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Class of 2013:  Lives of Meaning
and Purpose

sears.jpgSears ’13, ‘Leader of Leaders,’ will Join Teach for America

Horton Sears ’13 will spend the next two years teaching mathematics to middle-school students in Boston with the hope of inspiring them the way mentors once encouraged him.

Sears (Newark, N.J.) compiled an impressive resumé at Providence College.
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moloy.jpgLynch ’13, Moloy ’13 Solidify Deep Friar Roots as Roommates

Though not pressured to join the “family ranks” and enroll at Providence College as freshmen, Danica M. Lynch ’13 (Westerly, R.I.) and Julie A. Moloy ’13 (Westwood, Mass.) immediately discovered their “home” at PC — and an abiding friendship with it.
Randomly assigned as roommates their first year, Lynch and Moloy developed many of the same interests. They held work-study positions in the Office of Institutional Advancement, joined the Student Alumni Association, and served on the Fund-Raising Committee of the Senior Giving Campaign.
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wendel.jpgAnnie Wendel ’13 Awarded Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Nepal

Come to Providence College and see the world — that’s what Annie Wendel ’13 did.
Wendel (Ridgefield, Conn.) spent eight weeks during the summer of 2011 working in social justice ministries in Australia and teaching at a boarding school in the Solomon Islands. During the spring semester in 2012, she studied in South Africa while teaching seventh-graders and visiting Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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slattery.jpgJoseph Slattery ’13 Honored for Academic Success, Work with Habitat for Humanity

A lab coat and a hammer. Both could be symbols for the four years Joseph Slattery ’13 (Mount Airy, Md.) spent at Providence College. 
Slattery, who will attend the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the fall, will graduate magna cum laude with a degree in biology. At PC, he was chosen to receive the Stephen J. Ryan, M.D. ’30 Distinguished Student Award, given to a senior accepted to medical school who possesses “the characteristics of integrity, compassion, and personality that would make the ideal physician."
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fitzgerald.jpgFitzgerald ’13 Battles Bottled Water

Sarah Fitzgerald ’13 (Lewisville, Texas) doesn’t take water for granted.
As a Providence College freshman, she was inspired by a documentary she watched during World Water Week about Bolivian people rising up against a corporation that controlled the public’s access to drinking water.
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brennan.jpgBrennan Discovers, Nurtures Love of Research at PC

Christopher Brennan ’13 (Litchfield, N.H.) thought he wanted to spend his college years chasing waves on the West Coast. But he found a home — and a love of research — in Providence College’s biology labs.
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forster.jpgForster ’13 Discerns a Call to Become a Religious Sister
Beatriz Forster ’13— who loves history, writing, and expressing her opinions — arrived at Providence College with many expectations.
Graduating a year early to join a religious order wasn’t among them.
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ciorlano.jpgCiorlano ’13SCE Realizes Life Dream with ‘Cheerleader’s’ Guidance

The train trips from Providence to New Jersey were well worth it for Lorraine J. Ciorlano ’13SCE.

So was plowing through 300-page books in a week while working full time and taking classes.
The periodic feelings of uncertainty, doubt, and fatigue? Heck, those are in the rear-review mirror.
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holterman.jpgWorld-traveler Nathan Holterman ’13 Finds Academic Success and His Own Company

 Nathan Holterman ’13 (Peoria, Ill.) remembers the first time he saw Providence College.

He was a senior at Fenwick High School, the Dominican high school in Oak Park, Ill. It was April 25, 2009, six days before the deadline for selecting a college for the fall, and he still hadn’t made his choice. He arrived in Providence to cold rain, gray skies, and 40-degree weather, not expecting much.
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duron.jpgHonduran Represents Ideal

Marisela Aviles Duron ’13 (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) decided to come to Providence College based on limited information — emails with her future women’s tennis coach and what she saw on the College web site. She hasn’t regretted the decision.

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szot.jpgAcademic Excellence, Giving Spirit Define Valedictorian’s Past, Present, and Future

Many college students may want to become a doctor, but Margaret “Maggie” Szot ’13 (Keene, N.H.) did more than most to prepare for a career in medicine.
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Commencement 2013 in Review

Commencement Speaker Encourages Graduates to
"Prepare for Spiritual Adventure"

frbarron.jpgRev. Robert Barron, an acclaimed author and theologian, reminded Providence College’s graduating Class of 2013 that the Holy Spirit is working in them and has prepared them for a life they did not dream was possible.
Father Barron, rector/president of Mundelein Seminary University of St. Mary of the Lake in Illinois, delivered the Commencement Address titled “The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit — And The Search for Joy” at Providence College’s Ninety-Fifth Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Read More


Academic Awards Ceremony


Commencement Mass


Commencement Exercises


The Class of 2013 

Catholic and Dominican

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