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2016 – 2017 Press Release Archive

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.

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.​

Providence College Breaks Ground for Ruane Friar Development Center

Providence, R.I. – Providence College (PC) broke ground today for the Ruane Friar Development Center, a new, multi-purpose facility attached to Alumni Hall. The first phase will include a basketball practice facility and space for associated Department of Athletics activities. The two-story facility will enhance significantly Friar athletics, student services, and College community life.

Ruane Friar Development Center Groundbreaking

Providence, R.I. – Providence College (PC) will break ground for the Ruane Friar Development Center on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at noon. The ceremony willl take place in front of Alumni Hall at the northwest edge of the College’s campus.

Providence College Ranked #1 in U.S. News and World Report’s “Regional University – North” Category for 2017

Providence, R.I. - Providence College (PC) is ranked number one in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 “Best Colleges – Regional Universities – North” category. The rankings were released earlier today. PC ranked second in the category last year.

Facebook Video Breaks School Viewership Record

Providence, R.I. – Providence College posted a “Welcome Class of 2020” social media video yesterday that has gone viral and broken the College’s social media records.

Providence College Students Give Back Before They Even Get Here

Incoming PC freshmen start semester with three days of community service Providence, R.I. – Members of Providence College’s Class of […]

Providence College Turns 100: Be a Part of the Centennial Celebration

Providence, R.I. - When the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year begins later this month, Providence College will mark the 100th anniversary of its founding. To celebrate this historic milestone, the College will host events honoring its century of academic excellence and meaningful service in the Catholic and Dominican tradition.​