by Taki S. Raton
Springfield College will hold its First Annual Springfield College Community Outreach Reception on Wednesday, June 29 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at 744 North 4th Street on the 3rd floor.
Themed “Celebrating a Prideful Legacy of Human Services to Milwaukee – Building Careers: Transforming Communities, Cultivating Future Leaders,” the purpose of this event is to establish a rich, meaningful and broader partnership with community based organizations and area human service leadership.
“It is our intent to extend this sincere and celebrative outreach to our community in an effort to expand awareness of our accessible high quality educational offerings for working adults in the field of human services here at Springfield College,” says Assistant Dean and Campus Director Dr. Niaz Ahmed.
He adds that a designed goal of this gathering is to demonstrate the variety of avenues open to employers of how Springfield College can “serve the educational, professional enrichment and career growth needs of employees and citizens in the corporate, community and governmental arenas.”
The reception will include student displays on current and completed community enhanced projects, shared presentations on professionally owned business enterprises as well as speaker affirmations attesting to Springfield’s contribution towards their academic and professional achievements.
Springfield College sophomore Channel Fitzpatrick, for example, was featured in a 2010 edition of MCJ on her pest control business, “A Pest 2 Go Pest Management Service”.
“My personal growth since attending Springfield College has helped me to see the call for service to our community,” says Fitzpatrick.
“The course offerings here on campus and the outstanding instructional spirit of our professors has further inspired and energized my commitment to always be positive and work towards making a difference in the lives of people,” she adds in the November 25th writing.
The fully accredited accelerated bachelor’s, master’s, and executive master’s program of Springfield College’s School of Human Services are designed to meet the needs of working adults who wish to earn a degree in Human Services in 16 to 24 months by attending weekend classes.
Upwards of 72 credits may be transferred towards the bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
Credits in experiential learning and certifications may also be applied depending upon respective state regulations.
Graduate classes normally meet one weekend per month while undergraduate classes meet two weekends per month. This schedule makes it possible for working adults to attend college full-time and meet family needs while earning a human service degree.
Training in this field according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has ranked human services as among the most rapidly growing occupations in the country.
“Earning a degree in human services from Springfield College is an enriching, stimulating and life-changing experience that is not replicated by any other degree program in human services,” says Ahmed.
“Our community-based, real-world focused, interdisciplinary and applied curriculum provides a rich educational environment where classroom learning, community experience and service to others are interwoven,” he shares.
Springfield’s new downtown facility is strategically and conveniently located in the center of Milwaukee’s business district. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Milwaukee campus is one of 11 satellite locations around the country. Established in 1885, Springfield College is an outgrowth of the International Young Men’s Christian Association Training School where in 1891 professor James Naismith invented the sport of Basketball.
For additional information on the Springfield College reception or on course offerings and admission details, please contact the campus at (414) 276-2300.
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