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July 2, 2020

In case you missed it, yesterday we announced that we will celebrate the Class of 2020 at an in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Rockland Bank Pavilion in Boston. We will also incorporate hooding to honor graduate and doctoral students into the Commencement ceremony moving forward. We will celebrate the Class of 2021 in a separate ceremony that morning. The commencement web page will house all of the important updates leading up to the date.

Student, Faculty and Staff News

The Regis College Diverse Educators Program honors our mission and our commitment to diversifying the education profession by offering a select group of undergraduate education students the opportunity to attend Regis through merit-based aid. Congratulations to our first Boston Public School scholarship recipient Angel Castillo Pineda who starts Regis this fall and is featured in this Education Week magazine article.

Congratulations also to the following online DNP students who successfully defended their scholarly practice projects via Zoom.

James Papesca
Effects of neuraxial anesthesia on readiness for ambulation following total knee arthroplasty

Screen capture of Jennifer Massarelli during her DNP presentationJennifer Massarelli
The effects of reflective journaling while abroad on undergraduate nursing students' cultural competency: A retrospective quantitative quasi-experimental project

Screen capture of Amisha Oza during her DNP presentationAmisha Oza
Distance learning support of hypertension self management

Social Media Pro @Dave.Krugman: What It Takes to Be An Influencer

Dave Krugman headshotWed., July 8 | 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

Please join the Marshall M. Sloane School of Business and Communication next Wed., July 8, at 12:30 p.m. in welcoming Social Media Influencer @Dave.Krugman (300+K followers) to hear the inside scoop of what it takes to become an influencer.

Krugman, a humble Needham native, is a street photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, where he will join us live via Zoom to answer questions and share the story of his rise to influencer fame. Krugman has traveled the world doing what he loves and has been featured in The New York Times, on CBS Sunday Morning, and Fortune magazine, to name a few.

For more information, contact

C. Andrew Martin, online clinical DNP program director, contributed content expert narrative in a Texas Nursing Magazine article titled "Unexpected Déjà Vu: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Parallels the 1980s HIV Crisis" that you can read here on page 18.

I know we've had some difficult conversations this week. These past few months have tested our resolve. But I have seen the amazing strength and resiliency of the Regis community time and time again. We will get through this together.

President's Notes will be taking a summer hiatus during the month of July and the next edition will be out August 6. Please stay safe, continue social distancing, and have a wonderful Fourth of July holiday. We'll see each other again soon.

Photo of an american flag flying over the Great Walk on Regis' Weston campus