Providence College Podcast

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Summary

Providence College awarded degrees to the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence.

The commencement ceremony capped a series of weekend events, and we are pleased today to present some of the highlights.

1:00 We begin at Saturday’s Academic Awards Ceremony, where Professor Ted Andrews provided greetings from the faculty. A 2001 PC graduate, Professor Andrews is an associate professor in the Department of History and Classics. He was recently announced as the 2019 winner of the Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award, an honor accorded each year to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth.

11:07 Professor Andrews was followed by graduating senior Paul Lafond, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Earning the highest academic rank in the Class of 2019, Paul achieved a perfect 4.0, majoring in quantitative economics and minoring in math. This coming fall, he will enroll in a master’s degree program at the University of Chicago. Here are the words he shared with his classmates.

17:37 Later on Saturday, members of the graduating class and their families gathered in the Begley Field House at Peterson Recreation Center for the annual Commencement Mass. Joined by several Dominican concelebrants, College President Father Brian Shanley served as the principal celebrant and homilist.

31:37 Sunday’s commencement ceremony, PC’s 101st, was – as usual – a festive and memorable occasion. Speakers included Class President Caroline Cook, a marketing major from Hingham, Massachusetts. She addressed the audience on behalf of the Class of 2019.

32:27 Mark McGwin, a member of the Providence College Class of 1981 who serves as president of the Providence College National Alumni Association, welcomed the new graduates to the alumni family – comprising some 56,000 women and men living around the country and around the world.

38:15 The ceremony built to the climactic commencement address, presented this year by business leader and philanthropist Steve Pemberton. Mr. Pemberton, whose personal story is remarkable and inspiring, also received an honorary degree earlier in the ceremony. We begin with Father Shanley’s introduction, followed by the commencement address.

Show Notes

Providence College awarded degrees to the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence. The commencement ceremony capped a series of weekend events, and we are pleased today to present some of the highlights. 1:00 We begin at Saturday’s Academic Awards Ceremony, where Professor Ted Andrews provided greetings from the faculty. A 2001 PC graduate, Professor Andrews is an associate professor in the Department of History and Classics. He was recently announced as the 2019 winner of the Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award, an honor accorded each year to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students’ academic and personal growth. 11:07 Professor Andrews was followed by graduating senior Paul Lafond, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Earning the highest academic rank in the Class of 2019, Paul achieved a perfect 4.0, majoring in quantitative economics and minoring in math. This coming fall, he will enroll in a master’s degree program at the University of Chicago. Here are the words he shared with his classmates. 17:37 Later on Saturday, members of the graduating class and their families gathered in the Begley Field House at Peterson Recreation Center for the annual Commencement Mass. Joined by several Dominican concelebrants, College President Father Brian Shanley served as the principal celebrant and homilist. 31:37 Sunday’s commencement ceremony, PC’s 101st, was – as usual – a festive and memorable occasion. Speakers included Class President Caroline Cook, a marketing major from Hingham, Massachusetts. She addressed the audience on behalf of the Class of 2019. 32:27 Mark McGwin, a member of the Providence College Class of 1981 who serves as president of the Providence College National Alumni Association, welcomed the new graduates to the alumni family – comprising some 56,000 women and men living around the country and around the world. 38:15 The ceremony built to the climactic commencement address, presented this year by business leader and philanthropist Steve Pemberton. Mr. Pemberton, whose personal story is remarkable and inspiring, also received an honorary degree earlier in the ceremony. We begin with Father Shanley’s introduction, followed by the commencement address.

What is Providence College Podcast?

The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!