Want to connect with other graduate students?

Get involved with the Graduate Student Organization (GSO), a student-run group designed to represent and serve the graduate students of Springfield College.

Graduate students at a barbecue event at East Campus of Springfield College

In representation of the graduate class, the GSO identifies and protects the rights and interests of graduate students as a liaison to Springfield College administration. In service to the graduate class, the GSO creates and facilitates both academic and social co-curricular activities to enhance the experiences of graduate students at Springfield College.

The Graduate Student Association holds numerous social events, like barbecues and planned socials, throughout the academic year to create a community for graduate students. The GSO seeks to financially support graduate students in their professional development, in addition to connecting students with resources available for them. These resources include the graduate student support group at the Counseling Center and the Pride Pantry.  


The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) represents all graduate students enrolled at Springfield College. All Springfield College graduate students who pay the required student activities fee are members of the GSO. As a member of the GSO, graduate students are allowed to take advantage of GSO services and participate in GSO activities. All members of the GSO are also eligible to serve as an officer of the GSO and may serve on any GSO committee.

Contact the GSO with any questions, comments, concerns, or requests at gso@springfieldcollege.edu.

Meet Your E-Board


Jim Kaishian

Year: 2nd-year graduate student
Program: Teaching and Administration PhD
Graduate Assistantship: Springfield College Wrestling
Master's Institution: Springfield College, '19
Master's Major: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Undergraduate Institution: Ithaca College, '17
Undergraduate Major: Exercise Science
Interests: I love studying performance, watching sport documentaries, listening to podcasts,  and moving myself. I play frisbee, run, drink coffee, and explore new dining places in my free time. Reach out for food and Coffee recommendations!
Contact: Jkaishian@springfield.edu

Jim Kaishian
Director of Operations

Bri Petrucelli

Year: 2nd-year graduate student
Program: Student Affairs Administration
Graduate Assistantship: Student Affairs Graduate Associate
Undergraduate Institution: Western New England University, '19
Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Interests: I love all things centered around food, family & football. I am an avid tea drinker, thrift shopper, succulent collector, and most recently am trying to learn calligraphy!
Contact: bpetrucelli@springfield.edu

Bri Petrucelli
Vice President

Kenzie Shand

Year: 2nd-year graduate student
Program: Advanced Level Coaching
Graduate Assistantship: Women's Volleyball Graduate Assistant
Undergraduate Institution: Washington and Lee University, '17
Undergraduate Major: Psychology
Interests: I love anything sports-related (watching, playing, analyzing, etc.), watching trashy reality TV, doing puzzles, and learning to cook. I am willing to try (almost) anything once.
Contact: mshand@springfield.edu

Kenzie Shand
Director of Communications

Sam Scott

Year: 2nd-year graduate student
Program: Teaching and Administration PhD
Graduate Assistantship: Athletic Training
Masters Institution: Indiana University, '14
Masters Major: Kinesiology: Athletic Training
Undergraduate Institution: Springfield College '11
Undergraduate Major: Athletic Training
Interests: Yoga, hiking, camping and anything outdoors! I just learned to ski and have dabbled in rock climbing. I love to read, listening to podcasts, coffee, cooking, eating, and challenging myself with new experiences!
Contact: sscott2@springfield.edu

Sam Scott



Learn more about GSO from President James Kashian