Regis College is pleased to announce a $40,000 gift from the Carole Remick Charitable Foundation that will provide financial support for students pursuing a career in journalism. Additionally, the Foundation has given $5,000 to create an emergency transportation fund for Regis students.
The Carole Bocasky Remick ‘54 Fellows in Journalism will support students majoring in communication and interested in journalism. A selection committee comprised of faculty in the Marshall M. Sloane School of Business and Communication will name at least four students as fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year. Remick Fellows will immerse themselves in the field and explore reporting and storytelling across platforms in the media landscape.
“We are grateful for the continued support of the Carole Remick Charitable Foundation and its dedication to our students,” said Regis President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN. “Carole’s legacy of helping students thrive and believe in themselves will live on at Regis through this generous gift.”
Additional funds will establish the Remick Emergency Transportation Fund, which will provide Regis students with emergency grants, $500 or less, for transportation difficulties that prevent them from getting to and from school, or to a job that helps them pay for tuition. These grants will be overseen and distributed by the Office of Student Affairs. Individuals in need of emergency transportation support can fill out a form to request funding.
The transportation fund is inspired by Carole Remick’s own experience of driving fellow Regis alumna and former trustee Chris McCann ‘60, to and from campus every day so McCann would not have to drop out because of a lack of transportation.
“We are incredibly excited about this partnership with Regis College,” said Mary Kaye Leonard, Director of the Remick Foundation. “The funds provided from Carole’s foundation will directly help students thrive during these difficult times. That is what Carole was all about.”
Regis College’s relationship with Carole Remick dates back more than 65 years when she graduated in 1954. In 1987, Remick established the New England High School Journalism Collaborative, a week-long summer journalism program at Regis that introduces high school students to the journalism field and gives them the opportunity to work directly with reporters, photographers, and editors from New England newspapers and media organizations.
As part of the Now We Fly campaign, the Remick Foundation established the Carole Remick Endowed Director in Communication in Regis’ Marshall M. Sloane School of Business and Communication. This position is integral to the success and expansion of the communication degree programs at Regis.
“The Foundation has provided Regis College with several generous gifts that will contribute to the growth of the communication major and align with the Regis mission of serving the dear neighbor,” said Colleen Malachowski, PhD, associate professor of communication and the Carole Remick Endowed Director. “The Foundation’s investment in journalism, communication, and writing are critical during this time of social unrest, when these skills are needed more than ever.”