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The Tuition Assistance Fund

You can make a difference during this crisis – The Tuition Assistance Fund. In response to this unprecedented situation, Springfield College is making available one-time grants to students for the 2020-2021 academic year. These grants are intended to bridge the gap, allowing these affected students to return in the fall, while their families try to recover.

Student on a laptop at work

The Dr. Mimi Murray '61, G'67 Scholarship Fund

Professor of exercise science and sport studies, Mimi Murray, PhD, has long been recognized for her pioneering contributions to the field of sport psychology, development of the sport and exercise program at Springfield College, her influence on behalf of girls and women in sport, and her excellence in teaching.  Launched in 2018 through the generosity of Springfield College faculty member Dr. Kathy Mangano '86, G'88, family, colleagues, and friends of Dr. Murray in honor and celebration of her 52 years of teaching, coaching and academic scholarship. This scholarship will assist graduate students who are focused on sport and exercise psychology or physical education and have demonstrated need for financial assistance. 

Dr. Mimi Murray '61, G'67

Dr. Kenneth A. Wall, G’73, DPE ’75 International Travel Award

This travel award was established in honor of Ken Wall, who had a 40-year career at Springfield College. During his tenure, he served as graduate assistant for the men's basketball team under the direction of Ed Bilik '57, G'62, an associate professor of International Studies and director of the Doggett International Center, and then as an associate professor of sport management and recreation. Wall’s legacy is that of opening the world to Springfield College students and Springfield College to the students of the world. It is hoped that this award made in his honor will, in a small way, give assistance and encouragement to deserving students who wish to explore the world, just as he did in his career at Springfield College. For those interested in Dr. Wall's Travel Award, we ask you a question asked often by Professor Wall ... "Do you have your passport ready?"  

Dr. Kenneth A. Wall, G’73, DPE ’75 Presents an Award
How a series of random events created the perfect opportunity for Bob Rice ’77 to support a worthy cause at Springfield College


There is no single, causal element that can lead a physical education major to become a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Chief Counsel to the Chairwoman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and now, partner in an international law firm specializing in defending corporate officers, directors, and Fortune 500 companies in DOJ and SEC investigations. It requires a perfect storm of events.

Bob Rice ’77 and his family
Foundation, College partner to build intercollegiate and adaptive baseball park

Cal Ripken signs with Springfield College

Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will partner with Springfield College to jointly design and build a one-of-a-kind intercollegiate and adaptive baseball park on the Springfield College campus in Springfield, Mass. Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, Ripken, and foundation board chair Mark Butler signed the partnership agreement during the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation board meeting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in December.

President Mary-Beth Cooper with, from left, Springfield College Trustee Kurt Ascherman ‘71; Mark Butler, chairman of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Board of Directors; Cal Ripken Jr., former professional baseball player and vice chair of the foundation board; and Steve Salem, foundation president.