As a child, Colleen Fitzgerald ’07 dreamed of a career overseas. As part of her master’s program at Boston College, she served an internship in Jordan, just as the Arab Spring was unfolding. Read more >
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Welcome alumni and families
PC will welcome alumni and the families of sophomore, junior, and senior students during its second annual Alumni & Family Weekend.
Read more >
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Pope's decision
After hearing the news that Pope Benedict XVI would resign, PC graduate Nathan J. Ricci ’12, who is studying to be a priest, went to St. Peter’s Basilica to pray. Read more >
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
The game of life
Helping to ease the transition from student-athlete to future employee was the goal at Providence College's fourth Student-Athlete Career Night. Read more >
Friday, February 01, 2013
PC heads to BIG EAST Tournament
Cheer on the Friars during BIG EAST week and participate in a number of PC-sponsored events including the annual BIG EAST athletics fundraiser and the NYC 252nd St. Patrick's Day Parade. Learn more >
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Student Alumni Association Membership on the Rise
Just three years after its founding, the Student Alumni Association membership has nearly quadrupled to become one of the College’s largest student organizations. Read more >
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 >
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
On-campus housing available for Reunion Weekend
Do you want to have a nostalgic experience during your Reunion? Reserve an on-campus housing suite with your friends. Rooms can be reserved online. Full Reunion Weekend registration will be available in late March. Reserve now >
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 >
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Ruane Center Construction Nears Halfway Point
With nearly 50% of construction complete, contractors representing multiple trades continue to ready the College’s Ruane Center for the Humanities for the September 2013 opening of fall classes. Read more >
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
World-Renowned Vocalist Visits the College
Students of PC experienced the rare opportunity to rehearse with Angela Meade, a world-renowned, award-winning principal artist with the New York Metropolitan Opera. Read more >
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 >
Friday, December 14, 2012
A Christmas message from Santa Cooley
Head men's basketball coach Ed Cooley has a special Christmas season greeting for Friar fans, set to music performed by the Providence College Liturgical Choir and Schola Cantorum. Watch the video >
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 >
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Students from PC's ROTC Patriot Battalion recently placed second in the obstacle course segment and 12th overall among 45 regional programs in the annual Ranger Challenge event. Read more >
Monday, December 03, 2012
January is Career Networking Month
Remember when you were starting out in your career? Alumni are needed to help today's students at career networking nights. This is a great opportunity to provide guidance to future alumni while expanding your own network. Register now >
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Save the date for Alumni and Family Weekend
Save the date for Alumni and Family Weekend February 15-17. Alumni and families of current sophomores, juniors, and seniors will come home and celebrate PC during this memorable weekend. Read more >
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Experience Friartown in your town
Show your Friar pride and attend a men's basketball pre-game reception. Events will take place in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Penn., Syracuse, N.Y., and Connecticut. Space is limited. Register today >
Monday, November 12, 2012
Celebrate Christmas with PC Alumni
Don't miss this year's alumni club Christmas parties. They will be held in Boston, Mass., New York, N.Y., Providence, R.I., New Haven, Conn., and Washington, D.C. Kick off the Christmas season with your fellow Friars. Register today >
Monday, November 05, 2012
Friars in Fashion
Two alumni entrepreneurs addressed students and staff as part of the Providence College School of Business Advisory Council’s Speaker Series, “Friars in Fashion.” Read more >
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PC Helps Dedicate Police Sub-station
A Providence Police Department district sub-station that serves Providence College was dedicated in memory of a beloved fallen officer, Sgt. Maxwell Dorley. Read more >
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
WDOM to the Rescue
PC’s student radio station, WDOM, helped NPR broadcast through Hurricane Sandy in early November. Read more >
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Registration extended for Freshman Family Weekend
There is still time for you to reconnect with the College and experience campus life with your son or daughter at Freshman Family Weekend. Registration has been extended to Sunday, October 28 by Noon. Register now >
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Celebrating Liberal Arts Honors Convocation
Siobhan Fallon ’94, whose first book of fiction won national awards, returned to Providence College for the Liberal Arts Honors Convocation and Dinner, discussing how she discovered her love for writing as a student in the honors program. 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 >
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Register TODAY for the Friar 5k
In an average 5K race, participants take 6,200 steps toward their goal - the finish line. In the Friar 5K, every step you take will help the PC Fund reach its goal of providing an even more transformative experience for the entire PC community. Read more >
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Donate with Dunkin' on PC Campus
There’s no need to stress over back-to-school indulgences at PC’s new Dunkin’ Donuts. All of its commissions will be donated to the Catholic Relief Services’ Fair Trade Coffee program. Read more >
Thursday, September 06, 2012
When upperclassmen returned to PC for the start of classes they noticed a number of changes to the campus. Read more >
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
The Academic Year Begins
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 welcomed more than 1,000 freshmen and transfer students and 27 new faculty members at Academic Convocation on Tuesday, September 4. 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
PC Introduces R.I.’s First Master’s Program in Urban Teaching
Providence College has unveiled a master’s degree program in urban teaching for early-career teachers. Read more >
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 >
Monday, July 16, 2012
Travel the World with Friar Explorations
Enjoy a great trip with like-minded travelers from the Friar family. The alumni travel program is a wonderful way to connect with other alumni, family, and friends. Upcoming destinations include Walt Disney World, Spain, Italy, and France. Read more >
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Celebrating Ordination Anniversaries
The Dominican Friars of St. Thomas Aquinas Priory at PC recently celebrated significant ordination anniversaries for several members of the community, including Alumni Chaplain Rev. John S. Peterson, O.P. '57. 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, June 05, 2012
A Record-breaking Reunion Weekend
Rainy weather didn't dampen Reunion Weekend at Providence College. In fact, some 1,500 alumni and their families returned to campus, far exceeding previous attendance numbers. 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 >
Monday, May 21, 2012
Graduates Urged to Think Deliberately and Act Decisively
Twelve hundred members of the Class of 2012 were awarded degrees at Providence College’s Ninety-Fourth Commencement. In her keynote address, actress Viola Davis encouraged recent graduates to live lives of adventure and meaning. 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 >
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
PC's FUSION Brings Community Together
More than 80 PC students, alumni, faculty, and staff recently joined the Providence Parks and Recreation Department and local area neighbors in refurbishing the Corliss Park playground as part of the FUSION community service initiative. 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 >
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
PC to Host Bone Marrow Registration Drive
Join PC for a Bone Marrow Drive from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. The idea for the event originated with Christine Griffin ’91, who started the Michael H. Flanagan Foundation in memory of her brother (left), who was diagnosed with leukemia during his sophomore year at PC in 1998. 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 >
Friday, March 30, 2012
Finance Students Tour the New York Stock Exchange
Six PC students and one of their professors recently toured the New York Stock Exchange with Paul G. Maguire '90, a member of PC's Board of Trustees who worked for 20 years as a specialist on the exchange floor. 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 >
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Young Alumni, You've Been Challenged
PC's March Madness young alumni fundraising challenge is underway. Once the number of donors from the last ten classes reaches 250, an anonymous donor will contribute an extra $10,000 to the PC Fund. 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 >
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Future Friars Executives Put a Focus on Networking
Providence College students networked with and received valuable career advice from alumni in multiple fields at the 6th annual “Pathways to Success” Business Conference sponsored by the Future Friar Executives (FFE). 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 >
Friartown Travels to NYC for BIG EAST Week
Cheer on the Friars and join the Providence College community at some great social and networking events taking place March 5 - 9, 2012 in New York City during BIG EAST Week. Go Friars! Read more >
Thursday, February 16, 2012
MLK Scholarship Program Celebration
Two members of the Providence College community who were motivated by that tragedy were recognized for supporting and founding an enduring scholarship program for students of color at the College's first Celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Legacy event. Read more >
Monday, January 30, 2012
PC Goes to Hollywood
Eleven Providence College students were introduced to the world of show business during an intense three-day program over winter break organized by Todd Slater ’97. 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
Students Committed to Service
For some college students, winter break may mean staying up late and sleeping the day away. For numerous Providence College students and campus minister Rich Lumley, however, winter break is a time to volunteer and give back. Read More.
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.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Student Alumni Association Expands
The Providence College Student Alumni Association (SAA), which has increased its membership to 87 students this academic year, is capping off an active year of involvement with alumni, benefactors, and friends. Read more.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A Christmas Message
Enjoy A Christmas Message from Rev. John S. Peterson, O.P. ’57 on behalf of the Alumni/ae Chaplaincy. May “infinity dwindled into infancy” in a paradox of poverty amid plenty be with you and yours especially now. 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
Legacy Admission Information Day at PC
About 75 alumni parents and prospective students were able to launch their own college search processes at “Legacy Admission Information Day,” learning from Providence College experts how to apply for admission and financial aid while also enjoying a campus visit. Read more.
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.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friars Win First Game of the Season
The Providence College men's basketball team defeated the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, 72-61, on Saturday, November 12 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. Ed Cooley earned his first victory as head coach of Providence College and the Friars improve to 1-0 on the season. Read more.
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.
Friday, November 04, 2011
Seeking Accinno Award Nominations
The Providence College Teaching Award Selection Committee invites nominations for the Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award. This award recognizes a current tenured faculty member who not only demonstrates excellence in teaching, but also conveys a passion and enthusiasm for learning, and shows concern for students' academic and personal growth. The deadline for nominations is November 18, 2011.
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.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Mal Brown Dedication
On October 22, members of the National Alumni Association Greater Providence Area "Mal Brown" Club, including more than 35 alumni and their families, gathered together at St. Dominic Chapel to remember Mal Brown. He is buried in Amherst, MA without a headstone and through generous contributions by alumni, the Club was able to purchase one to place at his grave site. 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.
Launch of new Regional Alumni Clubs in NC and CA
This October, Providence College celebrated the launch of two new regional alumni clubs in Charlotte, NC and Southern CA. More than 125 alumni collectively joined in the festivities to kick off the year! Read more.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer
Emily O'Keefe, a sophomore from Southington, Conn. is in her first season as a pitcher for the PC softball team and raises money by selling hand-made bracelets for her mother, a cancer survivor. 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.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Alumni Oversee Catholicism TV Series
Filmmaker Mike Leonard ’70 and his son, director Matt Leonard ’93, played major roles in the production of Catholicism, a 10-part television series about the history of the Catholic Church that is airing on PBS stations in October and on the EWTN network in November. Read more.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Travel with Providence College in 2012
Learn more about the upcoming Friar Explorations Alumni Travel Program trips. PC alumni and friends will be traveling to Switzerland and Austria in April 2012 and to Spain in November 2012. Register today - space is limited! 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.
Monday, September 19, 2011
PC Mourns Death of Dave Gavitt
The Providence College community mourns the passing of Dave Gavitt ’89Hon., the Friars’ former men’s basketball coach and a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. A resident of Rumford, R.I., and Craigville, Mass., Mr. Gavitt died on Friday, September 16, after a long illness. Read more.
Father Quigley ’60 Appointed Associate Alumni Chaplain
After a six-year teaching and ministry appointment in Rome, longtime faculty member and administrator Rev. James F. Quigley, O.P. ’60 has returned to Providence College to serve as associate chaplain of the National Alumni Association. 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!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Join us for PC's Legacy Admission Information Day
All alumni with children who are prospective Friars are invited to participate as part of Providence College’s Legacy Program on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read more.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Academic 'Face Off' on NESN
Aiming to claim bragging rights as New England’s “smartest” school, Providence College will be featured in the AT&T Schooled: NESN’s College Face Off competition on Thursday, September 15.
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, August 10, 2011
Two Grads Named to 40 Under Forty List
Alumni Stephen R. Ucci '93 and Susan B. Henrikson '98 were named to the 2011 Providence Business News 40 Under Forty list, which recognizes young professionals in Rhode Island for their dedication to making a difference in their career and the community. Ucci, Henrikson, and the other 40 Under Forty honorees were recognized at a reception at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Introducing the 2011-2012 Alumni Association Board of Governors
The Office of Alumni Relations would like to introduce new members to the 2011-2012 National Alumni Association Board of Governors and welcome back returning members. The Board of Governors serves in an advisory capacity on a number of important matters for Providence College. Read more.
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.
Monday, July 18, 2011
George Catrambone '05: New President of the PC Alumni Club of New York
The Office of Alumni Relations is excited to announce George Catrambone '05 as the new President of the Providence College Alumni Club of New York. George has been involved with Providence College since graduation in a variety of different ways. Learn more about George and get involved in the New York Club today! 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.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Scambio '10 Thrives in NBC Page Program
Jaimie L. Scambio '10, who served as class president each of her four years at PC, is participating in the prestigious Page Program at NBCUniversal in New York City. With approximately 7,000 applicants each year, only between 40 and 60 are chosen as pages. 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.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
School of Continuing Education Information Session
The PC School of Continuing Education will be holding an information Session on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Feinstein Academic Center, Room 400. The Information Session is an opportunity to learn more about returning to or beginning college. We will talk about going back to school – part-time or full-time; evenings, weekends, and online.
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
Cox Sports Golf Classic Sets A Record
A record $140,000 was raised at the recent Cox Sports Friar Golf Classic to benefit Providence College student athletes. Read more.
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
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Introducing the 2011 Class Agents
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the 2011 Class Agents – Patricia Carroll, Kevin Cassidy, Lillian Glueck, Amanda Mathieu, Carmine Perrotti, Jr., and Rachel Sheehan. Learn more about these graduates and the class agent program! Read more.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Alumni Celebrate Reunion Weekend 2011
Thank you to all who attended Reunion Weekend 2011. We had over 1,000 alumni and guests attend the various 25 events and programs throughout the three day weekend. A special congratulations to the classes of 1961 and 1986 who celebrated their 50th and 25th anniversaries. Check out photos from the weekend and give us your feedback to make next year even better. Also, there is still time to make a gift in honor of your reunion year by purchasing a brick on alumni lane. 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
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
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.
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.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Reunion is almost here - register and make your Reunion gift today!
WaterFire! BBQ! Trip to Newport! Casino Night! PC is inviting classes ending in ’1 and ’6 home for Reunion Weekend. Whether you are celebrating 5 years or 55 years - your Reunion won't be the same without you there. Are you celebrating your 25th Reunion? Join your classmates in the Class of 1986 Challenge. 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.
Professor Hyde Receives Accinno Award
Dr. Mark S. Hyde, professor of political science, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010-11 Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award at Providence College--the premier teaching accolade at PC. 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.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Alumni invited to MBA Information Session, Leaders on Leadership classes
The Providence College School of Business (PCSB) invites alumni and friends seeking to expand their career opportunities to learn more about the College’s enhanced MBA Program at its April 6 information session, and to experience the program firsthand by attending one of its signature Leaders on Leadership classes on April 7 or 14.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Attending your Reunion this year? Why not stay on campus!
If your PC class year ends in ‘1 or ‘6, make plans to attend “You are the Missing Piece” Reunion Weekend June 3-5. Complete your Reunion Weekend experience by staying in one of our On Campus Housing Apartments. It’s all about revisiting the good old days!
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
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.
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!
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.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Homecoming Weekend is right around the corner - March 4 to 6, 2011!
Flashback to your days at Providence College and relive all the good times at ‘Friar Flashback’ Homecoming Weekend 2011! Consider one of our Ticket Value Packages to get the entire Homecoming Weekend experience, or enjoy one of the many discounts you’ll get at restaurants in the City of Providence when wearing your Homecoming discount bracelet!
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!
Students Praise NOLA Immersion
Thirteen PC students spent a week volunteering in New Orleans as part of the College's third annual NOLA Immersion. The focus of the week is to participate in community service and help the city continue its rebuilding efforts.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
PC Joins National Liberal Arts Study
Providence College was chosen as one of 30 higher-education institutions nationally to participate in a long-term study that assesses liberal arts education that will investigate critical factors that affect the outcomes of a liberal arts education.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Join us for "Friar Flashback" Homecoming Weekend 2011
The Providence College Office of Alumni Relations invites you to “Friar Flashback” Homecoming Weekend, March 4-6, 2011. Enjoy the company of your College classmates as you travel back in time to relive your favorite Providence College memories. We hope you make plans to return home — there is something for everyone! Register today!
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.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Alumni Needed for Alumni to Student Networking Nights
Remember when you were starting out in your career field? How appreciative were you of some sound advice? Now is your chance! Be an Alumni Career Representative at the upcoming Alumni to Student Networking Nights in New York and Boston.
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!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Introducing the 2010 Class Agents
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the 2010 Class Agents - Jacquie DeSisto, Kevin Higgins, Christopher Huber, Angela McCaffrey, Cordelia Nagle, and Benjamin McGuirk Wagar. Learn more about them! Additionally, Alumni Relations office is currently revitalizing the Class Agent program, and are in the process of contacting existing Class Agents.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Travel to the Greek Isles with PC – SAVE $250 today!
Discover the history and beauty of the Greek Isles from September 12 to 22, 2011. Only a few days left to save $250 per person – you must reserve your spot before April 19, 2011!
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, September 15, 2010
Identity Theft Reality
Once thought to be a crime only of credit card fraud, the truth is that identity theft goes well beyond someone illegitimately using a person’s credit card account to illegally purchase goods and services. In fact, is not limited to only financial matters.
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.
SCE presents the My PC Computer Workshop Series this Fall
The School of Continuing Education is partnering with Microsoft to bring you a fun series of hands-on workshops this fall that will bring your PC to life. Workshops will be offered Saturdays mornings in October and November.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Past Trustee Allan Baker ’74 Dies
We are sorry to share with you the tragic news that Providence College alum Allan Baker '74, a former trustee and men's basketball player at Providence College, died on July 28 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., after an illness. Read more.
Friday, July 16, 2010
PC Pianos for Sale - Limited Time Only!
Providence College Office of Alumni Relations and the Providence College Music Department, along with Avery Piano, is pleased to announce our 2010 Piano Sale to be held at the Smith Center for the Arts on campus on August 20th and 21th.
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.
Call for Nominations for the Rev. Philip A. Smith, O.P. Award
The Reverend Philip A. Smith, O.P. Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna, parent, student, friend or member of the faculty or staff whose contributions have made a significant impact in furthering the Mission of Providence College.
Participate in the Greater Boston Area Alumni Club's Golf Tournament
Hit the links with fellow alumni, friends and parents for a day of golf, networking and Providence College camaraderie at Black Rock Country Club. The proceeds will benefit the Providence College Angel Fund.
Providence College in Walt Disney World® - October 8 to 11, 2010
Escape to Walt Disney World® for a Friar getaway during Columbus Day Weekend! Whether it's reuniting with friends for a long weekend or bringing the family on a mini-vacation, you don't want to miss this opportunity!
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Alumnus, Two Family Members Killed
We are sorry to share with you the tragic news that Providence College alumnus Michael J. Ferguson '88 was one of three family members who died in a single-engine plane crash in Fairfield, N.J., on Monday evening, July 5. Also killed were the plane's two other occupants, his wife, Theresa, and his step-mother, Margaret D. Smith Ferguson, M.D., the pilot. Read more.
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 www.givetopc.org.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80 visits the west coast
This past spring Father Shanley and members of the Providence College community enjoyed the company of more than 300 alumni, parents, and friends of the College at various receptions throughout California and Arizona.
Monday, May 24, 2010
National Alumni Association to revise Constitution and Bylaws
The National Alumni Association Board of Governors, at their April 2010 meeting, unanimously voted to propose revisions to the National Alumni Association Constitution and Bylaws.
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.