National Alumni Association Awards


The Providence College National Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of our honored alumni with the National Alumni Association Awards, presented each year to selected honorees. Awards will be distributed throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. The committee is currently seeking nominations for alumni of ALL class years. We invite you to be as thorough as possible with your nomination in order to help us recognize our alumni more personally. Nominees who are not selected to receive an award in this year, will be automatically considered in next year’s application pool. Nominations are valid for a three-year period.

Nominations received after August 1, 2022 will be considered in the 2023-2024 nomination pool.

2022 Award Recipients


  • Service to the Alumni Association Award – This award recognizes alumni with long and outstanding records of service in behalf of Providence College and the National Alumni Association. The recipient is held in high regard as one who gives of their time and talent to further the mission of the Alumni Association through volunteer leadership.
  • Personal Achievement Award – This award recognizes Providence College graduates that have attained an exceptionally high level of achievement in their respective career, chosen vocation, and/or in areas of human service.
  • Bishop Harkins Award – This award recognizes alumni for outstanding service and dedication to the Catholic Church and its mission.
  • Exemplary Citizenship Award – This award recognizes alumni for their development, implementation and/or involvement in social action programs that have contributed to improving the lives of others.
  • Service to Education – This award recognizes extraordinary career achievements in the field of education through classroom involvement and/or administration.
  • Faithful Friar – This award recognizes extraordinary and long-time dedication to Providence College with a consistent and distinguished record of service and loyalty to the institution along with a commitment to giving of time, talent, and financial support.

Members of the FOLD (Friars of the Last Decade) are eligible for the following award:

  • Rev. Philip A. Smith, O.P. Award – recognizes an outstanding “Friar of the Last Decade” for exceptional achievement and significant contributions to their profession, community, and to Providence College. It is intended to honor those who seek to increase alumni engagement and are viewed as truly inspirational to others. Recipient must be a member of the FOLD (2022-2013).

If you have any questions or require additional information about the awards, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 401.865.1909 or