President's Notes VI.10

December 19, 2016

Virtual reality goggles for Regis' new virtual campus tour.I am excited to share that the Office of Marketing and Communications has launched an interactive virtual campus tour. The guided tour features 360o panoramic photos and videos that highlight the main areas of campus, including academic buildings, residence halls, student and fine arts centers, and athletic facilities. An exciting feature of the tour is the ability to view it through virtual reality headsets pictured here, which our admissions teams will be taking on the road to give students an authentic feel for Regis. Please check out the tour at regiscollege.edu/tour or by downloading our app by searching for “Regis College” through the app store.

The AC and I have been working on a technology plan with the help of Systems Flow, Inc. The plan is a blueprint for Regis’ IT architecture that is in line with our Strategic Plan. The tech plan was presented to the Board last week and we will have a community-wide launch in January. Stay tuned.

Students

Congratulations to Erin Taylor who was awarded the 2016-2017 DNP nursing scholarship. Erin was selected for her academic achievements, personal accomplishments, and dedication to the nursing field.

Amanda Aryeetey ’17, an international student from Ghana double-majoring in Business Management & Economics and Communications, has been named the 2016-2017 LLARC Scholar. Three years ago the leaders of LLARC began working with Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations to establish a generous scholarship fund to connect these two distinct learning groups: undergraduates and lifelong learners. Amanda accepted the scholarship at the LLARC annual meeting on Nov. 29th. Amanda Aryeetey with Bill Brady, Vice Chair of the LLARC Council; Amanda; Jayanthi Srinath from the IA office; and Jill Rosen, director of LLARCHere she is pictured with (from left): Bill Brady, Vice Chair of the LLARC Council; Amanda; Jayanthi Srinath from the IA office; and Jill Rosen, director of LLARC. Congratulations Amanda and thank you LLARC for supporting our outstanding Regis undergrads!

Congratulations also to EdD student Jenn Forry who was honored with the Academic Excellence Award by the New England College Personnel Association (NECPA) for her research entitled, “Due Process Violations of Accused Male Students During Sexual Assault Investigations: The Need for Equitable Disciplinary Procedures on College Campuses.” She will accept the award at the national ACPA conference in Columbus, Ohio this spring!

On December 10th, the Center for Ministry & Service sent students on the New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) and Los Angeles service immersion trips. The NOLA group are busy rebuilding homes affected by Hurricane Katrina, working with the St. Bernard Parish Housing Project. Safe travel home this Sunday to students Emma Dagesse, Judcine Felix, Chanelle Zaria Garcia, Taylor Glynn, Julia Jones, Elioukenda Limose, Jeremy Morgenbesser, Matt Norton, Lauryn Parker, Hannah Walworth and staff leaders Mark Clemente, Mark Harrington, Thatiana Jeune, Jeffrie Parrish and Rachel Tortora.

The LA group is seeing first-hand the reality of poverty and homelessness by working with Homeboy Industries, a non-profit that gives ex-gang members a chance to become honest active members of society. They will be back tomorrow. I am looking forward to hearing about these life-changing experiences! Safe travels Andrea Baez, Tania Duncan, Julio Galay, Kyle Gillen-Hughes, Uryline Grandoit, Courtney Harlow, Sofia Neri, Jessica Pierre, Shennel Proctor, Michael Robicheau, Nicole Roche, Meghan Stanton, David Venegas, Arianna Woodley, Karen Marquez, and Sarah Gallenberg-Maloney.

Development of a Baccalaureate Community Health Nursing Course Grounded in Nightingale’s FrameworkCongrats to DNP student Susan Calhoun who successfully defended her thesis “Development of a Baccalaureate Community Health Nursing Course Grounded in Nightingale’s Framework.” Here is a picture of Susan with Margherite Matteis, associate professor of Nursing & chair of Susan's committee.

Athletics

I love this great story about our men’s and women’s tennis teams donating used tennis balls to Project Green Ball. The non-profit facilitates the recycling of used tennis balls and to donate surfaces based on the recycled balls to organizations servicing kids with disabilities or life-threatening diseases.

Faculty And Staff

Congratulations to the following groups who were awarded Co-Curricular Mini- Grant (CCMG) funding for the 2016/2017 academic year:

  • Wheelchair Basketball Game - Courtney Mulligan, Laura Violette, Women’s and Men’s Basketball Teams
  • Career Paths in the Life Sciences Industry project - Susan Kennedy, Shari Litch Gray, Gracie Molinari, Rachel Amaral
  • Parade of Nations - Sarah Maloney
  • Spring ’17 NEURON Conference trip - Steven Threlkeld, Helen Consiglio, Christian Thomas
  • Opera in Metamorphosis - Heather Josselyn-Cranson
  • National Assocation of Social Work - Hugh Clark
  • Simple Questions for Complex People - David Perkinson
  • A Metamorphosis of Hopes, Aspirations and Goals - Alison MacAdams
  • Free Write, No Wrong or Right - Naomi Kooker, Ariana McCormack
  • Take back the night - Kelly Golden
  • Thursday English Afternoons - Laura Thal and Benjamin Remillard
  • Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention - Sara Weintraub, Allison Caloggero, and Robert Ekberg
  • White Privilege Conference - Jessica Pierre
  • Hemetera Gallery and Marketing Campaign - Leonard Paul, Chris Draper, Steve Hall, and Kate Edney
  • Take a Book, Leave a Book - Jane Peck

Admission Marketing and Communications Manager Michaela Crossen and Director of Marketing Jennie Moore Marshall attended the American Marketing Association’s Higher Education SymposiumAdmission Marketing and Communications Manager Michaela Crossen and Director of Marketing Jennie Moore Marshall attended the American Marketing Association’s Higher Education Symposium in Orlando, FL, last week. Jennie served as one of the conference speakers, presenting on the topic of personalization in social marketing campaigns. Well done ladies!

Anthony D'Aries, assistant professor of English & Writing Program Director, published an article in Boston Magazine about daycare and toddler behavior, for which Rebecca Putnam and the Children's Center staff kindly contributed their wisdom and expertise! You can read it here. Congrats Anthony!

Good luck to April Berry Fletcher, assistant professor of Social Work, who will defend her EdD thesis “A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation of Training for Social Workers and Health Care Providers in Managing Challenging or Potentially Violent Client Behaviors” tomorrow at 2pm in Kearns.

President’s Office

I’m pleased to have been recently elected to the Lawrence Partnership Board of Directors. The Lawrence Partnership is a private and public sector collaboration for the economic development and general improvement of the City of Lawrence.

AICUM annual meeting - Gov Baker, President Hays with Mary Reap, president of Elms College, and Richard Doherty, president of AICUMLast week I attended the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) annual meeting & dinner. Governor Baker was honored with the Committed to Access Award. Here we are with Mary Reap, president of Elms College, and Richard Doherty, president of AICUM. Photo credit: Bill Brett.

I hope you enjoyed my open house last week. I know I did! We raised $575.50 at the party for the retired Sisters of St. Joseph in residence at Bethany Health Care and St. Joseph Hall in Framingham and donations are still coming in. Joan Sullivan, director of HR, and I will visit the sisters next Monday and present them with our donation. It’s one of my favorite annual trips. They are grateful to have the continuing support of the Regis community, and they love sharing funny stories of their time here.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I plan to spend the holidays with my loved ones at Morrison House including my two beautiful granddaughters. Below are photos of Olivia (3.5 years old) and Nora (1 year old). The next issue of President’s Notes will be out on January 12th, after the Christmas/New Year’s break. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
President

Olivia & Nora Tree  Olivia & Nora Stairs

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