FOSCA Winter 2019
Throughout our history, Springfield College has had an international footprint. Whether through the young Canadian student who invented the game of basketball on our campus, or the dissemination of our Humanics spirit as our teams travelled the world playing the game they love, Springfield College Athletics has served as a vehicle to bring people together.
The impact of international travel today is no different. The powerful moments our field hockey and men’s basketball student-athletes experienced while traveling internationally this summer are solid evidence of this. And, while our student-athletes have benefitted from time spent overseas, their overall college experience has been enriched by an influx of international students on our rosters this season. New cultures, languages, and conversations have been shared with students from places such as Norway, Hong Kong, St. Lucia, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Guam, and more.
Kelsey Armstrong, G’18
Athletics Teaching Fellow
How has Springfield College helped you to advance in your career?
One unique quality about Springfield College is the power of the alumni network. Every single athletics department that I applied to, across all NCAA Divisions, had an alumnus or alumna in the department. My first step after applying to a job was searching the staff directory, reading bios to find alumni, and then reaching out to make the connection.The best part about this was almost every alumnus/a was willing to hop on the phone and help me. I ended up landing a job as chief of staff at the University of Hartford, where I was serving the director of athletics. I now am the academics services and student-athlete development coordinator at Sacred Heart University. The Springfield College alumni network is one that I continue to lean on as I professionally develop in my current role and look to continue to grow in my career.
Why do you support Friends of Springfield College Athletics?
I choose to give back to Friends of Springfield College Athletics because I believe in I believe in the importance of providing a first-class experience for Springfield student-athletes. I want to contribute to that in any way that I can. SpringfieldCollege leads in the classroom, on the playing surfaces, and certainly in the community. Supporting this fund can help provide student-athletes with the resources to continue to excel.