@PC - November 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.

Alumni Needed for Alumni to Student Networking Nights
Remember when you were starting out in your career field? Now is your chance to help today's students by being an Alumni Career Representative at the upcoming Alumni to Student Networking Nights in NYC, Boston, and Southern California! Read more. 

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.



Read the Fall 2011 President’s Message to Parents


Support PC with a Tax-Free Gift from Your IRA

Experience Friartown in Your Town - Men’s Basketball 2011-12 Pre-Game Receptions

Alumni Club Christmas Parties in NYC, Hartford, Boston, Providence and DC – Register now!

Exhibit: A Display of Christmas Crèches – Nov. 28 to Dec. 19, Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies

New! Alumni & Family Weekend “One Home, One Family” - February 10 to 12

View videos from St. Dominic Weekend


Return to PC to earn your MBA – upcoming information session, December 13

Save the Date! Calling all '2s and '7s – Reunion Weekend, June 1-3, 2012




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November 2011
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