At the Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies in Rome, PC students are studying with Dr. Aurelie A. Hagstrom ’85, associate professor of theology, in the shadow of St. Peter’s Basilica. The location allows them to explore the history and legacy of Catholicism while experiencing Italian culture.
Dr. Michelle Tolini Finamore ’91 has crafted her career like the perfect outfit. The fashion scholar’s base was an art history degree from Providence College. She added both a master’s degree and a doctorate and complemented them with internships, work at museums, and professional connections.
The sleek leather pump, handcrafted in Italy, is a beautiful woman’s shoe. To Ted McNamara ’86, it also represents an idea.
Providence College is treating the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1917 as … well, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Every couple of years, the Friar athletics faithful congregates for one of those momentous occasions governed by tradition. It’s a rite of passage where the black is never more bold and the white gleams spectacularly.
Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon., in partnership with his wife, Elizabeth, has made the largest single donation to Providence College from a living alumnus — a game-changing gift that will benefit academics, athletics, and student life for decades.
Dr. Leo H. Kahane, professor of economics, will become the first Michael A. Ruane Distinguished Chair in Economics on July 1, 2016. The economics chair is the College’s third overall and the second endowed by Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon. and his wife, Elizabeth.
The Ruane Friar Development Center will be the most exciting change to Alumni Hall since its construction in 1955 as a home for Friar basketball.
THE 2015-16 WINTER SPORTS SEASON was three-peat time for the Friars’ men’s basketball and men’s ice hockey teams. For the men’s and women’s indoor track teams, it was business as usual. The men’s basketball and men’s hockey teams qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season, with each roaring past the 20-victory mark. …
Shortly before this magazine went to press, the College announced that two alumni and three other extraordinary individuals will be awarded honorary degrees at the 2016 Commencement Exercises on May 15.
What makes the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Order so significant is that it gives us a chance to remember it all: the joys and successes, the tragedies and downfalls.