Welcome back, everyone! Campus is buzzing as we kick off academic year 2023-24.

Thanks to staff in residence life, housekeeping, and facilities who have been hard at work making sure all the Residence Halls were ready. Student Engagement staff, Resident Assistants, and Orientation Leaders worked throughout the summer preparing for the coming year and the fall student-athletes have already begun competition. Here I am with some excited undergrads on the first day of classes.

President Hays, Provost Driscoll, and excited undergrad students on first day of classes

Student Achievements

This spring, Linda Montiel-Garcia '24, a humanities major with a focus on politics Linda Montiel-Garcia and US Senator Elizabeth Warrenand global studies, completed an internship with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Working from the senator's Boston office, Linda handled constituent casework. She assisted staffers, conducted external outreach, and worked with community partners. “The internship opened my eyes to different perspectives as I interacted and advocated for the constituents of Massachusetts and their unique concerns and opinions,” Linda said. Congratulations, Linda!

Thomas Genzale Jr. '25, nursing major, was grateful for the invaluable learning opportunity he had to complete a summer internship at Moderna. He worked to improve Thomas Genzale Jr. '25, nursing major, photo at Moderna during summer intershipand revamp the RSV medical collaboration site to create a more organized and efficient system. In addition, Thomas helped make significant user-friendly improvements to Moderna’s website to enhance engagement. Through this experience, Thomas acquired the skills to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare field. Special thanks to Board Member Jane Carroll for mentoring Thomas.


Faculty and Staff Achievements

Congratulations to the below faculty and staff on their recent accomplishments.

Dan Houlihan, assistant professor of occupational therapy and Navy Veteran, published a chapter on "DivARC, combat veterans and the mission of citizen science" in the book Citizen Science in Maritime Archaeology: The Power of Public Engagement.

The Children’s Center and Autism Center staff participated in a community service and team building day at Cradles to Crayons sorting children’s pajamas and clothing; and creating backpacks filled with school supplies.

Regis Children's Center and Autism Center staff volunteering at Cradles to Crayons

Did you know Regis provides vouchers to student-parents pursuing a degree through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant? Vouchers help minimize the cost of childcare so that students (inclusive of undergraduate, graduate, and online) may be more successful in their academic programs. This is a great opportunity for our students. Please help spread the word. Click here or reach out to Rebecca Putnam for more information.

Megan Gibbons, director of the Center for Global Connections, joined colleagues from the Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ) for a meeting to discuss collaboration across member campuses by offering a new short-term January 2025 study abroad course. The goal is to offer a course for students from multiple campuses to participate in a joint international experience. Faculty who are considering teaching a short study abroad course are invited to submit a statement of interest by October 20. Please contact Megan if you have any questions.

Kevin Duarte's short story titled, “The Song of Darkness” has been accepted for publication in the Rhode Island Author Association’s Anthology “In a Dark Time” available on Amazon and at Stillwater Books in Pawtucket. It will also be featured at the Rhode Island Author’s Expo which Kevin will attend in December along with more than 135 authors. Congrats, Kevin!

It was wonderful to reconnect with so many alumni and friends at the Cape Cod Luncheon last week. We welcomed over 80 alumni from all decades—spanning from the 1940s and all the way to 2022! Guest speakers included Assistant Professors Naomi Kooker and Jonathan Fitzgerald, and SGA President Kristin Barrett ’24, who gave a presentation on the exciting relaunch of The Regis Herald. Thank you to the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations for hosting the event!

Group photo of guests at the Cape Cod Luncheon