Velda Jones-Parker will address Wilmington Campus graduating class, Springfield College School of Human ServicesDecember 6, 2010
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 2, 2010 -- Velda Jones-Potter, Delaware state treasurer, will give the keynote address at graduation ceremonies at the Wilmington Campus of the Springfield College School of Human Services (SHS) on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at 6 p.m., the Grand Opera House, 818 Market St., Wilmington.
Conferring diplomas to 58 graduates of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs will be Gary Lacy, Ed.D., associate dean and director of instruction and curriculum of the School of Human Services, based in Springfield, Mass. Judith A. Stang, D.P.A., assistant dean and campus director, will preside over the program, beginning with a processional led by the Mt. Pleasant High School ROTC.
Lisa Brown, of Townsend, Del., who will receive her bachelor’s degree, will be the speaker for her class, and Frederick Wasiak, of Tabernacle, N.J., who will receive his master’s degree, will be the graduate class speaker.
Mark Elsasser will deliver greetings from the Westfield-Area Y, in New Jersey, of which he is chief executive officer. John Roland, M.Ed., SHS assistant professor, will deliver the invocation and benediction.
The Springfield College School of Human Services offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and also at 10 regional campuses around the country.
The SHS undergraduate program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, and Springfield College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
With a curriculum focused on building the leadership skills of human services professionals while they are serving their community, the SHS Wilmington Campus offers undergraduate concentrations in criminal justice and early childhood education, and graduate concentrations in mental health counseling, and also in organizational management and leadership.
Most SHS students complete their degrees in 16 to 24 months including credit for prior learning at other regionally accredited institutions and from life and work experience that is equivalent to college-level learning. The school follows standards of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in awarding credit for prior learning.
Other campuses of the Springfield School of Human Services are located in Springfield and Boston, Mass.; Los Angeles and San Diego, Calif.; Wilmington, Del.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Charleston, S.C.; Houston, Texas; St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and Milwaukee, Wis.
At its main campus in Springfield, Mass., Springfield College offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences.
All aspects of Springfield College academics and student life are characterized by the humanics philosophy, which emphasizes educating the whole person, consisting of spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to other people.