National Fall Prevention Program

Rachel and friend on the Senior Walk.

by Rachel Brown '20

Oct. 18, 2019

Sometimes the first college you go to isn't the right fit-- and that's okay! Rachel Brown ('20) talks about her experience transferring to Springfield College for her sophomore year. 

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.

Students with their hands together.

by Daryl Wright

Feb. 13, 2019

Daryl Wright has witnessed, first-hand, the positive effects that youth development programs can have on children and our society as a whole. Wright discusses his experiences as a youth worker and the importance of leadership development. 

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. 

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.

Li Jin sits at a table during a conference meeting.

by Li Jin, Ph.D.

Nov. 27, 2018

As part of our Faces of Diversity series with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Li Jin, Ph.D. discusses her work as an Instructional Designer, the journey that brought her to Springfield College, and how she views diversity on campus.