The Graduate Parent Organization is an organization that focuses on keeping parents of Regina Dominican connected with the school after their daughters have graduated.

The organization’s mission is to provide opportunities for our past parents to stay connected with Regina Dominican and the mission of the school.

Regina Dominican Graduate Parent Organization Mission Statement

The purpose of the Regina Dominican Graduate Parent Organization (GPO) is to provide a means for parents of Regina graduates to stay connected with the school by maintaining active participation and association with the Regina Community. The GPO’s mission is to sponsor and participate when available in purposeful activities which include:

    • hosting opportunities that allow Alumnae parents to return to the school to reconnect
    • supporting the faculty and staff with time and talents
    • attending fundraising events of Regina Dominican
    • promoting the school to the community at large

Connect with us on Facebook

Click here to join the GPO Facebook group.

Graduate Parent Committee


Diane and Dave Archibald (daughter Margaret, 2009)

Linda Baker (daughters Katie, 2008; Carolyn, 2005)

Patti and John Flaherty (daughters Elisabeth, 2005; Maura, 2009; Clare, 2013)

Maureen and Chris Griffith (daughters Emily, 2011; Mary, 2009)

Kathy and Mike Kaminski (daughter Krystyna, 2016)

Carol and Bill Kolodziej (daughter Lauren, 2002)

Laurie Baker ’74 and Dan Lawlor (daughter Annie, 2005)

Corinne ’70 and Bill McClintic (daughters Erin, 2011; Ceilidh, 2017)

Sheila Mickus (daughters Bridget, 1987; Colleen, 1991)

Katie and John Nicolau (daughter Ellen, 2007)

Karen ’86 and Jim O’Brien (daughter Shaun, 2016)

Peg and Bill Palmer (daughters Maggie, 2015; Mary Kate, 2013)

Joanie ’72 and Bob Reynolds (daughters Laurie, 2005; Eleanor 2011)

Buffy ’74 and Rick Rock (daughters Madeline, 2011; Kathleen 2015)

Nancy ’78 and David Strenk (daughters Jeanine, 2005; Molly, 2007; Ellen, 2009; Katherine, 2015)

Diane and Joe Svachula (daughters Aimee, 2011, Allie, 2017; Emily 2010)

Mardi and Garry Woodward (daughters Casey, 2002; Shannon, 1987)

Carol and Chris Zalinski (daughters Emily 2017; Stephanie 2017)

Graduate Parent Organization Calendar of Events

LI Speaker Series Presents: John Brennan, Vanguard- Former CEO, University of Notre Dame- Chairman Board of Trustees @ O'Shaughnessy Theater
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


John Brennan, Vanguard- Former CEO, University of Notre Dame- Chairman Board of Trustees

February 12, 2018   Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

John J. Brennan is chairman emeritus and senior advisor of Vanguard. Mr. Brennan joined Vanguard in July 1982. He was elected president in 1989, served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2008, and chairman of the board from 1998 to 2009.

Mr. Brennan is a director of General Electric Company, LPL Financial, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and American Express Company; chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Notre Dame; a founding trustee of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); chairman of Vanguard Charitable; and a member of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission.

Mr. Brennan graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School. He has received honorary degrees from Curry College and Drexel University.

Ash Wednesday Mass @ Auditorium
Feb 14 @ 9:34 am

All are welcome to join us for Mass as we begin the season of Lent. Ashes will be blessed and distributed during Mass today.

GPO Book Discussion – “Its. Nice. Outside” @ LIBRARY
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Graduate Parent Organization invites the Regina community to join us for a book discussion on, Its. Nice. Outside. and book signing by the author, Jim Kokoris.


Please purchase and read your book in advance and bring it to the discussion for signing.

Jim Kokoris has written four novels, the most recent being the popular

It’s. Nice. Outside, a fictionalized memoir of his life with his son Andrew. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and his first book, The Rich Part of Life, won The Friends of American Writer’s award for best first novel in 2001. In addition, his work has won high praise from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.  In addition to his novels, Jim was a columnist for USA Today Weekend magazine and The Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine. A Chicago native, he is a graduate of Marist High and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and family.



LI Speaker Series Presents: Dr. Donna Markham, OP @ O'Shaughnessy Theater
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Sister Donna Markham

President, Catholic Charities

March 19, 2018 I Time: Evening, 6:30 PM, reception following


Sister Donna 2016 Photo

          Sister Donna Markham will share her leadership stories about

          what it is like to be the first woman president in the 105-year

          history of the organization. An Adrian Dominican sister with a

          doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Sister Donna served

          CCUSA’s Board of Directors for eight years. She is an

          international speaker in transformational leadership,   

          organizational change management and the effective treatment

          of the mentally ill.  Sister is also engaged in global peace

          initiatives directed toward building bridges of understanding and

            collaboration across conflict zones.


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Stay connected with the Regina Dominican Community.

Graduate Parents: If you are interested in continuing your relationship with our wonderful and welcoming community, contact Maura Chamberlin to learn how you can stay involved!