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President's Notes IV.17

April 23, 2015

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!

Honors Induction 2015This past Tuesday Regis celebrated the undergraduate Honors Induction Ceremony. At left is a photo of the crowd at the reception in the FAC. It was a glorious celebration of student intellectual achievement.

The presentation of the Mass Life Sciences grant to RegisAnd by now most of you are aware that The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Capital Planning Workgroup has awarded $355,000 to Regis to invest in critically needed equipment that will provide life sciences education opportunities to underserved populations. I am very pleased about this award and grateful to the co-authors of the grant, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean Anne Powers, PhD; Vice President Thomas Pistorino; and Shawna Erickson, Director of Institutional Support. Regis reps accepted the Mass Life Sciences grantTom and Anne are pictured on the right with Dr. Susan-Windham-Bannister, President and CEO of MLSC and Regis Vice President, Academic Affairs, Malcolm O. Asadoorian, PhD. The photograph below right includes Shawna and Kevin Thurston, President of MetroWest STEM Education Network. Regis representatives and representatives of Wellesley College, which received a planning grant (as we had two years ago) and of the Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School of Framingham, which also received grants, joined elected officials and other education leaders at Keefe on Monday morning, April 13, to announce the grants for life sciences-related capital projects and funding for equipment and supplies for high schools in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.


Jess Meuleman and Sean Sendall present “One Goal, Many Routes: A Small University Embarks on an International Recruitment Adventure” at NAGAPRegis is making inroads around the globe regarding international recruitment and suitable enrollment strategies. Jess Meuleman, Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admission, and Sean Sendall, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission, made a presentation at the National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (NAGAP) conference in New Orleans on April 9 entitled “One Goal, Many Routes: A Small University Embarks on an International Recruitment Adventure.”

The cover of the 2015 edition of HemeteraThe Hemetera staff, faculty and students, have announced the release of the 2015 issue! Please attend the release party and reading if you can on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library.


Congratulations to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice students who presented their Capstone Synthesis Poster/Portfolio Presentation last Sunday. Their names and titles of their poster projects are below:

  • Linda Barnard, AGPCNP-BC, DNP(c)
    A Hospice Educational Initiative for the Black/African/Afro-Caribbean Culture
  • Michelle Colleran Cook, RN, BSN, MS
    Using Electronic Resources to Develop Leadership Abilities in student Nurses
  • Maureen Hillier, DNP(c), RN, CCRN, CLNC
    A Simulation Project to Support Newly Licensed Nurses with Death and Dying in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Kimberly Kelley, MSN, BSN, RN
    The Lived Experience of Overweight Nurses Working in the Acute Care Setting
  • Carol Martin, DNPc, MSN, CPNP, RN
    Educating the Nurse Educator and Health Care Provider on Prescription Stimulant Medication Use, Misuse, and Abuse in the College Population
  • Patricia M. McCauley, DNP(c), MSN, BSN, CHSE, RN
    Foreign Educated Nurses (FEN) Transitioning into Practice in the United States: Utilizing Simulation as a Teaching/Learning Strategy
  • Alexandra Guian Penzias, MEd, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN
    Perception of Nursing Presence in Patients Experiencing MRI- Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Mary E Strauss, DNP, RN, NE-BC
    Preventing Readmissions through a Redesigned Care Delivery Model

Courtney Finn, an informatics student in the Masters in Nursing Leadership program, has had an article accepted for publication in the June edition of the OJNI (Online Journal of Nursing Informatics). Congratulations, Courtney!

Congratulations to Olivia Guiney, Junior Public Health Major, who was selected to this year’s Partners in Health Summer Internship Program. Olivia was among nearly 400 applicants who applied for under 30 spots. According to Jon Shaffer, Senior Strategist for Grassroots Organizing at PIH, “it was our most diverse and impressive cohort of internship applications that we have ever had.” The cohort will assemble in Boston on June 1st.

The Student Government Association (SGA) has announced the 2015-2016 SGA Election results. Congratulations to next year's Senate!

Class of 2016

  • President: Andrew O’Reilly
  • Vice President: Michael Emanuelson
  • Secretary: Evan Stone
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Amaral

Class of 2017

  • President: Nicole Church
  • Vice President: Kristina del Rey
  • Secretary: Brenna McGinnis
  • Treasurer: Manny Santiago

Class of 2018

  • President: Julia Maggiacomo
  • Vice President: Emily DeBarros
  • Secretary: Teresa Willander

This evening, Thursday, April 23, Student Life will conduct its annual Leadership banquet.

All are invited to join in on Wednesday, April 29 for the Health Services Wellness Week Annual 5K Walk/Run starting at 12:00 at Health Services. T-shirts are being sold for $1.00 (minimum donation) to benefit the Bakhita House, a Safe/Transition House in the Greater Boston area that offers hospitality in a safe, caring environment to women age 18 and over who are probable victims of human trafficking.

David Gilmore, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs & Medical Imaging Program Director, has just returned from traveling in Australia this past week where he visited Charles Stuart University in Wagga Wagga to create an exchange program for Medical Imaging.


It will be a busy weekend for Athletics with the Athletics Banquet Friday night, April 24, a softball and lacrosse doubleheader on Saturday, April 25, and the annual Pride Invite Track & Field event on Sunday, April 26. As well, Men’s Tennis will host the NECC Championships Saturday and Sunday. The men’s tennis team has not lost a conference match all spring. Way to go! For the full schedule, visit

Registration for the 2015 Regis Athletics Golf Tournament is open. It will be held at the Stowe Acres Country Club on Friday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start. Register here.


Colleen Malachowski, PhD, Assistant Professor and Communications GPD has published an article in Communication Quarterly. Colleen C. Malachowski & Brandi N. Frisby (2015) “The Aftermath of Hurtful Events: Cognitive, Communicative, and Relational Outcomes,” Communication Quarterly, 63:2, 187-203, DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2015.1012218. To link to this article. Congratulations Colleen!

Kate Edney, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, World Languages and Cultural Heritage, has been selected to participate in the “New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) 2015 Summer Institute - The Digital City: New Approaches in the Digital Humanities.” The selection committee was highly impressed with Kate’s work on the Temporal and Spatial Mapping of Summer Theaters in the Northeast. The institute will take place June 29 - July 2 at New York University.

Joseph De Quattro currently has a new poem, "Leaf's Folly," in the Spring 2015 issue of Grey Sparrow Journal. Grey Sparrow Journal was recently named Best New Literary Journal by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals at the meeting of the Modern Language Association in Los Angeles.

The final Faculty Meeting of the 2014-2015 Academic Year will occur on April 30. And then:

  • May 5 Graduate Hooding 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Honorary Degree recipient, Marjorie Arons-Barron
  • May 8 Board Meeting in the morning, Baccalaureate in the afternoon
  • May 9 Commencement Speaker: Honorary Degree recipient Sandra Fenwick, CEO, Children’s Hospital, Boston

President’s Office

With this year’s Boston Marathon over and the second phase of the Marathon Bombing trial beginning, the news this week reports the testimony of survivors, many of them having suffered the kinds of injuries a recent group of experts speaking on campus addressed. Last evening the President’s Lecture Series on Health presented an expert panel on traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Moderator Jennifer C. Buxton, M.A. OTR/L, ATP, Assistive Technology Partners, Cambridge, MA, Boston Children's Hospital: Augmentative Communication Program, Waltham, MA, Tufts University: Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, MA, led the panel in the exploration of the topics. Presenting with her were

  • Herminia Festin, M.D., Staff Physiatrist, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Bedford, M.A., V.A. and Assistant Clinical Professor, B.U. Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • David M. Crandell, M.D., Attending Physician, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • Jessica Guilbert D.P.T., Staff Physical Therapist Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • Janet M. Cromer, R.N., MA., B.C.P.C., C.C.F.E., Educator, Support Group Facilitator, Advocate

Also, I was pleased to see in the news that Alice Bonner of Northeastern University, who recently spoke during another one of our President’s Lecture Series on Health on health care reform has been named Massachusetts Elder Affairs Secretary. You may read about it here.

The next issue of “President’s Notes” will be out on May 7, 2015, if we can get it out to you in the midst of Commencement Week. Be prepared in case I postpone until May 14.

The Commencement Tent is up and getting acclimated!

Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN

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