April 19, 2017

Black and White Buzz, Spring 2017

Matt Paiva ’15

Giving never tasted so good! At A Night in Black & White in April 2016, Matthew Pavia ’15 bid $2,000 for the right to create a sandwich to be sold for a year in the Alumni Hall Food Court. The Pavia, which debuted in September, is a breaded chicken sandwich on a ciabatta roll with buffalo sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, and lettuce. Pavia’s donation benefitted the Angel Fund, which helps students with unexpected financial need. He is an associate at Bain Capital in Boston.

College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, with Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon., and the “Friar Crush Every Day” shirt.

Rap artist Drake created a social media stir in November when he appeared at a Toronto Raptors’ NBA game with a T-shirt idolizing Friar basketball great and ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. The shirt with her image proclaimed her as his “Woman Crush Every Day,” and Drake even invited Burke to dinner.


In response, the College created T-shirts with Burke’s image and describing Drake as the “Friar Crush Everyday.” The shirts were given away at Burke’s talk on Alumni & Family Weekend in February. Here, she joins College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80.

The 2016-17 Friars’ men’s basketball team enjoyed a lineage dating back to the program’s last NCAA Final Four appearance in 1987. The sons of Billy Donovan ’87 and Ryan Ford ’89 held positions with the Friars — Bryan Donovan ’20 as a guard and Drew Ford ’20 as a manager. And, in this Friar-crazed place, it’s no surprise their mothers are alums as well — Christine D’Auria Donovan ’86 and Pamela Ford ’90.


We invite you to meet an addition to the Department of Athletics’ mascot staff — Huxley, named after the avenue that split the campus for decades and so dubbed after a fan vote on Twitter. Huxley joins Friar Dom at athletics contests and other campus events and first appeared at PC’s men’s basketball game against St. John’s on Jan. 25. Huxley revives the Dalmatian mascot tradition that waned
for a few years but which dates to 1935.

The CASE Award insignia on the inside front cover recognizes Providence College Magazine as a Bronze Award recipient in the District 1 Excellence Awards Competition of CASE — the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. The winning Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 issues were judged on design, photography, writing, and overall magazine. District 1 encompasses colleges and universities in New England and northeast Canada.

More from the Spring 2017 Magazine

Standing for Justice: Emily A. Benfer ’99

Living through History: Michael P. Sullivan ’88

Dr. Roy Peter Clark ’70: What a Difference a Half Century Makes

Smooth Sailing

PC in Hollywood

Six Friar greats honored as ‘Legends Forever’

Scholar Power: Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy

Business School of the Future

Men’s basketball, hockey storm into NCAAs again

The Last Word: This Glorious Place

Helping gentlemen reach their potential: Kenneth Chabert ’10

PC Centennial News

Team spirit at Connecticut high school

News from regional alumni clubs

Three cheers for PC alumni

Canavans’ gift expands sports medicine options for student-athletes

Former student honors Dr. McCaffrey with fund

Lecture series encourages students to consider science careers

PC News Spring 2017

Retired Col. Noel Doyle ’58, wife create scholarship fund for SCE student-veterans

Friartown All the Way

Class Notes: Spring 2017

Around Friartown

Spring 2017 Issue

Friar Explorations journeying to Italy in October

In Memoriam: Paul J. Austin ’63; Mal Brown Award recipient mentored young alumni

In Memoriam: Douglas J. Sullivan ’74; Black Alumni Committee leader, former NAA Council member

In Memoriam: Richard A. Ernst ’61; played two sports, coached at PC

In Memoriam: Rev. Adrian G. Dabash, O.P. ’62 & ’63G; retired art professor, former chaplain

In Memoriam: Rev. Norman F. Haddad, O.P. ’54 & ’01Hon.; served as PC trustee, prior provinicial

Jackson ’09G establishes scholarship fund in memory of Dr. McCaffrey

In Memoriam: Gordon H. Holmes ’61; his shot put PC basketball ‘on the map’

In Memoriam: Deaths, Spring 2017

Liberal arts ethos strengthens National Board of Overseers’ resolve

Sail away with the Spring 2017 issue

Students face ethical dilemmas in first PC business case competition

Rev. John S. Peterson, O.P. ’57 embodied PC, Dominican Order

Clare Boothe Luce scholarships to enhance opportunities for women in STEM disciplines

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