|Volume 13, Issue 6|
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Springfield College is leading an early literacy community outreach initiative for the second year entitled “Remember to Read,” that’s designed to encourage reading and reading readiness among kindergarten students. As part of the program, the College provided each kindergartener at the Elias Brookings and William N. DeBerry elementary schools with their own book.
Springfield College School of Social Work Dean Francine J. Vecchiolla and faculty members Ann W. Roy and Walter J. Mullin recently presented a workshop on their book, Competency-Based Social Work Practice: An Integrated Approach to Decision Making, at the Global Social Sciences Conference in Hong Kong.
Springfield College recently hosted a dinner honoring recipients, past and present, of the Jesse Parks Scholarship at Springfield College. Since 1986, the Jesse Parks Scholarship has provided an opportunity for high school seniors of color who live in Springfield with a chance to qualify for a full-tuition scholarship at Springfield College.
Psychology Professor Judy L. Van Raalte recently was the recipient of a $10,000 NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant. Van Raalte’s research is entitled “Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training,” and highlights the stresses NCAA student-athletes face beyond those of their non-athlete peers.
The Springfield College Learning in Later Life Program was highlighted in an article on AARP.com listing Springfield, Mass., as one of 10 small cities to retire to, according to AARP, the non-profit advocate for people age 50 and over. The complete story can be found here.
Springfield College alumni are invited and encouraged to utilize the resources at Babson Library. Alumni and guests with a photo ID are welcome to visit the library before 6 p.m. Virtual reference help is available through “Ask the Library.” Information is available by calling (800) 730-5279.
After concluding a tremendous four-year career with the Springfield College women’s volleyball program, recent graduate Tessa Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) was announced as the Pride's 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. Smolinski is recognized as one of 166 Division III nominees.
The Springfield College football program welcomed back more than 100 alums as it hosted the annual Old Shoe Golf Classic at Westover Golf Course. "It was great to have everyone back," said head coach Mike DeLong. "Our alums are such an important part of our proud tradition here at Springfield College, and it's always special to have everyone together again each year."
Springfield College Athletics finished 30th nationally in the final overall standings of the 2013-2014 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. Springfield's finish marked the third-consecutive year and fourth time in the past six years that the Pride ranked in the top 30 programs the 444 Division III athletic programs in the country.
Four men’s lacrosse student-athletes earned ECAC Division III New England All-Star recognition for their spring season efforts. Matt Giannelli (Norwich, Conn.) was named to the first team, while Bryce Serriello (Cape Cod, Mass.), Connor Nash (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) and Ryon Lynch (Frederick, Md.) took home second team honors. The Pride won its seventh-consecutive conference championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Championship.
After leading the Springfield College men's volleyball team to its third-consecutive NCAA Division III National Championship, Luis Vega was featured in the "Faces in the Crowd" section of the May 28 issue of Sports Illustrated. To read the SI write-up, click here.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its 2014 Division III Men’s Volleyball All-Star teams, and seniors Jimmy O’Leary (Reading, Pa.) and Nick Ferry (Valencia, Calif.) headlined the group. O’Leary was selected as the Player of the Year, while Ferry was tabbed as the Libero of the Year. O'Leary and Ferry also were named to the ECAC All-Star First Team along with teammate Luis Vega (Corozal, Puerto Rico). Junior Keaton Pieper (Dallas, Texas) was tabbed an ECAC All-Star Second Team honoree.
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