When Dr. Laurie R. Santos ’21Hon. spoke to the Class of 2021 at their May commencement, she emphasized the importance and power of gratitude. She told our graduates that during the toughest times and darkest moments, gratitude is there for you, if you remember to look for it.
Gratitude is a gentle and wonderful reminder of the presence of God in our lives. Through our faith, we can find joy amidst suffering and light when we’re in darkness. What better gift is there?
After the year that we’ve had, Dr. Santos’ message resonates with me more than ever, and I am filled with gratitude. For our students and their perseverance. For our faculty and staff and their commitment to our community. And gratitude for you – our Providence College donors. You are the face of God’s goodness and the impact of your support during this past year is beyond measure.
Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., Ph. D. ’78 & ’82G
I support Providence College because the school and the community it has fostered have granted me some of the most memorable experiences of my life, both as a student and as a member of the women’s volleyball team. PC helped kickstart my engineering career at Lockheed Martin through knowledgeable math and computer science professors paired with research opportunities to enhance my education. As an athlete, I am so grateful for the relationships I have made within the athletic department that I will hold forever, in addition to the life lessons I’ve gained from playing a sport at an elite level. Supporting the school is something I can do now as an alumna to give back to a school that was a bright light in my life for four years.Michelle Cherie Tan Cruz ’17
Providence College has become “home” to our family. As parents of five children, we have had experiences with many schools. And our connection to the special and welcoming nature of PC was immediate. Every time we step on campus, we feel the love and support of the Friar community. Our son, Matthew ’18, discovered finance at PC and now works in Boston. He still lives with the same friends he met at PC. And our daughter, Lindsay ’22 has found her passion here. We have seen her grow into a confident young woman, even during a pandemic. PC is place you can thrive and become the best version of yourself. We give because we want every student to have that opportunity.Alaina M. Barletta ’18P, ’22P and Christopher V. Barletta ’18P, ’22P
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