Fall Foliage over Watershop Pond in Springfield, MA
Grand Reunion Fall Fest 2021

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November 13 Reunion Fall Fest (In Person)

Classes ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6

Friday, November 12

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

From Springfield to Rwanda and Back: Two Different Routes and Roots

A conversation with Phyllis Lerner ’71, master teacher, education volunteer, and Fulbright specialist, and Calvin Hill, PhD, vice president for inclusion and community engagement.

Saturday, November 13

Student workers smile at the camera at reunion

Check-in

9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Flynn Campus Union

Program locations and tickets will be picked up here.

Golden Triangle Society Brunch Honoring the Two 50th Reunion Classes

10 - 11 a.m.

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

(Sponsored by Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing)


(by special invitation for the 50th Reunion classes and those beyond)

Join President Mary-Beth Cooper and co-emcees Fred Bartlett ’70, G'78 and Kurt Aschermann ’71 as the Classes of ’70 and ’71 are inducted into the Golden Triangle Society.

The StoryCorps Booth: Tell Us Your Story

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please connect with members of our communications staff to share the story of your Springfield College journey, including any experiences related to the Administration Building take over and racial tensions of the late 60s and early 70s. Interviews, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis, are scheduled for a maximum of 15 minutes. The video will become part of the College archives.

A veteran speaks at a podium during a ceremony

Veterans Recognition

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Join emcee Lt. Colonel Aaron Dombroski ’05 United States Army Reserves; keynote speaker Captain David T. Roach ’71, G’72, USMC 1975-78; 1st Sgt. Pete Rolland ’00, G’01, United States Air Force, retired; Col. Nancy L. Spaulding '81, PhD, US Air Force, retired; and Sgt. Shamar Martin ’20, United States Army National Guard for a ceremony that honors all members of the Springfield College family who serve, or have served, our country. 

Wine and Food Truck Festival

11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Azuluna Foods

Join the fun as our favorite food trucks circle the tailgating area behind the Physical Education Complex along with wine and beer tasting stations, music, lawn games, and Humanics in Action projects.  Food truck vendors include Bobby Barkett '88, The Kitchen (hamburgers and hot dogs); a food station donated by Azuluna Foods hosted by Nick Testa, G'07Jamie Goldstein '11, G’12, Giggles (doughnuts and lemonade); and The Dog Father, Spuds Are Us, Cookie Monstah, and Harvest Table. Music will be provided by DJ Brian Nicks '99.  Junior Pride Club counselors will be on hand with a multitude of activities for cubs under 12. Tables indicating class years will be available throughout the festival to make finding classmates easy.  

President's Reception for Leadership Giving Societies

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

This invitation-only fall fest reception hosted by President Mary-Beth Cooper and Mr. David Cooper recognizes members of the President's Council, David Allen Reed Society, and The 1885 Society. 

A football player carries the ball during a game

Football Game

Noon

Cheer on Springfield as we take on Catholic University for the last home game of the season.

Campus tours

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Hosted by retired Dean of HPER Charlie Redmond '68, G'71. Sign up upon arrival. A limited number of golf carts will be available for guests with true mobility issues.

Courageous Conversations

2:30 - 4 p.m.

A panel discussion, sponsored by the Class of ’71, will highlight the experiences of members of our BIPOC community: past, present and future, from the building takeovers in the late 60s and early 70s, to the wisdom and mentorship of John Wilson. We will also explore the activism of our current BIPOC students, as we look to the future. Join moderators Calvin Hill, PhD, vice president for inclusion and community engagement and Felicia Lundquist, director of multicultural affairs. Other panelists include Denise Alleyne '73, G’74; Lonnie Burgess '81; Terry Pratt Powe '96; Nate Harris '08, Alumni Council member; and Brianna D’Haiti ’22, Alumni Council member, chair of the Student Alumni Association, and vice president of Women of Power.  

Dr. Cooper speaks at a podium

Social for President's Council Members hosted by President Mary-Beth Cooper

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

This invitation-only reception is for members of our President’s Council, which recognizes donors who made gifts of $5,000 - $25,000 or more in a single fiscal year.

A Springfield College Thanksgiving

6 - 8 p.m.

Join President Mary-Beth Cooper and Mr. David Cooper as they host a Norman Rockwellesque Springfield College Family New England Thanksgiving. Guests will be seated at class tables.

Young Alumni Party for the Classes of 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016

9 - 11 p.m. | Nathan Bill’s Bar and Restaurant, 110 Island Pond Road

Finish off Reunion Fall Fest with a gathering for the Classes of 2000 and younger. Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

COVID Guidelines

Springfield College is following COVID guidelines shared by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please visit springfield.edu/covid for the latest updates.

Questions?

Please address any program-related questions to alumni@springfield.edu.

Disability Accommodations

If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations to participate in any of these events, contact the Alumni Relations staff at alumni@springfield.edu.