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Springfield College Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 9, 2007 - The Kresge Foundation has approved Springfield College for a $1 million challenge grant to complete its campaign, Leadership for the 21st Century. The college must raise $39 million by July 1, 2008 to receive the capstone sum, and has already received $33.3 million in gifts and commitments from alumni, friends, foundations and local businesses toward that goal. Read more.

Become Part of the New Schoo Science Center

The newly-renovated Schoo Science Center fosters collaborative scientific exploration, which will prepare future leaders in science. This promising future is the result of Leadership for the 21st Century: The Campaign for Springfield College.

Decades from now, Springfield College students and faculty will explore scientific issues we've only begun to imagine, and they'll be doing it in the classrooms and laboratories of the Schoo Science Center.

The names of all donors who were able to envision this future will be displayed prominently in a laboratory, classroom, or office. Make sure you are included among this group of visionaries. Watch The New Schoo Science Center presentation to learn more.

Springfield College to Rename Student Residence Building Recognizing Gift From Joseph R. Kakley to Funding Campaign

Springfield College announced that it will rename one of its on-campus graduate student residence facilities to recognize a significant gift to the college by Joseph R. Kakley, owner of J. R. Kakley & Sons, Inc. A dedication ceremony will take place Friday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m., at the building's east lawn on Alden St. Read more.

Transformation: Schoo Science Center Opens

A renovated Schoo Hall, now the Schoo Science Center, opened in January to students. The renovation is a part of Leadership for the 21st Century: The Campaign for Springfield College. Read more.

Blakes Award $2 Million To Springfield College: Building To Be Renamed Herbert P. Blake Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 16, 2006 - Springfield College today announced that S. Prestley Blake and Helen Davis Blake will contribute $2 million to support the college through its fund raising campaign, and that the college will change the name of Wilbraham Hall to Herbert P. Blake Hall in honor of S. Prestley Blake's late father. Read more.

Springfield To Renovate And Expand Schoo Hall Into State-Of-The-Art Science Center

Springfield , Mass., May 19, 2006 -- The earth moved at Springfield College today as Springfield College's President Richard B. Flynn and Chair of the Board of Trustees James E. Walsh turned the first shovel for the major renovation and expansion of Schoo Hall into a state-of-the-art science teaching facility.

The cutting-edge interior design of the new facility follows guidelines of the National Science Foundation's Project Kaleidoscope, which showed that effective undergraduate programs foster hands-on investigative learning. The building is designed to facilitate interaction among students and faculty, laboratory experience, and student research. Faculty members also will conduct research, often involving students, in the building.

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Click here for photographs of the Schoo Hall Ground Breaking Ceremony.

Alden Trust Awards Springfield College $150,000 To Help Renovate Schoo Hall

Springfield , Mass., Dec. 14, 2005 -- Springfield College has received a gift of $150,000 from the George I. Alden Trust toward the renovation and expansion of Schoo Hall into a state-of-the-art science teaching facility.

In announcing the new funding, Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn said, "Preparing students for the science careers of tomorrow demands that we constantly advance our learning environment to stimulate student and faculty exploration and discovery, and equip our facilities with the latest technology. We are grateful to the George I. Alden Trust for this gift that will help us to remain on the cutting edge in educating tomorrow's leaders in science-related fields."

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Springfield College Launches Historic $40 Million Comprehensive Campaign

Springfield College, in May, launched the public phase of "Leadership for the 21st Century: The Campaign for Springfield College," and has announced that 50% of the $40 million goal already has been raised.

All gifts received in support of "Leadership for the 21st Century," will allow the College to enhance facilities, champion academic excellence, increase scholarship endowment, and support the priorities necessary for the College to fulfill its mission.

Campaign Leadership Announced

Helen Davis Blake G'67 and William Marsh H'02 have been announced as co-chairs of "Leadership for the 21st Century: The Campaign for Springfield College."

"The Campaign is an extraordinary opportunity for me and for all of us to help put the College on a sound footing for the future," says Marsh, a retired executive in the investment management industry and trustee emeritus of the YMCA Retirement Fund.

College Receives $500,000 Challenge

A challenge in the amount of $500,000 has been made to Springfield College in honor of legendary soccer coach Irv Schmid by an anonymous donor. Aware of a new athletic field project being constructed as part of the on-going campus facility improvement initiative, the donor offered the gift commitment in the spirit of a matching gift challenge: If an additional $500,000 can be raised, the College will christen the complex the Irv Schmid Complex.

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