Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper recently visited with WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Alan Chartock to talk about the news and happenings at Springfield College, as well as recap some of the hot topics in higher education.
Listed below are some of the soundbites from the interview:
Alan Chartock: Do you love your job?
Mary-Beth Cooper: "I get to work with the brightest, most-engaged young people in the world. I love my job because every day is different and I get to work at an institution where we have students that are going places and have a lot of hope."
Alan Chartock: What makes Springfield College unique?
Mary-Beth Cooper: "We have a culture at Springfield College that is about helping other people. We are committed to partnering with organizations that help serve the community, for example, the Deaf Community Home and the new adaptive baseball field in partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation."
Alan Chartock: How would you describe the passion for athletics at the college?
Mary-Beth Cooper: "We use sport at Springfield College to assist us in connecting with education. Our student-athletes are very disciplined and maintain a very high grade point average each semester."
Alan Chartock: How do you make college affordable for students?
Mary-Beth Cooper: "99% of our students receive some form of financial aide, we are committed to making college affordable for families."
Click here to listen to the full interview.