Faces Of Diversity
"As the Student Trustee, my role is to represent the student body, but I understand that I don’t speak for everyone. Instead of just hearing from me, I talked to students about the Black and people of color experience at Springfield College, what they want to see change, and their current feelings."
For many, distance from home plays a major role in the college decision. Going out of state may seem daunting, and certainly, there are obstacles to overcome, but it also opens you up to new possibilities and new adventures. Graciela Garcia ('20) is from New York City and discusses finding her freedom at Springfield College and the learning curves along the way.
"There were two major events in my first year and half of college that set me on my path of living my life out and honestly." Today, Danielle Clough (G'06) works as the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Springfield College and nothing stops her from "throwing love out into the world."
Katerina T. Valentin (G'19) is not new to Springfield College, but she recently began in her new role as Program Liaison with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement. Katerina talks about her journey, including how her Puerto Rican background shaped her academic drive and why being hearing-impaired and "a little different" has never stopped her from achieving her goals.
As part of our Faces of Diversity series with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Stephanie Logan, associate professor and education department chair, describes her journey to Springfield College and how she continues to keep social justice teaching, learning, and leadership at the forefront of her work.
Sarah Launderville has found success as the executive director for the Vermont Center for Independent Living, an adjunct faculty member for Springfield College St. Johnsbury, and alumna of Springfield College, but the journey wasn’t always a smooth one.
As part of our Faces of Diversity series with the Division of Inclusion and Community Engagement, Anthony Hill, associate professor social work, shares a bit about his background, how he overcame adversity to get to #SpringfieldCollege, and how he strives to continue making this world a better place for all.
For the last few years, Springfield College Communications/Sports Journalism (COSJ) professor Kyle Belanger has worked Radio Row at the Super Bowl. While this is a tremendous opportunity for his own freelance career, Belanger focuses on turning his own opportunities into those for his students.
Scott Dranka, Director of the Career Center at Springfield College, shares information about this valuable resource and how he and his colleagues can help prepare you for the next step in your journey, whether it’s graduate school or pursuing your career.
Classes. Sports. Clubs. Jobs. Family. Friends. College students today are busier than ever. So how do you juggle it all? Academic Success Coach David J. Renza offers time management advice to the busy college student on how to balance school and life.
From NEWMAC championships to his career in sports and event management, Eric Stalsburg (‘12) credits Springfield College and its supportive faculty and coaches for instilling in him the qualities he needed in order to get where he is today: General Manager of a state-of-the-art indoor soccer facility in the heart of NYC.
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.
Dr. Debra Salsi, an assistant professor at Springfield College PCS, discusses effective and efficient processes for maintaining a nonprofit business, as discussed in her courses for those pursuing an MBA with a concentration in nonprofit management.
Gage, a senior and the editor-in-chief of the Springfield College student newspaper, speaks about his experience in sports journalism and why Springfield College was the right school at which to pursue his study.
When I began studying communications, way back in 2007, I walked into my first Public Relations class and was told “don’t post anything on Facebook that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see.” With Facebook still in a very early incarnation, and without the now popular Instagram and Snapchat competing for your attention, this was a very powerful statement.