It is with great sadness that I received news today that my colleague from the music department, Dominic Gregorio, passed away today. I didn't know him as well as I'd like to have. We met when he first arrived in Regina and was attending a faculty retreat in August 2012. He didn't know anyone yet and the two of us had more than a few chuckles, loitering at a back table like a couple of high school boys, being a bit sarcastic and having a pretty great afternoon. I was really impressed therefore to see the much more serious side of him when he was performing. Wow, he was so good.