News and Announcements
Regis College announced today that it received $275,000 from the National Institutes of Health, the largest award given to the university from the organization, to fund neonatal brain research in its Neuroscience program in the School of Health Sciences.
Regis College is pleased to announce that Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) baccalaureate program received accreditation for five years by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Regis College has been awarded a grant by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund to install a new sound system in its 650-seat Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre as part of a critical initiative to support the infrastructure of the Commonwealth’s creative economy.
Regis College launched an ambitious fundraising campaign for a state-of-the-art field house and additional amenities designed to support its outdoor sports teams and athletes.
The Program in Dental Hygiene at Regis College has just received accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Public health students at Regis College will work to address loneliness in the elderly as a public health threat through an initiative funded by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in partnership with the AARP Foundation.
Actor Diane Guerrero, Philanthropist Jack Connors Receive Honorary Degrees At Regis College’s 88Th Commencement
More than 750 students graduated from Regis College on Saturday with degrees ranging from associate to doctoral levels. The university celebrated its 88th commencement at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston and presented award-winning actor Diane Guerrero and philanthropist Jack Connors with honorary doctorates of law.
Regis College announced that it will continue the Mount Ida dental hygiene program once the institution closes its doors this spring. The pending agreement provides a path for former Mount Ida College students to complete their degrees and achieve their academic goals.
Regis College is pleased to announce the appointment of William S. Koehler, PhD, as dean of the School of Business and Communication.
Patricia A. D’Amore ’73, PhD, MBA, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for exceptional scholarship in the field of biomedicine. Dr. D’Amore will be inducted as part of the Class of 2018 at a ceremony in Cambridge this October.
Regis College is pleased to announce this year’s senior class valedictorian John Wilhelm of Thurmont, MD.
Regis College is pleased to announce that three faculty members have been awarded tenure and three have received promotions.The six faculty represent The Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Business & Communication.
A panel of research and healthcare experts explored causes, symptoms and exciting breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s and other dementias at the President’s Lecture Series on Health at Regis on April 18.
Scholar Athletes today joined with representatives from Curry College and Regis College to surprise two East Boston High School seniors with full tuition 4-year college scholarships. The students, Kayla Elliot and Juliane Jorge are both Zone members of the East Boston High School Scholar Athletes Zone.
Regis College has named leader in wealth management, a biotech innovation expert and a government operations and business pioneer to its Board of Trustees.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. American caregivers provide an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care to Alzheimer’s patients that is valued at over $232 billion. And the number of those diagnosed is expected to rise. Educating nurses, other health professionals and caretakers as to what is new in defying the dementias will help them better care and advocate for patients and loved ones.
The annual Regis Spring concert features music with the theme of “Resistance and Compliance” and will be hosted by the Regis Alumni Chorus. University groups including the Regis Glee Singers, Chamber Singers, Handbell Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble will perform pieces including Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a chorus from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” and a medley of tunes from the hit Broadway musical Rent.
Now We Fly campaign.
Metrowest Daily News: Every day the news is full of racial injustice, gender inequality, genocide, and more. Now on display in the Carney Gallery at Regis College are the works of artists who use canvasses, paint, wood and vinyl to confront these very issues.
Regis College is pleased to be the facility partner for the Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2018, a one-day experience for young women in grades 8–12 who love Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). Jr.Tech, a Massachusetts non-profit educational organization that focuses on STEM, is the lead organizer for this premier summit.
Award-winning actress Diane Guerrero will receive an honorary doctorate of laws in recognition of her dedicated work on behalf of immigration rights. Jack Connors, noted business, community and philanthropic leader and founding partner of Hill Holliday, will receive an honorary doctorate of laws degree as well for his tireless philanthropic contributions that have improved the lives of so many people in Boston and around the world.
Regis College has named Kathryn Edney, PhD, as the new dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Undergraduate students from Japan were immersed in a week-long study abroad program to learn about the U.S. medical imaging market. Paired individually with Regis students, the Japanese students worked in the university’s state-of-the-art sonography lab, received nuclear medicine class instruction, and participated in a clinical rotation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
An uncertain future for health care reform has providers and patients asking, “What happens next?” Educating nurses and other health professionals about the future of health care will prepare them to work as informed advocates for patients and quality care.
Regis is excited to announce a new research opportunity using zebrafish.
Regis has partnered with Boston Medical Center to create affordable opportunities for BMC employees to advance their career by earning a graduate degree from Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston.
Newbury College and Regis have partnered to increase accessibility to graduate programs for undergraduate students.
Regis is pleased to announce that students in the Applied Behavior Analysis master’s program earned a 100% passing rate for first-time testers of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) exam in 2017.
Regis, a Catholic university in greater Boston, will host a semester-long Diversity Walk that includes discussions and gallery exhibitions focused on themes of racism, gender issues and genocide.
The Boston Globe: If the president had his way, Marie Mathieu wouldn’t have been allowed to come here from Haiti and to eventually bring her five older kids here, too.
The MetroWest Daily News: After her school near Port-au-Prince collapsed in the devastating 2010 earthquake, Gabby Telemaque moved to the United States seeking a high school education. It was a tough decision: Wait for the school to reopen or move to the states with family.
Members of the Regis School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences embarked on a first ever trip to Chile
Students, faculty members and staff participated in the trip as part of the Global Public Health Experience course for nursing, nutrition, health administration and public health students.
Regis has partnered with Riverside Community Care to create affordable opportunities for Riverside’s employees to earn their advanced degrees while working full time.
Holiday season events at Regis
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, has named MassChallenge President Michael LaRhette, MEd, to its Board of Trustees.
The annual Regis Christmas Concert will include music from Russia, Puerto Rico, Ukraine, and in African-American and Native-American traditions, as well as favorites such as “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and Mel Tormé’s “The Christmas Song.”
Children from the Regis Children’s Center learned about the concept of building a museum art collection from a specialist at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, during a class visit on Thursday.
Leading experts will highlight innovative and alternative mental health treatments in an upcoming Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health.
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, has signed new agreements with four neighboring colleges to provide students an easier path to a master’s degree.
The Victor and William Fung Foundation in Hong Kong has donated $5 million to the Now We Fly campaign to establish the Fung Scholars Program at Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston. The program will support high-achieving students from Hong Kong and Mainland China who want to study abroad in the United States. The gift is in the name of alumna Julia Shen Fung, Victor’s wife, who graduated from Regis in 1967 and made the gift in honor of her 50th Reunion in 2017.
Regis, a leading Catholic coed university in Greater Boston, convened a panel of leading experts to discuss brain, breast and lung cancer treatments including western medicine and complementary therapies.
Over $1 million was raised in scholarship funds for Regis students at the university’s Let It Shine gala at the Boston Park Plaza on Tuesday night. More than 300 people gathered to honor Century Bank founder and chairman Marshall M. Sloane with the Shining Example Award for his lifetime of charitable work throughout the Greater Boston area.
Jennifer Potts, MFA, has been named the new director of the Regis Fine Arts Center, and will also serve as assistant professor of Humanities.
Boston’s venerated songwriter Livingston Taylor is coming to the Regis Fine Arts Center on Oct. 28. Taylor is celebrating his 50th year of making music and has recently released a new album titled “Safe Home.”
U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark (5th District-MA) joined pre-schoolers for a lab tutorial on water displacement through the STEM program at the Regis Children’s Center. The pre-schoolers wore lab coats and goggles and work with salt to draw water out of apples and potatoes.
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, has launched a new Center for Inclusive Excellence (CIE). To lead the new center, Michelle Cromwell has been appointed as the university’s first Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer.
The founders of Wicked Good Cupcakes, Tracey Noonan and Danielle Vilagie, delivered the keynote address at the Imagine Career Networking Conference as part of Regis Fest 2017 at Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston.
Leading experts will highlight innovative cancer treatments that integrate complementary therapies with traditional Western treatments in an upcoming Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health.
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, sponsored a “Care for the Dear Neighbor” day of service on the Weston campus and in the community on Thursday, Sept. 28. The day was established to celebrate Founders’ Day which marks the anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Boston on October 2, 1873.
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, is a part of a consortium of 19 colleges and universities that focuses on reducing the cost of higher education. The Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges Consortium (LCMC) was formed in January and has recently received a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of its efforts.
Leading experts from across the country gathered for a forum on the future of brain and spinal cord injury prevention and treatment at Regis.
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, marked the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year with a convocation themed “Ever Widening Circles” on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
Regis Opens New School of Business and Communication with “DeHate the Debate: Seeking a Common Ground to Disagree Without Disrespect”
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, opened its new School of Business and Communication with a panel discussion titled “DeHate the Debate: Seeking a Common Ground to Disagree Without Disrespect.”
In an effort to make bachelor's degrees more accessible to students in the greater Lawrence area, Northern Essex Community College on Wednesday announced an expanded continuing education program in partnership with Regis College and Lyndon State College.
Leading experts from across the country will gather for an extended forum on the future of brain and spinal cord injury prevention and treatment at Regis in Weston on September 13.
Regis stands with all of those affected by the harmful repeal of DACA by the president. We urge lawmakers of all parties to work together and continue to provide critical status to young people who have done nothing wrong and have lived most of their lives in the United States.
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, will kick off the 2017 academic year on Sunday with 275 first-year students arriving on campus. The most popular majors include nursing, pre-med, business, criminal justice, and diagnostic medical sonography. Graduate programs begin Tuesday with 862 students taking part in our on-campus programs and 250 students registered in our growing online offerings.
The Davis Educational Foundation of Maine has awarded Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, a two-year grant worth more than $170,000. The grant will support implementing an e-portfolio best practices model at Regis.
Regis has named Lianne Marshall, MBA, co-owner of Marshall Properties, Inc. in Pawtucket, R.I., to its Board of Trustees.
Regis officially opened the new Nursing Resource Center (NRC) to provide innovative learning experiences for students in its nationally recognized nursing 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maria Vertkin ’11 is one of five recipients of the 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
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.
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.
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.
Regis is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura M. Burke, ScD, MPH, as dean of the School of Health Sciences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WCVB.com: Twin teenagers were called to the Principal's office Wednesday for a surprise moment that will help them afford a college education.
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.
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.
Welcome Back, Everyone! We’re off to a wonderful start of the 2016-17 academic year.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a wonderful week!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the January week faculty and students start wending back to campus, and I say welcome back!
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.
It’s Advent, a season of waiting and expectation – and in our academic calendar that means the celebration of Christmas actually starts earlier!
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.
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.
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!
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best way to share this wonderful annual event is through pictures, then words, which will speak for themselves!
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!
Happy Easter to all of you! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration with your families. I am in Washington, DC, meeting with alums.
Regis celebrated its status as an Apple Distinguished School (ADS) on Saint Patrick’s Day this week.
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.
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!
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.
Welcome back! Classes are in session, and the daylight, believe it or not, is getting a bit longer….
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.
Last Wednesday we marked a milestone in the Master Plan construction – the signing of the I-Beam.
Advent has begun, and the semester is rounding to a conclusion as students begin final exams.
Last evening we held a wonderful fundraising event for the Haiti Project with special guest, Dr. Paul Farmer.
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.”
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.
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!
Welcome back! The campus is buzzing and I can feel the energy and enthusiasm everywhere I walk.
It’s good to be back on campus. I spent the week of August 4 on Cape Cod visiting with alums and donors.
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.
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.
It is fitting that this last edition for Academic Year 2013-14 is chock-full of faculty and staff accomplishments.
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.
Greetings one and all. It is hard to believe that it is already forty days after Easter – and almost June!
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.
Hello, everyone. The season of spring rain is upon us, but sunshine will follow.
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.
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.
Today is the first day of Spring and we can finally look forward to some warm weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, everyone. As Advent has progressed, celebrations have been steadily bursting out on campus and off.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello again. The season of awards, achievements, promotions, reunions and new beginnings keeps on rolling!
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.
The campus is in bloom, and the Commencement Tent is up on the great lawn!
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.
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.
Spring is here even if our extra “snow day” on Tuesday last would make one think otherwise!
At Regis we are doing our best to contribute to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) awareness, growth and development – at every level.
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.
Three of our undergraduate lacrosse players volunteered on Saturday, January 26 to help out at the Weston 300 winter festival.
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!
Greetings, and Happy New Year. I returned Tuesday evening from a Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Meeting in Florida.
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.
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.
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.
A Pictorial Blog from Japan by President Toni Hays with photographs supplied by CDO Miriam Sherman
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.
It’s another beautiful day on the Regis campus...
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.
Recently I received a lovely e-mail from Julie O’Connor McGinn ’77 regarding two recent grads who are working with City Year Boston.
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.
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.
Regis Trustee Donato Tramuto has been named a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center of Europe Board of Directors. Congratulations, Donato!
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.
My second year as President has begun, and June and July brought us so much good news I hardly know where to begin!
At last, summer seems to be taking hold, and those of you who have vegetable gardens can look forward to fresh tomatoes….
Hello to everyone hard at work in Summer Session I, close-of-fiscal year fundraising, academic grant writing, travel, community service and…. Vacation!
Congratulations and thanks to one and all in the Regis College community for a wonderful Graduate Hooding, Pinning, Baccalaureate, and Commencement last week.
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.
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.
This is a surprise mini-edition of my Notes because I can’t resist sharing some other items of good news.
Hello, everyone, and welcome back from what I hope was a refreshing and enlightening Spring Break for each of you.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, all. I am in Haiti but here is the Nov. 17 issue of my “President’s Notes.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was great to see all the faculty at the Faculty Workshop on September 1. The positive energy was palpable.
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.
How quickly this summer has fled! It’s hard to believe that the Fall Faculty Workshop will occur only three weeks from today
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.
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.