On May 30 Regina’s New York City Alumnae Chapter was launched. The idea for the chapter was put into motion by Brigid Cremin Rosati ’06. Brigid moved to Brooklyn shortly after graduating from college. While living in Brooklyn she connected with classmates in the area and wanted to grow the network.
The goals of the group are to bring together Alumnae from the NYC area bi-annually to build and strengthen the Regina Dominican Alumnae network and further develop relationships between alumnae and the school.
At the event, the alum connection spanned from 1972 to 2014. Special guest at the kick-off was President Elizabeth Schuster and her husband Chad. Elizabeth updated everyone on Regina’s strategic plan and goals. She answered questions one of which was why she transitioned from business to all-girls education. Elizabeth shared that during her fifteen years in investment management she mentored young women in the field and found that there “was a deep deficiency of self-confidence in the workplace”. This led her to get involved in women’s groups at the graduate business school and at the undergraduate level, and then with Regina at the high school level.
Introductions were made around the room. From productions stage manager of the New York City Ballet (Marquerite Rotunno Mehler ’85) to political pollster (Nicole Jaconetty ’10), the variety of jobs and experience of the alums present made for great conversation and opportunity. Mary Beth Sasso ’75 (Executive Director at Episcopal Charities) hosted the event in her home. The NYC chapter would like to continue to grow. “We want to reach as many alums as possible, including those attending college in the NYC area. We encourage everyone to update their contact information with the alumnae office so we can include them in our next even,” says Rosati. Updating paid off for Michele Malalis ’96. She had just moved to New York from Las Vegas 5 days prior to the event. Email Brigid at firstname.lastname@example.org