Thank you for celebrating Regis Giving Day with me last week. In just 24 hours, 400 donors collectively raised more than $110,000 for important causes and programs that support our students. I am so thankful for the generosity of the entire Regis community—including 84 faculty and staff—who came together to raise more than any other Giving Day! Special thanks to Institutional Advancement and to our top sponsors, Aramark and Pepsi. And thank you all for showing your love for Regis! Check out the video featuring members of the community.

Today's edition focuses on recent student accomplishments that make me so proud. Our seniors are celebrating their countdown to Commencement tonight, and I'm looking forward to my pizza dinner with undergrads next week.

Student News and Achievements

It was a busy Presidents' Day weekend in Pride Athletics, including the track and field team competing at the GNAC Indoor Championships Sunday at Boston University. The men finished in second place and the women placed third in the team competitions. Congratulations to these student-athletes for winning individual GNAC titles: Aleyo Amasa-Titus '27 (400 meter dash), Anastazia Copeland '23 (weight throw), Brett Kiesel '23 (pole vault), Justin Thuotte '26 (long jump and triple jump), and the women's 4x400 meter relay team of Abby Kilbride '25, Janet Amasa-Titus '27, Colleen Curran '27, and Aleyo Amasa-Titus '27.

Monday afternoon, both the women's basketball and men's basketball teams won their respective GNAC Tournament first round games in front of enthusiastic and supportive crowds. Both teams traveled Tuesday for their quarterfinal games and battled until the final buzzer.

Russell Rau '25 became the seventh player in Regis men's basketball history to reach 1,000 points, plus he set the Regis single-season scoring and rebounding records with 470 points and 283 rebounds! Justin Evelyn '23 became Regis' all-time assists leader with 247 career assists. For the women's team, Madi Zancan '26 became the third player in Regis basketball history (male or female) to score 500 or more points in a single season, finishing with 513 points this season, second-most in program history. Amazing!

The undergraduate social work program is launching a mentoring program to connect all students in the major. Assistant Professor Ababa Abiem is pairing first-year and sophomore social work majors with an upperclassman. What a great way to help form bonds that will hopefully grow into lifelong networks. Thanks, Ababa!

Social Work undergraduate students mentoring program

Julia Burke, Registrar's Office Coordinator, took three Theater Club students on a trip to Central Connecticut State University for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival a few weeks ago. Julia serves as the club advisor and director. Students attended workshops led by industry professionals, were cast in and performed one act plays, and competed for talent scholarships. Pictured here are Regis and Lasell Theater Club studentsAshley Kang '25 (bottom row middle) and Rebecca Lord '25 (bottom right) with peers from Lasell University. The Regis and Lasell theater clubs collaborate on performances and networking opportunities. Not pictured is Emily Festa '24 who also attended.

With spring break just over a week away, more than 40 members of our community are preparing for their service immersion journeys to Mustard Seed Communities in the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, and the Civil Rights Pilgrimage. All are invited to a Sending Forth Ceremony to bless the participants next Thursday, February 29, 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the College Hall Foyer.

I'm looking forward to hearing stories from their transformative experiences at the annual Regalos fundraising event during Heritage Week on Tuesday, March 19. Tickets are available now and all proceeds support this impactful program.

Please also consider donating a raffle prize for the event (gift cards, event tickets, or baskets of all kinds accepted). Contact Mary Lou Bozza in CMS.