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A completely renovated and refurnished International Hall stands on the shores of Lake Massasoit following three months of aggressive post-tornado construction. It was ready for students when they arrived for fall semester.


Departments From Marsh Memorial


Off Alden Street


Commencement Photo Gallery Class Notes and News In Memoriam


Reunion Photo Gallery


Alumni at Home and On the Road A Look Back


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Tornado Unites SC Community By Amy Dean


Like many Springfield College employees, Charlene Elvers left work on Wednesday, June 1, around 4 p.m. She reached home just as hail started to fall. What happened next was catastrophic. Severe storms spawned tornados that cut a vicious swath through western Massachusetts, and the Spring- field College campus was not spared. As news and pictures of the destruction surfaced in the media, Elvers began receiving messages from students and alumni: “What can we do to help?” Page 6


as College Recovers from Tornado Tornados that touched down in Springfield and other Massachusetts communities on June 1 caused severe damage to the southwestern quadrant of the campus, closing the College from June 2 through June 5. In the months since, there has been a transforma- tive energy and renewed commitment on the campus as College staff and professional contractors, as well as students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers worked to prepare the campus for summer events and the return of students in the fall. Page 8


Restoration, Transformational Commitment Present


Stitzer YMCA Center Dedicated in Front of YMCA Leaders By Claire Burns In May, Springfield College further expressed its commitment to educating future lead- ers of the YMCA when it dedicated the new Stitzer YMCA Center before an audience of YMCA leaders from around the world, members of the Stitzer family, the campus community, and the public in its newly renovated Judd Gymnasia. Page 10


ON THE COVER: The newly renovated Judd Gymnasia at twilight


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