Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.

Read their stories below:


Stephen A. Butterfield '71, Ph.D.

Steve Butterfield's career, which led to his receiving one of the profession's highest awards for lifetime achievement in physical education (AAHPERD Honor Award), began with his childhood introduction to Springfield College...

Joseph Williams, G'66

Joseph Williams is a retired certified therapeutic recreation specialist living in Sweden. He spent his 28-year career as an educator in his field, primarily in the State of Connecticut university system.

Jeni Halliday

Approximately 30 years ago, Jeni Halliday made her first visit to Springfield College all the way from Texas. As fitness director for the YMCA of Greater Dallas, she was attending a fitness training session on campus.

Craig Kelly ‘67

When Craig Kelly ‘67 was a student, he was asked to speak at the inauguration of then-president Wilbert Locklin.

Ira Colby '71, H '10, and Deborah Norton Colby '72

When Ira and Deborah Colby envision tomorrow's world, they foresee a greater need than ever before for skilled practitioners in their life's work – social work.

Nancy Landry Sylvester '75

There is a popular hypothesis, "six degrees of separation," holding that any two people are separated by a chain of no more than six acquaintances.

Stephen Piserchia '87

"When I tell people that I'm a Springfield College graduate, two things always happen," says Dr. Stephen Piserchia.

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