Navigate Up
Sign In
Pin it

First Walsh Fellows pursue chemistry, biology research thanks to bequest

Four biology or chemistry majors are the first Providence College undergraduates to receive grants from a fellowship research fund created by a bequest from Robert H. Walsh ’39 & ’66Hon.


Four Providence College students are conducting scientific research with biology or chemistry faculty this summer, thanks to a new grant program established by a bequest from a generous alumnus. 

The Walsh Student Research Fellowships were created by Robert H. Walsh ’39 & ’66Hon., one of the College’s leading donors, who died in 2011. Mr. Walsh, who majored in business and chemistry and worked at the DuPont Chemical Corp. for 40 years, was a Platinum Torchbearer for gifts of $1 million and above in PC’s 1917 Society. His bequest established the Robert H. Walsh Scholarship Fund and the Robert H. Walsh ’39 Academic Fund. 

“Any way we can get more students into the research lab, we’re very excited about, and will always be grateful to Mr. Walsh,” said Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, who chairs the Walsh Academic Fund committee. 



Read more about Walsh Fellowships.
Father Smith Fellowships   Common Reading Book   Dr. Fred Drogula, Accinno teaching award winner
Father Smith Fellows to spend the summer abroad in study and service   Outliers chosen as Common Reading Program book
  For Accinno Teaching Award recipient, the journey matters most

Eleven Providence College students awarded Father Philip A. Smith, O.P. Fellowships for Study and Service Abroad will enjoy an all-expenses-paid summer of study and service in South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and the Philippines. More


Students in the Class of 2018 and transfer students will read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, during the summer, and discuss it in August when they return to campus for orientation. An essay contest and online discussion will be featured as well. More


  Medieval beer brewing and ancient warfare are just some of the things you'll learn from Accinno Award winner Dr. Fred Drogula — in a Development of Western Civilization seminar, in Greek and Latin classes, and in history courses focused on Greece and Rome. More


PC News More

Starting with Service
Nearly 200 students start their freshman year with service around Providence through Urban Action, FaithWorks.

Arts & Sciences Scholars
Four faculty members in different disciplines are awarded summer research grants.

Professionalism Personified
Mary R. Politelli’s caring disposition permeated the School of Business and the College.

Friar Foundations
25 members of the Class of 2018 spent 5 weeks on campus this summer, earning credits while learning about college life.

Friars on Tires
PC’s Cycling Team finished in the top half of its conference in its first year.

Russia Bound
Dr. Nuria Alonso García will spend a sabbatical year in Saint Petersburg, Russia, thanks to a Fulbright Award.

Living Laboratory
Biology students can observe nature at work at a bio-retention garden featuring native plants.

Waste Not
Friar Food Rescue, which delivers excess food from PC dining halls to the hungry, expands and evolves.


PC in the News

Stories from elsewhere on the Internet about Providence College, our students, staff, and alumni.


Read the current issue of
Providence College Magazine online.


Editorial Services,
Marketing & Communications

Harkins Hall, Room 404


Liz Kay, Assistant Director


Charles Joyce, Director