SCHOOL OF HUMAN SERVICES
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without the advance
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE FAST FACTS
Pictured from left:
Robert J. Willey, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Human Services
Jean A. Wyld, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Richard B. Flynn, Ed.D.
THE COLLEGE’S MISSION REPUTATION
The mission of Springfield College is to educate students in spirit, Springfield College is known worldwide as The Birthplace of
mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity by building Basketball®, a game invented at the College by Professor
upon its foundation of Humanics and academic excellence. James Naismith.
The College is ranked in the 2009 edition of “America’s Best
THE SCHOOL OF HUMAN Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Universities—Master’s—North
SERVICES’ MISSION Region” by the U.S.News & World Report.
In accord with the mission of Springfield College, the mission of
the School of Human Services is to provide broadly accessible
higher education in human services for adult learners that embod- The School of Human Services is one of five schools at
ies the principles of Humanics, community partnership, and Springfield College.
academic excellence to achieve social and economic justice. The other four are: the School of Arts, Sciences, and
Professional Studies; the School of Health, Physical Education,
What Is Humanics? and Recreation; the School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation
The Springfield College mission starts with Humanics, the Studies; and the School of Social Work, all of which offer
age-old Greek ideal of the balanced individual. The ancient Greeks traditional undergraduate and graduate programs.
believed that a person’s emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and
physical lives were all interconnected. The Humanics philosophy
calls for the education of the whole person—in spirit, mind, and
body—for leadership in service to others. Five great reasons to
enroll in the School
of Human Services
Springfield College is regionally accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges. • Weekend classes
In addition, the Springfield College School of Human Services
• Earn your degree in as little as
undergraduate program is accredited by The Council for Standards
in Human Service Education.
• Fully accredited private college
• Undergraduate credits for
• Affordable tuition
We welcome your interest in the School of Human Services of
Providing human services that make a difference in the lives of
individuals and their communities is one of the most satisfying pro- Maintaining strong
fessions. It attracts individuals committed to justice who want to
partner with others to help transform their communities. The School of Human
Services has close ties to
Educating men and women in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in
the YMCA, the Urban
service to humanity has been the mission of Springfield College since
League, the Boys & Girls
its founding in 1885. The College expressed this mission by estab-
Club, and Head Start, as
lishing a separate school dedicated exclusively to human services to
well as many other human
provide training in the many disciplines required to meet the human
service agencies in cities
services challenges of the 21st century.
around the country. The
In more than a quarter-century since its founding, the School of bond between the College
Human Services has grown to become one of the largest of its kind and the YMCA has endured
in the nation, offering quality undergraduate and graduate degree for well over a
programs at eleven campuses across the United States. century. We are
proud to be one
Widely recommended by human services professionals to colleagues
of only two colleges
who want to strengthen their skills and qualifications to fill important
affiliated with the
and challenging positions in human services, the School of Human
YMCA of the USA for the
Services offers special weekend degree programs that accommodate
training of its professionals.
the demands and schedules of working adults. Adult learners find
this a very workable balance between family obligations, employment,
and career advancement.
We are confident that you will find in the School of Human Services
of Springfield College the
training and experience
for a rewarding and satis-
fying career in the field of
Bobbi Warner Somers – St. Johnsbury
Master of Science (2007)
• Student assistance counselor,
• Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
• Students Against Destructive
Decisions (SADD) advisor
• Instructor, Springfield College School
of Human Services (St. Johnsbury)
• Married, mother of one
“For a period of time, I tried getting my
master’s degree at a large university, but
it really wasn’t what I was looking for. It
was more about theory than about
I went to an open house at Springfield
College to learn about the School of
Human Services program, and I liked
that classes were on weekends and you
could access a lot of your assignments
online. I was pregnant with my first child
and pretty nervous about starting the
program, but everyone at the College
encouraged me and cheered me on. I’m
glad I decided to go for it, because the
classroom experience was exactly what
I had been looking for.
The skills you learn in the program are
directly applicable to what you’re already
doing in life. If I could speak with
someone considering enrolling in the
Springfield College School of Human
Services, I would say, what are you
waiting for? It’s a great environment.”
The profession is “dedicated to interdis-
ciplinary education and integrated serv-
ices to clients. Help is focused not only
on remediation of problems, but also
on meeting basic human needs and
advocating for change in the systems
that affect the lives of our clients.”
– The National Organization
for Human Services
The U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics has ranked the human serv-
ices occupation among the most rapidly
The human services professional is motivated by the chance growing in the country. Human services
to create change in his or her community. “I’ve always wanted workers have opportunities in areas
to help people,” most admit prior to entering the field. Human
services is a diverse field that encompasses opportunities in • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention
the public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors.
• Community organizing
Tighter regulations, greater accountability, and a growing • Corrections and probation
emphasis on specialized skills are adding to job demands • Crisis intervention
within human services. To get ahead, adults come to Springfield • Mental health
College for the difference that a bachelor’s or master’s degree • Early childhood development
• Elder care
Our graduates report that education has a direct impact on the • Law enforcement
kinds of work assignments, promotions, and pay they receive. • Welfare services
Many had not been inside a classroom in years until they came • Youth programs
to Springfield College, School of Human Services. They reached Roles
a point where they looked at their jobs and family responsibili- • Administrator
ties and wondered, “Can I do all this, and earn a degree, too?” • Case manager
The answer is, “Yes.” At Springfield College, you can! • CEO
• Child advocate
• Community outreach worker
• Corrections officer
• Eligibility examiner
• Executive director
• Gerontology aide
• Group home worker
• Human service worker
• Life skills counselor
• Mental health aide
• Parole officer
• Police officer
• Probation officer
• Welfare reform advocate
The Springfield College School of Human Services degree programs
have been designed to meet the academic and social needs of adults
who are returning to school.
Classes are held on weekends. Graduate classes normally meet one
weekend each month, while undergraduate classes normally meet two
weekends per month. The schedule makes it possible to attend college
full-time, keep your job, and earn your degree quickly, in as little as
Class sizes are small. You are actively involved in a dynamic learning
and teaching process. You will be graded based on group discussions,
writing projects, and oral presentations. You will learn to express ideas
clearly, and to read, write, and think critically. You will be taught how
to conduct formal research on an issue of significance in your area
Building on those research skills, you will work on a field project.
Graduate students complete an action research project, while under-
graduates team up with other students on the Group Project in
Community Development and Change. Together, you will assess and
analyze a problem, communicate with community members, create
a plan, work on steps to
address the problem, and
write a final report. These
projects will engage you in
making a positive change
in your own community. They
are the centerpieces of the
Springfield College School of
Human Services experience.
Dilkhwaz Ahmed — San Diego
Master of Science (2007) “ It was always my dream to obtain a master’s degree. When I inquired
about getting a master’s degree at Baghdad University in Iraq, they told
• Human rights defender
me that because I was Kurdish, I should feel lucky just to have received
• Iraqi immigrant who was granted my bachelor’s degree. They told me to keep quiet and be thankful for
political asylum by the United States what I already had. But I wanted my education to inspire my children.
in 2001 I wanted them to see that it was possible to achieve your dreams. I had
• Program Coordinator, License to already helped many abused women and opened new doors for them,
Freedom, a local nonprofit agency for but I knew a Master’s degree would take my career to the next level.
battered refugee and immigrant women At Springfield College, I learned from wonderful people, and I built
• Founder of NAWA, a center for abused strong relationships with others who were working in the human
women in Northern Iraq, and Azadi services field. What we shared in class was beautiful and inspiring.
Women’s Center in California I learned not only to be a service provider, but to be an agent of social
change. It was exactly what I needed.
• Married, mother of two
On the day I graduated, I cried. I remembered what they had said to me
18 years ago at Baghdad University. I had finally achieved my dream,
thanks to Springfield College. It is truly a great program.”
Rick Balistrieri — Milwaukee
Bachelor of Science (2003)
• Deputy Chief, West Allis, Wisconsin,
• Instructor, ITT Technical Institute
• Active community volunteer and
• Married, father of three
“ I started in law enforcement in
1979. I progressed through the ranks
until I couldn’t go any further; it was
a mandate that I have a bachelor’s
degree to become a captain.
I was drawn to Springfield College
because of its weekend program. It
was compatible with my schedule and
offered courses in criminal justice,
taught by people in the law enforce-
ment field. We didn’t rely on textbooks
or learning by rote; instead, we learned
more about real life, using real situa-
tions. The classes that helped me
fine-tune my writing skills were worth
the cost of tuition alone. The class-
rooms were diverse, and it was very
rewarding to learn from people of other
backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions.
Getting a bachelor’s degree from
Springfield College School of Human
Services has opened doors—and win-
dows—for me. I’m able to take exams
for other positions in the police depart-
ment, and next year I will be taking the
exam for eligibility to become chief.
I’ve also been teaching criminal justice
classes at a technical college.
Graduating from Springfield College has
made an impact on me personally as
well. My children and I have bonded
over homework, and I’ve been able to
inspire them to take their education
seriously. It’s been beneficial to my
• Have vast life and work
This vibrant learning community of students, faculty, and partners in human experience
services values diversity and shares a passion for transforming communities. • Need a degree for
Faculty members are also practitioners in their fields, with community-based • Possess great
expertise. Your professors will respect the knowledge and work experience each determination
student brings into the classroom, creating a positive atmosphere in which
everyone learns from each other.
Students entering the program are at different stages of their careers, with life
situations, jobs, and interests that vary widely. All have experience in human
services, either as paid staff or as volunteers. So, if you are worried because
your college experience is limited, keep in mind that your work has already pre-
pared you to contribute to class discussions and to complete the field project.
Every course brings actual practice and academic theory together. Your studies
are directly connected to the human problems and issues you face in your com-
munity. To match your interests and keep pace with changing workplace require-
ments, program concentrations and curriculum offerings are designed with
many choices in specialty areas such as crisis intervention, grant writing, and
Surrounded by caring people, you will gain the balanced education experience
you need to meet the challenges of a career in human services.
Ellen Titus — Manchester
Bachelor of Science (2005)
Master of Science (2007)
• Training Specialist, Easter Seals
• Mother of two
“ I was a stay-at-home mom raising my two children for The experience was incredible—it wasn’t just about a
many years. As my children grew up, I became more lecture, it was so much more than that. It was about
focused on getting a college degree. I knew there was sharing powerful real-life experiences. The teachers
more for me out in the world. never shut down that conversation; instead, they encour-
aged it and recognized that people brought valuable
The Springfield College program was great for me
knowledge into the classroom.
because I am not a good test-taker. The focus is not on
tests, but on the knowledge that you gain. The instruc- Thanks to Springfield College, doors started opening
tors understood that there were more ways to show that for me. I achieved goals I never thought were possible.
you knew the material than by answering multiple choice Early in life, my attitude was, ‘I didn’t need schooling to
questions. I loved the fact that you could share what you raise my children or get a job.’ But through this program,
learned through writing, and I loved the idea that having I’ve been able to get a great job that allows me to make
a dialogue could make a difference. positive changes in people’s lives.”
Darrel Gaston — Wilmington
Bachelor of Science (2008)
• Intensive Case Manager, Philadelphia
Office of Mental Health
• Juvenile Court Advocate, Philadelphia
Family Court System
• Single, father of two
“ I’ve been working in the mental health
field for 24 years, but I didn’t have a
bachelor’s degree. Several of my co-
workers had gotten master’s degrees;
some of them were making more
money than I was and I was the one
who was training them. A friend told me
to look into Springfield College School
of Human Services.
Attending Springfield College was
one of the best experiences of my life.
I loved the camaraderie in the class-
room, the friendly professors, learning
from my peers, and listening to other
perspectives. The classes were chal-
lenging and interesting. Even after
graduating, I miss going to school.
I absolutely cherish the experience
I had at Springfield College.
Getting my degree was the missing
link in my life. It helped me with my
self-confidence and has made me want
to teach at the college level and share
my expertise. Today, I ride around in
my car with my degree next to me.
I am so proud to be a Springfield
Practical and adult-oriented, the programs of the School of Human
Providing an Services are also different because of the exceptional level of support and
affordable education service available to you.
Financing a college education You work with your own academic advisor to tailor your academic plans to
can be a challenge, especially your interests and achieve your goals. The Academic Success Center offers
as an adult with numerous assistance with writing assignments, time management, study skills,
responsibilities. But you may research projects, and personal development. Students and alumni turn to
have more options than you the Career Center for resume writing and career planning. These services,
realize. Financial aid is avail- plus workshops by faculty and staff, are offered at flexible times to accomo-
able to qualified students. You date your schedule.
may receive college credits for
To enhance your regular classwork, you can participate in interactive
your work and life experiences.
learning programs available to students through the College’s Alden Center
And you can carry over credits
for Interactive Learning. Using computers and live videoconferencing, all
from other accredited institu-
campuses share these resources, giving you access to courses in special-
tions. As an accelerated pro-
ized disciplines previously offered at only one campus.
gram with low tuition, this is
one of the most affordable Your access to the College’s Babson Library is easy and extensive. While
programs in the country. the collection is on the main campus, all campuses are connected to the
library’s staff, catalog, and databases via computers. The staff holds infor-
mation literacy sessions for all campuses to train students in using the full
resources of the library and the Internet.
At every step, from enrollment to graduation to career development, you can
count on our friendly, accessible, detail-oriented faculty and staff for help.
Poncho” Brown — Boston
Bachelor of Science (2008) “ I was suffering for a long time with drugs and gangs; I was a gang leader
Currently enrolled in the in the ‘H-Block’ section of Boston, Mass. I went into a treatment center
Master of Science Program in 1980, and I never looked back. Since then, I’ve been one of the most
sought-after motivational speakers in the area. I try to be a mentor by
• Former “H-Block” gang leader and passing on the lessons I’ve learned, and one of my messages to kids has
drug addict been to stay in school. But I felt like a hypocrite saying that, because I had
• Motivational speaker never finished school myself. I had to go back myself, and Springfield
College’s weekend program fit my schedule.
• Substance abuse specialist and
HIV case manager, Upham’s Springfield College has been like a family to me. We encourage one
Corner Health Center another. We genuinely listen to each other and take interest in what’s
going on in each other’s lives. It’s more than just a classroom; it’s a group
• Award recipient for efforts to
of new friends who are networking and learning from each other. The expe-
combat violence in the community
rience at Springfield College has filled my heart.
• Father of seven, grandfather
of thirteen If you want more than just an education, if you want to be a mentor or
to be mentored and learn from a diverse group of people with diverse
experiences, then Springfield College is for you.”
Mike Cooper — Tampa Bay
Bachelor of Science (1999)
Master of Science (2001)
• Director, Southeast Regional Affairs, The First Tee
• Married, father of two
“ Springfield College changed my life! When I first enrolled in The First Tee provides learning facilities and educational pro-
the School of Human Services at Springfield College’s Tampa grams for young people that promote character development
Bay Campus in 1998, I had over 20 years of relevant experi- and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. As the
ence with nonprofit organizations—primarily with youth- director of the organization’s Southeast Regional Affairs,
serving agencies. What I did not have was a degree, and my role is to manage and develop local relationships in
therefore, was not promotable in my career. Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida.
I currently have oversight of The First Tee activities in 32 com-
Soon after enrolling in the undergraduate program at
munities and 28 school districts throughout these five states.
Springfield College, I discovered a thirst for learning! After
obtaining both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from None of this would have been possible without the advanced
Springfield College, I went on to complete my Ph.D. from education I experienced at the School of Human Services, or
Capella University. Aside from satisfying my own desire to without the inspiration and guidance I received from so many
learn, the higher levels of education provided me with more individuals at the School. In addition to being an alumnus,
career opportunities. Shortly after earning my master’s I am also proud of my position as an adjunct faculty member
degree, I was offered a leadership position with The First and my role as chairperson for the campus’s Community
Tee, a division of the World Golf Foundation. Advisory Board.”
Megan Bishop — Los Angeles
Master of Science (2008) “ When I started looking at colleges, my first thought was to enroll in an
online program because of my busy schedule. But Springfield College
• Program Director,
fit perfectly into my lifestyle, and complemented what I was already
YMCA of Santa Barbara
doing at the YMCA. Springfield College and the YMCA share the same
• Program Advisor, California Student values of educating people not just in mind, but also in spirit and body.
Opportunity and Access Program
(provides academic support and I’m not someone who can learn in a chat room or on a conference call,
college information to elementary and I wanted the interaction that the Springfield College program pro-
through high school students from vides. The program also offers me the flexibility I need to take classes
low-income families) and keep working.
• Council chair, Santa Barbara Parent By the second time I came on campus, everyone knew each other and
Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections that was powerful for me. When you get a group of people like that
Program (an arts and literature together, amazing things can happen. The experience has been invalu-
education program for youth) able, and the material I’ve learned will transfer right into my position
• Single and help me better serve children and families at the YMCA.”
Our interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to promote social analysis,
Earn college credit for critical and creative thinking, communication skills, and leadership for
what you already know! social and economic change.
Your skills and knowledge It fits your schedule. You can participate as a full-time student, attending
from life and work experi- class only two weekends a month. Our trimester schedule allows you to
ence may sometimes be complete your degree more quickly than a traditional program. Most stu-
converted into undergrad- dents earn their degrees in 16 to 24 months.
uate college credit. To do so,
If you are a full-time student earning a bachelor’s degree, you will enroll in
you demonstrate your prior
classes held on Saturdays and Sundays two weekends each month. If you
learning by developing a per-
are a full-time student earning a master’s degree, you will attend classes
sonal portfolio. The proce-
one or two weekends each month. The School of Human Services is com-
dures to do so are taught in
mitted to flexibility in meeting the needs of adult learners.
a School of Human Services
course. Our faculty evaluates
your portfolio and awards
credit based upon the stan-
dards of the Council for Adult
and Experiential Learning.
If you have taken YMCA
in-service training programs
evaluated by Springfield
College for academic credit
and meet the School of
Human Services admissions
requirements, you may
already be on your way to
earning a bachelor’s degree.
That’s how many of our
undergraduates got started
on their degrees.
Paula Criel — Houston
Master of Science (2008)
• Director of Field Training,
YMCA of the USA
“ I truly cannot say enough about this program.
I am so impressed with the School of Human
Services (SHS) at Springfield College, the
learning I experienced, and its relevance to
YMCA work. In fact, the correlation between
my professional work and the coursework is
the best there is! The program encouraged
self-awareness, provided me with educational
enlightenment, and prepared me for my
journey of lifelong learning. As a result,
I decided to do my graduate action research
project on opening a Springfield College
campus in Houston. This would afford other
professionals in the field of human services
the opportunity to be a part of this rich and
While working on the project, I also docu-
mented the history of all of Springfield
College’s SHS campuses and the YMCA and
how they evolved throughout the United
States. I learned that community and YMCA
involvement was critical to my cause.
On September 6, 2008, the School of Human
Services at the Houston, Texas, campus
opened for classes.
I never dreamed that I would be instrumental
in starting a college campus, and in being
able to provide this enriching learning experi-
ence for adults to continue their education.
This has been an absolutely life-changing
experience for me, and I am very proud to
be a graduate of Springfield College.”
Nicole Moore — Charleston
Bachelor of Science (2008) “ I wanted to move up the ladder in the YMCA organization and needed a degree
to do that. I didn’t think I could handle college; I was 38, married, with three
• Fitness Supervisor,
children. The thought of going to college in the evening didn’t sound appealing to
Summerville Family YMCA,
me, so I checked out Springfield College. The weekend classes were perfect for
• Member, American Fitness
Professionals and Associates At first, I didn’t see how a degree in human services would relate to my job as
a fitness instructor. But I realize I am right in the midst of the field because I am
• Married, mother of three working with people. I was able to integrate into my job, and into my life, every-
thing I learned in class. The lessons directly related to everything I was doing.
Attending Springfield College has been empowering. The program has helped me
with my writing skills and enabled me to become a better supervisor. Having my
degree has put me in a much better position in the job market. Springfield College
has truly broadened my horizons. For anyone who wants to get an education and
is balancing work with a family, the Springfield College School of Human Services
is the way to go.”
The undergraduate program
This program best meets the needs of students ages 25 or older who have at least two years of
paid or volunteer human services experience. The program generally can be completed in 16 to
24 months on a schedule of only two weekends per month.
The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services that enables the student to:
• Build leadership skills to serve the community
• Develop critical thinking and social analysis skills
• Learn about the history and future of human services, and
• Integrate theory and practice in classroom, workplace, and community
You may focus your study based upon your interest through elective concentrations in addiction
studies, community youth development and leadership, criminal justice, early childhood educa-
tion, and education.
Program concentrations vary by campus, but all eleven campuses have the same core curriculum
made up of four major components: interdisciplinary core courses, general education courses,
electives, and a three-semester group project in community change.
Instruction involves discussions, group projects, visual presentations, fieldwork, research, reflec-
tions, and case studies. Course assignments and learning assessments include written papers,
research projects, portfolios, and oral presentations. You will receive regular feedback on your
classroom assignments to help you improve your performance.
Writing is an important learning tool across the curriculum. You will be provided with support
throughout your program to write clearly, concisely, and creatively so you can compose reports,
correspondence, e-mails, client notes, grants, and other workplace materials.
ADDICTION STUDIES: Through this concentration you and other law enforcement practitioners to gain an
will gain knowledge, competency, and skills in prepara- undergraduate degree while maintaining their full-time
tion for a state credential in addictions counseling. employment. Adults already working in the human
This concentration can be your path to a fulfilling services field can utilize this concentration to focus
career of helping persons suffering from addiction their learning on ways that enable them to enter the
to manage their conditions. criminal justice field.
COMMUNITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: If you are currently
LEADERSHIP: This concentration’s mission is to pro- working as a teacher’s aid, a provider of daycare in a
vide a transformational learning experience that allows home or center, or a childcare worker in another setting,
youth workers to explore alternative approaches to this concentration can be your path to developing your
youth work and the implications for practice within the skills and advancing your career.
EDUCATION: This concentration enables adults to
CRIMINAL JUSTICE: This concentration enables explore the field of education, focus on education as
members of the local police and sheriff's departments, an avenue for change, and gain a broad range of
correctional officers and counselors, victim advocates, subject matter knowledge.
Graduates from our Bachelor of Science degree program in Human Services are
eligible for the National Organization in Human Services (NOHS) certification.
The graduate program
The program leading to the Master of Science degree in Human Services is
designed to develop leaders who can successfully address human problems
within the community context.
Through a focus on social analysis, critical and creative thinking, and leadership
and professional skill development, students gain a solid foundation to lead
their communities forward as:
• Executive directors of community-based organizations
or human services agencies
• Managers, supervisors, or administrators in the public sector,
governmental agencies, or volunteer organizational settings
• Practitioners in direct service delivery, consultant firms,
or organizational administration
• Counselors working toward successful interventions
affecting people in their personal and community contexts
This program best meets the needs of students ages 25 or older who have five
or more years of paid or volunteer human services experience.
In addition to your choice of concentration, the curriculum involves three foun-
dation courses, plus electives. The foundation courses explore theories related
to how people, organizations, and communities behave, develop, and change.
ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP (36 credits): Develop your
leadership and progressive management skills to facilitate organizational
change. Your courses enhance your abilities in program evaluation, fiscal man-
agement, staffing and supervision, and strategic planning. A central component
of your studies, the action research project, offers you opportunities for in-
depth study in your area of interest.
COMMUNITY COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (36 credits): Extend your perspective
on counseling to the impact and influence of the community on the person.
Community counseling psychology stresses the influence of external social
forces on the individual. Course content develops an understanding of social
and community systems within which people live and work, and builds the skills
necessary to intervene at various levels.
MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (60 credits): Expand your skills as a counselor
who is prepared to meet the mental health needs of diverse communities in
ways that promote social change toward social justice. Mental health coun-
seling stresses the development of self-awareness, empathic and empowering
attitudes, and an understanding of a broad range of counseling principles
and skills. This program meets the current education requirements for state
licensure, including practicum.
Program concentrations vary by campus.
Jessica Irizarry — Springfield
Bachelor of Science (2008)
• Student Placement Coordinator, City of Waterbury, Connecticut
• Married, mother of three
“A few years ago, a co-worker told me about the Springfield them, and they keep their doors open to you. They get to
College School of Human Services. I had always wanted a know you on a personal level and want to help you.
college degree, but I was too busy working and raising chil-
The experience has helped me grow and find my voice. In the
dren. I had tried attending classes at night at a technical
classroom, I learned how to share and how to understand
college, but I found myself coming home late each night and
other points of view. Everybody has a different story to tell.
not having any time to spend with my family or to study.
I learned I could be honest with my feelings and that I had
Because Springfield College’s classes were on weekends,
something to contribute to the discussion. I feel like nothing
obtaining a degree became realistic for me.
can stop me now.
I was nervous at first, but everyone from Springfield College
I’m the first child in my family to have gone to college, and it
stood by me and helped me, from going through the applica-
is a huge accomplishment. Springfield College has helped me
tion process to applying for financial aid and enrolling in
become a role model to them, and I’m encouraging them to
classes. The professors were just amazing. Even if you aren’t
follow in my footsteps.”
taking their class anymore, they still encourage you to call
Truly different from other schools, Springfield College
Next steps offers the premier adult education program for human
• Contact your local campus services workers.
Let your goal for personal growth and social transformation
• Complete the enclosed
application. bring you to the School of Human Services. We understand
that coming here involves sacrifices. Many of our students
• For information online, visit
www.springfieldcollege.edu/shs. travel long distances, juggle or change jobs, or need to find
childcare in order to attend classes. If you decide to pursue
a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human services at
Springfield College, we will do everything possible to help
you achieve your goal.
We are ready to assist you with the
application process. Please contact
the admissions office at the
campus where you wish to attend
classes. We welcome your ques-
tions and encourage you to call or
visit. Contact information for each
campus is listed on the outside
back cover of this book. Classes
begin January, May, and September.
Volunteers from the Los Angeles Conservation Core paint a mural to beautify the Inglewood community as part of
Humanics in Action Day, coordinated by the Springfield College School of Human Services Los Angeles campus.
The mission of the Los Angeles Conservation Core is to provide at-risk young adults and school-age youth
with opportunities for success through job-skills training, education, and work experience, with an emphasis
on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
BOSTON CAMPUS CHARLESTON CAMPUS HOUSTON CAMPUS
Springfield College Springfield College Springfield College
The Schrafft Center 7410 Northside Drive, Suite 200 2122 E. Governors Circle
529 Main Street, Suite 1M4 North Charleston, SC 29420 Houston, TX 77092
Boston, MA 02129 (843) 569-7003 or (866) 272-6004 (713) 681-1120 or (866)252-8801
(617) 242-3361 or (866) 272-9056 Fax: (843) 569-7079 Fax: (713) 682-2366
Fax: (617) 242-3025 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES CAMPUS MANCHESTER CAMPUS MILWAUKEE CAMPUS
Springfield College Springfield College Springfield College
111 North La Brea Avenue 500 Commercial Street 744 North 4th St., Suite 300
Inglewood, CA 90301 Manchester, NH 03101 Milwaukee, WI 53203
(310) 673-5607 or (888) 316-5111 (603) 666-5700 or (800) 727-0504 (414) 276-2300 or (866) 271-2983
Fax: (310) 673-8308 Fax: (603) 666-5705 Fax: (414) 277-8370
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
ST. JOHNSBURY CAMPUS SAN DIEGO CAMPUS SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS
Springfield College Springfield College School of Human Services
347 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 2 5348 University Avenue, Suite 110 263 Alden Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 San Diego, CA 92105 Springfield, MA 01109
(802) 748-5402 or (800) 441-1812 (619) 582-4002 or (877) 271-7155 (413) 748-3204 or (800) 727-0004
Fax: (802) 748-5719 Fax: (619) 582-4548 Fax: (413) 748-3236
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
TAMPA BAY CAMPUS WILMINGTON CAMPUS
Springfield College Springfield College
225 West Busch Boulevard 1007 Orange Street
Tampa, FL 33612 Suite 500
(813) 936-2800 or (800) 724-2778 Wilmington, DE 19801
Fax: (813) 933-1980 (302) 658-5720 or (800) 506-9720
email@example.com Fax: (302) 658-5756
School of Human Services
Springfield College Springfield College is accredited by the New
England Association of Schools and Colleges.
www.springfieldcollege.edu/shs In addition, the Springfield College School of
Human Services undergraduate program is ac-
credited by The Council for Standards in
Human Services Education.