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Kathleen Baer ‘79
Assistant Vice President for Engagement
(401) 865-2344

Deirdre Driscoll-Lemoine ‘98G
Director, College Events
(401) 865-2344

Cristina DeSilva ‘07G
Assistant Director, College Events
(401) 865-2829

Megan Rozzero
Assistant Director, Development Events
(401) 865-2804

Melissa Mangione
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-2995

Tara Baxter
Event Production Coordinator
(401) 865-1948

For Media Inquiries Contact

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413


Commencement 2015

Darlene Love to present Commencement Address

love,-darlene_web.jpgDarlene Love
, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who began her career as a backup singer in the 1960s and found rebirth as a star in her own right decades later, will present the Commencement Address at Providence College’s Ninety-Seventh Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 17.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence.

Love is one of five honorary degree recipients. The others are Dr. Henry C. Foley ’77, executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Missouri System; Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., a Dominican priest credited with coining the term “liberation theology” to describe how Christians should respond to governments and social systems that oppress the poor; Jane Lunin Perel, a poet who is professor emerita of English and women’s studies at PC and co-founder of its Women’s Studies Program; and Kevin C. Phelan ’66, a Boston businessman, community leader, and long-time PC trustee. 

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