GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE AS EXEMPLARY EMPLOYER OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick presented Springfield College with an Exemplary Employer Award of the Governor's Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities at recent ceremonies at the State House in Boston. The College was one of twelve employers honored for demonstrating best practices in hiring and retaining workers with disabilities. Read more.
NASPA HONORS RICHARD B. FLYNN WITH PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Richard B. Flynn, president of Springfield College, received the President's Award of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1, at the organization’s annual regional conference in Burlington, Vt. Read more.
NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGES GRADS TO BE ACCEPTED AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE Students at colleges in New Hampshire's Community College System (CCSNH) will have smooth pathways to baccalaureate degrees from the Springfield College School of Human Services (SHS), thanks to a new agreement. SHS, with a regional campus in Manchester, N.H., will accept CCSNH graduates with associate of arts or associate of science degrees in human services, and will transfer 60 to 72 credits toward the 120-credit bachelor's degree.
PRESIDENT FLYNN DELIVERS CHINA ADDRESS Pres. Richard B. Flynn delivered the keynote address, "The Role of Springfield College in Preparing Chinese Leadership in Sport and Education," at the YMCA and Modern Sports in China Conference in Tianjin, China. The conference served as a precursor to the upcoming Beijing Olympics. In addition, Flynn spoke to an audience of more than three hundred graduate students at Tianjin University, and was hosted by Beijing Sport University where he toured the new visitors' gallery. Included in the gallery were photos of former Springfield College president Wilbert E. Locklin signing the first partnership agreement between Beijing Sport University and Springfield College. Beijing Sport University is the Olympic training site for Chinese athletes in seven different sports. Flynn also met with alumni and supporters in Hong Kong.
MEN'S BASKETBALL TAKES DOWN NO. 25 CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, 79-77 Pat Crean scored two clutch free throws with 13 seconds left to break a tie and propel Springfield College to a 79-77 victory over #25-ranked Rhode Island College at Springfield College's James Naismith Court at Blake Arena. Crean scored 18 points, while adding 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists, and sophomore Ryan Blackmon tallied a game-high 21 points, shooting 3-of-5 from 3-point range. Read more.
O'CONNOR LEADS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO 72-61 VICTORY OVER COLBY-SAWYER Lauren O'Connor scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead her Springfield College women's basketball team to a 72-61 non-conference victory over Colby-Sawyer College at James Naismith Court. Read more.
MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING FINISHED THIRD AT ECACs The Springfield College men's swimming and diving team had a solid overall performance en route to a third place finish at the ECAC Winter Championships. Roy Burch registered the 25th most points by an individual on the men's side in the meet. Burch placed second in the 50 freestyle (21.33), and fourth in the 100 freestyle (47.46) for the Pride. Read more.
WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING PLACE FOURTH AT ECACs
Paced behind outstanding individual performances from Moira Price and Erin White, the Springfield College women's swimming and diving team recorded a fourth-place finish at the ECAC Winter Championships. Price, who individually scored the fourth most points on the women's side with 71, had a terrific showing for the Pride. She set new ECAC records and met NCAA B cut times in the 100 and 200-breaststroke as she picked up a pair of wins. White dominated the meet on both boards for the Pride as she set a new ECAC 11-meter dive record with 445.40 points on the one-meter. Read more.
HAY LEADS WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD AT HARVARD OPEN
Springfield College's women had an outstanding competition against teams from all three divisions in the Harvard Open. This non-scoring event was the second meet of the year for the Pride. The women were led by sophomore Nikki Hay in the triple jump as she came in fourth overall in an all division competition with a distance of 36’ 8 ½", a distance that qualified her for the NCAA, ECAC, Open New England, and New England Championships. She also qualified for the ECAC, Open New England, and New England Championships in the 60 meter dash as she ran a time of 8.19. Read more.
MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD CONTINUE TO PERFORM WELL AT HARVARD OPEN Springfield College's men had a pair of NCAA Championship qualifiers in their latest competition against teams from all three divisions in the Harvard Open. This non-scoring event was the second meet of the year for the Pride. The men were led by sophomore Steve Headley in the 60 meter dash as he came in third overall in an all division competition with a time of 6.86, a time that qualified him for the NCAA Championships. He wasn't the only one who qualified for the NCAA championship as senior John Lewisalso qualified as he came in first overall with a toss of 17.67 meters in the weight throw. Read more.
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January 4, Anaheim, Calif.
5 to 7 p.m.
Strength and Conditioning Convention Social
January 7, Anaheim, Calif.
5 to 7 p.m.
American Football Coaches Association Convention Social
January 12, Durham, N.H.
UNH vs. UMASS Hockey Event
January 18, Baltimore, Md.
6 to 9 p.m.
National Soccer Coaches Convention Social
January 26, Annapolis, Md.
Men's Gymnastics Event
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January 17, Springfield, Mass.
School of Social Work Open House
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