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Providence College Commencement 2013


Release Date: May 17, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Sears ’13, ‘Leader of Leaders,’ will Join ‘Teach for America’

Providence, R.I. - 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.









Release Date: May 16, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Lynch ’13, Moloy ’13 Solidify Deep Friar Roots as Roommates

Providence, R.I. - 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.




Release Date: May 15, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Annie Wendel ’13 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Nepal

Providence, R.I. - 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 abroad in South Africa while teaching seventh-graders and visiting Zambia and Zimbabwe.







Release Date: May 14, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Joseph Slattery ’13 Honored for Academic Success, Work with Habitat for Humanity

Providence, R.I. - 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.








Release Date: May 13, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Fitzgerald ’13 Battles Bottled Water

Providence, R.I. - 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.






Father Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80 and Sarah Fitzgerald '13


Release Date: May 10, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Brennan Discovers, Nutures Love of Research at PC

Providence, R.I. - 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.







Release Date: May 9, 2013
Academic Live of Meaning and Purpose
Beatriz Forster ’13 Discerns a Call to Become a Religious Sister

Providence, R.I. - 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. But on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, Forster (Bethesda, Md.) will join the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia in Nashville, Tenn., for her first year of religious formation, a process that takes seven years to complete.







Release Date: May 8, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose
Ciorlano ’13SCE Realizes Life Dream with ‘Cheerleader’s’ Guidance

Providence, R.I. - 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.





Release Date: May 6, 2013

Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose:
World-traveler Nathan Holterman ’13 Finds Academic Success and His Own Company 

holterman.jpgProvidence, R.I. - 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.








Release Date: May 3, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose:
Honduran Represents Ideal Student-Athlete

tennis.jpgProvidence, R.I. - 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.


Release Date: May 1, 2013
Academic Lives of Meaning and Purpose:
Excellence, Giving Spirit Define Valedictorian’s Past, Present, and Future

Providence, R.I. - Four years ago, Margaret “Maggie” Szot ’13 (Keene, N.H.) left her high school as class valedictorian. In a few weeks, she’ll leave Providence College the very same way.




Release Date: April 8, 2013
Acclaimed Theologian and Filmmaker to Deliver Providence College Commencement Address on Sunday, May 19, 2013


Providence, R.I. – The Very Reverend Robert Barron, creator and host of the Catholicism documentary series and founder of a global media ministry, will receive an honorary doctorate in religious education and present the Commencement Address at Providence College’s Ninety-Fifth Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19, 2013.

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