Cassandra Colon, MSW ’24, and Madeline Conover ’24, have been selected as the student speakers for the university’s 94th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston.

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Cassandra Colon, MSW '24

As a student in the university’s graduate program, Colon was an active member of the Master of Social Work (MSW) Advisory Board, worked as a student mentor and tutor, and served as a graduate student representative on the Regis Board of Trustees within the Enrollment, Marketing and Student Life Committee. Colon also serves as the Treasurer of the Phi Alpha Honors Society, a national honors society for social workers.

“Regis fosters an environment where inclusion is paramount to the integrity of its organization,” said Colon. “That universal feeling of acceptance, achievement and opportunity, that is so clear within Regis' halls (virtual as well!), sets a foundation and standard of exemplary behavior to be mirrored out in the ‘real world.’ Regis lays the groundwork for demonstrating a moral and empathy-driven life that will shine unto others. I am proud to be a graduating from the MSW program.”

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Madeline Conover '24

As an exercise science major, Conover has pursued several leadership positions on campus, including president of the Class of 2024 through the Student Government Association.

This past semester, Conover was recognized at the university’s annual Student Leadership Awards for her outstanding athletic performance in women’s lacrosse. She also recently received the Regis-Casserly Award, the highest honor presented by the athletics department to a graduating senior student-athlete that recognizes excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service. In her junior year, Conover was among 102 Regis students to be named to the Academic-ALL GNAC team, awarded to students who maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA and have completed second-year academic status.

After graduating, Conover will continue her studies at Regis by pursuing a master's in occupational therapy.

“Regis has prepared me for life after graduation by providing hands-on learning both inside and outside of the classroom. During my time at Regis, I have developed invaluable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication which will prove to be vital for navigating my future career.” said Conover.

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