News and Announcements

June 27, 2017

Regis Names Real Estate Development Executive to Board of Trustees

Regis has named Lianne Marshall, MBA, co-owner of Marshall Properties, Inc. in Pawtucket, R.I., to its Board of Trustees.

June 2, 2017

Regis Cuts Ribbon on New Nursing Resource Center

Regis officially opened the new Nursing Resource Center (NRC) to provide innovative learning experiences for students in its nationally recognized nursing program.

May 31, 2017

Regis social work alum starts senior center "Friendly Chat" program

FiftyPlusAdvocate.com: A number of seniors in Hudson have found a simple way to avoid loneliness. They’ve enjoyed friendly phone calls with Alexandria “Alex” Boule, a 2013 Hudson High School alum.

May 22, 2017

Regis President expresses concern over increases on federal interest rates for student loans

The Metrowest Daily News: Students and their families should brace for higher interest rates on their federal student loans, according to several college financial aid experts.
May 17, 2017

First Group of Students Set to Graduate from Regis Satellite Campus in Lawrence

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, announced the first group of students will earn bachelor’s degrees from its satellite campus at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Lawrence. The students participated in commencement at the university’s main campus in Weston.
 
May 12, 2017

Healthcare experts address opioid epidemic at Regis lecture

The Boston Pilot: Regis, a Catholic university in Weston, hosted a forum on the deadly opioid epidemic April 26 as part of its Regis President's Lecture Series on Health. The discussion drew leading experts from around Massachusetts and nearly 300 people attended including nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, students and members of the public.

May 11, 2017

Regis Names Pam Roecker Dean of Athletics

Regis named Pam Roecker its Dean of Athletics. Roecker, a 30-year collegiate administrator and coach, will lead the university’s transition to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).

May 8, 2017

Regis Celebrates 87th Commencement and Honors Scientist, Humanitarian and Philanthropist

Regis presented more than 730 students with degrees ranging from associate to doctoral levels. Saturday’s celebration was the culmination of a week of exercises including pinning ceremonies, a graduate hooding, a Kente stole presentation and a baccalaureate mass.

May 5, 2017

Regis Celebrates Annual Kente Stole Ceremony

In a special ceremony on Thursday, May 4, students received their Kente stole cloths to wear during the university’s 87th commencement on Saturday, May 6.

May 3, 2017

Regis Expands Online Offerings to Include New Graduate Degrees in Healthcare

Today, Pearson announced that the company is growing its online partnership with Regis College, a Catholic university in Greater Boston, to launch three new graduate degree programs. The Post-Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Post-Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology programs will be available in Spring 2018.

May 2, 2017

Opioid Epidemic Discussion at Regis Draws Leading Experts

Regis hosted a forum on the deadly opioid epidemic as part of its highly regarded Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health. The discussion drew leading experts from around Massachusetts and nearly 300 people attended including nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, students and members of the public.

April 25, 2017

Regis surprises student with scholarship

The Boston Globe: An East Boston High School senior bound for Regis College in the fall learned Tuesday in a surprise ceremony at the school library that she had received a full tuition scholarship.

April 21, 2017

Regis Celebrates National Catholic Sisters Week

The Boston Pilot: There was laughter and excited chatter around Regis College's dining hall in the upper student center, April 4, but it wasn't just coming from hungry students.

April 19, 2017

Regis Alumna Maria Vertkin ’11 Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Maria Vertkin ’11 is one of five recipients of the 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

April 12, 2017

Regis Launches $40 Million Now We Fly Comprehensive Campaign

Regis is soaring into the future with the launch of a $40 million comprehensive campaign. Now We Fly: The Campaign for Regis is the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the school’s 90-year history.

April 4, 2017

Regis Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Inducts 48 Students and 2 Honorary Members

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, and Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, are pleased to announce that 48 students have become members of the Alpha Theta Rho Chapter of Regis.
April 3, 2017

Experts Speak at Regis on the Opioid Addiction Crisis

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, will host a forum on the opioid addiction crisis on April 26, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center on the Weston campus.
March 28, 2017

Regis president serves lunch at AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center

WickedLocal.com: Regis President Antoinette Hays and senior leadership prepared and served lunch to cancer patients and their caregivers staying at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston on March 21. They also dined with some of the guests and learned some of their journeys with cancer.

March 21, 2017

Regis to Honor Scientist, Humanitarian and Philanthropist at 2017 Commencement

Regis will honor biomedical scientist and former Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Knatokie Ford, PhD; Sister Consilio Fitzgerald, SM, founder of the largest rehabilitation organization in Ireland; and John Fish, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk Construction, at its 87th commencement on Saturday, May 6th.

March 13, 2017

Regis Appoints Dean of Health Sciences

Regis is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura M. Burke, ScD, MPH, as dean of the School of Health Sciences.

March 13, 2017

Regis will be closed Tuesday March 14th

Due to the anticipated winter storm, Regis will be closed Tuesday, March 14th. At this time, Regis expects to open as normal on Wednesday, March 15th. Updates, if any, will be added below.

March 13, 2017

Professor Collamati discusses the possibility of married priests on WGBH

Svea Fraser, the first female Catholic chaplain at Wellesley and one of the founders of Voice of the Faithful, and Ernest Collamati, associate professor of religious studies at Regis College discuss the potential shift in tradition to allow married men to become priests.

March 7, 2017

Regis collaborates with Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital on iPad study

Is it more effective for patients to read instructions before surgery on a piece of paper or by watching a video on an iPad? A new study by Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) in Boston, will answer that question.

March 6, 2017

Experts Speak on Future of Health Care Reform at Regis

Regis will convene experts to speak on health care reform at the first of two spring forums on March 22, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center on the Weston campus.

March 1, 2017

Regis awards presidential scholarship to twins

WCVB.com: Twin teenagers were called to the Principal's office Wednesday for a surprise moment that will help them afford a college education.

February 21, 2017

Nancy Schön shines at Regis

Boston Globe: Nancy Schön, the indefatigable sculptor from Newton who’s best known for her bronze “Make Way for Ducklings” sculpture in the Boston Public Garden, was at the opening of a new exhibit of her work at Regis College.

February 21, 2017

Students of all Ages Can Spend Their Summer at Regis

Regis is pleased to offer multiple summer programs for children in pre-kindergarten through high school seniors at its Weston campus.

February 17, 2017

Regis Sets Course on a 5-year IT Strategy

Regis launches a long-term information technology strategy with the help of Systems Flow, Inc., a minority, woman-owned consulting firm based in Rhinebeck, NY, which specializes in IT & business architecture.

February 16, 2017

Regis Joins Global Leadership Network

Regis has strengthened its commitment to global citizenship by partnering with the Millennium Campus Network (MCN), a non-profit that prepares students to become leaders.

February 14, 2017

Regis Appoints Dean of Nursing

Regis is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Welsh, DNP, RN, CNE, as dean of the School of Nursing.

February 12, 2017

Regis will be closed Monday February 13th

Due to the current winter storm Regis will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 13th.  At this time, Regis expects to reopen on Tuesday, February 14th.

February 9, 2017

Regis will be closed Friday February 10th

Due to the current winter storm Regis will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 10th.  At this time, Regis expects to reopen on Saturday, February 11th.  Updates, if any, will be available below.

February 8, 2017

Regis will be closed Thursday February 9th

Due to the anticipated winter storm Regis will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 9th.  At this time, Regis expects to reopen on Friday, February 10th.  Updates, if any, will be available below.

February 2, 2017

Regis Students Curate Art Exhibit for Famous Sculptor Nancy Schön

Regis is pleased to announce that a select group of graduate students has stepped outside of the classroom to curate an exhibition of sculptures created by world-renowned artist Nancy Schön.

January 30, 2017

Letter to the Regis Community

I have watched with profound sadness and concern as the impact of President Trump’s executive order on immigration becomes shockingly clear. I call on the President to rescind this order immediately.

January 23, 2017

Reflections from Haiti

For one week in mid-January, the Regis Haiti Project team traveled back to the island to continue to educate and inspire the next generation of the country’s nursing leaders.

January 17, 2017

Regis students use break to serve communities both near and far

Students at Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, have been busy during the winter break – not skiing or snowboarding – but doing community service.

December 20, 2016

Regis Children’s Center Gets Top Honors

Regis is pleased to announce the Regis Children’s Center has been selected as the 2017 Program of Year by the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers (NCCCC).

December 20, 2016

‘Tis the season of giving back

For twenty-two Regis students, plans to celebrate the holidays with their families were temporarily put on hold. Immediately following finals week, these students travelled to either Los Angeles or New Orleans, to participate in a week-long service immersion trip coordinated by the Center for Ministry & Service.

December 16, 2016

Regis College is closed today, Friday December 16

Regis College is closed today, Friday December 16, due to a campus wide power outage. Power should be restored by mid-day today.

December 13, 2016

Regis dedicates nurse education unit at Veterans Affairs Hospital

Regis is pleased to announce its collaboration with the VA Boston Healthcare System to implement a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) in the spinal cord injuries ward at the West Roxbury campus.

December 1, 2016

President Hays live interview on New England Cable News’ The Take With Sue O'Connell

How one college is addressing the affordability problem. Sue's guest is Regis President, Antoinette Hays.
November 29, 2016

Regis Board of Trustees appoints new members

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, has named Joe-Ann Fergus, PhD, RN, of Dorchester; John Libertino, MD, of Wellesley; and Eileen Ng, MBA, of Newton to its Board of Trustees. 

November 28, 2016

Regis hosts lecture on the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election

On Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Regis School of Arts and Sciences will host “The Presidential Election of 2016: Aftermath and Implications,” a lecture by Wendy Schiller, professor of Political Science and International Public Affairs and chair of Political Science at Brown University.  

November 28, 2016

Regis Children’s Center earns high marks with area parents

WellesleyWeston Magazine: The idea is so simple, it's revolutionary: an institution of higher learning that hosts the very smallest pupils.
November 16, 2016

Regis To Host Linx Steam & Performing Arts Summer Camps

The Swellesley Report: LINX Camps of Wellesley has announced that it will be moving some of its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) and Performing Arts camps for second graders and up to Regis College in Weston next year.

November 10, 2016

Charter school cap debated at Regis

MetroWest Daily News: Is Question 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot a measure that would siphon away hundreds of millions of dollars from public school systems or a good step in providing students in poor communities with a chance at a quality education?

November 8, 2016

Regis Students Host Fundraising Event For Bikes Not Bombs

Students at Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, have partnered with Boston non-profit organization Bikes Not Bombs to host an on-campus awareness and fundraising event.

November 3, 2016

WBZ’s Talk the Vote Broadcasts Live from Regis

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, hosted WBZ’s Talk the Vote, a live 2-hour traveling broadcast of “NightSide with Dan Rea,” from the Regis Fine Arts Center on November 1st. 
November 1, 2016

Regis hosts health forum on organ transplants and regenerative medicine

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, will convene leading experts to speak about organ transplants and regenerative medicine. The second of two fall forums in the Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health will take place on November 9, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fine Arts Center Casey Theater on the Weston campus.

October 28, 2016

Regis Named Apple Distinguished School

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016–2018 for implementing its iPad® initiative.

October 25, 2016

Experts delve into domestic violence at Regis lecture

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, convened a panel of leading healthcare and legal experts to discuss domestic violence in women and men. The event coincided with a new training requirement by the State Board of Registration for nurses and social workers on domestic and sexual violence issues. October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October 24, 2016

Governor Surprises Guests at Regis First Annual Let It Shine Gala

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, hosted its first annual Let It Shine Gala that raised nearly $1 million in scholarship funds for students.

October 20, 2016

President's Notes VI.7

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Office of Human Resources will hold a fundraiser tomorrow, October 21st from 9–10 am in College Hall Foyer. For a $5 donation, you will get a pink ribbon and best of all, the opportunity to wear jeans to work.

October 14, 2016

Sides clash at ballot question 4 forum at Regis

MetroWest Daily News: Speaking at a Regis College forum Thursday, proponents of Ballot Question 4 decried what they called the "scare tactics" of the opposition while those against the referendum stood by public health and commercial concerns that could stem from the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts.

October 6, 2016

President's Notes VI.6

Founder’s Day last week was a huge success!
October 6, 2016

Regis welcomes Harpoon Brewery CEO to Liberal Arts Lecture Series

The Regis School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Liberal Arts Lecture Series lineup.

October 3, 2016

Regis Rocks the Vote

Regis is launching a Rock the Vote initiative leading up to the November 8th presidential election including two ballot question forums and a live broadcast of WBZ radio’s Dan Rea show.

September 29, 2016

Regis honors founders with community volunteer day

Regis sponsored a “Care for the Dear Neighbor” day of service on the Weston campus and in the community on Thursday, September 29th.

September 26, 2016

Experts to speak on domestic violence at Regis forum

Regis will convene leading experts to speak about domestic violence affecting both women and men.

September 22, 2016

President's Notes VI.5

On October 2nd the Sisters of Saint Joseph will celebrate 143 years in Boston. This year, we will honor our founders with a morning of community service.

September 21, 2016

Regis organizes "Care for the Dear Neighbor" day of service

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, will participate in a “Care for the Dear Neighbor” day of service on the Weston campus and in the community on Thursday, September 29th.

September 19, 2016

Regis Installs Library FitDesks for Multitasking Millennials

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is introducing a new way for its students to combine fitness and studying with seven new FitDesks in the library.

September 19, 2016

Regis student featured on Fox News. Regis is proud of you, Olivia!

FoxNews: For as long as she can remember, 20-year-old Olivia Ames has taken multiple baths daily to try to relieve her itchy, scaly skin that can’t be soothed with creams, and even after undergoing two leg surgeries to improve her movement, she still must use canes to walk.

September 14, 2016

Regis awarded $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a “Strengthening Institutions Program” (Title III) grant in the amount of $2,234,214 million over five years to support Regis’ commitment to undergraduate student retention and degree completion.

September 13, 2016

Regis celebrates the opening of the academic year

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, marked the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year with a convocation called “Dear Neighbor” on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

September 8, 2016

President's Notes VI.4

Welcome Back, Everyone! We’re off to a wonderful start of the 2016-17 academic year.

September 6, 2016

Regis first-year student inspired to study nursing after dad battles cancer. See Channel 5 story here.

WCVB - Among the hustle and bustle of move in day at Regis College, you will find an eclectic mix of collegiate motivation.

September 5, 2016

Students move-in to Regis

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, moved-in over 500 undergraduate students over the Labor Day weekend – one of the largest in Regis history. These students will join the nearly 760 residential students in five dorms on the Weston campus.

August 25, 2016

President's Notes VI.3

Last weekend we welcomed back over 100 fall athletes. They were thrilled to see the new look of the dining hall, especially the bright colors and new furniture. In the first floors of Domitilla and Angela Halls, students were greeted by a brand new color scheme, which will be extended in the future to all floors. The campus looks great! Our physical plant team is amazing and works so hard to be ready for our students. Here are a few of the guys moving offices around. We are all so grateful!

August 5, 2016

Michael Webber Named New Regis Women's Soccer Coach

Michael Webber has been selected as the new head coach for the women's soccer team at Regis

August 4, 2016

President's Notes VI.2

Wow. What a great few weeks we have had! Orientation, I hear, was amazing as was Preview Day. My humble thanks to all those who made it happen.

August 1, 2016

Regis Awarded Major Grant for Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is pleased to announce the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Regis a substantial grant for its Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). This year’s grant is nearly $300,000.

July 26, 2016

Former Regis president, Sister Sheila Megley, RSM, celebrates 60 years in the Sisters of Mercy Community

Sister Sheila Megley was born in Binghamton, NY, and entered the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago.

July 25, 2016

Regis students check out Pokemon Go on campus and around town

The Metro West Daily News: On July 6, the world as we knew it changed with the release of the mobile game “Pokemon Go.” 
July 19, 2016

Regis Appoints New Deans

Regis President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, announced the appointment of two individuals in the division of undergraduate student affairs and enrollment. Laura Bertonazzi, EdD, has been appointed the dean of undergraduate admission and retention, and Walt Horner, MBA, has been appointed the dean of student affairs.

July 14, 2016

President's Notes VI.1

Hello everyone and welcome back to those of you who have been on vacation. Now that we’ve had some time to rest and reflect, let’s gear up for a great start to the new academic year. I hope you like the new layout of President’s Notes.

July 13, 2016

Regis and Pearson Partner to Increase Online Educational Opportunities for Health Care Professionals

Today, Pearson announced a partnership with Regis College, a Catholic university in Greater Boston, to provide health care professionals with increased access to opportunities to earn advanced degrees.

July 13, 2016

Regis and MDG Boston Announce Alliance

Regis, a Catholic university in greater Boston, and Medical Development Group (MDG) announce an alliance driven by a mutual goal of fostering innovation and advances in technology that will lead to improvements in health care.

July 7, 2016

Regis Board Elects John J. Tegan, Jr., MEd, Chair

The Regis Board of Trustees has elected John J. Tegan, Jr., MEd, of Boston its next chair.

July 5, 2016

Regis Appoints Kate Korzendorfer of Citizens Bank as Chief Information Officer

Regis President Antoinette M. Hays PhD, RN, announced the appointment of Kate S. Korzendorfer, of Brookline, MA, as Chief Information Officer/Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services and Institutional Research.

June 24, 2016

President's Notes V.24

Greetings to everyone in the Regis learning community. June has brought a lot of pleasant weather – and the chance to catch up on various administrative tasks while our various educational programs have continued. Now, with July 4th around the corner, summer is arriving in earnest.

June 9, 2016

President's Notes V.23

Signs of the times! I love walking around campus and seeing the newly updated signage – from the cottage signs with the new shield, the branded lawn signs directing students around, the new directional signage for Center for Ministry & Service and the new Peace Room, the Luben Plaza dedication sign, and the new letters on top of the Student Center awning. Yes, the title of that buildings in now Student Center, just what we want for our student-centered campus, all of which looks great and welcoming.

May 26, 2016

President's Notes V.22

Hello everyone! Welcome summer weather and Summer Session I students! We have been busy since Commencement over two weeks ago with Reunion weekend, end-of-year fundraising and summer orientation planning.

May 12, 2016

President's Notes V.21

What a wonderful week!

April 28, 2016

President's Notes V.20

On Monday, April 25, we officially celebrated the opening of our new modular science laboratory, which was enhanced with state-of-the-art scientific equipment paid through the $355,000 grant awarded in 2015 by the Mass Life Sciences Center.

April 14, 2016

President's Notes V.19

This is the season for end-of-semester events and student accomplishments, and this issue is chock full of that kind of news. If I missed including anything you sent me, just let me know and it will be in the next issue.

March 31, 2016

President's Notes V.18

Greetings to all as March goes out like a lion with high winds, and a sunny Easter week begins to break through! Commencement is approaching, and the round of master’s and doctoral theses continues, as below.

March 17, 2016

President's Notes V.17

Every member of the Regis community travelling on amazing international study trips during the break has made it back safe and sound to campus – and is ready to tell the story of his or her experience.

February 25, 2016

President's Notes V.16

Last week, the Center for Ministry and Service sponsored two Ash Wednesday Services (Mass and a Prayer Service) at noon and in the later afternoon in the Regis Chapel with a successful turn out from the Regis community at both.

February 11, 2016

President's Notes V.15

As part of this year’s learning and teaching theme – “Masks” – the Department of Humanities and the Heritage Studies Graduate Program, alongside student organizations LASO, CVSA and SOCA, hosted a Carnival Celebration on Tuesday, February 9, in the Lower Student Union.

January 29, 2016

President's Notes V.14

Last weekend as Snowmaggedon struck Washington, DC, Shawna Erickson, Director of Institutional Support, was there at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U – Jan. 20-23) with faculty members Helen Consiglio, Assistant Professor, Psychology, and Assistant Dean, Health Sciences, and Professor Anne Powers, Biology, and Associate Dean, STEM, and had to get out of town while they still could.

January 14, 2016

President's Notes V.13

This is the January week faculty and students start wending back to campus, and I say welcome back!

December 17, 2015

President's Notes V.12

Regis is entering into a deeper collaboration with Marian High School in Framingham to explore accelerating bachelor’s degree completion and helping to reduce the cost of higher education.

December 3, 2015

President's Notes V.11

It’s Advent, a season of waiting and expectation – and in our academic calendar that means the celebration of Christmas actually starts earlier!

November 19, 2015

President's Notes V.10

Greetings. With a slight chill in the early morning air, the countdown to Thanksgiving has surely begun! But Regis people have already been travelling, as you’ll see below.

November 5, 2015

President's Notes V.9

Yesterday on a gloriously sunny day, Regis, Northern Essex Community College (NECC), and the City of Lawrence launched a satellite of Regis in downtown Lawrence.

October 22, 2015

President's Notes V.8

Hello. As October has flown by, everyone seems to have settled into our new campus and, now, the big buzz on campus is the comfortably familiar line waiting for coffee in the early a.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts in our Library/Learning Commons!

October 9, 2015

President's Notes V.7

I am so proud to announce that Regis has been named a “Center of Excellence in Nursing Education” for the third consecutive time by The National League for Nursing (NLN)!

September 23, 2015

President's Notes V.6

Hello. I am getting this issue of “President’s Notes” out a little earlier than its scheduled delivery tomorrow because I want to remind everyone who can to watch Pope Francis’s speech to the U.S. Congress Thursday morning, September 24 (tomorrow) at 9:20 a.m. or so.

September 10, 2015

President's Notes V.5

Welcome back to a new academic year! This afternoon at 4 p.m. we will officially cut the ribbon on Phase I of the Master Plan, a campus-wide event to which all members of the Regis community are invited.

August 27, 2015

President's Notes V.4

Hello! The countdown is on to Fall 2015. Having taken a couple of weeks in August for alumni visits (more on that later) and a brief vacation with my family, I could hardly believe all the progress on the campus construction when I arrived back on campus on Monday morning, I was thrilled to see that new green quad and finishing touches on the new Maria Hall extension.

July 30, 2015

President's Notes V.3

I am so delighted with the official announcement of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant for the Regis Haiti Project! The grant in the amount of $767,695 will fund the program for the next three years. It validates all the hard work the team has put in and the tremendous outcome and benefits to the nation of Haiti.

July 16, 2015

President's Notes V.2

Hello. Only six weeks to go to the start of Semester I, 2015-2016! As you begin to turn your thoughts to that, I am very pleased to share with you some of the accomplishments of Regis faculty this summer and news of events they will be participating in this autumn.

July 2, 2015

President's Notes V.1

The campus seems relatively quiet this week as we approach the Fourth of July holiday. Thank you all for your patience on the road closure of Katsura Drive and the area right in front of College Hall while the road boundaries were being reworked and new curbs (American English as distinct from British “kerbs”) installed. Construction is not quite done on the Great Walk, but the finishing touches are in progress. The road has been repaved and we’re on our way.

June 18, 2015

President's Notes IV.21

As usual HR Director Joan Sullivan and her staff ran a very pleasant “Staff Appreciation Luncheon” on Tuesday, June 16, and everyone enjoyed VP Tom Pistorino’s time-capsule notes as he introduced staff members who were marking significant anniversaries. Aramark made a delicious lunch and everyone had a very good time. Thank you, Joan, Tom.

June 4, 2015

President's Notes iV.20

Last Friday evening Trustee Hans Christensen and his wife Farrah hosted a lovely Regis reception in their home in Westport, CT. It was a great event with several alums from the CT area including trustees, Peter Langenus, his wife Eileen ‘78 and trustee Jane Tedder and her husband, Dick.

May 21, 2015

President's Notes IV.19

The office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations conducted a spectacular Reunion this past weekend with nearly 400 alumni and friends on campus for the celebration. Special thanks to Christina Duggan, Director of Alumni Relations and Donor Engagement, for leading this great effort.

May 7, 2015

President's Notes IV.18

The best way to share this wonderful annual event is through pictures, then words, which will speak for themselves!

April 23, 2015

President's Notes IV.17

So many commemorations – Boston Marathon (April 20), Earth Day (April 22), Shakespeare’s Birthday (April 23), Centenary of the Armenian Genocide (April 24), Centenary of Gallipolli-ANZAC (April 25), Last Day of Class (April 29) - and Commencement just around the corner!

April 9, 2015

President's Notes IV.16

Happy Easter to all of you! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration with your families. I am in Washington, DC, meeting with alums.

March 20, 2015

President's Notes IV.15

Regis celebrated its status as an Apple Distinguished School (ADS) on Saint Patrick’s Day this week.

March 5, 2015

President's Notes IV.14

The great news on campus this week is Athletics! Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams have captured the NECC Championship and made it to the NCAA Tournament.

February 19, 2015

President's Notes IV.13

Because of a longstanding off-campus meeting, I could not be here yesterday for the Ash Wednesday noon Mass, which I regretted. Some staff members later commented on the gathering – faculty, students, housekeepers, administrators, grad students, deans, visitors –“That’s so much of what I love about Regis – its community” – and I could not agree more. Have a wonderful, deep Lent, everyone, with snow melting and Easter and spring just around the corner!

February 5, 2015

President's Notes IV.12

Greetings to our friends around the country from one of the American snow capitals this winter! Greater Boston received a record-breaking amount of snowfall (over 40 inches) in one week (Jan. 27-Feb. 2) and more is falling today.

January 22, 2015

President's Notes IV.11

Welcome back! Classes are in session, and the daylight, believe it or not, is getting a bit longer….

January 9, 2015

President's Notes IV.10

Greetings to all of you enduring the Arctic blast in New England! I hope you are keeping warm. I am on an airplane today returning from the CIC Meeting for college and university presidents.

December 18, 2014

President's Notes IV.9

Last Wednesday we marked a milestone in the Master Plan construction – the signing of the I-Beam.

December 4, 2014

President's Notes IV.8

Advent has begun, and the semester is rounding to a conclusion as students begin final exams.

November 13, 2014

President's Notes IV.7

October 31, 2014

President's Notes IV.6

Last evening we held a wonderful fundraising event for the Haiti Project with special guest, Dr. Paul Farmer.
October 17, 2014

President's Notes IV.5

Greetings, with wishes that mid-terms (!) are going well. I have a lot of administrative announcements to make in this issue of “President’s Notes.”

October 2, 2014

President's Notes IV.4

Today we are proud to mark Founder’s Day in honor of our founding Sisters of Saint Joseph who started in France in the seventeenth century and arrived in Boston in 1873.

September 18, 2014

President's Notes IV.3

I was sorry not to be here for Convocation, but I heard that all went well and that both Vice President Malcolm Asadoorian and Father Devino delivered engaging talks... not to mention that the cookout was enjoyed by all!

September 5, 2014

President's Notes IV.2

Welcome back! The campus is buzzing and I can feel the energy and enthusiasm everywhere I walk.

August 21, 2014

President's Notes IV.1

It’s good to be back on campus. I spent the week of August 4 on Cape Cod visiting with alums and donors.

July 24, 2014

President's Notes III.23

As so much sorrow and destruction occupy the news from Ukraine and from Gaza and Israel this past week, it is good to remember something universities are so good at, namely, cultivating friendship and creating international relationships.

July 10, 2014

President's Notes III.22

Mid-Summer and the campus is…. deep into Phase I of the Master Plan re-routing our roadways and walkways and gearing up for Orientation at the end of the month.

June 26, 2014

President's Notes III.21

It is fitting that this last edition for Academic Year 2013-14 is chock-full of faculty and staff accomplishments.

June 16, 2014

President's Notes III.20

Once again I had the pleasure of hosting Ginny and John Kaneb for a luncheon on May 22 at Morrison House. The Kaneb Grant faculty recipients had the opportunity to present their research and express their gratitude to the Kanebs for their generosity.

May 29, 2014

President's Notes III.19

Greetings one and all. It is hard to believe that it is already forty days after Easter – and almost June!

May 15, 2014

President's Notes III.18

What a wonderful couple of weeks we have had at Regis! We graduated over 700 students across all degree programs from associate of science to the baccalaureate, the master’s degree, and the doctorate of nursing practice.

May 1, 2014

President's Notes III.17

Hello, everyone. The season of spring rain is upon us, but sunshine will follow.

April 16, 2014

President's Notes III.16

At last Spring is here! Aside from the bout of snow yesterday..., the daffodils and hyacinths are coming out. Think positively: Easter is around the corner and summer will soon be upon us.

April 3, 2014

President’s Notes III.15

Our biggest news on campus is the inclusion of Regis in “The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED),” which is a Consortium of colleges and schools of education committing resources to work together to undertake a critical examination of the doctorate in education (EdD) across the nation and abroad through dialog, experimentation, critical feedback and evaluation.

March 20, 2014

President's Notes III.14

Today is the first day of Spring and we can finally look forward to some warm weather.

March 6, 2014

President's Notes III.13

Students are away on Spring Break, but faculty and staff held an Ash Wednesday service on campus yesterday at noon thanks to the good offices of Campus Ministry.

February 20, 2014

President's Notes III.12

We have reached a major milestone in the Regis College Haiti Project. On Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2014, in Port au Prince Haiti, the first cohort of Haitian nursing faculty to receive a Master's of Science in Nursing from the Univ. of Haiti graduated.

February 6, 2014

President's Notes III.11

I am very pleased to report the fruits of our Mission Committee’s planning this year in a series of upcoming lectures on social justice, namely, human trafficking, women’s issues, and immigration reform.

January 23, 2014

President's Notes III.10

Good day to all in the Regis College Community. Despite the polar vortex (brr!), the bombogenesis of snow storms, the New Year and spring (yes, spring!) semester have gotten off to a roaring start.

December 19, 2013

President's Notes III.9

Hello, everyone. As Advent has progressed, celebrations have been steadily bursting out on campus and off.

December 5, 2013

President's Notes III.8

The recent cold weather seems to have brought on a flurry of celebrations at Regis, both outdoors and indoors. On Nov. 25, right before Thanksgiving, our sophomores (Class of 2016) hosted a bonfire, complete with hot apple cider, s’mores and music, in the field near the Stamp Museum.

November 21, 2013

President's Notes III.7

I am always impressed at the way some members of the Regis College faculty and staff find ways to keep their fingers on the pulse of current research; track changes in higher education perspectives, both national and international, contribute to social change, and faithfully meet challenges in contemporary teaching and learning.

November 7, 2013

President's Notes III.6

Like everyone in Boston and in the Boston diaspora around the world, the Regis campus was fixated on the World Series in late October. Travelling in Asia to visit alums & schools, I am happy to say I was able to watch the glorious and winning night Game 6 live in Hong Kong on the morning of October 31!

October 24, 2013

President's Notes III.5

Greetings! Our talented athletes have carved a pumpkin with the Pride logo as we approach Hallowe’en. The best trick or treat, of course, will be the conclusion of the World Series with a Red Sox win!

October 11, 2013

President's Notes III.4

Hello, everyone. Well, the maples are turning red and orange, and soon Katsura Drive in the front of the College will give us even more autumn color.

September 26, 2013

President's Notes III.3

“Daring to Continue to Dream” -- that’s the theme for the celebration of 140 years in Boston by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, our founders and sponsors

September 12, 2013

President's Notes III.2

The new academic year is off and running! We had a wonderful opening Convocation on Tuesday, September 10, and I am grateful to Sister Betsy Conway, CSJ, Pastor LeSette Wright, and Father Paul Kilroy, Student Government Association President Carolyn Roche, and all our student leaders and athletes for organizing and delivering it.

August 29, 2013

President's Notes III.1

Hello and welcome back. Student athletes, resident hall assistants and others have been returning to campus already, and we are all getting ready for this coming weekend’s move-in and centralized check-in.

July 2, 2013

President's Notes Special Edition

Although President’s Notes is enjoying a brief, year-end hiatus, we’ve had so much news in the the past two weeks that I thought I would send around a special edition.

June 13, 2013

President's Notes 2.24

As Regis implements and cultivates all kinds of technological connections and devices, I’m happy to report that the story of our wi-fi expansion has made major technological news.

May 30, 2013

President's Notes 2.23

Hello again. The season of awards, achievements, promotions, reunions and new beginnings keeps on rolling!

May 16, 2013

President's Notes 2.22

Well, the lovely ark of a tent on the Great Lawn is now down, but we certainly enjoyed it during Commencement week while embarking on several other journeys.

May 2, 2013

President's Notes 2.21

The campus is in bloom, and the Commencement Tent is up on the great lawn!

April 18, 2013

President's Notes 2.20

The attack on countless innocents at the Boston Marathon on April 15 left us all horrified. We hold the healing of those who are injured and their loved ones in our thoughts, and our prayers are with those who have died and their families.

April 4, 2013

President's Notes 2.19

Happy Easter to all of you! In early March, the Regis College Glee Club and Alumnae Chorus sang at the great La Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí.

March 21, 2013

President's Notes 2.18

Spring is here even if our extra “snow day” on Tuesday last would make one think otherwise!

March 7, 2013

President's Notes 2.17

At Regis we are doing our best to contribute to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) awareness, growth and development – at every level.

February 22, 2013

President's Notes 2.16

Thank you for your great response to our debut Regis community “Town Meeting” today, with my special gratitude to Kim Gazzola for her facilitation of the session.

February 7, 2013

President's Notes 2.15

Three of our undergraduate lacrosse players volunteered on Saturday, January 26 to help out at the Weston 300 winter festival.

January 24, 2013

President's Notes 2.14

Hello. Hope everyone is keeping warm! I am happy to report that the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies has announced the names of the 2013 Erat Scholars: David Amicangioli, Alexander Caliendo, Taylor Cinelli, Stephany Jean, Julia Kozlik, Stanley Laforest, Jacqueline Salas, Kathleen Salvucci, Johanna Westcott, Antoinette Wilson. Congratulations!

January 10, 2013

President's Notes 2.13

Greetings, and Happy New Year. I returned Tuesday evening from a Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Meeting in Florida.

December 14, 2012

President's Notes 2.12

As one might expect, there has been a flurry of activities on and off campus as the semester closes. Last week alone saw Regis involved in the annual Faculty-Trustee-Senior Directors Christmas Party, the Cap & Gown ceremony for seniors, a meeting of the Regis College Board, the traditional Tree Lighting, and the Snow Ball formal dance.

November 29, 2012

President's Notes 2.11

Greetings! With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, the new issue of Regis Today out (love those iPads!), and Christmas decorations starting to appear in offices, we are on a fast track to the end of the semester.

November 15, 2012

President's Notes 2.10

Hello, everyone. I arrived back in the USA this past weekend – and spent a day in bed recuperating from some airborne illness contracted on my long flight back from the Far East. It was wonderful to see our students at “Pizza with the President” on Tuesday evening and to see faculty and staff at the Faculty & Staff Social yesterday.

November 8, 2012

Special Edition of President's Notes

A Pictorial Blog from Japan by President Toni Hays with photographs supplied by CDO Miriam Sherman

November 1, 2012

President's Notes 2.9

Hello, all, and greetings from Japan. It’s the great feast day of All Saints for you, but I am “in your future,” a day ahead of you.

October 18, 2012

President's Notes 2.8

It’s another beautiful day on the Regis campus...

October 4, 2012

President's Notes 2.7

With the passing of Darner Alteon ’14 (car accident) and Michael Kaplan ’13 (motorcycle accident) and the injury of Peter Leighton ’15 (motorcycle accident) between September 20 and September 27, our campus has been on a remarkable journey of grief and love during late September and early October.

September 20, 2012

President's Notes 2.6

Recently I received a lovely e-mail from Julie O’Connor McGinn ’77 regarding two recent grads who are working with City Year Boston.

September 7, 2012

President's Notes 2.5

Welcome Back, Everyone! Last week and this week have been a blur of events, and we’re all off to a splendid start of academic year 2012-13.

August 23, 2012

President's Notes 2.4

Hello, all. It’s hard to believe that the end of August is upon us! We have had a productive few months with summer sessions and planning the academic year 2012-2013. Our Center for Student Services is all ready for opening days, September 3 and 4, and a special button on our website under CCI (centralized check-in) directs inquiries about that event and our iPad launch.

August 9, 2012

President's Notes 2.3

Regis Trustee Donato Tramuto has been named a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center of Europe Board of Directors. Congratulations, Donato!

July 26, 2012

President's Notes 2.2

Again, let me thank everyone who contributed to our Annual Fund before the fiscal year ended on June 30. I am pleased to announce that we surpassed our annual fund goal.

July 12, 2012

President's Notes 1.25

My second year as President has begun, and June and July brought us so much good news I hardly know where to begin!

June 14, 2012

President's Notes 1.24

At last, summer seems to be taking hold, and those of you who have vegetable gardens can look forward to fresh tomatoes….

May 30, 2012

President's Notes 1.23

Hello to everyone hard at work in Summer Session I, close-of-fiscal year fundraising, academic grant writing, travel, community service and…. Vacation!

May 16, 2012

President's Notes 1.22

Congratulations and thanks to one and all in the Regis College community for a wonderful Graduate Hooding, Pinning, Baccalaureate, and Commencement last week.

April 26, 2012

President's Notes 1.21

Every flowering tree on campus is in full bloom as I write, and faculty members and students are in full press completing this semester and gearing up for the summer and fall. I have a lot of news to share.

April 12, 2012

President's Notes 1.20

As spring blossoms on our lovely campus, I heard the exultation of students at a “Pizza with the President” event we held last evening and through my office windows and down on the athletic fields today.

March 29, 2012

President's Notes 1.19

This is a surprise mini-edition of my Notes because I can’t resist sharing some other items of good news.

 

March 22, 2012

President's Notes 1.18

Hello, everyone, and welcome back from what I hope was a refreshing and enlightening Spring Break for each of you.

March 8, 2012

President's Notes 1.17

Hello, everyone. As the campus enjoys spring break, there are a few things I want to share with you all. First of all, I hope you are enjoying one aspect or another of the break -- a change of pace, a mini-holiday, a time to catch up.

February 23, 2012

President's Notes 1.16

On February 3, the faculty of the School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences joined Sister Elizabeth Cawley, CSJ, PhD, Dean of the School, and me for a one-day retreat held on campus in Morrison House.

February 9, 2012

President's Notes 1.15

Greetings. It has been an exceptionally busy month for me, starting with the CIC meeting in Florida, and concluding with the ACCU Meeting in Washington, DC, the launching of second semester and meetings, meetings, meetings!

January 26, 2012

President’s Notes 1.14

Welcome back! The semester is launched and it is wonderful to see all of you and hear your news from Christmas break. My thanks go to the whole Centralized Check-In Team for getting student registrations and second semester off to a smooth start on January 16-18.

January 12, 2012

President’s Notes 1.13

Happy New Year! As the faculty conduct their workshop today in anticipation of second semester, they are considering avenues for partnering in research and also doing an assessment exercise under Susan Tammaro, PhD, Dean of Institutional Research and Assessment.

December 17, 2011

President's Notes 1.12

If any month is a good one to assemble all our various notes into one celebratory social category, December is, and in this edition of the President’s Notes I am celebrating the Regis Community in all its facets, beginning with the seniors, class of 2012, at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 8.

December 3, 2011

President's Notes 1.11

I promised to say a bit more in this edition of President’s Notes about my mid-November trip to Haiti with members of the Regis College Haiti Project team. First of all, let me say thanks to our friend and Regis honorary degree recipient, Loune Viaud of Partners in Health, who made sure we were in suitable quarters at various points on our visit.

November 17, 2011

President’s Notes 1.10

Hello, all. I am in Haiti but here is the Nov. 17 issue of my “President’s Notes.”

November 3, 2011

President's Notes 1.9

For me November is a time to remember – and a time to travel. This week, when you receive this edition of “President’s Notes,” I’ll be wearing my hat as a mother and travelling to Barcelona, Spain, to connect to my son J. J., a junior at Fairfield University, who is spending a semester abroad.

October 20, 2011

President's Notes 1.8

The College learned at the completion of the NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) three-day site visit (Oct. 18-20) that the visitors would recommend a judgment of compliance for the Undergraduate Nursing Program. There are two more levels of review before the final decision will be made, and the completion of the review process and the final decision will come in April.

October 7, 2011

President's Notes 1.7

What a week! My gratitude goes out to the whole Regis community for the official welcome you have given me as I begin my presidency.

September 22, 2011

President's Notes 1.6

Last week I had a pleasant and meaningful conversation with Bishop Walter Edyvean, who is leading the ten-year review of Ex Corde on Catholic college campuses and visiting with all Catholic college and university presidents in our Archdiocese. Bishop Edyvean was interested in our faculty’s wonderful Statement on Catholic Identity and took a copy with him.

September 8, 2011

President's Notes 1.5

It was great to see all the faculty at the Faculty Workshop on September 1. The positive energy was palpable.

August 25, 2011

President's Notes 1.4

On Monday afternoon, August 22, I had the pleasure of meeting the undergraduate resident directors and resident assistants for an ice cream social at Morrison House. The RDs and RAs are here lining up residences and resident life programs for the return of students on September 4-5.

August 18, 2011

President's Notes 1.3

How quickly this summer has fled! It’s hard to believe that the Fall Faculty Workshop will occur only three weeks from today

July 28, 2011

President's Notes 1.2

Summer relaxation and spontaneity are to be cherished. Take July 19, for example. Associate Professor Lauress Wilkins and others decided to create a pleasant interlude by rousing available faculty and staff to put up a collaborative picnic barbecue beside St. Joseph’s Hall. Despite the heat of the afternoon, Peter Schipelliti and Mike Stella cheerfully manned the grills, and a good time was had by all.

July 15, 2011

President’s Notes 1.1

Despite coinciding with the July Fourth holiday and a few days’ vacation, the first week of presidency was a full one for me. It began with preparation of a new partnership agreement between Regis and Brandeis University and concluded with my daughter’s wedding on July 9.

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