Report from Springfield College
PLAY IT SMART PROGRAM OF NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION WINS MULTI MILLION DOLLAR GRANT FROM U.S. D.O.E., NFF CENTER AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE PLAYS KEY ROLE The U. S. Department of Education recently announced a multi million-dollar, five-year grant to the Play It Smart program, which is credited with dramatically increasing high school football players' graduation rates and college enrollment. A program of the National Football Foundation, Play It Smart was conceptualized by the NFF Center for Youth Development Through Sport at Springfield College (NFF Center), which also trains the program's leaders. Read more.
'U.S. NEWS' RANKS SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE IN NEW 2005 'AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES' ISSUE Springfield College is ranked in the top tier in its category in the 2005 edition of "America's Best Colleges" from "U.S. News & World Report," which will be on newsstands Monday, Aug. 23. Read more.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE STUDENT NAMED MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLAR Stacey Jackson, a social work student at Springfield College, has been named a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education. The scholarship is part of a program for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students whose academic achievement and community service honor the legacy of the renowned civil rights leader's contributions to public service and humanity. She will serve as an intern under U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige. Read more.
WANT TO GO BACK TO COLLEGE? THINK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Did you ever wish you could be a college student again - even just for a few days? Here's your opportunity. This October 14th and 15th, Alumni Relations, in collaboration with various academic departments, will once again offer "Alumni College" professional development symposia. Read more.
For the events calendar, click here.
FOOTBALL EARNS HIGHEST PRESEASON RANKING EVER Read more.
SULLIVAN, U.S. MEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM EARN SILVER MEDAL Read more.
FOOTBALL LANDS THREE ON PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS Read more.
MEN'S GYMNASTICS RECORDS HIGH MARKS Read more.
THREE WRESTLERS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS Read more.
For information on this week's contests and scores, visit Athletics or call the Sports Information Hotline at 413.748.3987.
August 20 - 21, Springfield, Mass.
Men's Lacrosse Reunion
August 28, Boston, Mass.
EMAA presents Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
September 10, Chadds Ford, Pa.
PWAA presents a gala of fine wine, gourmet food and live music at the Chaddsford Winery
September 12, Baltimore, Md.
BWAA presents the Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees
September 19, Sandwich, Mass.
EMAA presents the Third Annual Cape Cod Clambake
September 26, Rye Harbor, N.H.
NHAA presents a whale watch
September 27, St. Petersburg, Fla.
SUNCOAST Alumni Association presents the Tampa Bay Devil Rays vs. Boston Red Sox
October 3, Northfield, Mass.
PIONEER VALLEY alumni association presents a private fall foliage cruise along the Connecticut River aboard the Quinnetukut II
October 1 - 3, Springfield, Mass.
Family and Friends Weekend
October 14 - 15, Springfield, Mass.
October 15 - 17, Springfield, Mass.
For more information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 or via e-mail Alumni@spfldcol.edu. For the full schedule, visit Alumni Relations.