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The victorious alumni rope pull team at Homecoming 2012.

Departments Letter from the President

Off Alden Street Author! Author!

Class Notes and New s P A G E 2 0 In Memoriam

Alumni at Home and On the Road Homecoming 2012

2011-2012 Report of ing Giv P A G E 4 4



East Campus Looks to the Future By Chris Gregor Imagine the end of a spring semester with no Freshman Camp! Now known as Outdoor Pursuits, this signature activity at East Campus was in danger of cancellation as a result of the freak snowstorm that hammered the northeast in October 2011. Page 12

How Do You “Do” Humanics? Coach Graves, 2011-2012 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, Helps Define Role of Teacher-Coach

By Chris Gregor Naomi Graves examines the role of the teacher-coach and how, on an everyday basis, their work relates in a very special way to the Humanics philosophy. And student-athletes help her to do it. Page 16

The Man Who Plants Trees Chuck Redington, 2012-2013 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics

By Chris Gregor Chuck Redington, Ph.D., this year’s Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, is working to put a unique twist on the tree plantings underway following the loss of 800 campus trees during the 2011 tornado. Page 17

Naming of Jay Martin Soccer Complex Honors Collegiate Men’s Soccer’s All-Time Win Leader By Chris Gregor John A. “Jay” Martin III ’71, Ph.D., the winningest coach in college men’s soccer history has been honored by Ohio Wesleyan University with the naming of its soccer complex. Page 18

Education Professor Leads Literacy Workshop

Springfield College Education Assistant Professor Jennifer Stratton traveled to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, to lead a two-day literacy develop- ment workshop focused on young children. Page 11

A Passion for Soccer and Service Combined By Shannon Langone For her 16th birthday party, Courtney Letourneau invited her entire high school class and asked that everyone bring a donation for Indonesian tsunami victims, not knowing that years later a natural disaster would hit much closer to home. Page 19

Always Learning By Benjamin Gleisser Would you pursue a dream that paid $4 an hour? Dave Gettleman’72 did and it paid off and he is now in his 26th season in the NFL. Page 23

Distinguished Alumni, Hall of Fame Inductees Honored at Homecoming Page 38

On the cover: President Richard Flynn and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno join students, faculty, staff, and members of the community for Humanics In Action Day 2012.

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