Rev. Robert Barron, an acclaimed author and theologian, reminded Providence College’s graduating Class of 2013 that the Holy Spirit is working in them and has prepared them for a life they did not dream was possible.
Father Barron, rector/president of Mundelein Seminary University of St. Mary of the Lake in Illinois, delivered the Commencement Address titled “The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit — And The Search for Joy” at Providence College’s Ninety-Fifth Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.
The College awarded 1,093 degrees to 869 undergraduates, 177 graduate students, 42 students in the School of Continuing Education (SCE), and to five honorary degree recipients, including Father Barron.
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When her academic advisors recommended she spend Spring Break in East Africa conducting research for her thesis topic, Dionne Nickerson ’13G couldn’t pack her bags fast enough. She researched how small businesses in Kenya and Tanzania are using a mobile phone money transfer system to alleviate poverty.
Every year, Providence College undergraduates travel to academic and professional conferences to present their research or creative work to leaders in their respective fields. The Office of Academic Affairs has launched a Student Travel Funding Program to help undergraduates present at these events.
Dr. Susan F. Skawinski views her students as “co-conspirators” in learning and fosters a risk-taking classroom where there is no such thing as a dumb question. The associate professor of education received the 2012-2013 Joseph R. Accinno Faculty Teaching Award — PC’s highest teaching honor.
Learning and Travel
Students go abroad for performance, study, service.
Facebook’s Adam Benjamin ’91 shares career advice at business conference.
Rev. Robert Barron delivers address at PC's Commencement Exercises.
‘Leader of Leaders’
Horton Sears ’13 hopes to inspire others through Teach for America.
Deep Friar Roots
Roommates Lynch ’13, Moloy ’13 find home, friendship at PC.
Senior presents research on writer Cormac McCarthy at national conference.
Off to Nepal
Annie Wendel ’13 awarded Fulbright teaching assistantship.
Name of Science
HIV researcher Dr. Robert Gallo ’59 addresses Liberal Arts Honors students.
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