News and Announcements
President's Notes V.22May 26, 2016
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. Today, I am hosting the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) President’s Meeting with member Presidents and Athletic Directors.
Advancement & Alumni Relations - Reunion
I had a great time with 450+ alumni and friends at Reunion Weekend a few weeks ago—the highest-attended Alumni Reunion in years with alumni spanning from seven decades! The weather on Saturday was absolutely gorgeous for the inaugural Parade of Classes from the Great Walk up to the Tower. Thanks to Lindsey Honig, Digital Communications Associate, we have some great time-lapse footage of the parade. Watch it on our YouTube channel here. One of the highlights of the weekend was the announcement of the 50th Reunion’s class gift—an impressive $1,000,000 for Regis! I cannot thank the class committees enough for their dedication and hard work to raise this truly transformative gift. Miriam Finn Sherman, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, presented the first-place fundraising award to the class at the Alumni Luncheon and they enjoyed a weekend full of celebrations (including a special dance with Elvis played by Matt Norton ’17 and a Sock Hop Girl played by Brenna McGinnis ’17 at their Oldies-themed party). The 25th Reunion Class of 1991 had a big group of alumnae come back as well; here they are having some fun on the steps of the Lorraine Tegan Learning Commons. See all the photos on the Regis College Alumni Facebook page. Big thanks to all of IA and, in particular, Christina Duggan, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, and Kristyn Gondola, Alumni Relations Coordinator, for leading the charge and planning a great event.
Faculty And Staff
Kara Kolomitz, Vice President of Student Affairs, completed her doctoral research and successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “The New College President: A Study of Leadership in Challenging Times” on March 30. Kara graduated on May 19 from the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences at Johnson & Wales University with a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. Here is a picture of her on graduation day with Dr. Ed Cabellon, Special Assistant to VP of Student Affairs at Bridgewater University and Kara’s co-author of an upcoming publication. Way to go Dr. Kolomitz!
David Gilmore, Assistant Professor & Chair, Medical Imaging Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Associate Dean, Partnerships & Strategic Initiatives, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Australian/New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine meeting in April. He presented three lectures, visited the University of Auckland to discuss international Nuclear Medicine education partnerships, and was invited to Australia to present in Canberra, the nation's capital. Busy but productive trip, David!
The Imaging pinning ceremony took place on May 5 for Nuclear Medicine and Radiography students. Here is a group shot of the Nuclear Medicine students (back row from left) Johnny Madrid and Johnson Mathurin; (front row from left) Alyssa Lanpher, Katie Cuozzo, Brittany Anne McLintock, and Brittany Hicks.
Nancy Street, Associate Professor of Nursing and Haiti Project Program Director, had an article published in the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation titled “Sleep duration and risk of physical aggression against peers in urban youth.” This is Nancy’s first time as the first author. Congratulations Nancy!
And congratulations to all the recipients of the 2016-2017 Faculty Development Grants and the Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholars Program awards! Thanks to the Faculty Development and Research Committee for their work.
Virginia Pyne Kaneb Faculty Scholars Program Awards
S. Allison Bernard: “Mentoring the Student Mentor and Mentees for Success”
Helen Sabolek Consiglio, Cathy Fuller and Jacquelyn MacDonald: “Pilot Study: Does Exercise Participation Enhance On-Task Behavior and Task Completion in Preschool Children?”
Anthony D’Aries: “Freedom to Write Project”
Upasana Kashyap: “Flipping Pre-Calculus and Calculus”
Patricia McCauley, David Gilmore, Michelle Colleran Cook, Michael Roberts, Erin Beloin and Cathy Fuller: “Interprofessional Education Using Simulation and Digital Storytelling: A Collaborative Approach of Various Health Professionals Involved with Patients from Screening to End-of-Life”
Margaret Oot-Hayes: “A Collaborative Research Project between Regis and Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital: iPad Education to Optimize Patient Teaching and Efficiency in the Preoperative Setting”
Lucia Ortiz: “Daughters of Muntu: Stories of Latin American Women of African Heritage”
Brian Plouffe, Cristina Squeff and Danqing Xiao: “Design for Student Engagement: Olin’s Summer Institute”
Elizabeth Pitney Seidler: “Business Program Accrediting Agency Annual Conference”
Sara Chudnovsky Weintraub: “Creating a Guide for Incorporating Service-Learning Projects into the Curriculum”
Faculty Development Grant Awards
Lauren Beaulieu: “Attending the Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference”
John Christie: “Certification in Data Analytics”
Elizabeth Conant: “Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Conference, February 2017”
Helen Sabolek Consiglio: “Cross-Institutional Development of an Objective Assessment Tool for Undergraduate Neuroscience Programs”
Cathy Fuller: “Presentation at Medical Fitness Association Conference”
Jacquelyn MacDonald: “Attend Annual Association of Behavior Analysis International Conference”
Santhosh Mathew: “Support the Creation of an iBook in Astronomy (In Collaboration with the McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning at Framingham State University)”
Andrew Michael: “9th Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) International Conference, Stream Title: Economic Crisis and Austerity: The Risks on Human and Social Rights at Work”
Margaret Oot-Hayes: “Development of a Guide to Mothering after Prison”
Elizabeth Pitney Seidler: “6th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists”
Sara Chudnovsky Weintraub: “Attendance at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association”
The first cohort of the EdD program, who graduated this May, held a poster session on May 21 to showcase their final capstone research projects. In addition to sharing their research, they gave current students advice on how to proceed with their own future research and answered questions the current students had regarding the program from the students’ perspective. The event was a great success; to the point where a member of the incoming Fall 2016 cohort told Dr. Priscilla Boerger, Education Department Chair, “I can’t wait until fall to start classes, please register me for the Summer I course.” At right is a photo of Dr. Boerger with Laurie Link, a long-time adjunct in Education who just earned her EdD!
I received a beautiful piece of art from Haiti when I was there in March for the graduation. Since the Children Center has been skyping with an orphanage in Haiti, I thought they might enjoy it. The children used it for an art project by imitating the style themselves. They will hang the art in their main hallway for all to see. What a great example of global learning at its best!
I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and express my gratitude to retirees and others who are moving on from Regis.
Sister Barbara Loud, CSJ, ’62, EdD, Associate Professor of Mathematics and former Chair of Department of Mathematics, for many years of service and commitment to math education, I thank you for your service since 1990.
Sister Betty Cawley, CSJ, ’63, PhD, Academic Assessment Liaison, former Dean of SLAESS and Associate Professor of Classics, for many dedicated years of service to Liberal Arts, I am truly grateful for your wisdom and service since 1970!
Barbara Noel Dowds, PhD, Professor and Chair of Psychology, I thank you for your service since 1990.
Penelope Glynn, PhD, RN, Dean of the School of Nursing, you will be missed. Thank you for all you have done for Regis.
Mary Jane Doherty ‘67, PhD, Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees, you have weathered the storm and guided the tide since 2001. I am grateful for all you have done for Regis and congratulate you on your retirement, with my gratitude and best wishes.
Susan Tammaro ‘77, PhD, VP of Institutional Effectiveness and former Chair of Psychology, from faculty and administration, you have guided Regis with insight and sound judgement since 1990. Best of luck in your new endeavor. Regis will miss you.
Christine Resendes, Human Resources Administrator since 2003, you have been the welcomer and well-wisher for all of us and the steady constant for all things personnel-related. Best wishes and good luck on your future career.
The next issue of President’s Notes will come out on June 9.
Wishing you all a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I know we all deserve it!