Regis Pride Newsletter


As the world continues dealing with the devastating effects of COVID-19, all of us at Regis hope you and your loved ones are healthy and doing well. Please watch this special message from Regis President Antoinette Hays.

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Regis College has nearly 6,000 nursing and health sciences alumni around the world, and about 600 new nurses graduate each year from the university. Many Regis alumni and faculty are working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regis salutes and thanks these #healthcareheroes for their bravery and hard work to keep our communities safe. Watch President Hays’ video message to the Health Care Heroes

Health Care Heroes

Above (left to right): Jacqueline Rocheville, MSN, AGNP '20 with several colleagues at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Damarys Martínez, MSN, RN, CNL '19 at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and Rachel Baldrate '17 at Cape Cod Hospital.

If you’re on the front lines, we would love to hear from you. Send your photo(s) and stories to



The Regis College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to extend the term of President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN, to 2023. “Her strategic vision combined with her tireless energy and commitment to the values of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston has enhanced the student experience in myriad ways,” says Board Chair John J. Tegan, Jr.

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Just before the COVID-19 outbreak, students traveled on service and immersion trips with the Center for Ministry and Service. Fourteen students traveled to Puerto Rico where they worked with Community Collaboration International to help clean and rebuild homes affected by Hurricane Maria and the recent earthquakes. They connected with the Puerto Rican people to learn more about the realities of the island.

Regis' first-ever Civil Rights immersion trip brought 12 students on a pilgrimage through Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma to visit important historical sites and museums, where they learned about the history of Civil Rights in the United States and its connection with modern day understandings of human rights. 

Health Services traveled to Central Appalachia with nine undergraduate students, spending two days attending a church service at “The Table” and visiting local museums to gain insight into the culture. While in Louisa, Kentucky, the group volunteered at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) and visited group homes to hear testimonials from former clients of ARC who are in recovery. The group also traveled to Ashland, Kentucky, to work with Neighbors Helping Neighbors (The Neighborhood), serving meals to the homeless and underserved. 

Follow Regis Ministry & Service on Instagram to view photos and hear student testimonials about their service experiences.

My service trip to New Orleans to help rebuild homes was a wonderful and eye-opening opportunity. The trip allowed me to connect with my faith in a new way, and I am grateful for new friendships and connections that I have been able to form.

Alexa Petkewich '22

Giving Day 2020
Giving Day 2020
Regis Giving Day 2020 was our most successful Giving Day yet! In just 24 hours, 359 donors collectively raised more than $37,000 for important causes and programs that support our students and further the Regis mission. Thanks to all alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students who came together to show some love for Regis. Enjoy this short video message from President Hays and members of the Regis community!
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Military Friendly Institution
Military Friendly Institution
Regis has been designated a Military Friendly institution in the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list. The prestigious list identifies institutions committed to serving the military and veteran community. Regis received a silver award designation for the opportunities it provides to veterans and their families. A new Veterans Center was recently added in St. Joseph Hall on the Weston campus. 
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Business Management Accreditation
Business Management Accreditation
The Sloane School of Business and Communication received accreditation by the Accreditation Counsel for Business School and Programs (ACBSP) in December 2019 for its undergraduate business management program. “This accreditation verifies the strength of the university’s School of Business and Communication and we are thankful to the ACBSP for its thorough review and accreditation,” said William Koehler, PhD, dean of the Sloane School.
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New Administrative Council Members
New Administrative Council Members
The university is pleased to announce that Audrey Grace is the new chief diversity officer charged with leading the university’s Center for Inclusive Excellence. Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD, has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs, where she will oversee the Office of Academic Affairs and provide a vision for the university’s academic programs and facilities, enhancing teaching, research, and the student experience. Join us in welcoming them to the Regis community.
Alden Trust Science Building Renovations
STEM & Regis In Haiti Grants
Regis was awarded $650,000 from the Wagner Foundation to further the university’s critical work in Haiti training nurse educators. And the George I. Alden Trust funded new furniture, audio-visual equipment, microscopes with attached tablets, and a biosafety cabinet in the Watson-Hubbard Science Center.
Pride Athletics: GNAC Awards
Pride Athletics: GNAC Awards
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) awarded Pam Gonzalez ’23 Rookie of the Year as well as Second Team All-GNAC, Arie Searcy ’22 received Third Team All-GNAC recognition, and women’s basketball coach Angela Santa Fe earned GNAC Coach of the Year. 


Follow Regis College Alumni on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on Regis community news, and follow the other main university channels below. We will be sharing fun trivia and games, classic #tbt pictures from our archives, and stories about our amazing alumni and friends who are making an impact in the world—especially the front line health care workers.

  • #DearNeighborStories: During this challenging time, we are focusing on community and ways to come together to support each other. Please share your ideas and stories about serving our dear neighbors. Email us your story and photo.

  • Sunday Reflections with Regis Chaplain Father Paul Kilroy: Follow @regisministry on Instagram as Fr. Paul leads us on a reflection each Sunday.

  • Small Business Owners: We want to recognize and support our alumni and friends who own a small business. Please email us your business contact information and logo and we will compile a list to share with the Regis community on social media.  

As the Regis community adjusts to working, teaching, and learning remotely, Director of Internships and Career Development Susan Clancy Kennedy '81 and members of the Institutional Advancement team put together some tips to effectively work from home and stay sane!

If you’re missing campus as much as we are, download these photos to use as your new Zoom background! Share a photo of your new background in use or send us your own campus beauty shot to add to the collection. Here’s a quick tutorial on setting up your Zoom virtual background.


At this time, Regis has postponed all in-person events through June 1, including Commencement and Reunion Weekend.

Institutional Advancement is committed to providing alumni and friends with virtual opportunities to engage, and we hope you will register for the new initiatives below.
Please email Molly Zuccarini, Director of Alumni Relations, with any ideas for virtual events or engagement opportunities.

Reflections on Holy Week and Easter

April 5 - 12, 2020
Reflections on Holy Week and Easter with Father Paul

Visit our website for more details and to register for this virtual retreat.

April 6 - May 15, 2020
Convergence: Storytelling Through the Arts and Sciences

The Fine Arts Center is excited to present a student-created virtual exhibit that celebrates and highlights both the important work our students are doing across disciplines and the intersection between the arts and sciences. Follow the "Courage to Create" exhibit online via Instagram @regiscollegefac beginning April 6.

Interested in hosting your own virtual event?
Share your expertise with the Regis community—host a yoga session, book club, school lessons and book readings for children, or even a live concert. Email us the details and we will share with the Regis community on our social channels.


As we all continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19, and as the Regis community adjusts to its temporary "new normal" as a result of the pandemic, unrestricted support for the Regis Fund is critical. Funding will continue to support student scholarships as well as all the things that enable our students and faculty—all of whom are now learning and teaching remotely—to have and provide the best educational experience despite the circumstances.

This unprecedented time is difficult for everyone, but if the time is right for you, please consider making a gift to the Regis Fund to support the university.



Lara Salahi, EdD '19 is an award-winning multimedia journalist and author, and assistant professor of Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Endicott College. You may recognize Lara from a past issue of Regis Today. She is the author of Outbreak Culture: The Ebola Crisis And The Next Epidemic, and she recently did an interview about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it will end. Watch it here.

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