November 07, 2017
Our Moment: Milestones
In between the public launch of
Our Moment in October 2014 and its close in September 2017, the College celebrated scores of events and initiatives supported by the generosity of benefactors. Here are several highlights.
Arthur P. Ryan ’63, ’90Hon., & ’89P rings the bell to symbolically mark the opening of the Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies, the home of the PC School of Business, at the dedication in April 2017. With him are, from left, John F. Killian ’77, Board of Trustees chair; PCSB dean Dr. Sylvia Maxfield; College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80; trustee Kevin C. Phelan ’66 & ’15Hon.; and Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., vice president for mission and ministry. At the podium is the event’s master of ceremonies, Cristian Higuita Montoya ’16 & ’17G.
Trustee emeritus Michael A. Ruane ’71 & ’13Hon., right, is presented with an honorary athletics jersey during the ground-breaking ceremony for the Ruane Friar Development Center in October 2016. With him are College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, left, and Robert G. Driscoll, Jr., associate vice president and athletic director.
Nate Leaman, the Friars’ seventh-year men’s ice hockey coach, guided PC to the 2015 NCAA title and has sustained a championship-caliber program for fans at Schneider Arena, which was refurbished in 2013. The project featured a 30,000-square-foot addition and major renovations that transformed Schneider into one of the finest on-campus college hockey facilities in the nation. Highlights included a new atrium, luxury suites, and an athletic training room.
Val Ackerman, commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference, speaks on the importance of the liberal arts at the inaugural Fiondella Lecture in the Ruane Center for the Humanities in April 2017.
An outdoor track built in 2013 was named in honor of Ray Treacy ’82, coach of women’s and men’s cross country and track for 30 years. The formal dedication took place in April 2014, the same month the Friars hosted their first competitive meet at the track, located at Hendricken Field.
Native American poet and musician Joy Harjo inspired members of the College community at the first Jane Lunin Perel Poetry and Lecture Series program in November 2016. Perel ’15Hon. is a professor emerita of English and women’s studies at PC. She directed the Department of English’s Poetry and Fiction Series for 40 years and founded the Women’s Studies Program in 1994.
Nineteen PC teams of four students each competed in the first Michael T. Smith Ethics Case Competition in the Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies during the Spring 2017 semester. Sponsored by the Ethics in Business Education Program of the PC School of Business, the competition affords students the opportunity to examine a current business issue and recommend a course of action, with the top two teams winning prizes of $2,000 and $1,000.