Archive Edition — Volume 86, No. 1

Fall 2015

In this issue...

Chief of Police Bobby L. Cummings ’02, 

Hometown Healer

By Abe Loomis
Chief of Police Bobby L. Cummings ’02, G’03, draws on deep community ties to fight crime in Wilmington, Del.
Calvin Hill

Model for Diversity

By Judith Kelliher
In its simplest form, Calvin R. Hill, PhD, sees his job as Springfield College’s first-ever vice president for inclusion and community engagement as one in which he can create a sense of belonging for everyone in the campus community—both within and beyond its borders.
Shannon M. Finning, PhD

A New Era

By Judith Kelliher
Optimal student experience is the goal of new vice president for student affairs
President Cooper and Friends

Keeping Pace with the President

Those of us who work with President Mary-Beth Cooper have tied on our running shoes and hopped on our bikes because, some days, it is the only way we can keep up with her.
At Live Every Day, Matt, above right, and Anthony Calendrillo lead a people-focused team

Two Brothers, One Dream

By Abe Loomis
At Live Every Day, Matt and Anthony Calendrillo lead a people-focused team helping patients regain strength, function, and independence.
US Capitol building

On Capitol Hill

By Judith Kelliher
Legislation could improve physical education and health education 
for millions of school children
Charlie Redmond, Peter Polito, and Herb Zettl

Professor Class of ’69

By Andrew Gutman ’15
This May, at commencement, the College lost some well-respected professors who live and breathe the Humanics philosophy and who have dedicated 45 years and more to passing these ideals to their students.
Sam Parziale ’16 and Friend

How to Build Your Network in Sweden

By Doug Scanlon
Students know that networking is essential to a successful career, but how do you build your network abroad? Sam Parziale ’16 discovered there are several steps.
Karen Black and Helen Werner Hamilton

Timely Gift Creates Timeless Friendship

By Andrew Gutman ’15
It was in Karen Black’s final year at Springfield College that she came to a terrible realization: she couldn’t afford to finish school.
Springfield College Athletic Department

Got Game

By Brian Magoffin
New AD Craig Poisson links important eras in College’s athletic history


President’s Perspective

There has been much scrutiny on higher education in recent weeks and months.

In Brief

The trophy case in Blake Arena recently was dedicated to former head men’s basketball coach and athletic director Edward S. Steitz, G’48, DPE’63, in recognition of his many contributions to basketball and to Springfield College.

Parade of Classes

Gill Charters ’48 plans on celebrating his 100th birthday in December. Happy birthday, Gill!

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Pride Athletics

Head football coach Mike DeLong ’74 became the 19th coach in the history of Division III football to reach 200 career victories when he led Springfield College to a 20-17 victory over Union on October 3 on Stagg Field.

Alumni Honored for Distinguished Service

Springfield College annually recognizes alumni who, by their service to Springfield College (Tarbell Medallion) and to their professions and communities (Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna and Young Alumnus/Alumna awards), live out the Humanics philosophy. This year, the College adds a new award: the President’s Philanthropy Award.

“Big Tom” Finds His Purpose

Grateful for his education at Springfield College, Deputy Fire Marshal Thomas Brown ’80 gives back in more ways than one.


Dr. Smalls grew up in Kingstree, S.C. One of eight children, she worked long hours in the tobacco and cotton fields for her sharecropping parents, both of whom had a grade school education but dreams their children would rise. She lived that dream, getting a PhD in public administration and becoming campus director of the Springfield College School of Continuing and Professional Studies in Charleston.