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A Friar First, Always
Security Officer Michael A. Lannon ’04SCE loved his “vocation” and Providence College.

The Year in Review
The 2014-15 academic year was packed with news highlights. Check them out.

Love Triumphs
Darlene Love sings her message at PC’s 97th Commencement Exercises.

From Ukraine to the U.S.
Iryna Bocharova ’15 discovers the world of economic consulting.

Only One Choice
Impressed by his father’s work ethic, Alexander Acunzo ’15 settled upon PC at age 5.

A Triple Play
Andrew Sayer ’15 has three majors, two minors, and a prestigious national history prize.

Service to the community
Gretta Schaaf ’15 dedicates four years to PC’s EXPLORE! program for high school students.

Persistence Pays Off
Precious Ansah ’15 begins a graduate program in social work the day after commencement.

Peer Perspective
Four members of the Class of 2015 are gratified by their experiences as academic tutors.

Renaissance Woman
Two-sport athlete Anna Russian heads to sociology doctorate program after PC.

'An Inspiration to All'
With her guide dog, Otis, Jessica Laurie ’15 completes a bachelor’s degree and an internship.

Fulbright honors
Two seniors, both Spanish scholars, will travel abroad with the help of prestigious Fulbright Awards.

One Honor, Two Paths
Co-valedictorians Joseph Day ’15 and Mason Sciotti ’15 find sharp contrasts in their post-PC plans.

Preference for the Poor
Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., who introduced the term “liberation theology,” discusses its impact on the world today.

High Business Marks
Jacob Carriere ’15, PCSB teams excel in high-profile competitions.

‘Veritas and Values’
Six alumnae share career success stories and advice in a panel presentation.

Marketing Road Trip
Thirteen students, including 3 from the MBA Program, tour Mass. agencies in daylong tour.

Liberation Theology Today
Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P. to present annual Father Cleary Lecture.

Message to Class of 2019
Father Shanley tells accepted students that PC will “change your heart and soul.”

Celebrate student research
6th annual celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity to feature more than 100 projects.

Time for Dante
Divine Comedy marathon to take place all day Thursday in the Ruane Center.

Commencement Speaker
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love to give Commencement Address.

Journey to the Top
An updated 3-year plan piggybacks on the successes of the College’s Strategic Plan.

Partnership Spin-Off
Danielle Waldron ’15 alters career focus after writing a national report with faculty.

Historian and Scholar
Truman Book Award winner Rev. Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. to present Delasanta Lecture.

'Winning Game Plan'
Arthur Ryan ’63 backs PCSB for its ‘winning game plan,’ commitment to the liberal arts.

Anti-Semitism in Europe
Catholic-Jewish Theological Exchange to present lecture on Monday, March 23.

Research Bonanza
The Undergraduate Research Grant Program expands support to student group projects.

Spring Study and Service
PC students travel the world for research and service over Spring Break.

NCAA Record Holder
Graduate student Emily Sisson ’14 breaks the national collegiate women’s indoor 5,000-meter record.

All about Networking
Up to 1,000 students are expected to attend the Spring Career Expo.

‘History Runs Backward’
Historian Taylor Branch engages College community in discussion about civil rights, democracy.

#take5 for Lent
Campus Ministry leads campaign to encourage the College community to spend 5 minutes praying daily during Lent.

A Scholarly Anniversary
Dr. Roger Carmosino celebrates 40 years as the editor of an international research journal.

From Basketball to Obama
Dr. Sheila Harrity ’87 describes how PC helped her become National High School Principal of the Year.

European Tour
Students in two choral groups to perform in Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague this spring.

Mystery Novel Twists
John J. Partridge ’61 incorporates PC and a fictitious Dominican into his latest book.

Welcome Alumni, Families
More than 1,500 expected on campus Feb. 13-15 for Alumni & Family Weekend.

Banking on Success
Bank of America's CEO shares insights on leadership, values, service with PC students and guests.

Getting to Know Them
Students tell the stories of immigrants and refugees in a unique course experience.

Taylor Branch to Visit
Civil rights author will lecture, meet students, and offer faculty workshop on Feb. 10.

Solid Connections
Nearly 775 alumni and students interact in a series of career-oriented opportunities.

Football Meets Physics
Dr. Seth T. Ashman says Patriots’ explanation for deflated footballs is plausible.

It’s the Real Deal
Student-run forum underscores the vibrancy of the PC Investment Club.

Fulbright Opportunity
Special-education teacher Kate Raffile ’04 is thrilled to do research in New Zealand.

Aquinas Lecture postponed
Lecture marking the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas will be held in March due to inclement weather.

Saluted for Service
PC brings home honors for community service contributions.

Alumni Receive Chemistry Research Fellowships
Four chemistry majors are researching global issues, thanks to prestigious grants.

He Made an Impact
Providence College community mourns the death of Fernando Morales ’18.

Good News for Teachers
New program combines teacher certification with master’s in urban teaching.

MLK Day Teach-in
PC community to honor civil rights leader’s memory through dialogue about his legacy, politics, and racism.

A Historic Gift for PCSB
Alumnus Arthur W. Ryan ’63 and his wife, Patricia, to donate $5 million to create a new home for the College’s School of Business.

Friar Role Models
Student-athletes empower local girls in activity-based development program.

A Chance to Network
Alumni-student events planned in California, Boston, New York, and Providence.

Service and Science Meet
Students are changed by month spent implementing research projects in Ghana.

He’s a Filmmaker, Too
Mark F. Brady, M.D. ’02 produces a documentary on emergency medicine that will air on RI-PBS.

Helping Santa Out
Dirigo leadership honor society sponsors Santa Shop to benefit Providence families.

They’re Eye-Catchers
Two athletics facilities earn national acclaim from independent entities.

Project-Based Learning
Students under Isaura Rua-Cortes ’07 examine immigration and their upbringing.

National Spotlight
NASA research program veteran Eric Lebel ’15 to present data at conference.

NCAA ‘Final Four’
PC’s men’s soccer team faces a huge challenge in UCLA in tourney's College Cup.

Mike Leonard’s Providence
Filmmaker returns to campus to film for his new PBS series.

Lessons & Carols
Annual celebration of Advent to take place Saturday in St. Dominic Chapel.

Gone too Soon
Memorial Mass is Friday for Siobhán Ross, beloved technology coordinator.

Immersed in Research
Students in 4 disciplines display, discuss projects at Sigma Xi poster session.

Research Catalyst
Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy receives American Chemical Society grant to support research on crude oil derivatives.

What a Weekend
Tourney titles, All-America honors top a thrilling two-day showing by athletics teams.

Meet-ups for Basketball
Alumni will host receptions in eight locations when the Friars come to town.

The 'Aeneid' Aloud
Continuing a new tradition, students and faculty read Virgil’s epic poem aloud for 12 hours.

'The God Factor'
Medicine and spirituality to be topic of St. Albert the Great Lecture.

President to be Honored
Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 to receive Cardinal Cushing Award.

They’re ‘Fully Committed’
Tanner Henry ’15 leads an entirely student-produced one-act comedy on Nov. 14-16.

A Scholar Remembered
Latin American scholars honor the late Rev. Edward L. Cleary, O.P. for his work in the field.

Leading with Values
PC to host fourth annual conference for R.I. college students on Saturday, Nov. 8.

A Play for Veterans
PC professor adapts “Ajax” for modern audiences in outreach to returning veterans.

Rabbi to Lecture
Theological Exchange on Wednesday, Nov. 5, to feature Rabbi James Rosenberg.

Happy Birthday, Feinstein!
PC’s Feinstein Institute of Public Service commemorates 20 years of community service and academic study.

Weber on Mercy
Kerry Weber ’04 presents Distinguished Alumna Address at Liberal Arts Honors Convocation.

Welcome Freshman Families
Olympic gold medalist Vicki Movsessian Lamoriello '94 to give keynote at Freshman Family Weekend.

Comedy Front and Center
More than 30 students have roles in “The Imaginary Invalid,” to be presented over two weekends.

Planning Ahead
James Drinan J.D. ’78 takes on a new role as executive director of the American Planning Association.

ALS Hits Home
Employee Peter Weiblen says PC community ‘like family’ during his illness.

A New Mission
After a career as a contractor, Rev. James M. Sullivan ’82, discovers newfound joy.

Fifth Time's a Charm
PC community runs, walks the 5th annual Friar 5K.

A Writer’s Insight
Randall Professor Kathleen Norris discusses writing, spirituality in lecture.

Day of Play
Area schoolchildren get creative at Entrepreneurial Society’s second annual event.

Listening to Love
Singer Darlene Love shares her story of success, rebirth, and faith.

National Acclaim
Public and community service studies major Gretta Schaaf ’15 wins Newman Civic Fellows Award.

The Campaign Begins!
Launch party attended by 800 kicks off PC’s $140-million fundraising campaign.

Hear Love’s Story
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will talk to PC students on Friday.

Celebrate with Us
PC launches a major fundraising campaign with a party Saturday night.

Five Years Running
Members of the PC community will raise money for scholarships through the Friar 5K.

International Flavor
Study abroad information sessions, lectures to mark International Education Week.

A Nice Ring to It
The Class of 2015 rings in a new tradition with Senior Ring Weekend.

Iron Chef Challenge
Father Brophy, Coach Cooley to compete in cook-off in Raymond Dining Hall.

Ice Bucket Challenge
Watch as Father Shanley and PC community raise funds, awareness for ALS research.

High-Stakes Event
The Fall Career Expo, the premier career program of the academic year, is set for Sept. 24.

Randall Professor’s a Poet
Kathleen Norris, award-winning author, will teach, lecture on campus.

Language Assignment
Students translate marketing information into Spanish for Parent Program.

Step Up
PC offers bystander training to help keep members of the Friar family safe.

Security in Your Smartphone
PC’s new smartphone apps provide reference information and notification in case of an emergency.

Funding Research
Faculty use College grants to fund research in the humanities, sciences.

It’s about Community
New students, faculty gather for Academic Convocation, the official start of the academic year.

Summer at Woods Hole
Four students spend the summer doing research in the lab of Dr. Joseph A. DeGiorgis.

Part of the Cancer Puzzle
With another NIH grant, Rev. Nicanor Austriaco O.P. can train even more undergraduate students to become cancer researchers.

Back to School
The academic year begins with the arrival of 1,037 freshmen and 21 new tenure-track faculty.

State of the Art
Dr. Deborah Johnson’s research demonstrates the economic impact of the arts in R.I.

Starting with Service
Nearly 200 students start their freshman year with service around Providence through Urban Action, FaithWorks.

Arts & Sciences Scholars
Four faculty members in different disciplines are awarded summer research grants.

Professionalism Personified
Mary R. Politelli’s caring disposition permeated the School of Business and the College.

Friar Foundations
25 members of the Class of 2018 spent 5 weeks on campus this summer, earning credits while learning about college life.

Friars on Tires
PC’s Cycling Team finished in the top half of its conference in its first year.

Russia Bound
Dr. Nuria Alonso García will spend a sabbatical year in Saint Petersburg, Russia, thanks to a Fulbright Award.

Living Laboratory
Biology students can observe nature at work at a bio-retention garden featuring native plants.

Waste Not
Friar Food Rescue, which delivers excess food from PC dining halls to the hungry, expands and evolves.

Embracing Community
Hispanic community members share Mass, meal, fellowship with PC staff.

New Research Funding
Four students receive inaugural Walsh Fellowships for chemistry, biology research.

Summer Reading
Freshmen, transfer students will read and discuss Outliers this summer.

Music for all
Music students teach piano lessons to children and gain some education skills in the process.

College wins CASE Award
PC receives highest honor for admission/recruitment publication.

Back to Campus
Alumni gather for Reunion Weekend, enjoying WaterFire, barbecue, and awards brunch.

A Summer Abroad
For 11 Father Smith Fellows, summer means study, service around the world.

Drogula Wins Teaching Award
History professor honored for teaching, his "first and best love."

Doubly Rewarding
Accountancy students and alumni enjoy networking while sprucing up agency’s property.

Plea to Class of 2014
Speaker Dr. Temple Grandin exhorts graduates to work on "real projects."

Bryce the Student
Basketball star Bryce Cotton ’14 made his mark in the classroom, too.

Scholar Power
Creativity, curiosity, and enthusiasm define Alanna Smith ’14, the College’s latest Fulbright recipient.

A Faith Deepened
Saadia Ahmad ’14, Muslim student on a Catholic campus, introduced Interfaith Dialogue Group.

Forever a Friar
Cowl columnist Matt Santos ’14, who majored in English and biology, was accepted early to Brown’s medical school.

Career Navigator
A resourceful Sarah J. Michel ’14 excitedly awaits joining global food giant Nestlé.

From Job Loss to Degree
Unemployment leads John McNeil ’14SCE to bachelor’s degree and new career.

A Legacy of Service
Dave O’Connor ’14 started community service initiatives that will continue long after he graduates.

Discovering Leadership
While excelling at PC, Taiwo Adefiyiju ’14 encouraged students at her former high school in Providence.

Life in the Lab
Ryan Post ’14 spends three years on neuroscience research, authors three papers published in scientific journals.

Top Students
Valedictorians Katerina Protsenko '14, Laura Wells '14 say coming to PC was the best decision they ever made.

Restoring Homes, Lives
PC gives $750,000 grant to non-profit group to support housing in Smith Hill.

On Smith Hill
Student documentary, new café increase PC’s presence in the community.

Record-Setting Celebration
More than $877,000 is raised for key causes at the fifth annual “A Night in Black & White.”

Celebrating research
More than 200 students participate in annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity.

Miss America visits PC
First Indian-American to wear crown tells students to fight cultural misconceptions.

Graduate career advice
New advisor helps graduate students with career search.

Why Suffering?
Dr. Eleanore Stump presents Aquinas’ views on the existence of suffering in the Delasanta Honors Lecture.

Goodness and Gracious
Alumni and parents welcome Habitat for Humanity students with dinners and tales.

Business School Boost
PC’s School of Business rockets up Businessweek’s ranking of undergraduate programs.

Getting Students to Sleep
Armed with data, alumna, physician strive to improve student sleep habits.

Bridge Program Dawns
“Friar Foundations” aims to build first-year students’ academic, social confidence.

Heart and Soul in the NCAA
A Pep Band member’s story of the Friars’ trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Delasanta Lecture
Dr. Elenore Stump to discuss Aquinas’ response to why so much suffering exists in the world during annual Honors Lecture.

From Us, with Love
The Angell Foundation’s record $3.25 million gift to PC will benefit students in need.

PC’s 96th Commencement
Dr. Temple Grandin, an animal scientist and autism activist, will present the Commencement Address on May 18.

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