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Ashro Woman: Dr. Regina H.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Dr. Regina H. from Jersey City, NJ

“I always look like I am going somewhere.”

Dr. Regina is a retired professor, Deputy Chair of Nursing, who is full of style, determination and faith. Now, as a co-pastor and first lady, she preaches and teaches alongside her husband at their Baptist church.


Dr. Regina H.
Which city do you live?
Jersey City
Which state do you live?
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
An inspiring, motivational, and very interesting fashionista.
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am a retired Professor, Deputy Chair of Nursing. I enjoyed teaching and leading the department to great things, to be the best..
How do you spend your free time?
Reading, teaching Bible study, and looking to see how older women are represented in the various fashion publications.
What small thing makes you happy?
Date night with my husband.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
My corn pudding is delicious. Served to my family and at family and friends gatherings.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My greatest struggle is dealing with back pain. My greatest triumph is feeling beautiful wearing my bald head.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
A good friend motivated me to go into the nursing profession. When saw that I was wasting my mind and my talent she challenged me to do better and be better.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I recently gave a donation for a water filter to provide clean water for a village in Ghana. I am currently collecting slightly used and new bras for young girls in Mali.
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
No I am not in a sorority. I was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. I have not paid my membership for this year.
What do you love about fashion and style?
I am a tall woman and have been told for most of my life that I make a statement in my clothes and light of a room. I enjoy colors and believe I look good in most anything I wear. I love beauty and elegance.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
Not really.
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I make myself look elegant in most things I decide to wear. I attend a number of dinners and luncheons that require me to dress my best, and of course for church. I always look like I am going somewhere.
How has your style evolved over time?
I have become better at selecting colors and styles that accentuate my color and height.
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
Yes, I am a lover of hats and turbans for any occasion.
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
Yes, I do wear head-wraps when the mood for a wrap hits me or the occasion calls for one. My daughter who is a Yoruba Priestess and YouTube are my teachers.
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Yes, I do wear wigs.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I am a Baptist Pastor. My faith guides my life and the decisions I make that affect others, my family, and myself. I love to teach Bible study which is one of my passions.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Yes, I attend Bethel Baptist Church of St. Albans every Sunday. I love preaching and teaching the Word of God and sharing ministry with my husband.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
Talking with them about God. Taking my granddaughter to church and involving her as much as possible. Buying and giving coloring Bibles as gifts.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
If yes, tell us about it.
It is a joy to preach and share in ministry with my husband as the CoPastor of the church. I enjoy teaching both men and women to help them understand the Bible. I thoroughly enjoy our Women’s Ministry and weekly conference call prayer, “POW” Prayer on Wednesday which is now 7 years old. Serving others in the capacity of both Pastor and First Lady continually are a blessing to me.
Your best advice?
Never give up give up. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.!
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
I have an unending supply of unconditional love that has helped me develop an abundance of patience.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
Yes I am. Astro Credit makes shopping easy. I am an avid online shopper.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
I received my first catalog so long ago, that I sincerely do not remember.

Thanks for inspiring us, Regina!

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