Archive Edition — Volume 89, No. 2

Winter 2020

In this issue...

I’m Just Coach

I’m Just Coach

By Evan Wheaton
Springfield College currently is the only school in the nation to have an all-female graduate assistant strength and conditioning coaching staff for football.
Coach Brian Thompson with students

Leaders in Strength and Conditioning

By Danny Priest
Springfield College had the first graduate program to be recognized as an applied program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which, simply put, means when students come to Springfield College, they get regular opportunities to learn experientially.
Macy, Adam, Mary Kate, and Cody Feit

How DO they do it?

By Jane Johnson Vottero
MEET THE FEITS. Your typical married couple in their 30s. Except that they simultaneously are working on their PhDs at Springfield College, Adam in physical education with a concentration in...
Gold Rush

Gold Rush

By Eric Butterman
Adam Zeitsiff has been a business leader since his early 20s — now he’s out to make Gold’s Gym that much stronger
Where  Hard Work & Philanthropy Meet

Where Hard Work & Philanthropy Meet

By Judith Kelliher
The Burkes were inspired to create a scholarship that would finance a student’s complete education
Lacrosse Head Coach Keith Bugbee with the team

On Grief and Community

I can still distinctly remember the text message I received at 3:35 a.m. on July 3. “I need your prayers. Lindsay was rushed to the hospital and is on life support. Very sick, please pray.”
ASVV Executive Director JC Nkulikiyimfura, left, shares plans for the upcoming conference center where Phyllis Lerner, center, and Stephanie Logan hope that Springfield College participants may stay

The Personal Triangle of Auntie Phyllis

By Marty Dobrow
For teachers everywhere, the turn of the calendar page to August is a daunting one.


Inside Front Cover

Springfield College Theater performs “The Illusion".

President’s Perspective

As we enter a new decade, I reflect on the fact that — from its founding — Springfield College has been ahead of the curve in many areas.

In Brief

The Archives and Special Collections staff has digitized four film reels titled “Marching Men on the Campus” with photography work by Ray Winans.

Parade of Classes

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Board of Trustees has approved the designation of its International Scholar Award for the next five years to be called the Howard G. “Skip” Knuttgen International Scholar Award.

Parade of Classes Featured Profiles

Behind every scholarship there is a story. And, to understand the James and Virginia Anderson Scholarship Fund, you have to understand the story of Jim Anderson ’67, G’74.

In Memoriam

David R. Carlson, PhD, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 17, 2019, in memoriam.

Pride Athletics

Springfield College Athletics finished 38th nationally in the final overall standings of the 2018-2019 Division III Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup.

Alumni Program Photos

New Hampshire Alumni Association Paint and Sip, May 3, 2019, Manchester, N.H.

Distinguished Alumni Honorees Class of 2019

John H. Walker ’72 won a Distinguished Alumnus Award


Helen Blake, G’67, MGM Springfield President Mike Matthis, Prestley Blake, and President Cooper at the Gala