Providence College Commencement 2014
Class of 2014 Profile
Total number of degrees awarded:
Undergraduate day school: (including Dec. 2013 graduates) 962
Graduate degrees: (including Dec. 2013 graduates) 221
School of Continuing Education: (including Dec. 2013 graduates) 69
Undergraduate degrees awarded with Honors:
Summa Cum Laude: 44
Magna Cum Laude: 97
Cum Laude: 86
Five most popular undergraduate day school majors (in order):
Graduating seniors who spent time studying abroad: 259
Graduating seniors who participated in internships: 74%
Graduating seniors who engaged in student government and leadership positions: 399
(This includes: Orientation Staff-34, Club/Organization Officers-218, Representatives for College Standing Committees-33, Admission Ambassadors-42, Academic Tutors-31, Athletics-17, and Residence Life-24)
Graduating seniors in the Liberal Arts Honors Program: 110
Graduates named to honor societies:
Top Honors: Ekaterina Protsenko ’14 (Newington, Conn.) and Laura Wells ’14 (Poughquag, N.Y.) have attained “Highest Academic Rank” in the Class of 2014. Protsenko is a double major in biology and psychology; Wells is a double major in mathematics and humanities.
Legacy Students: There are 82 students in the Class of 2014 who share a PC legacy with at least one parent; 24 of these students have both parents as PC alums.
ROTC: Three students will be commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army through the College’s Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) during Commencement Weekend 2014.
Job Outlook: Employers anticipate hiring just 8.6 percent more new college graduates in 2014 than they did in 2013. (Per the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2014 Spring Update)
Employers: 25% of the Class of 2014 is already employed. The list of employers who have successfully recruited this year’s Providence College graduates is impressive. They include: ADP, Inc., Aflac, Amica Insurance, Apple, Bain Capital, Bloomberg LP, Boston Children’s Hospital, Butler Hospital, Care New England, Citi Bank NYC, Covidien, Deloitte and Touche, Disney, Edward Jones, EMC Corporation, Ernst and Young, ESPN, Fidelity Investments, Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Genzyme, Gilbane Construction Company, Hewlett Packard, IBM, ING Financial Partners, KPMG, Liberty Mutual, Mass General Hospital, Merril Lynch, MetLife, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Nestle USA, Oracle, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Putnam Investments, Raytheon, RBS Citizens Bank, Suffolk County District Attorney Office, Travelers Insurance, Textron, U.S. Trust, and Viacom. Not-for-profit employers: Americorps, City Year, National Institute of Health, Teach for America.
Health Sciences: There are 15 students in the Class of 2014 who have been accepted for post-graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, optometry, and physician assistant’s programs. Among some of the schools are Boston University Goldman School of Dentistry, Boston University Masters in Biomedical Sciences, Drexel University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Accelerated BSN, Georgetown University Post-baccalaureate Premedical Program, Johnson & Wales University PA Program, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Pace University, Simmons Direct Entry Nursing Program, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England College of Pharmacy, University of St. Joseph College of Pharmacy, and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Graduate School: 16% of the Class of 2014 will continue post graduate studies in business, law, research, and a host of other professional and academic fields at colleges and universities throughout the world including: Warren Alpert Medicine School, Columbia University, Cornell University, Emerson College, Fordham University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount, Marquette University, Merrimack College, Northwestern University, Pontifical North American College, Rutgers University, Tufts University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, Villanova University, and Yale University.