1996-1997 indexDistributed September 11, 1996
Community Partnership Directory
Brown and Providence join to celebrate their community ties
Brown University President Vartan Gregorian will present Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. with the first official copy of the Community Partnership Directory at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Van Wickle Gates, College and Prospect streets.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In a public ceremony at the University's historic Van Wickle Gates, Brown President Vartan Gregorian will present Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. with the first official copy of the Community Partnership Directory. The directory is a compilation of more than 240 programs and offerings of the University that impact upon the local community.
The presentation ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 - "Celebrate Providence Day" - in front of the Van Wickle Gates at the top of College Hill. The ceremony will be attended by community leaders, public officials, and students, faculty and staff involved in public service in the Rhode Island community and beyond. There will be remarks by Gregorian and Cianci, and the University's guests will meet Laura Freid, vice president for University Relations; Peter Hocking, director of the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service; Thomas Anton, director of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions; and Christine Heenan, associate director of government and community relations.
"Brown has captured in a comprehensive manner the more than 240 programs and offerings that impact the local community," said Heenan. "We wanted to call together those people who have built those partnerships and celebrate them. It is also an opportunity for Brown to thank the community for making Brown a more enriching place to teach and learn."
In the event of rain, "Celebrate Providence Day" will be held in the Leung Gallery, second floor of Faunce House on The College Green.
The Community Partnership directory was compiled by the Office of Government and Community Relations and the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service. It contains descriptions and lists contact persons for more than 240 programs and offerings of the University. The directory includes such activities as mentoring for newly arrived children from Southeast Asia, operating a summer camp for children affected by HIV and AIDs, and providing companionship and support for children who suffer from cancer. The directory also includes Brown's cultural impact on the local community through concerts, plays, lecture series and sporting events.
The University has printed 1,000 directories and will distribute them at the ceremony to community leaders, public officials and other interested parties.######