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Marybeth Boller ’86 followed her dream of becoming an elite executive chef
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Marybeth Boller ’86 followed her dream of becoming an elite executive chef

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

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 »

Thomas Fascia ’03 named National Big Brother of the Year
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Thomas Fascia ’03 named National Big Brother of the Year

Thomas J. Fascia ’03 has a knack for making others feel good. Even cranky, sleep-deprived 6-year-olds. It was 2006 when Fascia, a fledgling “Big Brother” with a northern New Jersey chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, met his “Little Brother,” Amir, for the first time. The young boy desperately needed a nap and … 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 »