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​Providence in New York City - Nov. 5, 2015

​​More than 240 alumni, trustees, parents, and friends of the College gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria in early November, adding $117,000 to the New York City Centennial Scholarship. Highlights included remarks by Providence in New York City Chairs Stephen E. Gallucci ’89 and Maura Zottner Gallucci ’89, College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, and head men’s ice hockey coach Nate Leaman. A keynote address — The Immeasurable Impact of Generosity — was delivered by former NBC correspondent Mike Leonard ’70, ’00Hon., ’93P, ’95P, ’00P, ’07P. View photos from the event here​.​

St. Dominic Weekend - ​​​​​​Oct. 2-3, 2015

Our Momen​​​t to Break New Ground

Among the highlights of St. Dominic Weekend was the groundbreaking for the Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies. Wearing white hard hats and holding shiny silver shovels with black and white ​​​bows on the handles, Arthur F. Ryan ’63 & ’90Hon. and 13 other dignitaries scooped dirt from a row arrayed neatly on a green carpet on the stage of the Ryan Concert Hall (also named for the Ryans). Guests also took in PC’s visual arts offerings; learned about campus transformation during the Veritas Luncheon; and participated in the Friar 5K . 

Night in Black & White - April 18​, 2015.

For one night in Apri​l, Friartown invaded Beantown.

More than 780 Providence College alumni, friends, and corporate partners gathered for A Night in Black & White at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, raising more than $718,000 for the PC Fund and the Angel Fund — which turn PC’s shared vision into a reality for students, faculty, and the entire College community. There were even a few surprise guests in the house, including the entire NCAA Championship Friar men’s hockey team and its National Coach of the Year, Nate Leaman, along with men’s basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley.

“Over the past decade, Providence College, as an institution, has transformed itself in a truly remarkable fashion. By supporting and attending A Night in Black and White, alumni, parents, and friends of the College play a vital role in helping to fund the many initiatives that are propelling PC’s rise in stature,” said Chuck ’71 and Leslie Borkoski ’12P, event co-chairs with Jim and Teri Chisholm ’15P.

The College honored Donna ’78 and Bill ’78 Cupelo ’12P for their dedicated service to the College with the Black & White Award. In addition, longtime building partner E. Turgeon Construction, led by Francis E. Ducharme ’87P, received the Black & White Corporate Partner Award. It was A Night in Black & White to remember.

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Providence in Washington ​​D.C. - February 26, 2015

Nearly 100 attend Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.

On February 26, friends and alumni of Providence College gathered in Washington, D.C., for an exclusive evening at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in conjunction with Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea. Nearly 100 guests had the opportunity to experience masterworks of art among an intimate group of faculty, Dominicans, alumni, and friends. This major international exhibition brought together more than 60 Renaissance- and Baroque-era paintings and sculptures from the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi Gallery, and other museums, churches, and private collections. Catherine Little Bert ’77, a Providence College trustee and member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts National Advisory Board, made this extraordinary event possible.

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Providence in New York City - November 6, 2014

More than 200 attend first ‘Providence in New York City’ event

More than 200 alumni and supporters of Providence College gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on Nov. 6 for the inaugural Providence in New York City event that launched an endowed Centennial Scholarship that will allow students from the New York metropolitan area to attend PC.

The keynote speaker was Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large at Fortune magazine, who spoke about “Rethinking Leadership, Achievement, and Human Possibility: The Importance of Giving Back.”

A graduate of Harvard University and New York University, Colvin anchors Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS and has spoken on six continents on the topics of leadership, globalization, wealth creation, and the info-tech revolution. He is the author of Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else (Portfolio Trade, 2008), which received the Harold A. Longman Award for Best Business Book of the Year in 2009.

College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 and men’s basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley welcomed guests, who included alumni and parents of PC students. Also offering remarks were two members of the Board of Trustees, Robert T. Gorman, Jr. ’78 & ’15P and Thomas J. Keegan, Jr. ’80.

Colvin was introduced by Danielle N. Lockhart ’14, who majored in marketing at PC and now works in NBC Universal’s page program. A scholarship recipient, Lockhart was a member of the Liberal Arts Honors Program, studied abroad in Rome, spent a summer interning with HBO, and founded the PC Lifestyle & Fashion blog, which she turned into an official student organization.

“I spoke about scholarship and what I did to take advantage of the opportunities Providence College presented to me,” said Lockhart. “The entire night was amazing and extremely humbling, and I was able to personally thank those who have supported me financially, academically, and morally throughout college.

“I really was fortunate to be able to share my experience,” Lockhart said. “The event opened my eyes to an entire network I did not know existed so close to me.”

Serving on the Providence in New York City planning committee were J. Peter Benzie, Jr. ’70; Jennifer Lennon Caldarella ’88; Robert J. Caldarella ’89; George L. Catrambone ’05; John A. Cervione ’87; Sharon Treacy Driscoll ’80 & ’16P; Stephen E. Gallucci ’89; Peter W. Ghiorse ’70; Robert T. Gorman, Jr. ’78 & ’15P; Hugh T. Hurley, III ’86; Michael R. Irwin ’72; Thomas J. Keegan, Jr. ’80; Meghan Conroy Lyon ’89; John J. Powers ’86; Kevin P. Quirk ’87; Christopher K. Reilly ’84; and Jeffrey T. Scott ’93.

—Vicki-Ann Downing

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Campaign Launch Celebration - October 4, 2014

Slavin Lawn was transformed for the public launch of Our Moment: The Next Century Campaign for Providence College. This celebration kicked off PC's $140 million comprehensive campaign. It was an opportunity to reflect on everything that makes Providence College great — academics, athletics, faith, and community — and envision an even brighter future for PC.   

Highlights included inspirational words from Father Shanley and coach Cooley; fabulous performances by Darlene Love, PC's Dance Team, Irish Dance Club, Pep Band, and a cappella groups; an interactive mural project (pictured on right) by artist Peter Tigler, organized by the Department of Art, which embodies the College's liberal arts mission, community, education, and spirituality.

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Historic Gift for PCSB

​ PC community celebrates kickoff to historic ‘Our Moment’ campaign ​

2014 Providence College Campaign Launch Celebration from Providence College on Vimeo.​​​