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MORE THAN 1000 DEGREES AWARDED AS 120TH COMMENCEMENT, BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATED
More than one thousand individuals were graduated from Springfield College at ceremonies at the College’s 120th
Commencement held Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, on the campus. Five doctorates, 449 master’s degrees, and one certificate of advance study were awarded during graduate commencement exercises on Saturday. On Sunday, at undergraduate ceremonies, 704 diplomas were awarded, for a total of 1,159 degree recipients this year. Read more.
Read Sen. Kennedy's remarks.
View our Commencement weekend photo gallery.
TO RENOVATE AND EXPAND SCHOO HALL INTO
The earth moved at
May 19 as
's President Richard B. Flynn and Chair of the Board of Trustees James E. Walsh turned the first shovel for the major renovation and expansion of Schoo Hall into a state-of-the-art science teaching facility. Read more.
NEIL J. NICOLL G'73 APPOINTED AS YMCA OF THE
'S PRESIDENT AND CEO Neil J. Nicoll G'73 has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of YMCA of the
(Y-USA), the national resource office serving 2,594 YMCAs throughout the
. In accepting the position, Nicoll, 59, will step down as President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, a post he has held since 1992. Nicoll becomes the 13th leader of Y-USA and will take office officially on June 26. Nicoll received his master's degree in education from
. Read more.
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’s local alumni associations. Find out how.
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MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD FINISHES SIXTH AT ECAC DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS Sophomore Mike Miller (decathlon), and juniors Alex Kampersal (shot put) and Cameron Turchetti (javelin) qualified for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships (May 25) as the Pride finished sixth with a total of 33 points out of 54 scoring teams at the Springfield College hosted event. Read more.
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD FINISHES TIED FOR 11th AT ECAC DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS First-year Kelsey Bishop (hammer throw) and Silvienne Krosendijk (long jump) each qualified for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships (May 25) as the Pride finished in a tie for 11th with 25 points out of 47 scoring teams at the Springfield College hosted event. Read more.
MEN'S LACROSSE WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT PILGRIM LEAGUE TITLE, 12-11, OVER WNEC IN DOUBLE OVERTIME First-year attackman Jake Beebe scored six goals, including the game-winner with just 26 seconds left in double overtime, as the Pride defeated top-seeded and host Western New England College (WNEC), 12-11, on May 6. For SC, it was its fourth consecutive Pilgrim League Tournament crown and the Pride played its way into its 11th NCAA Tournament berth. Read more.
WOMEN'S LACROSSE WINS SECOND STRAIGHT NEWMAC TITLE, 15-11, OVER WHEATON COLLEGE Senior midfielder Holly Carmody netted five goals and assisted on another score as the top-seeded Pride defeated No. 2 Wheaton College, 15-11, on SC's Benedum Field for the Pride's second consecutive NEWMAC Tournament Title and NCAA Division III Tournament berth. Read more.
BAGIEREK, FUMICELLO, AND JOHANSSON NAMED TO NFCA SOFTBALL ALL-REGION TEAMS Senior designated player Sarah Bagierek was named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) First-Team All-Region selection, as sophomore second baseman Denise Fumicello and senior catcher Amanda Johansson were both named to the Second-Team. All three were also named New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA) honorable mention selections. Read more.
TAYLOR BROWN AND CHRIS SHARPE NAMED NEILA DIVISION III ALL-NEW
SECOND TEAM Senior attackman Taylor Brown and sophomore long-stick midfielder Chris Sharpe were both named to the 2006 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division III All-New England Men's Lacrosse Second-Team. In the same announcement, first-year Jake Beebe was named the Division III New England Rookie of the Year. Read more.
HOLLY CARMODY NAMED NEWMAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR; KATIE HAWKE NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR Senior midfielder Holly Carmody was named the 2006 NEWMAC Player of the Year in women's lacrosse, as Head Coach Katie Hawke was named the conference's Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. Read more.
For athletics information, click here or call the Sports Information Hotline at 413.748.3987.
June 1, Denver, Colo. American College of Sports Medicine Convention Alumni & Friends Social, hosted by Professor Vincent Paolone
New Jersey Alumni Association presents NJ Jackals vs. Worcester Tornadoes baseball with a 12:30 p.m. pre-game reception.
June 16, Atlanta, Ga. National Athletic Trainers Association Convention Alumni & Friends Social, hosted by Professor Charlie Redmond ’68
Braves vs. Boston Red Sox baseball with 11 a.m. pre-game social at the Westin Peachtree, hosted by Professor Charlie Redmond ’68
July 1, New Britain, Ct. Connecticut Alumni Association presents New Britain Rock Cats vs. Connecticut Defenders baseball. Pre-game picnic on Webster Terrace, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Greater New York City Alumni Association presents the New York Mets vs. Houston Astros event with noon pre-game picnic at the Shea Stadium picnic area
The New Hampshire Alumni Association presents a Fisher Cats baseball event vs. Trenton Yankees. Pre-game picnic on first base party deck beginning at 11:30 a.m.
YMCA Convention Alumni & Friends Social
The Eastern Mass.,
, and Pioneer Valley Alumni associations present the Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians. Pre-game reception at Bertucci's in
For information, contact the Springfield College Office of Alumni Relations staff at (413) 748-3161 or via e-mail at Alumni@spfldcol.edu. For the full schedule, click here.
A one-day seminar entitled "Ethics and Special Populations: Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Rehabilitation Counseling," will be held Friday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Cheney Hall. The seminar will explore ethical issues in substance abuse, mental health, and rehabilitation counseling. The fee for this event is $65 for professionals and $30 for students. More information is available from Michele David at 413-748-3318.
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