Mandell-Boisclair Student-Athlete Career Night at Providence College
The Student-Athlete Career Night at Providence College provides student-athletes an opportunity to start thinking about life after college. This year’s keynote speaker was Chris Riccobono, a former student-athlete and a 2001 graduate of Providence College. Chris is the CEO/Founder of the UNTUCKit and Greatness Wins apparel brands and co-founder of the Riccobono Academic Resilience Faculty Fellowship Mini-Grants Program—a program designed to help faculty implement mental health strategies into their courses.
Yvette Boisclair—an alumnus of Providence College—and Mark Mandell have been the driving force behind the biennial Student-Athlete Career Night since its start in 2008. This year’s event drew a diverse crowd of over 95 student-athletes to ’64 Hall, offering not just career advice but also life lessons on humility and community service. Mark Mandell himself opened the night, speaking of the importance of being humble, and saying that the true measure of wealth is what you are able to do to help others.
Their philanthropic reach extends beyond this signature event. Mandell and Boisclair have been instrumental in providing both immediate and endowed scholarships to student-athletes. They also fund an experiential learning program aimed at supporting student-athletes in unpaid internships. Their multifaceted support for Providence College athletics is more than financial; it’s a commitment to cultivating well-rounded individuals prepared for life beyond academia.