Massasoit Monthly

Massasoit Monthly

Volume 14, Issue 11


Giving thanks

This November, we’re thankful for our students and their selfless acts in service to humanity, which are often made possible because of support from donors. Your gift can help them continue to do good for others.


Feeling festive

Make the Springfield College Annual Holiday Concert part of your festive traditions. With music by the Springfield College Community Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, and special guests, this concert features holiday songs and choral selections.

Thinking bigger

Graduate school is closer than you think. With more than 25 master’s and five doctoral degree programs, our graduate programs can be the perfect place for you–or someone you know–to earn an advanced degree.



Physician Assistant Program Produces Perfect Pass Rate–Again

The Springfield College Physician Assistant program had 100 percent of their 2015 graduates pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) to become certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In their first attempt. For the eighth year in a row.

Springfield College Honors Helen Davis Blake

On Oct. 23, Helen Davis Blake, G’67, was honored with the first-ever President’s Philanthropy Award for her nearly 40 years of dedicated service to Springfield College. Blake has embodied the Springfield College mission for decades. In her honor, the conference room in Marsh Memorial was renamed the Helen Davis Blake Conference Room.

Campus Gears Up for #GivingTuesday

The Springfield College community will put its Humanics mission into action with #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Springfield College Leadership Training Conference and Rachel’s Challenge student organizations are leading the community outreach program, which will collect food, clothing, and school supplies for local nonprofit organizations and schools.

Writer Sherman Alexie Visits the Campus

Author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie visited the campus on Thursday, Oct. 22. Following his lecture, Alexie answered questions, met with attendees, and autographed books. The event was part of the Springfield College Arts and Humanities Speaker Series and was made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley.

College Celebrates National Day On Writing

The Springfield College Department of Humanities celebrated the National Council of Teachers of English’s seventh annual National Day on Writing on Tuesday, Oct. 20. As part of the celebration, children at the Springfield College Child Development Center drew on the backs of postcards that were mailed to the homes of the children participating. Undergraduate students also were encouraged to write letters to their families back home.

Associate Professor Receives Advocate For Justice Award

At the 2015 Stavros Access Awards, Springfield College Associate Professor of Communications Jody Santos received the Advocate for Justice for her documentary No One Left Behind. The film chronicled the work of Disability Rights International, the first human rights organization to bring international attention to the millions of children and adults with disabilities who are locked away in orphanages, psychiatric wards, and other facilities around the world.


DeLong Retires After 32 Years as Football Coach at Springfield College

Longtime Springfield College head football coach Mike DeLong has announced that he will retire after 32 seasons at the helm of the football program. DeLong, Springfield’s all-time winningest football coach, guided the program to 11 postseason appearances, including five trips to the NCAA Tournament.


Long Named AVCA New England Coach of the Year; Five Earn All-Region Honors

Springfield College head women's volleyball coach Moira Long was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III New England Regional Coach of the Year, while five members of her program earned all-region honors.

Women's Soccer Claims Fourth-Consecutive NEWMAC Championship Over Babson

Emerging from a penalty-kick shootout for the third time, the Springfield College women's soccer program earned its fourth-consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship, defeating Babson College on Nov. 8 at Steinbrenner Stadium on the MIT campus.

Men's Soccer Claims ECAC New England Championship For Second Time in Three Seasons

For the second time in the last three seasons, the Springfield College men's soccer program claimed the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Championship, as the Pride prevailed with a 2-1 victory over top-seeded and host Endicott College in the championship game at Hempstead Stadium on Nov. 15.



Need a career boost?

Try the Alumni Career Speaker Series, featuring job-related webinars that offer advice for alumni in all stages of their work lives.

Dec. 2, 2015, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar

Impressions: The Power of Personal Branding
Presenter: Coyte Cooper
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Jan. 6, 2016, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar

Interview Like Yourself
Presenter: Jezra Kaye
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Feb. 3, 2016, 8 p.m. EST, Webinar

How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters
Presenter: Patricia Criscito
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Check out all upcoming Speaker Series events!


Other events are coming up too!

Dec. 4-6, 2015, Springfield, Mass.
100 Years of Track and Field Celebration

Dec. 11, 2015, Baltimore
Men’s Lacrosse Social at IMLAC Convention

June 9-12, 2016, Springfield, Mass.
Reunion 2016



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Recent News

Springfield College hosted an International Alumni College titled, “Springfield College, Building Bridges Around the World,” on Friday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. in the Fuller Arts Center. Keynote speakers for the event were alumni Makis Asimakopoulos, G’89, Siu Yin Cheung, G’85, DPE’92, and Jose Moncada-Jimenez, G’98.