Regis Pride Newsletter
May 2022
Reunion Weekend 2022

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Regis was thrilled to welcome home more than 300 alumni from classes ending in 2 and 7 for Reunion Weekend on May 13-15. It was wonderful to see everyone come together for the first in-person reunion in more than three years. Pictured above: The 50th Reunion Class of 1972.

The weekend featured an All-Alumni Luncheon, a Reunion Dance Party, the Parade of Classes led by the 50th Reunion Class of 1972 (with members of the Class of 1971, who missed their 50th in 2021), and many more events. Read the full Reunion recap on the website and visit the Regis College Alumni Facebook page to see photos and watch the recap video.

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Commencement 2022

Commencement 2022

More than 1,350 students graduated from Regis on May 7 at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston with degrees ranging from doctoral to associate. The 92nd commencement ceremony included graduates from the Boston Public Schools partnership and online students from 44 states.

Donato J. Tramuto, renowned health care and social justice activist, philanthropist, and author delivered the commencement address and asked graduates to know their personal and professional why. “Graduates, your lives will not be about doing one great thing, rather it will be about doing many little things that have the capacity to drive great change. It is important to not only uncover your professional why, you must uncover your personal why. Nobody cares what you do until they know why you do it.”

The university also bestowed honorary degrees on Geeta Aiyer, president and founder of Boston Common Asset Management, and John J. Tegan, Jr., former Regis College Board of Trustees chairman and founder and chairman of Communications Technology Services, LLC. Read more.

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Serving Their Neighbors

Puerto Rico

Fifty Regis students and staff embarked on service immersion trips this past spring break, living out the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston to provide service to the dear neighbor in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Alabama, and Georgia. Read more about this year's service trips.

The Puerto Rico group assisted with ongoing relief efforts caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Watch this video to learn more and hear from the students who served in Puerto Rico.

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“Graduates, your lives will not be about doing one great thing, rather it will be about doing many little things that have the capacity to drive great change."

Donato Tramuto
Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Students in classroom
Leadership Grant establishes Lorraine’s Leaders 
Named for beloved alumna Lorraine DeStefano Tegan ’63, the Lorraine’s Leaders program was established by the Tegan family with a leadership gift of $365,000. Lorraine’s Leaders will bring economically-disadvantaged high school students interested in health care or science to the Regis campus for comprehensive college planning and coaching as they begin their journey to pursue higher education.

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Maisha Rho AS ’23, BS ’24 and Bryan DeSouza '25
Partners in Excellence (PIE) Program 
The first in their families to attend college, Maisha Rho, AS ’23, BS ’24 and Bryan DeSouza '25 found support from mentors in the Partners in Excellence (PIE) Program, a Regis initiative that ensures guidance and support is available to first-year students of color and first-generation students. Book awards for the PIE mentors were supported by a generous grant from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation in 2015.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program
Regis’ Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) baccalaureate program is now a multi-concentration program with the addition of a vascular concentration to the abdominal and OB/GYN concentrations. Regis is the only vascular sonography program in Massachusetts and the only multi-concentration program in New England.
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Give a Kid a Smile
Regis Dental Center Hosts “Give-Kids-A-Smile” Day
Students in the university’s dental hygiene program provided free dental hygiene services to children in the community, including students in the Framingham public school system. “This day offers a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain valuable experience providing care to pediatric and adolescent patients and also serves the mission of our university to help the community,” said Regis Dental Hygiene Program Director Karen D. Hallisey-Pesa. 
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Desjardins ’23
Student Spotlight: Jacob Desjardins ’23 
Aspiring kindergarten teacher and Diverse Educators Scholarship recipient Jacob Desjardins ’23 is in the 3+1 program and is on a path to earn his bachelor's and master’s degree so he can pursue his dream of being a role model and teacher for boys and girls.
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Cory McCarthy
Alumni Spotlight: Cory McCarthy '21
At the Education Connection Reception during Reunion Weekend, Cory McCarthy, MEd ’21 was awarded the third annual Regina Caines ’54 Distinguished Educator Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of education. Read more about Cory's work as the chief equity officer for Everett Public Schools in the Winter 2022 issue of Regis Today.
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Upcoming Events


Virtual Alumni Book Club

June Book Selection: 
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

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



Annual Golf Tournament

Alumni and friends are invited to join the Regis Pride Athletics at the Marlborough Country Club for a fun day of golf! This fundraiser directly benefits all student-athletes who wear the Crimson and Gold. 


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