Hear what our alumni say

Though we have a good idea how profoundly a degree in human services from Springfield College affects both our alumni and their communities, we invite you to hear what our alumni say for yourself.

Graduate Laurice Jiggetts '09, G'10 being interviewed
Laurice Jiggetts, '09, G'10

Laurice says her degree work helped her bring focus and vision to her goals, in a socially diverse culture. “My program empowered me and encouraged me to evolve. I have become my calling and am living my legacy.”

Graduate Morgan Watt, '15 poses for picture with two other students at graduation ceremony
Morgan Watt, BS in Human Services, ‘15

Springfield is the only institution I know that comes straight out and says, ‘We’re going to talk about how we try to balance mind, body, and spirit.'

Graduate Miguel Trujillo '05 poses with youth outdoors
Miguel Trujillo '05

My advice is: you're never too old. The most successful people in history have made their greatest accomplishments after age 40.

Graduate Grace Diaz '09, G'11 headshot in front of capitol and American flag backdrop
Grace Diaz ’09, G’11


When Grace Diaz immigrated, she never imagined that she would become the first Dominican-American woman elected to state office in the United States. 

Graduate Tony C. Moore '09, G'12 leans on lockers
Tony C. Moore '09, G'12

I became a better student at age 49 than I was at 21. The faculty was open-hearted. The students--all adults who had faced setbacks in life--were like a brotherhood helping each other. I was driven. I knew what I wanted to accomplish.

Graduate Frank Hawkins '16 headshot
Frank Hawkins '16

Why would a community leader who has made a difference in the lives and health of so many decide to get a bachelor’s degree at 51 years old? “Writing was just the beginning,” Hawkins said. “I wanted to learn more about the full range of issues in human services.”

Graduate Subash Acharya '16 Headshot
Subash Acharya '16