From beanies on our heads to rings on our fingers, from intramural competitions to Civ screams, from the foundation of the BIG EAST Conference to the Last Chance Mass — take a look at the customs and practices that have united Friars for almost a century.
Rev. Thomas Declan McGonigle, O.P., a retired professor and administrator who served Providence College for nearly 20 years, died on Aug. 4, 2015, in Chicago, Ill. He was 74.
The Centennial Planning Committee asks colleagues and alumni for help in collecting College memorabilia that could be used in centennial displays in 2016 and 2017. The committee seeks loans or donations of documents and memorabilia such as photographs, letters, sports items, and apparel — items that help tell the unique story of PC.
In June, 12 faculty members and administrators will retire after decades of service to Providence College.
Together, they spent approximately 440 years teaching, conducting research, and guiding thousands of students.
It’s known as the “Last Chance Mass.” Celebrated on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. in St. Dominic Chapel, it’s the final Mass of the weekend, and the best attended.
There’s a special feeling at the Last Chance Mass, which for students marks the end of one busy week and the pause before another.
Three tournament wins brought the Friars to the national championship game, a place they had only been once before — 30 years ago — to play long-time rival Boston University.
Jane Lunin Perel arrived at Providence College to teach English and creative writing in 1971, the same year that the College enrolled its first four-year class of women. She had just completed a master of fine arts degree in creative writing in poetry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Liberia: Jermoh Kamara ’15 Jermoh Kamara ’15 (Worcester, Mass.), who lived in Liberia until she was 9, is a health policy and management major with a community health minor. In four years at PC, she’s worked as a resident assistant, studied abroad in India, undertaken sanitation projects in Ghana, and founded the Motherland Dance Group …
The original Friar Boy, PC’s first athletics mascot, shown here with football players in 1935, was a gift of the Friars Club. The black-and-white Dalmatian had special meaning for Dominicans, whose name playfully translates to Domini canis, watchdogs of the Lord.
Robert Murphy ’10 (Brother Athanasius Murphy, O.P. ’10) and Robert Sica ’10 (Brother John Sica, O.P. ’10) were high school classmates who became Providence College roommates.
The Providence College School of Business will have a state-of-the-art home thanks to a $5 million gift from Arthur F. Ryan ’63 & ’90Hon. and his wife, Patricia.