$1 million from 50th, 700+ walk across stage

Coming into Reunion Weekend, the class '66's gift total was $977,468, and at their 50th Reunion dinner on Friday—the night before the Reunion Fundraising Awards presentation—23 alumnae stood up to make gifts to ensure their class hit the million-dollar mark by Saturday.

A fundraising committee of six class '66 alumnae worked tirelessly to present this impressive gift to the university during their special milestone year. As Vice President of Institutional Advancement Miriam Finn Sherman '98 announced the grand total at the Reunion Luncheon, the crowd erupted in cheers, whistles, and applause. "This is truly a game-changer," President Toni Hays said after the announcement. "I think about how many students will reap the rewards of this funding and not only does it put a huge smile on my face, it gives me chills—knowing that alumnae have banded together to make such a significant difference in the lives of our students."

Minutes later President Hays presented her second Presidential Leadership Award to Jane Cronin Tedder '66, a Regis trustee and then-class president. "Jane is certainly not afraid of a challenge—she led the charge and was behind the incredible success of the 50th Reunion fundraising efforts, as well as the record turnout of 83 classmates here today," said Hays. "I think this woman literally has the Regis mission in her DNA."

Just a week earlier, over 700 graduates walked across the commencement stage to accept their Regis degrees, an accomplishment made possible for many by the collective support of alumni and donors. Watch the commencement highlights and the Reunion Parade of Classes on our YouTube channel.

Regis Athletics on the Rise

Starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, Regis Athletics will compete in the Great Northeast Athletics Conference (GNAC). Regis has competed in the NECC since 2011, claiming six conference championships during the 2015-2016 academic year alone. "This is a good move for our athletic department to a very competitive conference where we will be challenged exponentially," says Scott Wright, head coach for men's and women's volleyball. "This will help the growth of all our student-athletes." Read more on our website and watch a video featuring several of our championship teams.

Grotto Refurbishment

Thanks to the support of two Regis trustees, the grotto (between the Tower and Walters Hall) is being restored. There is more work to be done, but it is already being used by students, staff, faculty, and other members of the Regis community for quiet reflection and prayer. A group of students who are living on campus over the summer were seen there on a beautiful day last week!

Upcoming Events

To register for any of our events, visit registowertalk.net/events.

Nursing Career Fair
June 22 | College Hall Foyer LEARN MORE.

Regis at the Red Sox: SOLD OUT!
July 21 | Fenway Park

Alumni Trip to Tuscany: SOLD OUT!
July 22-30

Cape Cod Luncheon
August 3 | Willowbend Country Club, Mashpee, Mass.
Registration opening soon.

Save the Date

Golden Tower Luncheon
September 23, 2016

Family Weekend
October 15, 2016

Memorial Liturgy + Brunch
November 6, 2016

Merry Mingle
December 4, 2016

Hollyfest on the Cape
December 7, 2016

More information to follow.

New Website

A new and improved alumni website is coming this summer! Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, continue to visit us at registowertalk.net and follow us on our social media channels for real-time updates.

Keep in Mind

Regis Today Magazine Survey

The spring issue of Regis Today was published a few weeks ago, and we want to know what you think. Complete the magazine survey so we know what you like and what you think could be improved. We want you to love your Regis magazine! Read the latest issue.

Class Notes

The fall issue of Regis Today will include class notes. Class Reporters must submit their column of notes (750 words or less) by Friday, August 12 for inclusion in the fall magazine. Email classnotes@regiscollege.edu.

Regis Fund ends June 30

It's that time of the year! The Regis Fund year closes on 6/30 at 11:59PM EST. Make your year-end gift today to support the next generation of Regis leaders.

Regis News

Regis awarded $100k grant from Cummings Foundation

Regis is one of 100 local non-profits to receive $100,000 from the Cummings Foundation as part of its “$100k for 100” program. The grant will support a Nursing Resource Center at Regis, which will fuel the capacity to provide students with the tools they need to deliver excellent patient care. This is the second $100K for 100 award Regis has received; the first helped to launch the Center for Global Connections in 2013. Below (left to right): Regis Director of Nursing Simulation and Resource Center and Associate Professor of Nursing Patricia McCauley, Cummings Foundation trustees Carol Donovan ’59 and Anthony P. Monaco, President Toni Hays, Vice President Miriam Finn Sherman '98, and Director of Institutional Support Shawna Erickson attended the Cummings Reception for all $100K for 100 recipients. Shawna Erickson worked on the grant proposal with faculty members Pat McCauley ’15, Janis Tuxbury ’99, ’11, and Michelle Cook ’99, ’15, all of whom received their Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees from Regis.

Shogofa Amini ’16's life-changing Regis story

Shogofa Amini was 9 years old when the Taliban cut short her education, and yet the Afghani resident who has called Marblehead home for nearly four years still managed to graduate from Regis College with honors. Below: Amini (left) is congratulated by Vice President Kara Kolomitz. Read more about Shogofa's story.

Regis welcomes VP Kelley Tuthill

After 18 years working as a reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston, Kelley Tuthill has taken on a new challenge at Regis as its Vice President of Public Relations and Communications. Watch Kelley's goodbye to WCVB and join us in welcoming her to the Regis community! Below (left to right): Board Chair Joan Shea, commencement speaker Sister Simone Campbell, trustee Mary Anne Doyle, CSJ, '67, trustee Kathleen McCluskey, CSJ, '71, Kelley Tuthill, and former trustee Ellen Kearns '67 at the welcome reception for Sister Simone in May.

President's Notes

President Toni Hays publishes bi-weekly notes to the Regis community. Read past issues to learn more about what's new on campus.