Hope For The Warriors

Dancers leap across the stage

Alexandra MacPherson has her hands full as a double major in Dance and Physical Therapy, but she loves how the two programs complement one another. Alexandra talks about what sets Dance at Springfield College apart from other schools and how the experiences will impact her future.

Group photo of those who went to Trinidad.

For the third consecutive year, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Kim Nowakowski took students to the island of Trinidad to participate in the National Fall Prevention Program. The trip is filled with numerous educational and cultural experiences that leave students reflecting both professionally and personally long after the visit is over.

A monument to African American foot soldiers in St. Augustine, FL.

by Nicholas Perenick '20

Apr. 09, 2019

Through the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Nicholas Perenick joined fellow students on an educational Spring Break trip that followed the paths of the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine, Florida.

Soldiers feet in uniform.

Many Springfield College graduates go on to pursue careers where they can actively exercise the philosophy of humanics, which is why it should come as no surprise when two alumni find themselves working together.

Thought bubble balloons made of paper.

Jayna Punturiero, a clinician at the Counseling Center on campus, breaks down some common misconceptions around mental health and explains how the Counseling Center can help you during your years as a Springfield College student.

Red glitter background

by Tyler Polansky '20

Jan. 29, 2019

In 2019, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues celebrates its 21st anniversary. The show also has a long history on the Springfield College campus, where multiple generations of young women have been able to perform in a theater piece with such a significant cultural impact.

Sunsetting over the marsh in Costa Rica.

by Melinda Fowler

Jan. 14, 2019

In part II and III of the Biol: 320 International Tropical Field Research, the students and faculty travel through Costa Rica to La Selva Biological Station, followed by Palo Verde National Park. The group wraps up their research and takes in some sights before heading back to the United States. 

La Selva rainforest in Costa Rica.

by Melinda Fowler

Jan. 07, 2019

Led by Assistant Professor of Biology Melinda Fowler and Associate Professor Environmental Biology Justin Compton, Biol 320: International Tropical Field Research is an upper division biology course where students travel to Costa Rica and carry out independent research.

The wing of an airplane midflight.

by Meghan Godfrey '19

Dec. 12, 2018

Before I experienced my once-in-a-lifetime adventure of studying abroad in Australia, I was absolutely terrified to go. I didn’t know what to expect. Would I make new friends? What was I getting myself into? I just knew that going abroad would change my life and here’s what happened when it did.

A photo showing both fall and winter on the Springfield College campus.

by Nate Landis '18

Dec. 07, 2018

Weather in New England is infamous for changing at the drop of a hat. Nate gives advice on how Springfield College students can be prepared for the four seasons on campus. Whether you're a newcomer to the area or a veteran New Englander, here is what you'll need to know.

Cover photo: Emma Fan
Banners on display as part of the stepping up day ceremony

Marianna Newman (‘85) knew from the moment she stepped on campus that her life was about to change forever. Newman describes how Springfield College empowered her to follow her dreams and how her “Springfield DNA” continues to be incorporated into every aspect of her life, including her work as a therapeutic recreation specialist and clinician.

Collage of book covers from books featured in PBS' Great American Read 2018.

by Kerri Vautour

Nov. 01, 2018

This year, in an eight-part series, PBS investigated some of America’s best-loved novels on The Great American Read. In honor of the investigative and inspiring look into literature, Outreach Librarian Kerri Vautour launched The Great Springfield College Read, a social campaign that went viral within our community.