Alumni News

Dr. Ben Carson to Speak at Regent Commencement
Benjamin M. Carson, Sr., M.D., renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring storyteller, New York Times best-selling author and FOX News contributor, will speak at Regent University's 2014 Commencement Saturday, May 3.

Law Excels at National Competition
As Regent University School of Law leads students to become successful advocates, its Moot Court teams continue to excel in their competitions.

Divinity Receives Louisville Institute Grant
Regent University's School of Divinity professors appeal for a faith that transcends cultural boundaries as they challenge their students to make their leadership mark in a global context.

Film Students Produce PSA for Virginia Beach Police
As the cold finally breaks in Hampton Roads, attention turns to the Oceanfront where, in a matter of weeks, thousands of tourists will converge to soak up the sun. With the influx of people, particularly college students, concern for safety is paramount. Regent University's School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) partnered with the Virginia Beach Police Department to produce a short public service announcement about reporting misconduct to law enforcement.

Law Launches New Scholarship Initiative
In order to provide an affordable legal education for students seeking a rigorous academic experience, Regent University School of Law is beginning a new scholarship initiative for students entering the program for the fall 2014 semester.

Heaven is For Real Pre-Releases
On Thursday, March 20, more than 1,000 members of the Hampton Roads community viewed a prerelease showing of Heaven is For Real. Based on the New York Times best-seller, the film follows the lives of the Burpos, a typical American family of four from a small town in Nebraska.

T.D. Jakes Visits Regent University
As a pastor of a megachurch in Dallas, a New York Times best-selling author and a film producer, Bishop T.D. Jakes has practiced many facets of leadership. Last week, Regent University School of Divinity (DIV), Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) and Communication & the Arts (SCA) students had the opportunity to glean from Jakes' expert knowledge within each field.

Mayors Speak at Annual ELS Forum
Before an audience of 420 at Regent University's Executive Leadership Series luncheon, the leaders of South Hampton Roads gathered on Thursday, March 27, to discuss the most pressing issues of the region: transportation, military downsizing and diversity.

Tidewater Stage Announces Sophomore Season
Regent University's professional theatre company, Tidewater Stage, had a sold-out, critically acclaimed inaugural season last summer. The company has now announced two exciting shows for summer 2014.

Regent Law Grads Getting Jobs
In a competitive legal job market, Regent University School of Law students are successfully making their way into the profession. From the graduating class of 2013, 83 percent reported in an annual survey that they are employed in their field.

General Ashcroft Speaks at COGS Chapel
On Thursday, March 13, one of Regent University's most distinguished professors addressed students at a chapel service sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students (COGS). Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is now in his 10th year serving at Regent and spoke to students about inviting the presence of God into every endeavor.

SPC Gives Grace and Hope to Marriage
Though pastors often stress the significance of strong marriages as they speak from the pulpit, very seldom do they have the time in their workday to effectively counsel couples experiencing marital struggles.

The Trojan Women Opens at Regent
Of all the classic Greek tragedies, perhaps none has been so applicable across the ages than Euripides The Trojan Women. It's a play about the women of the legendary city Troy who find themselves at the hands of the victorious Greek armies, and it opens at Regent University on Friday, March 14.

Third-Annual Symposium Explores Rule of Law
In an entertainment era where television shows broadcast extreme unethical conduct as prevalent in the lives and dealings of the nation's policymakers, these fictional scandals are often the norm in many other nations, according to Ernie Walton '11 (School of Law), director of Regent University's Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law. And, where the rule of law is absent, chaos takes its place.

Regent Alum's Work Plays In Times Square
Regent University School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) alumnus and current adjunct Christopher Free ('11) has seen his work on hundreds of screens before. From the editing room monitors to televisions, the Telly Award-winning filmmaker is no stranger to premieres.

Fourth-Year Psy.D. Cohort Granted Internships
On Friday, Feb. 21, Regent University's School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) participating Psy.D. students obtained an unprecedented 100 percent match rate from the National Matching Service (NMS), an organization that pairs students with their internship programs.

Trauma Team Travels to Philippines
Last month, Regent University's Trauma Team, led by School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) professor and director of the Center for Trauma Studies, Dr. Benjamin Keyes, along with SPC alumnae Jennifer Cotton '13 and Nicole DiLella '10, traveled to meet the psychological needs of the impacted residents of Tocloba and other nearby islands.

ABA Affirms Regent Law Accreditation
After a comprehensive review, the American Bar Association (ABA) has reaffirmed its full accreditation of Regent University School of Law.

Admiral Vern Clark Gives Spring Policy Briefing
"Whenever you talk about the future, it puts the pressure on the speaker to be a forecaster," said Admiral Vern Clark, USN (Ret.), as he discussed the future of the United States Military during the semi-annual policy briefing on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

LUXVERA™ Featured on The 700 Club
Viewers of The 700 Club on Tuesday, Feb. 18, experienced a taste of course content from "Who is Jesus," the first class offered by LUXVERA™, Regent University's new open online course platform. The course also received a compelling endorsement from Regent Chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson.

SONICFLOOd Lead Singer Joins Regent
Rick Heil, lead singer for the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian band SONICFLOOd, has joined Regent University's International Center for Worship as an artist-in-residence. In this role, Heil will lead worship activities on campus, as well as represent Regent at university Advancement and Enrollment Management events around the country.

Beloved Pixar Actor Visits Campus
He's known more classically for his role as Cliff Clavin, the know-it-all mailman from the television sitcom, Cheers. But in the last two decades, John Ratzenberger has lent his voice to every Pixar film since Toy Story in 1995.

Reagan Symposium Addresses "A Time for Choosing"
On Friday, Feb. 7, Regent University's Robertson School of Government hosted the 9th Annual Reagan Symposium: "A Time for Choosing." Featuring a panel of seven experts, the event honored the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's televised campaign speech given on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964.

New Biophysical Science Program Approved by SACS
Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) announced on Wednesday, Feb. 5, that its new Biophysical Sciences major and concentration in Secondary Mathematics recently received full approval from the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).

Grad Fair Prepares Students for Commencement
Nearly 400 students participated in Regent University's first Countdown to Commencement graduation fair on Tuesday, February 4.

SPC Dean Appointed to APA Commission on Accreditation
As Regent University continues to lead efforts of improving psychological education, Dr. William Hathaway, dean of the School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC), has been appointed to serve on the executive committee for the American Psychological Association's (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA) through the remainder of his three-year term.

Former Virginia Chief Deputy Attorney General Joins Regent Law
Judge Patricia L. West, who served as a judge in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court and who most recently served as chief deputy attorney general of Virginia, is joining Regent University as a Distinguished Professor of Law and Government and as associate dean in the School of Law. Her appointment is effective immediately.

LUXVERA™ "GREAT Talks" Series Begins
Recognized as one of the nation's top online schools by U.S. News & World Report, Regent University has launched a new Christian Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platform called LUXVERA™ featuring free college courses as well as a series of "GREAT Talks" by notable intellectuals in the fields of politics, law and religion.

Law Starts Integrated Training Program
In addition to its efforts to reform legal education for up-and-coming lawyers and global leaders, Regent University School of Law is focusing on providing professional, hands-on training for its students.

Student Proposal Video Goes Viral
The internet swarmed when Regent University School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) alumna April Albritton '13 said "yes" to SCA student Beecher Reuning's marriage proposal. Shortly after a video Reuning posted documenting the couple's relationship—and ultimately their engagement—Beecher and Reuning's major life-decision has become a major hit on the web.

New RSG Speaker Series Welcomes Brigadier General
Regent University's Robertson School of Government (RSG) launched a new speaker series this week, "Defense Against the Dark Arts." On Tuesday, Jan. 7, RSG hosted Brigadier General Dick F. Abel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), to discuss the ethical challenges a career in public service poses.

Dare to Be Comes to Virginia Beach
While many people on the cusp of a brand new year focus on making changes in their lives regarding diet and fitness, the Dare to Be movement, in partnership with Regent University, is encouraging women to resolve to be who God has made them to be.

Chancellor Talks Principles of Success
At the start of each semester, Regent University's chancellor and CEO, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson, addresses students, faculty and staff to encourage them in work and study. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, Chancellor Robertson spoke on principles of success.

Law Team Advances to National Competition
For the third consecutive year, Regent University's School of Law Moot Court team has advanced to the finals of the National Moot Court Competition.

Regent to Launch Premier Christian MOOC
Regent University, the preeminent global Christian university and a top 10 online school as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, has announced that it will launch an exclusive platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs) in January 2014.

Bus Stop Opens on Regent Stage
In the 1950s, William Inge was one of the most well-known playwrights in New York, having penned a string of Broadway hits with film adaptations and major awards including a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar. One of those hits comes to Regent University's Studio Theatre Friday, Nov. 15.

Center for Global Justice Hosts Summit
Unfurling in the regime of North Korea are shocking events meeting at the intersection of a present-day Holocaust and Underground Railroad. Though the traumas evolving within the country are mostly unheard of by the rest of the world, the religious and political persecution taking place in North Korea affects nearly 200,000 people trapped in concentration camps.

Tenth Annual Chili Bowl Brings Campus Together
One of the hallmarks of college campus life usually revolves around sports teams that bring the student body together. Regent University takes this another step further with a tournament of football teams that compete for the prized Chili Bowl Championship.

Twelftree Delivers Inaugural Lecture
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Regent University's academic community flooded the Moot Court Room to celebrate the Charles L. Holman Professorship of New Testament and Early Christianity Inaugural Lecture, delivered by Dr. Graham Twelftree, in the School of Divinity. The lecture was presented by the school and its Center for Renewal Studies.

Regent Undergraduates Present at Tech Conference
The opportunities for Regent University students to specialize early and engage in high level research at the undergraduate level has paid off for two College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) students who presented at the Modern Technology and Management Institute (MTMI) international conference this fall.

Divinity Offers Christian Formation Certificate
As Regent University's online education continues to excel with esteemed faculty leading rigorous courses, beginning in the fall of 2014, the School of Divinity will release the groundbreaking Christian Formation and Spirituality (CCFS) certificate program.

Founder and Chancellor Speaks at Chapel
Each semester, Regent University's founder and chancellor, Dr. M.G. "Pat" Robertson speaks at a chapel service to encourage the students, staff and faculty in their daily efforts. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Chancellor Robertson spoke from Numbers 6:24-26, in which the Lord instructs Moses on how to bless His people.

International Center for Worship Hosts Summit

"What I do here is what I want to do all over the world," said David M. Edwards, creative director of Regent University's International Center for Worship (ICW). "I want to look for people that I can bring to ICW that embody humility; who are successful, but stay on their face before God."

Attorneys Admitted to Supreme Court
On Monday Oct. 7, as the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) opened for its new October 2013 term, 10 former Regent University School of Law students serving as staff attorneys for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) were admitted to the Supreme Court bar.

Gretchen Carlson Encourages Risk-Taking at ELS
Before a crowd of 400 local business leaders, national broadcast television personality Gretchen Carlson discussed the role of risk in success at Regent University's Executive Leadership Series luncheon Monday, Oct. 7.

Salute to Teachers Honors Virginia's Classroom Leaders
On Friday, Sept. 27, Regent University's School of Education (SOE) hosted the 15th Annual Salute to Teachers event honoring classroom leaders in the Commonwealth of Virginia who make an impact in their schools and communities. 

Constitution Day Focuses on Contemporary Application
As part of Regent University's celebration of Constitution Day this month, terrorism and security expert Amos Guiora visited campus for a discussion of the constitutional implications of domestic terrorism on Monday, Sept. 23

Alumni Help Engage Current Global Justice Interns
As the summer draws to a close, Regent University School of Law students are opening their Black's Law dictionaries once again. But some Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law interns spent their summers continuing to learn under the supervision and training of Regent alumni now submerged in their own legal careers.