Returning Student News
New Staff in Student Affairs
Dillon Beckford, Associate Director
of Residence Life
Dillon Beckford is the new associate director of residence life for Springfield College. Originally from St. Mary, Jamaica, Beckford attended Port Maria High School, and then served in the United States Army from 1992 to 2000. Beckford earned a bachelor of business administration in organizational management from Langston University and a master of education in education leadership and certification in middle school education from Central State University. Prior to joining the Springfield College residence life team, Beckford was a resident director and assistant director at Stony Brook University. Before going into higher education, Beckford taught middle school and served as an adjunct faculty member at Texas College, where he taught in the education department. Beckford is passionate about student development. He appreciates and welcomes any opportunity he has to assist students in realizing and uncovering their potential.
Kellyann O’Brien, PA-C, MMSC
Kellyann O’Brien is the new director of health services for Springfield College. O’Brien will start in September. O’Brien earned a bachelor of science in biology from Trenton State College (now New Jersey Institute of Technology). Upon graduation she travelled to Burkina Faso with the Peace Corps as a Health Extension Volunteer.
After returning to the states, she graduated from the Yale University physician assistant program with a master’s in medical science. She then moved to Seattle, Wash., to join Aradia Women's Health Clinic. She has also worked in the areas of primary care, direct care, urgent care, as a hospitalist, and most recently, has been practicing family medicine at Group Health in Seattle. O’Brien enjoys camping, hiking, and snowshoeing, and looks forward to spending more time with her family on the east coast. She has two sons, three-year-old Liam and two-year-old Desmond, and is married to Dennis, who she met in PA school.
The Springfield College Student Handbook is online. To access the 2013-2014 College handbook, click here. The Guest Policy has been updated. Please make sure to review it on page 62.
You can purchase a DayMinder weekly academic planner that highlights this information at the bookstore.
Student Vehicle Parking Registration
Student parking permit applications are now available at springfieldcollege.edu/department-of-public-safety.
All students must register their vehicle online and obtain a parking permit in order to park their vehicles on campus. Permits will be available for pick up after Aug.15, 2013.
Note to students from out of state:
According to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 90, Sec. 3, students driving cars registered outside of Massachusetts must also file three copies of the State Non-Resident Student Information Form along with a signed Student Warning form.
The form should be printed and completed in triplicate, in addition to the student parking application. Students must then take all three copies and the student warning form to the department of public safety to obtain a non-resident parking permit.
Students must bring their Springfield College ID card, driver's license, and state vehicle registration (along with three copies of the completed Non-Resident Student / Warning Information Form, if required) to pick up a Springfield College parking permit.
The Department of Public Safety is located at 25 Portsmouth Street.
Please note that the parking window is closed daily from 3-5 p.m. Additional information is available by calling (413) 748-5555.
The Springfield College Bookstore will again offer textbook rentals. Special red tags on the book shelves in the store and a special icon online will indicate that a title is available to rent. Completion of a short rental agreement is required (also available on the website).
To rent, a student must be 18 years of age and provide identification and a credit card number as collateral. While not every title will be available to rent, those titles that are rentable can save nearly 50 percent or more of the price of a new book. More information on the rental program is available at rent-a-text.com or by calling the bookstore at (413) 748-3597.