There Is A Santa Claus

Happy 2017! We certainly hope that you experienced a joyous holiday season.

As you may recall, in our previous blog posting, we sent a letter to Santa Claus and requested a new business school building. Although we’ve come to love and cherish our longstanding home in Koffler Hall, we’ve grappled with the challenge of growing into a world-class institution within a fairly constrained space.

And guess what occurred? It was a Christmas Miracle! Yes, Providence Friars … there is a Santa Claus, and he responded to our request magnificently.

ryanOr perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Santa arranged for Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan to join other generous donors by providing the funds for our new home. This week, we are moving into our new Ryan Center for Business Studies … just in time for our Spring semester to begin on Tuesday.

As you can see, there are still a few “wrappings” to remove from the building. Nevertheless, we’re already finding ways to put it to good use.

If you’re ever in the neighborhood and would like to pop in for a friendly tour, you’re welcome to reach out to our Department Chair Christine Earley and let her know your plans. Or you can simply use the “Contact Us” app on our blog’s home page to reach us.

Most importantly, you can rest assured that the spirit of Christmas is thriving at Providence College. Here at the Ryan Center, we’re determined to keep it alive throughout the year.