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President's Notes VII.1
July 13, 2017
Thanks to many of you and our generous alumni and donors, we have surpassed our Regis Fund goal! We are currently planning the second annual Let It Shine Gala that will take place at Boston Park Plaza on October 24th where I look forward to honoring Marshall Sloane, founder and chairman of Century Bank. As you may recall, Marshall received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Regis in 2014. More info to come about the Gala. In the meantime, I look forward to the start of another successful academic year.
Next Monday and Tuesday we will welcome 282 incoming first-year and transfer students and 382 of their family members for New Student Orientation. The theme of this year's event is "Part of the Pride." The Student Affairs division and Orientation Leaders have been working hard to plan an engaging, fun and informational two days. Alsoon Monday, Undergraduate Admission is hosting a preview day in Maria Hall. Please welcome these incoming and prospective students and families to campus.
For complete schedule of events, visit the orientation webpage here or download our new app, MyRegis. MyRegis will be a great resource for our students containing information ranging from dining menus, events, athletics info, to course schedules. I highly recommend you download it and encourage all of our students to do the same.
I trust that many of you received a copy of The League in your local newspaper recently. It is a publication by Carole Remick's New England High School Journalism Collaborative that we hosted on campus. I was very impressed by the level of professionalism by these high school students and Colleen Malachowski's leadership to make this a successful endeavor. You can view the online version of the publication here.
It's official. The Pride is a member of the GNAC conference. Read about our new era of intercollegiate athletics here.
Congratulations to the men's and women's swimming and diving teams who were both named College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America teams. CSCAA Executive Director Joel Shinofield said, “Coach James Sweeney is building a model of success in the pool and classroom at Regis."
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Congratulations to Lucia Ortiz, chair of the Humanities department, for having an article published entitled "Nacionalismo y transnacionalismo en Manuel Zapata Olivella" in the Boletin Hispanico Helvetico.
Regis was one of only three nursing schools from Massachusetts that presented at the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning Conference in Washington, D.C., in June. Jan Tuxbury, Pat McCauley, Liz Duca and Sharon Wong presented the poster "Designing a Pediatric-Maternity Clinical Orientation Using Simulation" and Mary Lou Cullen and Joan Dorr presented the poster "Simulation: Closing the Gap in Critical Care." Thank you for highlighting our innovative work in simulation.
On June 22nd, Undergraduate and Graduate Career Services hosted the second annual Nursing Employer Expo in College Hall Foyer. Current students and alumni interviewed and networked with 12 employers for all levels of nursing roles. Some of the organizations represented include Steward Health Care, Veteran’s Administration, Health South, Bethany Health Care, and Bridgewell. Thanks to Kaitlynn Arvidson, manager of Graduate and Professional Career Planning, and Susan Kennedy, director of the Center for Internships and Career Placement, for organizing the event and providing great professional experience for our students and alums!
Next Monday and Tuesday I will host four Haiti Project partners from the State University of Haiti and the Haitian Ministry of Health. We will have dinner at Morrison House and then a full morning meeting to review project updates and findings. While they are here, Nancy Street, Kellie LaPierre, and Alexis Lawton will accompany them to visit Boston Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. They will also have a tour of our nursing simulation labs, learn Moodle and conduct a curriculum meeting on campus.
My days over the next few weeks are filled with travel to cultivate relationships with our donors and alums. First stop is New York, then to Nantucket where chair of the board John Tegan will host a reception on July 26th, and finally to Cape Cod for our annual luncheon at the Willowbend Country Club on August 3rd.
Enjoy your summer! The next issue of President's Notes will be out July 27th.
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
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