by The Cowl Editor on September 13, 2018
By Kendall Cairoli ’20
The Providence College community gathered in Saint Dominic’s Chapel, on September 5, 2018 to celebrate the life of Michael Gilmor.
As a beloved member of the class of 2017, Gilmor’s incredible spirit was honored by family, friends, and professors. During his time at PC, he was an active member of the innertube water polo team, Habitat for Humanity, and was the executive treasurer of the Board of Programmers (BOP). After graduation, Gilmor was selected by the prestigious Fulbright scholarship program to teach in Poland.
Father Nicanor Austriaco remembered Gilmor’s beloved presence in his homily that urged students to make the most of their time here on earth, but especially here at PC. The powerful message emphasized the virtues that Gilmor embodied, loving and appreciating our loved ones and taking every opportunity available to experience what the world has to offer. Gilmor’s spirit was cherished and remembered by members of the community, who will always feel his presence throughout their lives.
BOP has been selling wristbands this past week that will go towards the Michael Gilmor Scholarship Fund, which the College has set up in his memory. They will be sold through Friday, Sept. 15.