Grace Micklon ‘26 and Callum Park ’26 recently traveled to Le-Puy-en-Velay, France, where the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph was founded in 1650. They experienced French culture while connecting with students attending other colleges and universities founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph. You can read about their journey here.
We had a lovely welcome lunch today with high school participants of the Summer Scholars and Lorraine’s Leaders pre-college programs. Thanks to staff members Madeleine Lopez, Kim Rocco, John Hernandez, Caitlyn Masiero, Jeff Joseph, and Kelly Brochu who are guiding the students who have been taking STEM and leadership courses with us since the start of Summer Session II taught by Shannon Hogan, Kristen Cammarata, Marie Gabour, and Charlene Geary. The students are beginning their on campus residential experience today to get the flavor of college life.
Congratulations to DNP alum Oluwatoyin Okafor '20 who published an article "Reducing First-Year Nursing Students' Perceived Stress Levels Using Mindfulness Meditation" in the Association of Black Nursing Faculty Foundation Journal based upon her DNP project. Online DNP faculty, Tanya Cohn and C. Andrew Martin, were contributing authors listed on the published article.
I'm thrilled we received an additional $819,253 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration NFLP to help offset tuition costs for Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates. Adding more nursing educators will help address the existing gap, adding to the nursing workforce shortage. I'm proud that in the last two years, Regis has graduated more than 1,500 nurses. Read the full story here.
Congratulations to the following faculty who are recipients of a 2023-24 Virginia Pyne Kaneb ’57 Faculty Grant:
Suzanne Rappaport, Alicia Pola, Helen Consiglio
Project Title: Community Based Learning: Development of a Sensory Discovery Trail at Breezy Hill Therapeutic Riding Center
Project Title: Analyzing the Change in Pandemic Awareness among Regis Students using Data Science
Jana Bagarova, Kristen Willems
Project Title: Investigation of BMP and TGF-B signaling in vascular endothelial cells
Jacquelyn MacDonald and Diana Parry-Cruwys
Project Title: Development of the Neurodiversity Institute for Students, Faculty and Staff
Project Title: Gig Work Goes Rural: A Qualitative Study of Temporary AND Seasonal Work in the Outdoor Recreation Industry
Project Title: Teaching Health Economics Capacity in Latin American Countries (LAC)
Jennifer Krusinger and Aubrey Crosby
Project Title: Small Acts for Big Change: Curricular and Co-Curricular Integration of Social Justice and Community Engagement in the First-Year Experience and Beyond
Project Title: DivARC (Diver Archaeological Reconnaissance Cooperative) Project
Project Title: Emerging Trends in Qualitative Research
Good news from Assistant Professor of Humanities Jonathan "Fitz" Fitzgerald! He has a book coming out later this month titled How the News Feels: The Empathic Power of Literary Journalists published by University of Massachusetts Press.