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Fall 2016

Circa Date

Welcome to the Friars Alumni Centennial Exhibition celebrating the anniversary of the Providence College Centennial. The clarion call was made for all alumni willing to offer their personal College memorabilia for a Centennial Exhibition showcasing their time with the College.

The response was overwhelming. For weeks a steady stream of packages kept arriving to Harkins Hall from all parts of the country. One alumnus even came, personally, from out of state to deliver their treasured mementos and there were anonymous donations as well. The earliest items on display were offered by families of those alumni who had passed away in their memory.

The College is very grateful for this tremendous response by its Alumni. We hope you enjoy the exhibit!

Throughout a century characterized by monumental change, Providence College has remained consistently true to its founding ideals. That unshakable commitment to rigorous education in the Dominican tradition, to welcoming and supporting all who are part of our community, and to serving the needs of others provides the foundation for all we celebrate at our Centennial.

This is also an occasion to look ahead with great anticipation, as we carry forward the original vision of Bishop Harkins and so many others in the contemporary context. God has blessed us abundantly, and we can all take pride in being part of an institution that is poised for a second century of even greater distinction, accomplishment, and impact.

The Providence College centennial will be a wonderful celebration, marked by numerous events and commemorations, and I look forward to sharing in those occasions with our College community.

May God bless you, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80. College President