High Fives

Professor, Students, and Clubs Honored for Achievements

Providence, R.I.--A faculty member, three students, and two student organizations at Providence College were honored during the fall semester for their professional achievements and community participation.

• Frank Ford, assistant professor of computer science, was awarded the Mathematical Society of America’s Certificate of Meritorious Service for the Northeastern section of the United States.

The award is given annually to selected members from sections of the association, as determined by geographic location.  Each section is permitted to nominate one member every five years.

Ford, who has taught at PC since 1980, also served as chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1990-2005.

• Three students--Nicole DeLauro ’12 (New Haven, Conn.); Brittiny Hamm ’12 (Upton, Mass.), and Kathleen Reed ’12 (Lafayette, Ind.)--participated in College Leadership R.I., a program designed to give student leaders insight into the inner workings of the state’s nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors. The program, sponsored by Leadership R.I., offered sessions on topics that included civic engagement and community service. Participants were able to network with community leaders, state officials, and graduates from across the state.

• The PC branch of “Colleges Against Cancer,” one of only 27 chapters in the United States, was recognized by the American Cancer Society’s Leader of Hope program for excellence in the areas of advocacy, survivorship, cancer education, and participation in the Relay for Life. Kristen Maietta ’12 (West Islip, N.Y.) is chapter president. The award was created as a way to honor chapters that go “above and beyond” in their activities.

• PC’s chapter of Phi Chi, the chemistry honor society, was awarded honorable mention by the  Committee on Education of the American Chemical Society, the professional society for chemists, chemical engineers, and related professionals around the world. Student chapters are selected for the honor based on their programs and activities, as described in their chapter reports. The chapter president is Alison Trainor ’12 (Beverly, Mass.).