Class of 2013: Lives of Meaning
Sears ’13, ‘Leader of Leaders,’ will Join Teach for America
Horton Sears ’13 will spend the next two years teaching mathematics to middle-school students in Boston with the hope of inspiring them the way mentors once encouraged him.
Sears (Newark, N.J.) compiled an impressive resumé at Providence College.
Lynch ’13, Moloy ’13 Solidify Deep Friar Roots as Roommates
Though not pressured to join the “family ranks” and enroll at Providence College as freshmen, Danica M. Lynch ’13 (Westerly, R.I.) and Julie A. Moloy ’13 (Westwood, Mass.) immediately discovered their “home” at PC — and an abiding friendship with it.
Randomly assigned as roommates their first year, Lynch and Moloy developed many of the same interests. They held work-study positions in the Office of Institutional Advancement, joined the Student Alumni Association, and served on the Fund-Raising Committee of the Senior Giving Campaign.Read More
Annie Wendel ’13 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Nepal
Come to Providence College and see the world — that’s what Annie Wendel ’13 did.
Wendel (Ridgefield, Conn.) spent eight weeks during the summer of 2011 working in social justice ministries in Australia and teaching at a boarding school in the Solomon Islands. During the spring semester in 2012, she studied in South Africa while teaching seventh-graders and visiting Zambia and Zimbabwe.Read More
Joseph Slattery ’13 Honored for Academic Success, Work with Habitat for Humanity
A lab coat and a hammer. Both could be symbols for the four years Joseph Slattery ’13 (Mount Airy, Md.) spent at Providence College.
Slattery, who will attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the fall, will graduate magna cum laude with a degree in biology. At PC, he was chosen to receive the Stephen J. Ryan, M.D. ’30 Distinguished Student Award, given to a senior accepted to medical school who possesses “the characteristics of integrity, compassion, and personality that would make the ideal physician."Read More
Fitzgerald ’13 Battles Bottled Water
Sarah Fitzgerald ’13 (Lewisville, Texas) doesn’t take water for granted.
As a Providence College freshman, she was inspired by a documentary she watched during World Water Week about Bolivian people rising up against a corporation that controlled the public’s access to drinking water.Read More
Brennan Discovers, Nurtures Love of Research at PC
Christopher Brennan ’13 (Litchfield, N.H.) thought he wanted to spend his college years chasing waves on the West Coast. But he found a home — and a love of research — in Providence College’s biology labs.
Forster ’13 Discerns a Call to Become a Religious Sister
Beatriz Forster ’13— who loves history, writing, and expressing her opinions — arrived at Providence College with many expectations.
Graduating a year early to join a religious order wasn’t among them.Read More
Ciorlano ’13SCE Realizes Life Dream with ‘Cheerleader’s’ Guidance
The train trips from Providence to New Jersey were well worth it for Lorraine J. Ciorlano ’13SCE.
So was plowing through 300-page books in a week while working full time and taking classes.
The periodic feelings of uncertainty, doubt, and fatigue? Heck, those are in the rear-review mirror.Read More
World-traveler Nathan Holterman ’13 Finds Academic Success and His Own Company
Nathan Holterman ’13 (Peoria, Ill.) remembers the first time he saw Providence College.
He was a senior at Fenwick High School, the Dominican high school in Oak Park, Ill. It was April 25, 2009, six days before the deadline for selecting a college for the fall, and he still hadn’t made his choice. He arrived in Providence to cold rain, gray skies, and 40-degree weather, not expecting much.Read More
Marisela Aviles Duron ’13 (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) decided to come to Providence College based on limited information — emails with her future women’s tennis coach and what she saw on the College web site. She hasn’t regretted the decision.
Honduran Represents Ideal
Academic Excellence, Giving Spirit Define Valedictorian’s Past, Present, and Future
Many college students may want to become a doctor, but Margaret “Maggie” Szot ’13 (Keene, N.H.) did more than most to prepare for a career in medicine.