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Be Her Guest: Marybeth Boller ’86 followed her dream of becoming a chef from Michelin-rated restaurants in Europe to the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman
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Be Her Guest: Marybeth Boller ’86 followed her dream of becoming a chef from Michelin-rated restaurants in Europe to the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman

Early in life, Marybeth Boller ’86 knew she wanted to be a chef. Today, As the executive chef of BG, the restaurant at upscale Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in New York City, she serves sophisticated dishes such as halibut with sweet-sour eggplant, seaweed salad, and rosemary-ginger broth, or lobster salad with Champagne vinaigrette. Continue reading »

Longtime contractor Rev. James M. Sullivan ’82 overjoyed by priesthood
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Longtime contractor Rev. James M. Sullivan ’82 overjoyed by priesthood

BY GENEVIEVE GARRY ’18 Rev. James M. Sullivan ’82 heard and accepted the call to religious life after 26 years working as a builder and carpenter. In May, he was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn., and is currently serving four parishes. He said he couldn’t feel any more fulfilled. … Continue reading »

The Science of Service: Dr. Yinsheng Wan, student researchers feed the hungry
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The Science of Service: Dr. Yinsheng Wan, student researchers feed the hungry

Five years ago, Dr. Yinsheng Wan, professor of biology, started cooking regularly for clients at Mary House, a Smith Hill soup kitchen that serves weekly meals. Originally, his family of four helped him make these meals, but when his two children got older and busier, Wan recruited his student lab workers to help. Continue reading »

In the kitchen with Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78 & ’82G
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In the kitchen with Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78 & ’82G

Providence has its share of high-end restaurants, but a meal at Dominic House may be the hottest ticket in town. Donors have been known to spend $20,000 for a chance to dine with College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 — especially when College Executive Vice President and Treasurer Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78 & ’82G is doing the cooking. Here’s why PC’s Dominican chef extraordinaire has earned a reputation as “the best one-man show in the state.” Continue reading »

Lifting a teammate: Friar skaters eager for return of cancer-stricken Drew Brown ’15
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Lifting a teammate: Friar skaters eager for return of cancer-stricken Drew Brown ’15

The initial feelings of shock and gloom in the dorm room were overpowered by a fraternal feeling of resolve the night in April when Providence College men’s ice hockey forward Drew Brown ’15 (Grass Lake, Mich.) told the team he was leaving campus to battle a serious health issue. “Brownie, you’re going to get through … Continue reading »

City of Boston’s CFO on the fast track
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City of Boston’s CFO on the fast track

David A. Sweeney ’05 was appointed chief financial officer for the City of Boston, Mass., by first-term Mayor Marty Walsh in April, continuing a series of impressive career advancements. Sweeney previously served as CFO of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission for three years. Before that, he worked as the budget director for the Massachusetts House … Continue reading »