News from Springfield College
Please join your friends from Springfield College and other Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) alumni at the Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston, Tuesday, December 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. The brewery's knowledgeable staff will share information about the beers they brew, and share samples. Bring your business card to be included in our raffle. R.S.V.P. to Kathy Ouimette '06 at 413-748-3124, 800-622-6072, or via email
by Dec. 15.
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE HONORED BY CITY COUNCIL PROCLAMATION The Springfield City Council issued a proclamation at its Dec. 11, 2006, meeting, commending Springfield College for earning the designation of "best neighbor" in a 2006 national listing on urban colleges and thanking the College for "making the City of Springfield a better place to live." Read more.
PROFESSOR PUBLISHES NEW BOOK OF POEMS Humanities Chair and Professor Margaret Lloyd is the author of a new book of poetry entitled "A Moment in the Field: Voices from Arthurian Tradition." Read more.
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK PROFESSOR TO PRESENT AT FORUM Professor of Social Work Joseph Wronka will discuss "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a Bedrock of Social Justice and a Strategy for Social Change" at a forum on civil liberties and the declaration, tonight, Dec. 14, from 7-9 p.m., at the Bangs Center, in Amherst, Mass. The event is open to the public free of charge.
TAX CHANGE ALLOWS PATLOVICH '50 TO HONOR FRIEND, HELP STUDENTS Until recently, the endowed $500,000 scholarship that Ted Patlovich '50 wanted to establish in honor of his longtime friend and classmate Ray Helsing would have cost too much in taxes, but a recent change in tax laws governing individual retirement accounts (IRAs) allowed Ted to make the gift without being penalized for it. Read more.
NO. 12 WRESTLING SMOTHERS NORWICH UNIVERSITY, 44-6 In the Pride's final competition of the semester, the SC wrestlers, ranked No. 1 in New England Division III, easily handled the Cadets, ranked No. 5 in New England Division III; the match featured six total pins, five by the hosts, from senior Ryan Hannigan at 125 pounds, junior Chris DeBlock at 149 pounds, senior Andre Lee at 174 pounds, junior Elliot Smith at 184 pounds, and sophomore Chris Brown in the heavyweight division. Read more.
FOOTBALL'S MIKE DELONG NAMED NEW ENGLAND DIVISION II/III COACH OF THE YEAR Head Football Coach Mike DeLong was named the 2006 New England Coach of the Year in Division II/III by the New England Football Writers Association. Read more.
ADAM FEIT NAMED TO AFCA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA TEAM Senior offensive guard Adam Feit of the Springfield College football team was named to the 2006 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III All-America Team. Read more.
FOOTBALL'S SHARPE, FEIT, AND HARASYMIAK LAND ON D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-EAST REGION TEAMS Pride junior quarterback Chris Sharpe and senior offensive lineman Adam Feit were named to the D3football.com All-East Region Offensive First Team. Junior defensive back Joe Harasymiak garnered a position on the All-East Defensive Second Team. Read more.
SHARPE WINS THE 2006 SEASON DIVISION II/III GOLD HELMET AWARD Junior quarterback Chris Sharpe earned the 33rd annual Division II/III Gold Helmet Award for the 2006 Season, according to the New England Football Writers Association. Read more.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD PUTS UP GOOD SHOWING AT HARVARD INVITATIONAL SC sophomore Kelsey Bishop finished third in the weight throw with a toss of 14.82 meters, freshman Nikki Hay finished fifth in the triple jump (10.73m), 10th in the long jump (4.99m), and 16th in the 200-meter dash (27.16). On the men's side, Pride junior Steve Blanch placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 13.07 meters; freshman Steve Headley finished third in the 60-meter race (6.98) and the 200-meter dash (22.63). Read more.
WILLIAMS COLLEGE SLIPS PAST MEN'S BASKETBALL, 67-65 SC senior co-captain Damian Farley scored a team-high 18 points and freshman guard Ryan Blackmon came off the bench to net 14 points, but the Ephs edge the Pride in the final seconds of regulation Saturday evening (Dec. 9) in non-conference action. Read more.
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY OUTLASTS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, 73-63 Pride sophomore center Lauren O'Connor recorded her sixth double-double in seven Pride games, leading all players with 20 points and 11 rebounds, but the host Cardinals used a late 8-0 second-half run to seal the victory in Middletown, Conn. SC fell to 3-4 overall on the season. Read more.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING FALLS TO MIDDLEBURY Despite victories in the 1,000 free (10:07.22), the 200 free (1:46.97) and the 500 free (4:51.75) from senior tri-captain Paul McCloskey, the Pride men fell by just two points (151-149) to the visiting Panthers; sophomore Erin White qualified for nationals with 257.50 points in the one-meter dive, but the SC women fell to Middlebury, 164-136. Read more.
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January 7, Portland, Me. Portland Pirates Hockey vs. the Manchester Monarchs. Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for kids, and $37 for a family of four. Pre-game social at Rivalries Sports Pub at 2 p.m. Game time 4:05 p.m.
January 8, San Antonio, Tex. Social hosted by SC Football Coach Mike DeLong from 5-7 p.m. at the American Football Coaches Association conference at the San Antonio Marriott.
January 12, Indianapolis, In. Social hosted by SC Men's Soccer Coach Peter Haley at the National Soccer Coaches Association of American conference at the Indianapolis Marriott, from 4-6 p.m. in the Indiana Room.
February 1, Boston, Mass. Young Alumni "Speed Connections" event at Donohue's.
February 15, San Diego, Calif. Join Richard D. Davila, Ph.D., Professor of Human Services and 2006-2007 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, on the San Diego campus at 6 p.m.
February 16, Boston, Mass. Social hosted by Professor David Miller at the American Physical Therapy Association CSM 2007 Convention at the Sheraton Boston., from 6-8 p.m. in the Beacon Room.
February 17, Bradenton, Fla. The Suncoast Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Luncheon at the Rosedale Golf and Country Club in Bradenton, Fla., with guest speaker President Richard B. Flynn.
For information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations staff at 413-748-3161 or via email. For the full schedule, click here.
The Springfield College campus will be closed from December 25-January 1.
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