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Answering the Call | Regis Today Summer 2020

Answering the Call

Regis public health students step up to help trace COVID-19 in Massachusetts

 

When Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker called on local public health college students to assist the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) in tracing COVID-19 cases to help contain the virus spread, 40 Regis College students were among those who quickly volunteered. The global pandemic and the partnership—a first-of-its-kind in the nation, according to the governor—provide an unexpected opportunity to learn and serve.

When public health major Markina Ako-Brew ’21 heard about the opportunity to volunteer for the COVID-Regis initiative from a professor during class, she at first wondered if she was qualified. But once she signed up she felt a sense of relief and excitement. 

“COVID-19 is something that is going to change our world and I was excited to help the public health department to contain the spread of it,” says Ako-Brew, who has completed rigorous training and is now helping trace the spread of coronavirus cases. She is serving on the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps (Volunteer Corps), an initiative of approximately 1,800 public health students and professionals who have volunteered to help “flatten the curve” by partnering with local health departments across Massachusetts. 

Ako-Brew—who knows people with COVID-19 and one person who passed away from it—was eager to put her preventive skills to work in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. “This virus has impacted so many people so far and I wanted to help out in some way. Right now, this is the way I can do that.”  

Read more about how Ako-Brew and other Regis students helped in the fight against COVID-19.

Upcoming Events

All in-person Regis events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. We are excited to share the new virtual events listed below for alums and friends so we can stay connected.

Virtual Alumni Memorial Prayer Service | November 8 | Register

Education Connection Virtual Reception | November 9 | Register

Reunion 2021 Kickoff: Comedy and Cocktail Hour with Kathe Feeney Farris '91 | November 12 | Register

Alumni Book Club | December 9 | Register

 

Check out some of our past events:

Cape Cod Luncheon 2020

Career Planning Panel: Joining the Workforce During Uncertain Times

Vinyasa Light Flow Yoga & Meditation Session with Tara Jackson ’10 

Hosting a Virtual Intern

Yoga to Release and Feel Good with Alyssa Guerin '07

OutRegis: Comedy with Kathe Farris '91

 

 

 

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Virtual Let It Shine Gala 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Regis cannot host its Let It Shine Gala in person this year, but our students—the heroes of tomorrow—need your support now more than ever amid the pandemic. Sponsorship and ticket information is coming soon. 

Join us as we honor Regis health care heroes and support student scholarships at this year's virtual gala.

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