GUEST BLOGGER: SHANE QUINN, ’15
Hello! My name is Shane Quinn. I am a Grad Student from Waterford, Ireland. I am currently studying in order to attain my masters in counseling here at Providence College. I was part of the PC class of 2015, studying psychology as an undergraduate. I am a GA in the Office of Academic Services, providing academic support to students. I am starting my 5th year competing for our famous track team and will be competing in the 2016 indoor & outdoor track seasons. I enjoy soccer, TV and movies. Most of all, I enjoy just lounging around watching all three, regaining my strength before having to go run around in circles! Check in with me at PC Smartypants for tips to academic success.
Greeting students, employees and Friar Fanatics across the land! This blog entry is an introduction into the latest employee of Friartown’s Office of Academic Services, myself, Shane Quinn. I am employed as a Grad Assistant by OAS and will be providing academic support to students once the semester commences. I was born in Dublin, Ireland on September 15th 1992 and grew up in Waterford, Ireland from 1995 onward.
About my hometown: Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland, and is known for its fantastic preservation of some of Europe’s most ancient architecture.
Waterford is also home to Waterford Crystal, one of Ireland’s most successful exports.
Hurling, Ireland’s national sport, is very popular in Waterford and is played at elementary and secondary school level, as well as at college. The club hurling scene in Waterford and indeed Ireland is very popular, having teams with kids as young as 6 years old on them, all the way up to senior level with adults.
About Me: My life has been about running track & cross country since I was 9 years old. Having competed at international level all the way up through the age groups, I was offered a full athletic scholarship to compete for the historic cross country and track team here at PC. So far, my highlights have been:
- Division 1 All-American in cross country
- 2 x Big East champion
- 4 x Big East runner-up
- 2 x New England champion
- Captained the team to two national championship appearances in cross country, finishing 16th (2013) & 13th (2014) respectively.
Favorite TV shows: Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, Lost, True Detective, Family Guy, Friends, Father Ted & plenty more.
Favorite Movies: Gangs of New York, The Lord of the Rings, 21 & 22 Jump Street, Inglorious Bastards, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight trilogy, Gladiator.
That’s all I can think to tell everyone now. I would love to get to know all those within the Friar Family. Please stop by room 221 of the Library, 2nd floor, in OAS and I would love to talk.
GUEST BLOGGER: SHANE QUINN, ’15 Hello! My name is Shane Quinn. I am a Grad Student from Waterford, Ireland. I... MORE
GUEST BLOGGER: ANTHONY MENDES
Hi everyone, my name is Anthony Mendes and I am an Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes in the Office of Academic Services. I work to help student-athletes succeed in the classroom through a combination of academic monitoring, skill development, and academic coaching. I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2009 with a BA in History w/ American Studies and from Providence College in 2012 with a Master of Arts in History, currently I am taking classes at PC for a M.Ed. in Counseling with a concentration in higher education.
Part of my job requires me to travel with various teams to provide academic support while they are on the road; some of the things we work on are class assignments, writing, and time management. Recently I traveled with the Men’s Soccer team to Cary, North Carolina for the final four of the NCAA College Cup.
While with the team we were able to fit in multiple study hall sessions. We worked on a lot on preparing for the DWC tests and on writing. The guys had a very busy schedule between training, treatment, team meetings, press conferences, and – of course – the game. But through it all they worked very hard.
But, let’s be honest, you all care more about the actual game then what study hall is like.
Providence faced the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Friday December 12th. For those who do not know, UCLA is a national powerhouse having won 4 national championships. Despite the odds stacked against them, the Friars played with heart and passion and produced one of the most thrilling – and gutting – soccer games I have ever seen. As you all know, unfortunately our boys lost 3-2 in 2OT. I am immensely proud of how hard this team played (and how hard they study). It was a great experience, and I hope to be back with the team in years to come.
GUEST BLOGGER: ANTHONY MENDES Hi everyone, my name is Anthony Mendes and I am an Academic Coordinator for Student-Athletes in... MORE