Bianca Saliba, a resident of Johnston who was awarded a bachelor’s degree during Providence College commencement ceremonies held on May 20, was recently honored for her academic achievements as a chemistry major.
Saliba was awarded the Highest Academic Record in Chemistry and the American Chemical Society Award, which recognizes a student who has shown exceptional promise in the field of biochemistry or chemistry.
Saliba was a member of the Liberal Arts Honors Program and the recipient of the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship. She was also the president of the Middle Eastern Student Association and a member of the Board of Multicultural Student Affairs.
Founded in 1917, 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 4,000 students and offers degrees in 52 academic majors and 38 minors. Since 1997, Providence College consistently has been ranked among the top five regional universities in the North according to U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.”