Regis Pride Newsletter
November 2021
Let It Shine Gala


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The sixth annual Let It Shine Regis Gala on October 27 honored Regis trustee Thomas P. O'Neill (pictured above) with the Shining Example Award and raised $700,000 for scholarships. More than 230 people attended the in-person event (with a vaccination requirement) at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, chaired by former Regis trustee Paul Lonergan. Click below to watch the videos, see the photos, and read more about the event.

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A Decade of Leadership

For the fourth year in a row, Regis College has been named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses by The Boston Globe and The Commonwealth Institute. Regis College has seen tremendous growth over the past 10 years. Watch this short video to learn more about some of the advances since President Hays was inaugurated in 2011.


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Regis named #9 fastest-growing college in the U.S.


The Boston Business Journal recently published an article about the top 25 fastest-growing colleges in the United States, naming Regis as the number nine school. The article cites an increase of 87% in overall enrollment at Regis over the past five years, noting that, on average, college and universities experienced a 5% decrease in enrollment in the past five years.

In 2011, Regis had 1,500 students from 17 states. Today, the university enrolls more than 3,400 students from all 50 states.

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Strategic Planning: 2022-2025

Alumni, donors, and friends of the university are invited to help Regis develop its 2022-2025 strategic plan.

The institutional priorities in the strategic plan are Equity, Investment and Innovation, and Empowerment. We want to hear from you about what you see as some of Regis’ strengths, opportunities, aspirations, and potential results for each of these priorities. Learn more about the priorities here.

To share your feedback, please complete this survey by Monday, December 6.

We will report back to the Regis community after data is collected and analyzed. Your input is very important to us as we determine the strategic vision for Regis over the next three years.

Please contact Molly Zuccarini, Director of Alumni Relations, at if you have any questions or need additional information.

I came to Regis because it offered me that sense of belonging and hope through the values and character that the school upholds. It was a place that saw me." Ells Mine Saint Paul '23 at the Let It Shine Regis Gala
Founders' Day 2021: Day of Service
The university’s annual Founders’ Day celebration saw hundreds of students, faculty, and staff live out the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston of service to the dear neighbor.
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Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
For the second year in a row, Regis College received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

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Federal Grant to Help Infuse Nursing Educator Pipeline
Regis College has once again received a more than $1 million grant from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program to help offset tuition costs for Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates.
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$1.8 Million Grant to Address Behavioral Health Workforce Needs
The award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration allows health science and nursing students to work and train in community health centers that care for the most vulnerable underserved populations.
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Student Voter Engagement
On October 28, Regis College presented "Talk the Vote" on WBZ's NightSide with Dan Rea, featuring President Hays who shared how Regis educates students to make a positive impact on their communities using voting empowerment. Listen to the episode. Regis also received a 2021 Gold Seal Award from ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge in recognition of extraordinary work in student voter engagement during the 2020 presidential election.
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Alumni Scholarship
Nominate a prospective undergraduate student for the Regis College Alumni Scholarship—a $2,000 award renewable annually for a total of $8,000. Candidates who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, service, and significant involvement in their school and/or community may be considered for this scholarship. Submit your nomination by January 7.
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Did you know your Regis Fund gift can be designated to scholarship support, emergency assistance, or where it's needed most? You choose where to make an impact!
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Alumni Book Club [VIRTUAL]

November Book Club:
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

The virtual book club is open to the entire Regis community with monthly book discussions facilitated by the Director of the Regis College Library Jane Peck '79. Register to officially join the club!



RENT - Live Performance

Lasell University and Regis College present RENT by Jonathan Larson at the Regis College Fine Arts Center this November. Visit the event website to learn more about the COVID vaccination and mask policy.



Annual Christmas Concert

Regis College invites you to get into the spirit of the season at our annual Christmas Concert! Featuring the Regis Glee Singers and the Alumni Chorus, and with special musical guests the Gainsborough Brass Ensemble, the concert will offer favorite holiday music in a variety of styles. Visit the event website to learn more about the COVID vaccination and mask policy.



Reunion 2022

SAVE THE DATE! We look forward to welcoming back alumni in class years ending in 2 and 7. Registration will open in March 2022. 

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Please note: The Memorial Liturgy will take place in Spring 2022. Visit our upcoming events website for the most up-to-date information.


Growing Knowledge

lori hanksLori Hanks ’99 has always forged her own path through life, so it is no surprise that she found a non-traditional way to celebrate her birthday last fall. As a present to herself, Hanks made a gift to the Hannah Bradley Endowed Scholarship at Regis College in the amount she once received as a student scholar.

“I truly hope that my gift to Regis will now find its way to another non-traditional student and impact their life as it did mine,” says Hanks. “To the future recipient of the scholarship, I say, ‘tag—you’re it!’” Read the full story.


Alumni Together: Send us your photos!

Have you met up with your classmates recently? Send photos of your recent Regis get-togethers to and you might be featured in the next issue of Regis Today and/or on our social media! Please include names and class years along with a short caption about the photo by December 1.

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