Alumni Making An Impact

Vania Pereira, SquashBusters '13, was honored by Providence College as Student Leader of the Month for February 2016. The award recognizes academic achievement as well as engagement and leadership in on-campus activities. SquashBusters is proud to see Vania living the SQB values as she pursues educational and professional success.

At SquashBusters, one of our proudest moments is seeing a student or alum demonstrate the strong personal character and leadership qualities that we seek to bring out in each young person.

So we were very excited to learn that Vania Pereira, SquashBusters ’13, has been named Student Leader of the Month by Providence College’s Center for Orientation, Transitions & Leadership. Vania, a Global Studies major with minors in Sociology and Business Studies, is highly engaged in her campus community, as the Treasurer of Women Empowered and of the Motherland Dance Group; a Peer Mentor in the First Generation Circle; and a member of the Dirigo Leadership Honor Society.

She is also blazing the trail for future activists by founding the Providence Immigration Rights Coalition, an advocacy group that supports undocumented students. To learn more about Vania and this wonderful honor, read the full story at Congratulations to Vania – we can’t wait to see all the places she’ll go!