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Providence College Virtual Reunion 2020

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Providence College Reunion

Providence College’s Reunion Weekend 2020 was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic with hopes of announcing rescheduled plans by this summer. The path is not as clear as we had hoped as the situation changes every day. We are considering several different models with the safety of our guests as our number one priority. We will offer additional details just as soon as they are available.

During the last week of May 2020, PC offered several virtual opportunities to help alumni commemorate reunions through Friar T.I.E.S., our alumni virtual engagement program. 

Virtual engagement programs are ongoing. Please check back here for future updates on Friar T.I.E.S. offerings. In the meantime, we encourage you to take the Friar T.I.E.S. survey and look back at some of the previous Friar T.I.E.S. events

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Friar T.I.E.S.: Reunion Edition

Thank you to all who attended PC’s virtual reunion programs during the week of Monday, May 25. Did you miss any of the presentations or meet-ups? Take a look below for videos, playlists, and more.

Dive into the history of Providence College 
Recorded on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dr. Richard J. Grace ’62 & ’17Hon., professor emeritus of history, presented an in-depth look at the history of Providence College. Grace, who has been at the College since 1958, shared his personal reflections and engage participants in conversation about their historic memories of PC.  

Hear the latest news from Friartown 
Recorded on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Despite the challenges during the spring season, the Friar spirit of perseverance of PC Athletics has never been stronger. Bob Driscoll, vice president and athletics director, provided an update on PC’s athletic programs and shared some of the highlights on how the Friar community has come together during these difficult times. Nick Sailor ’17, former soccer standout and director of training and education for diversity, equity and inclusion at PC, moderated the session. 

Pub Trivia: PC Through the Decades 
Recorded on Friday, May 29, 2020

Following the success of their debut Civ Trivia night, the dynamic duo of Michael Hagan ’15 & ’19G and Chris Judge ’05 & ’07G returned to host a special reunion edition of virtual pub trivia. 

BYO-BBQ Reunion Celebration 
Held on Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Reunion BBQ tradition lives on. Grill up some food, wear your favorite Providence College gear, and join us for a festive virtual celebration of our reunion alumni. 

  • 4:15 p.m.: Toast to reunion classes 
  • 4:20 p.m.: Class meet-up breakout rooms  
  • 4:50 p.m.: Class photos 
  • 5 – 6 p.m.: Live music by Dean Petrella ’95 and conversation via the Zoom chat feature

Reunion Mass 
Recorded on Sunday, May 31, 2020

College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, joined by the Dominican community, will offer a virtual Mass dedicated to reunion alumni who are no longer with us

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Reunion Giving Update 

As of May 19, 2020, more than 960 reunion alumni have contributed over $7,790,000 to the class fundraising efforts. If you haven’t done so already and if you are able, make a gift now to immediately help students directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Featured Reunion Alumni

Watch a recording of “The Happiness Hour” meet-up with College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80

Watch a recording of “Overcoming Adversity” with Mike Leonard ’70 & ’00Hon.  

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Reunion alumni: Carrying the Torch Forward 

Celebrate your classmates who are on the frontlines of COVID-19 and who exemplify the spirit of service during this challenging time. Honorees include Laura Jaworski Razza ’00, Nadine Yousseff, M.D. ’00, Rob Berardi ’85, Tom Cotter ’10, Kerry O’Donohue, R.N. ’15, Dr. Nancy Conroy ’95, and others. 

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Previous Friar T.I.E.S Activities

Friar T.I.E.S. (totally interactive engagement series) has been a great way to connect with our larger alumni community during this uncertain time. Check out previous weeks’ content for more ways to stay engaged with Friartown.