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Overall, nearly 1,500 alumni, students, family, and other members of the College community attended Alumni & Family Weekend, Feb. 15-17. Thank you.
The men’s basketball team set the tone with a convincing victory over BIG EAST Conference rival and nationally 21st-ranked Notre Dame before a boisterous, sold-out Dunkin’ Donuts Center crowd, which paved the way for multiple jubilant post-game receptions in downtown Providence.
"The weekend was a beautiful reminder that once you’re at PC, you’re part of the family, and the family is always ready and willing to welcome you back,” said Amanda Mathieu ’11, who noted one of the highlights for her was the basketball game. “This year’s Alumni & Family Weekend really spoke to the endurance of the PC family.”
In addition to the basketball game and receptions, alumni, family, and friends turned out in big numbers for several other featured events. Among the most popular was the Friday night comedy show led by Rhode Island native Tom Cotter, who finished second in NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Some 450 people enjoyed the show in the Peterson Recreation Center.
Approximately 80 members of the College community gathered in the Campus Ministry Center for a first-time event, “Dinner with the Dominicans,” where Dominican priests and sisters in the College community were seated at every table.
Other weekend highlights were the PC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, during which nine former student-athletes and the 1995 NCAA Champion women’s cross country team were honored; the 10th anniversary of the opening of McPhail’s, the entertainment facility in the Slavin Center that is named for former College administrator and current theology faculty member Rev. J. Stuart McPhail, O.P. ’61; and two Masses in St. Dominic Chapel that were celebrated by College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 and fellow Dominicans and which attracted overflow congregations.
ONCE YOU JOIN THE PROVIDENCE COLLEGE FAMILY, YOU’RE A FRIAR FOR LIFE.