Caron Camille of Malden, Massachusetts, first visited Regis the summer between her junior and senior year of high school in 2015, when the Regis campus was in the first phase of its Master Plan. “It looked like the entire campus was under construction. The front of the cafeteria and the quad were blocked off,” recalls Camille, now a member of the class of 2020.

Ashley Richardson ’15 helped Camille find her way despite any roadblocks. “She asked if I was lost and walked with me to College Hall. She told me about the biology major, made sure I met faculty, told me about work-study jobs, and gave me a tour of the campus. And that was within the first hour that I was on campus,” Camille says.

Wanting to gain more independence from her close-knit family, Camille attended the Regis Summer Scholars program, where she lived on campus and earned college credits as a rising senior in high school. “I loved the environment,” she says. “When I talked to the students, they told me the teachers are very one-on-one with you. I felt like part of the community since the first day. I feel home here.”

Three years later, Camille is in her junior year at Regis studying biology with a pre-med track with the ultimate goal to become a pediatrician and specialize in neurology or work with mentally challenged children. “My favorite part of our community is the positivity,” says Camille. “As an orientation leader (OL), I see how happy the incoming students are and it makes me happy to help them figure everything out like Ashley [Richardson] did for me.”

Camille credits the Tower Scholarship with providing the opportunity to be at Regis taking on leadership roles. “Without the generous donors funding my scholarship, I don’t think I would be here,” she says.