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Meet the Class of 2017

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Biochemistry major bound for Poland after receiving prestigious Fulbright ​​Program​​

​Of the many paths open to a biochemistry major after graduation, Michael Gilmor ’17 (Huntington, N.Y.) will pursue an unexpected one: He will travel to Poland to teach English to college students through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program.

Read more at: Michael Gilmor '17​


Cassandra “Cassie” Chislom ’17 – Humanity in Action

Cassie Chislom ’17, a political science and public and community service studies double major, is passion personified. She was a Humanity in Action Fellow in Atlanta last summer and studied the politics of climate change in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia on a SIT international honors program during her junior year. 

Read more at: ​Cassandra Chislom '17​

​Claire Kleinschmidt ’17 – Service, Science, and More

Claire Kleinschmidt ’17 has used her skills to serve others around the world. As a Father Smith Fellow, she went to the Solomon Islands this summer to teach science. She also traveled to Ghana with physics professor Dr. Stephen J. Mecca ’64 & ’66G to improve local sanitation through an innovative portable toilet he designed that requires only one cup of water.



Mission Possible: Pedro Aleman ’17​

​Pedro Aleman ’17  is the son of a migrant farm worker and a housekeeper, both natives of Mexico who emphasized the importance of education to their children. Alemán chose to attend a private college in New England to experience a different part of the world. But nothing prepared him for the challenges he faced his first year. 

Read more at: Pedro Aleman '17​


Mission Possible: Maegan Renaud ’17​

In September 2015, at a Career Expo sponsored by the College’s Center for Career Education and Professional Development, Maegan Renaud ’17 handed her résumé to representatives from Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, an accounting firm in Providence. 

Read more at: Maegan Renaud '17

Mission Possible: Yemery Villafana ’17​

​​Yemery Villafana ’17, a psychology major, has developed a love for helping others — international students making their way in an unfamiliar city, and new students adjusting to the complexities of college life.

​​Read more at:​ Yemery Villafana '17​

 

Providence College Podcast Episode 7 – Brianna Abbott ’17

Brianna Abbott ’17 (Wrentham, Mass.), a chemistry and creative writing double major, talks about her summer research as a Walsh Student Fellow, majoring in two vastly different fields of study, and how her experience with FaithWorks laid the foundation for her time at Providence College.

Read more at: Brianna Abbott '17​