Every May, Springfield College loses a graduating class of students; this is cause for an emotionally charged celebration. Young people end a memorable chapter in their life, one in which Springfield College became a place to call home.
The end of the spring semester is not only a time of heavy-hearted departure for seniors and second-year graduate students. It is a time in which the college community loses other vital assets to the facilitation of the mantra of spirit, mind, and body.
This semester marks the retirement of seven professors: Kathryn Heller, Bobbie Harro, Clifton Bush, Susan Keys, Bob Price, Joe Kahane, and Jim Ragonnet. Springfield College will also lose another significant staff member to retirement in Chief of Police Judy Jackson.
Students on campus make an impact, but after a determinable number of years, they are replaced by a cast of new faces. These retiring members of the faculty and staff have provided significant years of distinguished, selfless service to the college community, and we ask that if you see them you thank them for their many contributions.
“I will miss working with my advisees and students, serving on the Gay-Straight Alliance, and the Social Justice Committee, and helping to start a pre-service Elementary Education curriculum in the School of Human Services,” remarked Dr. Bobbie Haro. “I wish the college and President Cooper great success at helping SC to become more racially and culturally diverse. It is critical for the survival of the college’s mission.”
Without our ever-important educators and staff members, the Humanics goal of leadership in service to humanity would not be possible.