A very special congratulations to Dr. Donna McCaffrey, who is retiring from the history faculty at Providence College after nearly half a century of dedicated, passionate, exceptional service to our college and our students. We'll miss her greatly, but if you want to see her in her glory, you can watch her offering a "Lecture Hall" lecture on PC's early history here. Congratulations again, Dr. McCaffrey!
Congratulations our History majors and minors, as well as our graduate students, who will be graduating on May 17th. Way to go, Class of 2015!
Speaking of that amazing class of 2015, check out where some of them are heading to graduate school: Lindsay Wengloski is pursuing a doctorate in history at The University of Wisonsin at Madison, Jake Coen will be going to The University of Notre Dame for a doctorate in Medieval Studies, and Andrew Sayer will be heading to Brown University for a degree in Urban Education Policy. Also, Lawrence Celani, a Master's student in history will be attending The University of Missouri for a doctorate in history.
Recent Faculty Accomplishments
Professor Fred Drogula has had quite a year. He just recently published Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire with The University of North Carolina Press, one of the top presses in his field. Last year he was selected as the winner of The Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award. The award is given out annually to the PC faculty member who "best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students' academic and personal growth." Furthermore, Dr. Drogula has also been serving faithfully as our Faculty Senate President. Great work, professor!
Let's offer a HUGE congratulations to Dr. Steven Carl Smith, who was recently selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Summer Seminar on "The City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press." Smith will spend several weeks in June in New York collaborating with top scholars in the field to explore this topic. Great work!
Dr. Richard J. Grace, Professor Emeritus, recently published Opium and Empire: The Lives and Careers of William Jardine and James Matheson with the prestigious McGill-Queens University Press. You can purchase it here.
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, who has recently signed a contract to edit a 2-volume book titled, Reforming America: A Thematic Encyclopedia and Document Collection of the Progressive Era (forthcoming in early 2016 from ABC-Clio).