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For Accinno Teaching Award Recipient, The Journey Matters Most

Dr. Fred Drogula has many goals for his students. Two apply equally to all of them. The first is obvious: learn the material presented. The second goal is less tangible: affect how students think.

“Whether it’s history, economics, or marketing, a great education is helping students think critically, to think in ways they haven’t thought before, and to challenge the way they see the world,” said Drogula, an associate professor of history. “When they leave my class, hopefully they learned something about Rome, but, more important, I hope they have learned to think.”

For his excellence in the classroom, Drogula recently was named the 12th recipient of the Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award — presented annually to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth. Read more.

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Student Headlines 

Father Smith Fellows to Spend the Summer Abroad in Study and Service

Eleven Providence College students awarded Father Philip A. Smith, O.P. Fellowships for Study and Service Abroad will enjoy an all-expenses-paid summer of study and service in South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines.

The students — three rising juniors and eight rising seniors — were notified of their selection in February after an application process that began at the start of the academic year. The fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to highly motivated students in good academic standing who seek to deepen their acquaintance with the Catholic and Dominican intellectual tradition and with Christian service.

The fellowships cover travel, living, and incidental expenses. They are funded through the generosity of present and past members of the Board of Trustees, among other contributors, and are administered by the Office of Mission and Ministry. Read more.

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