As we come to a close of the 2023-2024 Academic Year, I extend my gratitude to the Regis faculty and staff for the work you do every day to engage and inspire our students. The patience and resilience you have demonstrated during challenging times does not go unnoticed. The Board, members of my Cabinet and I recognize the countless contributions you all make to Regis, and our current and future students. 

Faculty and Staff News and Achievements

Young School of Nursing adjunct faculty Cassandra Godzik, C. Andrew Martin, and Nicole Walters published the article "Nursing Faculty’s Perceived Value of Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®)/Certified Nurse Educator Novice (CNE®n) Credentialing" in the current issue of the International Journal of Nursing Education. The article describes the certification project conducted at Regis and recognized by the National League for Nursing with a Certification STAR Award.

 

Leslie Bishop, as the Central Division Chair of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT), organized their annual Central Division Meeting recently with topics including molecular modelling, chemistry, and poetry.

 

Edward Hunt, assistant professor of political science, had a busy year as he continues producing scholarship on war and empire, with recent contributions focusing on U.S. relations with the compact states (Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia). He made contributions to think tanks, including analysis for Security in Context, which follows three earlier pieces for Foreign Policy in Focus, two of which were re-posted at Responsible Statecraft. For The Progressive, he examined nuclear-related crises in the Marshall Islands. A major research article will appear in Postcolonial Studies titled “Compact colonialism: U.S. neocolonialism in Micronesia in the early twenty-first century.” This month Ed will present a paper at Harvard University, which will be hosting the annual conference of the New England American Studies Association. His paper builds on research that he presented last year at spring conference of the New England Historical Association.

 

Annela Kelly, associate professor of mathematics, presented at Statistics in the Age of AI Conference at George Washington University in May. Annela's presentation, "Building Epidemic Awareness through Mathematical Modelling," analyzed the concept drift in students’ attitudes towards Covid in Basic Statistics classes at Regis from spring 2020 through spring 2023. 

Annela Kelly, associate professor of mathematics, presented at Statistics in the Age of AI Conference

 

Assistant Professor of Pre-Licensure Nursing Emily Rumble sent us this photo from her recent trip to London where her first stop was the Florence Nightingale Museum. The museum celebrates the life and work of the best known figure in nursing history.

Emily Rumbo, assistant professor of pre-licensure nursing, at Florence Nightingale Museum
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President's Office

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations hosted a great Regis event in Washington, D.C. on May 16. The weather was beautiful and so was the company! It was wonderful to connect with nearly 30 alumni, students, and donors for a special reception and provide an update on the state of the school.

While in D.C., VP of Marketing and Communications Michael Guilfoyle and I met with our federal representatives. It was wonderful to discuss with Senator Edward Markey and Congresswoman Katherine Clark how Regis is meaningfully addressing the nursing shortage (graduating 2,500+ nurses in last three years) and other ways Regis is promoting workforce development. They were enthusiastic about our contributions to the Commonwealth.

President Hays and Senator Edward Markey

 

It was a pleasure to be part of Reunion 2024 as we welcomed back over 300 alumni, family, and friends last weekend! Alums participated in exciting events including the All-Alumni BBQ, Paint and Sip to create their very own painting of the Tower, Conversation and Coffee with our beloved Professor Ernie Collamati, and a special Regis Women’s Network event with U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley ’74.

 

President Hays and members of the Class of 1974

One of my favorite events is always the Parade of Classes, and this year I had the opportunity to march in the parade as an honorary member of the 50th Reunion Class of 1974!

 

Regis 50th Reunion Class During Parade of Classes

I am also thrilled to share the news that the total amount raised from all reunion classes so far is over $936,000! Thanks to the Institutional Advancement team and all the campus partners who helped make Reunion such a successful event! Visit Regis College Alumni on Facebook to see more photos from the weekend.

 

 

I look forward to seeing many of you at the 23rd Annual Golf Tournament to support Athletics on Tues., June 23 at the Marlborough Country Club. It's not too late to sign up! Limited spots are still available for golfers and tournament sponsors. It is always a great day on the course and I encourage you to come out and support our amazing Athletics division. 

 

I'm also excited to see the new turf field with the Pride logo in the center. The field is used by all students for competition and recreational purposes. I hope you can go take a walk around the track to check it out. 

 

Regis College new turf field

 

 

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