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Let It Shine Gala

The fifth annual Let It Shine Gala on October 28 was celebrated virtually this year and honored all Regis health care heroes. More than 250 supporters from within the Regis community participated in the gala, which included appearances by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Regis President Toni Hays, student scholar Alexa Petkewich ’22, health care heroes, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, and several others. Let It Shine was emceed by Regis Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kelley Tuthill, EdD ’20, and if you missed it, the full event can be viewed on Regis’ YouTube channel here.

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Regis raised more than $400,000, bringing the total raised through Let It Shine Galas over the years to nearly $4 million—all of which is designated to scholarship support. Thank you to all who gave, and special thanks to our top sponsors of the evening listed below. A full list of all supporters can be found in the digital program book, and if you missed it but would like to give, it’s not too late.




Dr. Ali Shajii and Dr. Haleh Azar P’21

Regis College Former Trustees



Bank of America



Marshall/Glocker Family

Bill and Jane Mosakowski


Regis Strong: Adapting to the COVID Era

covid test results

Since the pandemic began in March, there has been a continuous process of safety procedures and a constant revisiting of federal, state, and local guidelines to inform Regis’ campus repopulation plan. Approximately 70 students—those who require in-person or clinical experiences to progress in their programs—are living on campus this semester. Students, faculty, and staff who come to campus participate in testing and safety protocols, and all other students are engaged in remote learning this semester.

Regis Dental CenterThe Regis Dental Center in Waltham opened in August under strict safety protocols. Read more.

Regis students and faculty are staying safe thanks in part to assistant professor and undergraduate director of biomedical engineering Brian Plouffe, PhD, who printed 30 face shields and masks with a 3D printer in the Watson-Hubbard Science Center. The acquisition of the new 3D printer is thanks to generous donors John J. Tegan, Jr. and Paul Lonergan—two Regis trustees. Read more.

Regis is currently in the process of rolling out its plan for the spring semester, which includes bringing additional students back to campus under the same strict testing and safety protocols. Read more here.


Talk the Vote

With the Presidential Election coming up tomorrow, the Regis community is excited about letting their voices be heard. Watch this short video with several students, faculty, and staff talking about why they vote.

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On October 27, Regis College presented "Talk The Vote" on WBZ's NightSide with Dan Rea, featuring Congressman Seth Moulton who talked about the importance of bringing younger voters into the process. Listen to the episode here. Dr. Laura Burke, Epidemiologist and Dean of Health Sciences at Regis College, also joined the event to discuss what's at stake for your health care during this pandemic. Read a Q&A with Dr. Burke about safely celebrating the holidays during a pandemic.

Charlene Hollins“During the pandemic, I am motivated by my patients and their families. I mean, this is what I do—I love it. Regis taught me that even with limited resources, you can save lives.”
Charlene C. Hollins, MSN, FNP-C ’19
Watch the gala honoree video here.

1.2 Million Grant
Regis Nursing Students Look to Answer the Call in the Time of Crisis
Among the cohorts of students who started at Regis College this fall are those looking toward a career change to nursing amid the ongoing global pandemic. “At the end of the day I want to be able to say I made someone’s life a little better. All this time I have been working alongside nurses and I’ve regretted not becoming one myself,” says ABSN first-year student Yvette Bonin ’21 about her career change.


Nursing Career Switch
$1.2 million award from Health Resources and Services Administration
Regis College received a $1.2 million grant award for the academic year from the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to help offset tuition costs for Doctor of Nursing Practice students. “As a NFLP recipient, I know firsthand the benefits this program provides,” said Associate Dean of Online Graduate Nursing Karen Crowley, DNP, RN. “It made earning a doctorate more attainable and I was able to do so in less time.”

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Founders' Day
Founders’ Day
Founders’ Day 2020 was particularly important, as we shifted our focus to systemic racism, equality, and social justice, and how we can all work towards being racial allies. More than 700 community members opened their minds and hearts to better understanding systemic racism and its consequences. If you were unable to join us, you are welcome to watch the event panel discussions below, and click here to learn more about the 30-Day Racial Equity Challenge.



Diversity Excellence Award
2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
Regis College has received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “I’m so glad that those outside of our community are recognizing our efforts,” said Audrey Grace, Regis associate vice president for inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer. “While there is still a lot that we need to do to achieve full equity and inclusive excellence for all, this award recognizes that our charism and mission, particularly our love and service for our Dear Neighbor without distinction, shines through.”
Lawrence Public Schools
New Partnership
Regis launched a new partnership with Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) to provide LPS employees and Lawrence High School alumni with tuition discounts on graduate programs and bachelor’s completion programs at the university. Bachelor’s completion in education programs will be offered online and at Lawrence Public Schools’ education and training facilities. 
Alumni Scholarship
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 8.


Iliana Ramirez ’10 cofounded Meaningful Occasions, a non-profit agency that provides event planning services for underserved communities in Boston. “Our mission is to create meaningful occasions for our community and engage with local businesses to lift each other up. We believe that using our small business to support other small businesses is the best way to make our voices heard,” says Ramirez. Read more about Ramirez
and how Regis taught her to push herself to achieve her goals.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Alumni Memorial Prayer Service

Join us to honor your classmates and friends who passed away between October 1, 2019 and November 3, 2020. This event will be held via Zoom and will include breakout rooms following the service for you to connect with your classmates.


Education Connection Virtual Reception

All Regis education students and alumni are invited to celebrate the history of the Education Department and learn about the innovations that define us today. This virtual event will include networking breakout sessions, an update from the Education Department, and the awarding of the Regina Caines '54 Distinguished Educator Award.



Reunion 2021 Kickoff: Comedy and Cocktail Hour with Kathe Feeney Farris '91

All reunion classes (those ending in 1 or 6) are invited to an evening of laughter, fun, and reminiscing as we kick off Reunion 2021! Enjoy the comedic talents of fellow alumna Kathe Feeney Farris ’91 from the comfort of your own home, and then have the opportunity to socialize with your classmates in virtual breakout sessions. This event will be held via Zoom. Read more about Reunion 2021.



Alumni Book Club

December Book Selection: 
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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!



Remote Sunday Worship

Join the Center for Ministry and Service for remote Sunday Worship. Every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. a new video will air offering music, scripture, reflection, and prayer, as well as a different voice sharing the reflection on the Gospel.




Higgins Society 

Named after Sister Thérèse Higgins ’47, CSJ—one of Regis’ most beloved presidents, administrators, and friends—the Higgins Society honors members of the Regis community who have given at any level for at least three years consecutively. Please renew your support or make your first gift to be on your way to becoming a member.

Andrew BlanchetteAndrew Blanchette ’13
Higgins Society Member
“I owe Regis for who I am today. I was fortunate to have assistance through alumni gifts which is the reason I give annually. I hope my gift will provide other Regis students their own chance to embrace everything Regis has to offer and shape their future selves.” Read the full Q&A.




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