Regis Pride Newsletter
March 2021
Regis Strong: More Students Return to Campus

More than 350 Regis College students moved back to campus in January for the spring semester. As part of the university’s comprehensive COVID-19 health and safety protocols, move-in took place over one week to allow for social distancing, minimal waiting at the on-campus testing center, and any required quarantining.

Students moving back to campus

All student residents were placed in single occupancy rooms this semester, and everyone had to get a COVID-19 test at Regis College Health Services upon arrival.

“The excitement our students bring to Regis is why our team worked so hard over the past several months to develop a safe move-in plan,” said Bridget Buoniconti, assistant dean of student affairs and director of residence life. “We are thrilled with how joyous and smooth the process has been.” 

President Hays also recently announced that Regis is planning to open the campus and operations even more this fall. It is the university's intention for fall 2021 to return to all in-person classes; have close to full capacity in our residence halls; hold engaging on-campus events; and participate in athletic competition.


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Reunion 2021 Update

After careful consideration, Regis has made the decision to make Reunion 2021 a virtual celebration to be held on May 14 –15. We know this news is disappointing, but please know the decision was not made lightly. The health and safety of the entire Regis community remains our utmost priority. While the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines gives us hope the end of the pandemic is near, it has become apparent we are not able to safely hold large, in-person gatherings this spring.

Although we will not be physically together in May, the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations is working diligently along with reunion committees to plan a weekend of exciting virtual events that will allow alumni to connect with each other and celebrate our Regis pride! The weekend will include seminars from current Regis faculty, live campus tours led by Regis students, a virtual 5K run/walk, a university update by President Hays, class happy hours, and more!!

Alumni from classes ending in 1s and 6s AND 0s and 5s will be receiving more information and registration details in the coming weeks, so please watch your email!

The Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations is also planning an in-person alumni celebration on Cape Cod this summer! Registration will open in mid-April.

Visit the Reunion 2021 website to learn more ways to stay connected and join your reunion committee.

Giving Day 2021

Regis Giving Day 2021 was our most successful Giving Day yet! In just 24 hours, 360 donors collectively raised more than $70,000 for important causes and programs that support our students and further the Regis mission. Thank you to all alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students who came together to show their LOVE for Regis. Please enjoy the video message below from President Hays and members of the Regis community!

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Regis Shield Walkway
Regis College shows its commitment to do better

The university released a six-month progress report on its institutional action plan to address racism, highlighting new initiatives that have been implemented and work that still needs to be done.“I know this is hard, ongoing work. But as the past six months have shown, we are not afraid of hard work especially when it comes to ensuring that Black Lives Matter at Regis and that we truly love, serve, and respect each other without distinction,” says President Hays. 
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College Hall
Alumni Council Call for New Members: Deadline April 15 

The Alumni Council is a volunteer council that strives to enhance the mission of Regis and its institutional priorities. Members act as ambassadors by attending events, reaching out to fellow alumni to encourage involvement with Regis throughout their lives, and promoting philanthropy to the university. If you’re interested in learning more, join current Alumni Council members for a virtual information session on March 31 at 12 p.m. or April 7 at 6 p.m. Please email us for the Zoom information.

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Top 100 Women-Led Business

Top 100 Women-Led Business
Regis College was named to the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) and The Boston Globe Magazine for the third year in a row. Regis College ranked No. 39 on the list, its highest appearance yet.
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Military Friendly Institution

Military Friendly Institution

For the fifth time in the past six years, Regis College has been designated a Military Friendly institution in the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list. The prestigious list identifies institutions committed to serving the military and veteran community.

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Paging Regis College Nursing Students to the OR
Paging Regis College Nursing Students to the OR
Through a new partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a group of nursing students will complete a perioperative preceptorship this semester.

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New Board of Trustees Members
New Board of Trustees Members
Regis College has named Allison S. Cartwright, JD; strategic planning consultant Lisa Thompson '91, MBA; and medical devices entrepreneur Satish Vankayalapati, MBA; to its board of trustees.
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First-gen Forward
First-gen Forward Designation
Regis College has been designated a First-gen Forward institution, a designation given to higher education institutions that demonstrate a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.
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Community College Pathway Agreement
Community College Pathway Agreement
Regis College has signed onto the Massachusetts Independent College Transfer Guarantee—a statewide effort to establish systematic transfer pathways between Massachusetts community colleges and the state’s four-year independent institutions.
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Since the pandemic, the Dear Neighbor Fund has supported more than 100 Regis community members who needed urgent financial support. Due to the increased needs amid COVID-19, more funding is needed. Your gift to the Dear Neighbor Fund goes directly to students in personal or financial crisis. This support may come in the form of a laptop, assistance in purchasing textbooks, help with transportation to clinical or internship, food gift cards, or housing assistance.

Dear Neighbor Fund Video

Please watch the video above from the Dear Neighbor Committee to learn all the ways your gift can make an immediate impact to students in need.
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Upcoming Events


Alumni Book Club

March Book Club:
The Unredeemed Captive by John Demos

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 below to officially join the club!



Reflections on Holy Week and Easter

All alumni are invited to join The Center for Ministry and Service, Alumni Chorus, and Glee Singers for prayer and reflection throughout Holy Week. We hope this virtual retreat will provide you with an opportunity for spiritual renewal and a reawakening of hope.

Register to receive video messages directly to your inbox on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. 



Racial Healing Equity Series

All Regis alumni are invited to join the Center for Inclusive Excellence and the Division of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations for March’s Racial Healing and Equity Series. The community dialogue will focus on the current student experience, including the distressing rise in anti-Asian sentiment, rhetoric, and violence over the past year, and how alumni can get involved and be an agent of change.



Virtual Reunion 2021

SAVE THE DATE! The Virtual Reunion Weekend will include seminars from current Regis faculty, live campus tours led by Regis students, a virtual 5K run/walk, a university update by President Hays, class happy hours, and more!!

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Student Spotlight

Nursing major and scholarship recipient Samantha Pereira '23 was originally scheduled to study abroad in Italy last fall—but COVID-19 canceled those plans. Not wanting to miss out on the chance to learn and culturally immerse herself in a place beyond Weston, Pereira took it upon herself to find an alternative. And that opportunity came in the form of a traveling certified nursing assistant job in Hawaii. Samantha recently spoke at an alumni event to share more about her experience. Please watch the video below to hear her speech.


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Gifts from alumni and friends make it possible for students like Samantha to gain these invaluable experiences that will help them succeed after graduation. Make a gift today and give the gift of unlimited opportunity.


Alumni Spotlight

Brenda Lormil Even before the pandemic, Brenda Lormil ’11,’15 was on a mission to improve health education within the Haitian American community. Through web series and community events, Lormil and her team at the Haitian American Medical Association (HAMA) provide a platform for culturally specific health information and resources. “Being in the nursing field it is my duty to make health care better and more accessible,” said Lormil, who serves as the Equity Nurse Practitioner at the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center. Read more.


Photo disclaimer: some of the photos included in this newsletter were taken prior to March 2020.

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