Saadia Ahmad, a resident of South Brunswick, who was awarded a bachelor’s degree during Providence College commencement ceremonies held on May 18, 2014, was recently honored for her academic achievements.
Ahmad, a political science major, received the Sister Thea Bowman Award for recognition of outstanding service to PC and the local community. The award recognizes characteristics of openness to and respect for others, regardless of race, creed, or social status.
While at PC, she was editor of photography for The Cowl, served on the campus ministry pastoral council, was a graduate of the College Leadership of RI program, and recipient of the first Trayvon Martin Social Justice Award.
Ahmad will enter the Episcopal Service Corps with the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.
Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors. Since 1997, Providence College has consistently been ranked among the top five regional universities in the north according to U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges.