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The Let It Shine Regis Gala on October 23, 2019, celebrated Women in STEM during Massachusetts STEM Week. Let It Shine, now in its fourth year, has raised millions of dollars for student scholarships. Regis honored world-renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear researcher Patricia A. D’Amore ’73, PhD, MBA, with the university’s Shining Example Award. D’Amore, the director of the Schepens Eye Research Institute, was honored for her groundbreaking work that helps treat various ocular vascular diseases that affect millions of people worldwide every year.

“Pat has made significant contributions to the field of STEM including serving as a mentor to countless colleagues,” said Regis President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “We are so proud that she got her start in the science labs at Regis.” Watch the tribute video to Dr. D’Amore.

Let It Shine Gala 2019Above: Let It Shine honoree Dr. Patricia D’Amore meets current Regis women in STEM at the Gala. From left to right: Associate Professor of Biology Shari Litch Gray, PhD, Dr. D’Amore, President Hays, and biology majors Lily Wyand ’20 and Samantina Viduad ’20.

Read more about the Gala and view the event photos.



Special thanks to our top Let It Shine 2019 Supporters:


Dr. Ali Shajii and Dr. Haleh Azar P’21
The D’Amore Family
Eileen and Jack Connors


Bill and Jane Mosakowski
Marshall M. & Barbara J. Sloane Foundation
Kaveh Azar
John J. Tegan III

Aramark Corporation
Jean Jianos Gray ’79 and John M. Gray
Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN
Kathleen S. Jose, RN ’87, MSN ’94
The Kaneb Family
Paul A. Lonergan
Rosemary DePierro Mahoney ’73 and John Mahoney
Elaine Richardson ’76
John J. Tegan, Jr.