By: Damon Markiewicz
Springfield College international students from Bangladesh, Md Tofael Hossain and Md Mostain Fahim, recently had the opportunity to meet with city of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and his staff. The group discussed politics and community development. The visit was initiated by the students, who are making the most of their educational opportunities here in Springfield.
Hossain and Fahim are studying political science and computer science courses during their time at the College. Tofael and Fahim connected with Mayor Sarno, and his Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and Mayoral Intern Arianna Miranda.
“I am very impressed by these young men, who have a heart for community service," explained Sarno. "It's always a pleasure to meet young adults who are passionate and interested in politics to give them words of encouragement, advice and wisdom, which will hopefully help them in their future endeavors. I want to thank Springfield College for continuing their international programs that brings such high-quality students to this city.”
Hossain and Fahim have a great passion for politics and community development here in Springfield, and they are excited to become more involved in their new communities. They both made such a strong first impression on Mayor Sarno, he invited them back to his office for a second visit, to follow-up on their initial discussions on their journey into today’s political world.
"We are proud to welcome students from all over the world to the wonderful institutions in our city to learn and grow," added Sarno. "I appreciate these young men taking the time to connect with me, and I wish them all the best.”