News and Announcements

President's Notes IV.19

May 21, 2015

Commencement & Reunion Weekend Recap

Roberta MacDonald returns to Regis for her 80th Reunion in 2015The 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. Always a class favorite, the Parade of Classes on Saturday was led by the 50th Reunion Class of 1965 (they had 65 alumnae in attendance!) as well as Roberta Macdonald ’35 who celebrated her 80th Reunion (see photo). Roberta recently celebrated her 101st birthday, making her our oldest alumna to ever come to campus for Reunion. Thanks to everyone who helped make Reunion Weekend a success!

To view the Commencement video and read the speeches, click here. Also see “Weston Resident Speaks to 700 Regis grads,” in the Metrowest Daily News.


English and Theatre major and Hemetera editor Jessica O. Nguyen’s poem "Dinner for Two" will appear in the July issue of Sisyphus Quarterly. Congratulations Jessica!

The Regis Summer Scholars 2015 program begins in two months. Regis Summer Scholars 2015 Facts:

  • Program will run from July 12 thru 17. Six days and five nights on campus, living in the dorm, taking classes, attending college-prep sessions and enjoying campus activities.
  • The RSS is open to all high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in September 2015. There is an application process for the program.
  • Students will take three classes – Communication and Writing, Public Health, and Marketing - enabling them to explore career paths in communication and healthcare.
  • Participating students will receive a Certificate of Achievement, as well as a Summer Class Tuition Voucher that can be used for a 3 credit general education summer course during Summer Session in 2016, 2017, or 2018.
  • Total cost of the program is $695 per student including classwork, activities, room and board. We have priced the program as affordably as possible to enable students from many areas and backgrounds to attend.

Visit the Summer Scholars website or contact Chris Petherick, Communication & Operations Manager for Graduate & Professional Programs, at x7162 for additional information. Please share this exciting opportunity with any families and high school students you know.


Justin Parsons, International Admission Counselor, was named Secretary for the Study Massachusetts consortium, in which Regis is a member. Study Massachusetts is an International Education Consortium dedicated to welcoming international students and promoting educational opportunities in Massachusetts. Goals of the consortium are to promote MA as a study destination; increase the number of international students accessing MA educational programs–in person, online, and otherwise; facilitate partnerships between MA schools and international schools; enhance MA’s position as an optimum site for international commerce and education through public and private sector collaboration; and support the growth of international trade and commerce by fostering globalization of educational opportunities and training throughout MA. Congrats Justin!


Raffaele Florio, Associate Professor and Director of the Heritage Studies Graduate Program, has had an article entitled "Conquest Narratives and Social Activism in Latin America," accepted for publication in Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry, a peer-reviewed, online journal at Union Institute & University's PhD program in Interdisciplinary Studies. Congratulations Raffaele!

On May 2, the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT) held its Central Division Meeting at Regis. Mary Christian-Madden, President of NEACT, presented a variety of online resources to support chemistry learning and Erin McQuaid, Senior Lecturer of Chemistry, presented her experiences transitioning from the traditional lecture format to the flipped classroom. There was wonderful discussion among the attendees regarding both topics. Leslie Bishop, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been re-elected as Central Division Chair for another two-year term.

Joseph De Quattro, Lecturer of English, has a new work of fiction, "Verschränkung," forthcoming in the next issue of Pennsylvania Literary Journal, a peer-reviewed, academic journal.

Institutional Advancement

$500K in 50 Days campaignIA has launched an end of the fiscal year challenge to raise funds before June 30, with matching funds promised.

Please accept my best wishes for a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I know we all deserve it! The next issue of “President’s Notes” is due out on June 4, 2015.

Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN

PS: Below is a little sampling of Hooding, Baccalaureate, and Commencement photographs for your enjoyment!

The class of 2015 enters the tent on the Great Lawn for Commencement

The Class of 2015 heads into the tent to receive their Hoods.

Claudia Pouravelis presents Yves Vilton with his degree at the 2015 Commencement ceremoinies

Kara Kolomitz presents an award at the 2015 Baccalaureate ceremony

The Class of 2015 advances down towards the tent for Commencement

The 2015 Baccalaureate Mass

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