Press Releases

The Office of Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations welcomes your interest in news about Providence College. Posted on this page are current news releases about important College events, activities, and achievements.

Author David McCullough Chosen as Commencement Speaker For Providence College

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of John Adams and The Wright Brothers; Five Others to Receive Honorary Degrees Sunday, May 20 – 11:00 […]

Providence College Student Chosen as Newman Civic Fellow

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2018 Katherine Martinez ’20, Honored by Campus Compact of Southern New England Providence, R.I. – […]

Providence College MBA Program Makes Significant Move Upward on US News and World Report’s List of Top Graduate Schools

For Immediate Release: March 20, 2018 Only Graduate School Ranked in RI March 20, 2018–U.S. News & World Report, the […]

Providence College Faculty Senate Passes Resolution in Support for Diversity and Inclusion

For Immediate Release: March 12, 2016 Providence, R.I. – The Providence College Faculty Senate passed the following resolution at their […]

Providence College Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

February 21, 2018 – Today, the Peace Corps announced that Providence College (PC) ranked No. 16 among small schools on the agency's 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 11 Friars currently volunteering worldwide.

Carly Fiorina Will Speak at Providence College

Dec. 4, 2017, Providence, RI – Carly Fiorina, a 2016 Republican Presidential candidate and the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), will give a talk at Providence College on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Her lecture will serve as this academic year’s Fiondella Lecture and as the annual Providence College School of Business Dean’s Symposium presentation.

Providence College Ranked 10th in the US for Semester-Long Study Abroad

Nov. 16, 2017, Providence, RI – Providence College (PC) was recently ranked 10th in the United States for semester-long study abroad in the category of Master's Colleges and Universities. The designation was released in the annual "Open Doors" report conducted by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and covers the 2015-16 academic year, the latest year reported.

Providence College Professor Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Providence, R.I. – September 20, 2017 – Providence College today announced that Dr. Jonathan Richardson, assistant professor of biology, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $125,310. With this grant, Richardson and an undergraduate student will spend time studying urban ecology and landscape genetics in rats.

Providence College Completes Most Successful Comprehensive Campaign in its History

Providence, R.I. – September 18, 2017 – Providence College (PC) today announced the completion of the most successful fund-raising campaign in the College's 100-year history. Our Moment: The Next Century Campaign for Providence College, concluded this past weekend with a celebration on the PC campus that included trustees, students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, and friends. At the main event on Saturday evening, the College announced it has raised $185 million, over 30% more than the campaign’s original goal of $140 million when it was launched publicly in October 2014.

A Message from Fr. Shanley to the Members of the Providence College Community

Dear Members of the Providence College Community: Today, President Trump announced that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  The President is calling on Congress to enact a legislative solution before the DACA program expires on March 5, 2018.  No action against anyone currently protected by the program is expected before then.

Providence College Awarded the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.’s Jean Dreyfus Lectureship Award

Providence, R.I. – August 4, 2017 – Providence College today announced that the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, under the leadership of Dr. Seann Mulcahy and Dr. Kathleen Cornely, has received The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.'s Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions award for 2017. PC is the first college in Rhode Island to receive this distinguished award.​

Providence College Begins Marketing of New License Plates

Providence, R.I. – July 13, 2017 – Providence College announced today that PC students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and friends of the College who live in Rhode Island, can now apply for their own PC license plates.​

Providence College Awards Construction Management Contract for First Phase of Ruane Friar Development Center to Dimeo Construction Company

​Providence, R.I. – June 15​, 2017 - ​Providence College Awards Construction Management Contract for First Phase of Ruane Friar Development Center to Dimeo Construction Company​

PC Awarded Federal Grant for Suicide Prevention

Providence, R.I. – June 8​, 2017 - ​Providence College Awarded Federal Grant for Suicide Prevention

PC Awarded NCAA Grant for Alcohol Education

Providence, R.I. – June 7​, 2017 - ​Providence College Awarded NCAA Grant for Alcohol Education

Providence College Partners with Providence CityArts

Providence, RI – The Community Lens course at Providence College will be organizing a photography exhibition entitled commYOUnity: Everyone’s a […]

Providence College Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

April 5, 2017 – Providence, RI – Providence College (PC) alum and internationally known writer Roy Peter Clark ’70, will […]

Providence College Announces $100,000 Gift to Diocesan Catholic Schools

The College’s gift will be paired with a service component which will coordinate PC student, faculty and staff volunteer efforts […]

Providence College Announces New Endowed Chair in Economics

Providence, R.I. – Providence College today announced the creation of a new endowed chair in economics that will be funded […]

PC Announces Centennial Events for Spring

Providence, R.I. – Jan. 26​, 2017 - A series of spring semester events will commemorate the year long celebration of Providence College's centennial, beginning in mid-January.

SCE Scholarship Gift Announced

Providence, R.I. – Jan. 9, 2017 - Providence College (PC) today announced that its School of Continui​ng Education (SCE) has received a gift to support a new scholarship fund d​​esignated for veterans of military service who attend SCE.​

Providence College Receives Prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Program Grant

Providence, RI - Providence College (PC) today announced that it has been chosen to receive its first major grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program at the Henry Luce Foundation. The program is the largest source of private funding for women studying science, mathematics and engineering.

“Truth in the Liberal Arts” Honors Symposium

Providence, RI - Noted historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will kick off the Providence College Liberal Arts Honors Symposium, to be held the weekend of October 21 and 22 at the College.

Providence College to Host Millennial Alumni Authors

Providence, R.I. - Providence College (PC) is scheduled to host their second Veritas and Values program- “Published & Proud: Millennial Alumni Authors and their stories,” on October 17, 2016 at 6:30p.m. The panel discussion will take place in the Ruane Center for the Humanities.​