Dan Smith, `60, has lived the American racial story. He is the son of a slave. He was chased to within inches of his life by the Klan on a haunting night in Alabama. He marched with Martin Luther King. He attended the inaugurations of Barack Obama. He was screamed at by a white cop as he tried to save a white girl’s life.
The Springfield College Office of Communications recently got a chance to catch up with our own Charley Casserly (‘71, G’72), TV sportscaster and former NFL executive with the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. Casserly has made a name for himself in the sports world and credits the lessons learned at Springfield College, as well as raw determination, for his success.