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President's Notes VII.2
July 27, 2017
I was touched to read this article Regis: A University with Endless Opportunities written by senior Marcos Aguirre. It captures the core of who we are. Regis, with a rich heritage of taking risks, pursuing excellence, serving our neighbor, and striving to include all, is a place that changes lives. I am proud to call Regis my home. Thank you Marcos.
Welcome 2017 Regis Summer Scholars to campus this week! The program runs until next Saturday, August 5th, so you'll be seeing these 25 rising high school juniors and seniors until then. We have students from as close as Weston and as far as California. Elizeth Alvarez, from San Diego, has been committed to academic excellence throughout her time in high school and is part of the Barrio Logan College Institute. She is connected to Regis by alum Tara Agan '85.
The students will earn six college credits by taking two courses: EN 105 Writing Seminar and ID 230 The Interdependence of Healthcare Professions in the United States. They will spend their two weeks at Regis living in Maria Hall, receiving personalized college essay advice, and exploring Boston through trips to Faneuil Hall, a Boston Harbor Cruise, and a Red Sox game. The Summer Scholars program is co-directed by David Gilmore, chair of Medical Imaging, and Mark Harrington, assistant dean of Student Affairs, and supported by all of us to make their stay memorable!
FACULTY AND STAFF
Congratulations to Bonnie Quinn, director of Financial Aid who was elected president of Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) for the 2018-2019 year. What a great accomplishment!
Elizabeth Seidler, interim dean of the School of Business and Communication, was part of the organizing committee for the Teaching Health Economics session at the iHEA 2017 12th World Congress in Health Economics at Boston University. The the many talented health economist presenters attracted a full house with standing room only. In this photo is Elizabeth at the far left and her organizing committee colleagues. Elizabeth tells me that many of the presentations have applications to other disciplines and she will share what she learned with Regis faculty in the upcoming academic year. Thank you Elizabeth.
Priscilla Boerger, chair of Education and director of EdD, and Jason Clemence, assistant professor of Education, attended the Massachusetts Department of Education Summer Institute in Hyannis recently. The two-day conference focused on Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP), the student teaching evaluation system. CAP assesses a teacher candidate's readiness in relation to the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs).
Priscilla was also busy planning a STEAM Café workshop that Regis hosted last week. The Education department is an approved professional development site for the Massachusetts Department of Education and hosted this week-long professional development STEAM Café for K-12 teachers. During the first three days, Susan Erickson, EdD alum, conducted sessions on science, art, and math. My son, Wesley Przybylski, lead two days of hands-on design thinking. Below are some pictures from the Café.
Our Medical Imaging faculty attended the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)'s meeting in June in Denver. David Gilmore, chair of Medical Imaging, was elected to its Board of Directors for a three-year term; Lauren Shanbrun, assistant professor of Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine clinical coordinator, was selected to co-chair the educator's meeting; and Erin Beloin, assistant professor of Medical Imaging and bachelor completion program director, was asked to be a reviewer of a new Nuclear Medicine student textbook. The three faculty also had a poster accepted at the meeting. What a great team!
Some of our Medical Imaging students were also high achievers at the meeting. Jessica Williams, Medical Imaging bachelor completion student, won best oral abstract overall, best oral abstract for PET imaging, a bachelor degree completion scholarship, and a professional development scholarship for her contributions to the field of nuclear medicine. Daniel Tempesta, a Health Administration grad student and adjunct faculty in Medical Imaging, received a career and professional development scholarship for his graduate studies. And, Amanda Abbott, Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics grad student, won the outstanding technologist award. Amazing! Congratulations to all!
Below are photos of (from left) Jessica, Daniel, and Amanda and a group photo of Lauren, David and Erin.
On Monday, I hosted guests from the British Consul in Boston: Harriet Cross, British Consul General to New England, and Paolo DiFabio, head of politics, press and public affairs. They met with me, VP AA Malcolm Asadoorian, Director of the Center for Global Connections David Crisci, and Director of Medical Imaging David Gilmore, about ways Regis can grow our international footprint and future collaboration with the UK.
The next issue of President’s Notes will be out on August 17th.
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
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