Navigate Up
Sign In

​Hometown News Program

Recognizing Students


Providence College's Hometown News program publicizes students' achievements, honors, and activities to the daily and weekly newspapers in students' hometowns. Faculty and staff achievements also are published in appropriate local newspapers.

Pictured left: Providence College's Urban Action 2013.






Sending Releases


For individuals who are recognized for specific achievements, our office writes and sends releases manually to hometown papers. When more than 10 students have been honored for the same achievement or participate in a community service project, we use a news distribution service. 

The service sends our releases to the daily and weekly newspapers located closest to each student's zip code. This process is not an exact "science" so if there is an error in which paper has been selected for a student, please let us know.   

                                                                                  Pictured below: Providence College's Commencement 2013

Examples of Hometown News recognition are:

  • Urban Action
  • Dean's List honors
  • Faculty grant awards
  • Academic awards 
  • Habitat for Humanity participation
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Honor Society induction
  • Staff Service Recognition awards
  • Commencement

Due to the time it takes to prepare releases, the large volumes of releases the distribution service receives, and the discretion of the newspaper, there may be a significant time span between the news release date and its publication.

If you have any questions regarding hometown news releases, please contact Chrissy Centazzo, Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations Specialist, at 401-865-2413 or  
Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity