March 02, 2017

Providence College celebrates Charter Day

On Feb. 14, 1917. the governor of Rhode Island signed a bill granting the charter to establish Providence College. To mark this anniversary in 2017, the College community celebrated with a Mass and reception on campus, where items were collected for a time capsule. College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 and other representatives from the College then went to the Rhode Island State House, where Gov. Gina Raimondo, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed ’81 and other state officials recognized PC for its contributions to the community.

Learn more about the founding of Providence College.

Charter Day celebrations

Centennial celebrations

Centennial Year in Review

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

Come into the Garden, Maud?

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

Centennial Exhibit installed in Harkins Hall rotunda

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

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

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

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

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

New Student Family Weekend photo gallery

Harkins Hall Cake

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

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses the qualities of presidential leadership

SCE changing lives for 100 years and counting  

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

‘The Promise of Providence’

Academic Convocation Day highlights

Father Shanley’s Centennial Opening Homily

Rev. Dennis Albert Casey, O.P. (1877-1940)

Rev. William Dominic Noon, O.P.

Rev. Lorenzo Cornelius McCarthy, O.P.

Rev. John Jordan Dillon, O.P. ’26

Rev. Frederick Clement Foley, O.P. ’29

Rev. Vincent Cyril Dore, O.P. ’23

Rev. Robert Joseph Slavin, O.P.

Rev. William Paul Haas, O.P. ’48

Very Rev. Thomas Reginald Peterson, O.P. ’51 & ’85Hon.

Rev. John Fabian Cunningham, O.P. ’50

Rev. Philip A. Smith, O.P. ’63

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Maureen Corcoran ’79 and her family story

Providence College: From the Beginning

A Brief History of Providence College

The Founding of Providence College

The Roots of the Dominican Teaching Apostolates

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 

Mark your calendar for centennial celebrations

Leonard to present film on PC story

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