The Mal Brown Club is the Greater Providence Chapter of the Providence College Alumni Association. A strong, active club built as the result of each member’s participation contributes toward the accomplishment of the goals of our Alumni Association. Because each alumni club represents Providence College, we must strive to be outstanding, seeking nothing less than excellence in all our activities. Club officers in leadership positions are volunteers working toward the goals of the Alumni Association and making them relevant to club members and the community.
The objective of the Mal Brown Club is to foster a spirit of association and fellowship among members and advance the mission of the College through its activities, including providing opportunities for alumni, alumnae and friends to come together and raise monies to support the Mal Brown Scholarship Fund.
If you're in the geographic area of the Mal Brown Club, you have access to the Mal Brown interactive group, where you can start a discussion, ask a question, post a photo, catch up with other group members, and much more. You must be an alum, and logged into FriarsOnline, to access the group. To login, please click here.
Who was Malcolm H. Brown?
Malcolm H. Brown was a trainer with the Providence College football team in the 1930s. Noted for always having 'a smile and a derby," Mal was an inspiration to all who knew him.
His passing in 1939 at the age of 34 marked the end of his laughter and companionship for the athletes of Providence College. Though words could never express the inspiration he gave, his memory continues to live on.
In 1956, the Providence College Alumni Association officially recognized the Greater Providence Chapter of the Providence College Alumni Association as the "Mal Brown Club." The logo—comprised of the Veritas symbol and a derby—serves as recognition of all alumni in the Greater Providence area who knew and loved Mal Brown.
Today, the club is comprised of a majority of alumni who never knew Mal Brown or Providence College in the 1930s. However, the truth, love, and loyalty of PC, which was characteristic of Mal Brown, is still present in the alumni and students of today.