Alumni Story

Shamar Martin '20

Shamar Martin at his desk

What was Shamar Martin’s favorite part of being at Springfield College?

“That’s easy: The people,” Martin ‘20 says with a smile.


Martin works as a Special Event Sales Representative for the Boston Red Sox, a job he says he never would have gotten without the help of Scott Dranka, director of Springfield College’s Career Center.

“We were meeting twice a week. He created business cards for me and revised my resume so many times. He must have spent five hours with me. ” Martin said.

Springfield College wasn’t just a place for Martin to find a job; it shaped him into the person he is today. Mike Cerasuolo, head football coach, taught Martin the importance of saying hello, holding the door, and showing kindness to strangers because you never know if someone is having a bad day.

Bob Accorsi, associate professor of sport management and recreation, showed Martin the importance of preparation. 

“He let you know how it is. He preached into our ears that you need to do these internships, volunteer, diversify your resume, go to these networking events, read these books, stay on top of the current trends. The faculty prepared us well,” Martin said

Whether it was working with Felicia Lundquist in the Multicultural Affairs Office, serving on the Student Affairs Advisory Board, networking through the Office of Alumni Relations, reviewing his resume in the Career Center, or playing football, Martin became who he is through his interactions with the people of Springfield College.

The faculty, staff, and student life opportunities are made available to students like Martin because of the Springfield College Fund. Making your gift today ensures next year’s class will have the same opportunities Martin had.

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