Celebrating the Providence College Centennial

Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. '80Throughout a century characterized by monumental change, Providence College has remained consistently true to its founding ideals. That unshakable commitment to rigorous education in the Dominican tradition, to welcoming and supporting all who are part of our community, and to serving the needs of others provides the foundation for all we celebrate at our Centennial.

This is also an occasion to look ahead with great anticipation, as we carry forward the original vision of Bishop Harkins and so many others in the contemporary context. God has blessed us abundantly, and we can all take pride in being part of an institution that is poised for a second century of even greater distinction, accomplishment, and impact.

The Providence College centennial will be a wonderful celebration, marked by numerous events and commemorations, and I look forward to sharing in those occasions with our College community.

May God bless you,

Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80
College President

Centennial celebrations

Centennial Year in Review

Centennial Exhibit installed in Harkins Hall rotunda

Providence College celebrates Charter Day

Rev. James Martin, S.J. discusses the dual natures of Jesus

Cardinal Dolan praises John Paul II’s role in advancing Catholic-Jewish relations

New Student Family Weekend photo gallery

Harkins Hall Cake

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses the qualities of presidential leadership

The Celebration of the Century, captured on social media

Friar 5K social media

The Harkins Hall cake

Master storyteller Mike Leonard ’70 creates a centennial film about Providence College

Academic Convocation Day on social media

Academic Convocation 2016 photos

Academic Convocation Day highlights

Father Shanley’s Centennial Opening Homily

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Centennial stories

Providence College: a story of love, compassion, humor, and history

Come into the Garden, Maud?

Rev. Edward P. Doyle, O.P. ’34, Dominican liberator

Dribbling to the Garden

LEGACY IN FRIARTOWN: Bryan Donovan ’20 and Drew Ford ’20 share their unique perspective on the 1986-87 Friars  

The Blizzard of 1978

The legacy of athletic trainer Mal Brown ’33

Remembering the Aquinas fire

Vatican conference, Urbano’s resolve lead to Jewish-Catholic series 

College’s ROTC develops character, leaders dedicated to serving nation   

The Veridames: ‘The Ladies of Truth at Providence College’ 

SCE changing lives for 100 years and counting  

Master storyteller Mike Leonard ’70 creates a centennial film about Providence College

Maureen Corcoran ’79 and her family story

The Establishment and Naming of Providence College

Brother Damian Marie finds his calling at Providence College

The Origin of Providence College

The presidency of Rev. William Paul Haas, O.P. ’48

War Memorial Grotto served as a core of the College 

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