Humanics Lecture Featuring 2020-21 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Mary Ann Coughlin

Springfield College hosted the annual Humanics Lecture on April 20, 2021 featuring 2020-21 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Mary Ann Coughlin and her presentation, "Two Pandemics - We Rise."

Springfield College hosted the annual Humanics Lecture on April 20, 2021 featuring 2020-21 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Mary Ann Coughlin and her presentation, "Two Pandemics - We Rise."

 

Springfield College hosted the annual Humanics Lecture on April 20, 2021 featuring 2020-21 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Mary Ann Coughlin and her presentation, "Two Pandemics - We Rise."

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Mary Ann Coughlin

Mary Ann Coughlin, DPE, is senior associate vice president for academic affairs. She has served in a variety of positions, including as a faculty member and president of the Faculty Senate. In these positions, she has supervised academic support services and provided leadership for outcomes assessment initiatives, academic progress reviews, and institutional research. Coughlin is a past president of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and was awarded the 2018 AIR Distinguished Member Award and the 2012 AIR Outstanding Service Award. In addition, she also serves on the advisory board for the Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education and on the editorial board for Innovative Higher Education.

Humanics: Two Pandemics - We Rise

The past 16 months have been tumultuous for all. Our society and our campus have been facing two pandemics: a public health pandemic caused by COVID-19 and a pandemic of racial and social injustice.  At no time in the history of higher education have leaders faced so many issues, where there was no “right” or “correct” decision. Springfield College is fortunate to have had its Humanics philosophy to serve as the lantern that guided its path.  While our path has been full of curves and steep hills, we have navigated through these turbulent times.  As we rise and move forward, our Humanics philosophy will be shaped by our journey and we need to continue to nurture, embrace, and celebrate it.

Welcome and Introduction
Martha A. Potvin, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM
President

Humanics Lecture
Humanics: Two Pandemics - We Rise

Mary Ann Coughlin, DPE
Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics
Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Presentation of the Humanics Pin
Martha A. Potvin, PhD

Presentation of the Friends in Humanics Scholarships
Mary Ann Coughlin, DPE

Introduction of the 2021-22
Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics
Martha A. Potvin, PhD

 

Friends in Humanics Scholarship Recipients 

The Friends in Humanics scholarship assists deserving Springfield College students who demonstrate financial need, academic scholarship, leadership on campus, care and concern for community, and embody the Humanics philosophy.

When Springfield College Emeritus Professor Peter Polito, served as the 1998-99 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, he used the theme of "Friends in Humanics of Springfield College" to further build community on campus and in the local neighboring community through his initiation of Humanics in Action Day, Winter Community Carnival, Spring Community Festival and the Friends In Humanics Scholarship. 

Since 1999, employees of Springfield College have had the opportunity to support this scholarship, and Springfield College undergraduates have been awarded this scholarship each year. Since fall 2011, present and past Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics have helped Professor Polito sponsor fundraisers, through which current and retired faculty and staff have contributed.  Annual distributions from the Peter and Claire Polito Friends In Humanics Scholarship Endowed Fund are added to this scholarship.

Each spring, the Office of Financial Aid and a committee comprised of distinguished professors, faculty, and staff solicit nominations from the campus community and select deserving students for this prestigious award. The recipients are announced at the annual Humanics Lecture in April.

2020-21 Friends in Humanics Recipients:

Cameron Borges, Isaiah Cashwell-Doe, Kayla Cerveira, Jennifer Charlera, Brianna Crucitti, Ariana Guenther, Isabella Langton, Chelsea Mensah, Suraji Omoru, Elaine Ortiz, Walker Randall, Eden Ricketts, Heatherly Rooke, Juan Ross-Perkins, Armando Torres, Yireliz Valentin, Sabrina Williams, and Natalia Wilson.

Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics

Listed in chronological order beginning in 1966.

Seth Arsenian

Harry H. Giles

Charles Weckwerth

Holmes VanDerbeck

Charles Silvia

Walter H. English

Josephine L. Cecco

Henry J. Paar

Edward J. Sims

Edward T. Dunn

Jesse L. Parks

Jean F. Ross

Herbert Zettl

Paul U. Congdon

James Robertson

Diane Potter

Joel R. Cohen

Janice C. Eldridge

John Cox

James Genasci

Martin Dosick

Elizabeth Evans

Margaret Lloyd

Joel Dearing

Peter Polito

Barbara Jensen

Delight Champagne

Frank Torre

Bernard Graney

Dottie Potter Zenaty

Charles Redmond

Ronald Maggio

Richard Davila

Mimi Murray

Albert Petitpas

Robert Accorsi

Robert Barkman

Naomi Graves

Charles B. Redington

Carol Mitchell

Martin Dobrow

Regina Kaufman

Samuel A.E. Headley

M. Susan Guyer

Anthony C. Hill

Judy L. Van Raalte

Mary Ann Coughlin

Keith Bugbee