by The Cowl Editor on May 2, 2019
by Kyle Burgess ’21
Four years of being a Friartown resident has come and gone in the blink of an eye for John Stablein ’19.
Between his commitments to Student Congress, Senior Ring Weekend and Senior Week/Commencement Cores, and his involvement in the Dirigo Leadership Honor Society as well as the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, it is easy to see how time seemed to fly by.
Stablein, hailing from Huntington, Connecticut, cites his service in congress as his most cherished experience here at Providence College for bringing him together with his closest friends on campus.
After joining the organization in his sophomore year, “Stabs,” as he is commonly referred to by friends and acquaintances, joined the Student Life Committee as a Sodexo representative.
He took up this position again his junior year, learning to juggle it along with his new responsibilities as treasurer of the class of 2019.
Towards the end of junior year, Stablein decided that his final year on campus should be spent in an executive position from which he could institute financial reforms that would ensure funding for student events.
Running on this promise, Stablein won the position of Executive Treasurer at the beginning of this academic year. “I have learned so much from working closely with the Office of Student Activities and Cultural Programming and the Office of the Dean of Students,” Stablein explained.
“I would like to thank both of those offices for having a significant impact on my professional development and growth, especially throughout this year.”
Looking forward to life beyond the gates of PC, the finance and health policy and management (HPM) double-major will take up a data support and solutions position at a healthcare software company back in his home state of Connecticut.
He believes that this opportunity is the perfect combination of his majors and will propel him to a career of working face-to-face with future clients instead of behind the computer screen.
In addition to reminiscing about his career as a PC undergrad, Stablein offered invaluable advice to incoming freshmen as well as the underclassmen he leaves behind.
“Above all, enjoy every single minute at PC. This school has truly become my second home since the beginning of my freshman year and it forever will be. Go out as much as you can and, most importantly, have fun because before you know it, it will be time for graduation.”