Week 4: #FriarsGive: PC’s Culture of Service

Week of Monday, April 20

It’s ever important to remember that Friar generosity lives on, especially in challenging times. This week’s Friar T.I.E.S. content is designed to showcase our community’s core values and emphasize the selfless nature of the Friar family.  

PC students help flatten the curve 
Live now | Monday, April 20

You may have seen the #CollegesAgainstCOVID19 video, imploring young people across the country to stay home to flatten the curve. In this episode, we discuss the project, created by students in Organizational Theory, a management course taught by dr. tom king, assistant professor of management, and what they’ve learned during the pivot to remote learning due to the pandemic. 

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Carrying the Torch Forward: Celebrate our #FrontLineFriars 
Live now | Monday, April 20 

Help Providence College honor our #FrontlineFriars by nominating a member of the PC community who is carrying the torch forward. Whether someone is putting in countless hours in the healthcare field, helping with access to food and essential services, making PPE, or committing unsung acts of kindness, like cutting an ailing neighbor’s lawn, we want to recognize their efforts. 

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Join us for a reimagined #FriarsGive 
All day | Wednesday, April 22 

PC’s annual day of giving has been reimagined to help our students in need, now. For those who can, we’re asking for contributions to our ongoing efforts to raise funds for Emergency Student Support. On April 22, we’ll honor the Friar family’s spirit of being All In for each other.  

Professional Meet-Up with Career-Ed 
Noon | Thursday, April 23 

Join us for a career-focused virtual meet-up, co-hosted by the Office of Career Education and the Office of Alumni Relations. Learn how you can be a resource for students or fellow alumni who are struggling professionally. Alternatively, if you are in need of career assistance, we’ll provide tips and advice to help you get through this difficult time.  

#FriarFriday: Share a message of support 
All day | Friday, April 24 

You may have seen the trend of posting your high school yearbook photo online. We’re taking that one step further. This #FriarFriday, we want to see a photo from your time at Providence College, along with a message of support to PC’s Class of 2020. Use the hashtag #FridayFriday and tag @pc_alumni on Twitter or @provcollege_alumni on Instagram and we may feature your posts on our accounts.  

Making a Mask with Jaclyn Pare ’04 
8 p.m. | Friday, April 24 

Jaclyn Pare ’04 – who owns children’s clothes-making business Brimmer Boys – has gained local attention for using her sewing skills to make cloth face masks. Pare will share a tutorial on how you can use your old Friars t-shirt (or any other clothing item) to make a mask at home.  

Tom Cotter ’10: Pandemic Relief with Project Hope 

Tom Cotter ’10 has spent the decade since graduation on the front lines of public health disasters — but he has never experienced anything like the global pandemic caused by COVID19.

Advice from alumni who graduated during a recession 

Alumni from the Classes of 2007, 2008, and 2009 created a video for the Class of 2020 filled with words of wisdom on graduating during uncertain times. 

Alumni priest goes viral 

Emanuel Vasconcelos, OFM Conv. ’06 of St. Anne Catholic Church was featured on the Kelly Clarkson Show. He asked his congregation for photos to hang in the pews so he can still feel connected to them during Mass.