Student News and Achievements

Regis was pleased to once again host Ulster University students and faculty for a program focused on healthcare in the U.S. Ten Ulster School of Sports students, accompanied by Professor Paul Donnelly, participated in site visits at the New England Revolution Training Center, the Track at New Balance, Boston Sports Performance Center, Breezy Hill Farm, and Land's Sake Farm. Professor Iain Jack from Ulster's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences accompanied three students to MCPHS, LabCentral, and County Square Pharmacy. Thanks to the Regis faculty collaborators Cathy Fuller, Mary Ann Hart, Anu Gaur, Ryan Andrews, Alicia Pola, and Devin Cashman. The Regis and Ulster University partnership continues to evolve and extend in scope and impact, and Regis students and faculty will travel to Belfast next March. Special thanks to Megan Gibbons, director of the Center for Global Connections, who manages partner programs such as these.

Ulster University Students at Cochituate State Park

The Orientation Leaders (OLs) are ready to welcome first-year students during undergraduate orientation July 16-17. The OLs spent the last two weeks getting to know each other, learning all about Regis while building connections with various departments. We look forward to welcoming to campus the Class of 2028 and transfer students in a couple of weeks. Special thanks to Anjelica Velazquez, assistant director for the Center for Student Engagement and New Student Programs, for orchestrating the training. If you would like to know more about this year's OLs, please reach out to Anjelica.

Orientation Leaders 2024

Congratulations to online women's health nurse practitioner student Latoya Efeadue '26 who was selected as the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) Student Ambassador for the annual conference in Chicago in September. A member of NPWH, Latoya has 18 years of experience in Women's Health, and is committed to advancing in the field and enhancing patient care. She served as graduate student representative on the Board of Trustees Inclusive Excellence Committee and has worked as a Graduate Assistant with the Young School of Nursing since 2023. Latoya will be able to participate in the many workshops, lectures, and presentations offered at the conference, as well as assist with introducing speakers, moderating sessions, and welcoming and assisting conference attendees.

It was a beautiful day Tuesday for the 23rd annual Regis College Golf Tournament benefiting Pride Athletics. I enjoyed welcoming 120 golfers to this year's tournament at the Marlborough Country Club. It was especially nice to see those alumni who turned out this year as well as our friends who have been participating for several years. After the round, we gathered for a reception and awards presentation. It was a fantastic day and I know our athletics program will benefit greatly from everyone's generosity. Thanks to all the golfers and sponsors for their support; and volunteers and staff members who worked hard to put this fun event together. Pictured here are (from left) Ashley Santiano, Rachel Bere '11, me, Stefanie Freethey '12, Mary Kate Alibrandi '11, and Dean of Athletics Pam Roecker.

Golf Tournament Group Photo

We celebrated the completion of Regis' first Aesthetic Immersion Certificate program with five students receiving their certificates on June 21. This high-demand program in partnership with Aesthetic Mentor provides training for RNs, NPs, PAs, MDs, and DMDs for an exciting career in medical aesthetics with online classes and clinical training. The next cohort begins August 26.

Aesthetics Immersion Certificate Students

I had the pleasure of once again handing out the diplomas to our youngest students at the Regis Children's Center graduation on June 14. Twenty-three children graduated pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. I hope to see them back at Regis in about 10 years!

Regis College Children's Center Graduation 2024

Faculty and Staff News and Achievements

Shannon Hogan, assistant professor in the STEM department, was a spotlight feature in Private University Products and News magazine about the innovative things he is doing in our Lab Operations Management (LOM) minor. Did you know our LOM program is one of only three in the U.S. and only one in New England? Thank you, Shannon, for sharing your work at Regis and the amazing work you are doing with our students to develop a diagnostic tool for early-stage ovarian cancer!

Assist. Professor Shannon Hogan

I'm excited to share that Regis received several grants recently to fund Summer Scholars, a Regis program that provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credits. Catholic Schools Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarship and non-scholarship support to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, has also awarded $9,300 in scholarships for Summer Scholars. Regis also received a Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Diversifying the Educator Workforce Grant award to fund Summer 2024 opportunities for prospective educators. These include Summer Scholars specifically for 16 students in partner public high schools who are interested in education career pathways; and offering courses, including Culturally Responsive Teaching, at no cost to 25 employees of partner districts and paraprofessionals enrolled at Regis.

James Windelborn, assistant professor of biology, and Shari Litch Gray, professor of biology (pictured here), presented separately on classroom experience using Lt Sensors at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) annual conference in St. Louis, MO in May. Both presentations were funded by ADInstruments and the equipment used in Regis courses was supplied through grant awards.

Assist. Professor Shari Litch Gray at conference

Leslie Bishop, associate professor of chemistry and general education, was elected to a three-year term on the Corporate Board for the Corporation of Sponsored Ministries of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. She most recently served for seven years as a board member, two as Board Chair, of a CJS Sponsored Ministry Bethany Hill Place.

It was wonderful celebrating with Emerson Health employees who were awarded a scholarship for a Wood Lavine Division of Professional Studies certificate program. Emerson is an excellent partner that prioritizes workforce development and upskilling employees.

Emerson Hospital Professional Studies Luncheon