Springfield College has named the following local residents to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the Fall 2012 term.
Connor Getz of Somers. Connor is studying Communication/Sport Jour.
Daniel O'Grady of Somers. Daniel is studying Health Sci / Pre-PA.
Cameron Waters of Ellington. Cameron is studying Health Sci / Pre-PA.
Elizabeth Poitras of Somers. Elizabeth is studying Health Sci / Gen Studies.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball® and for the guiding principles of its humanics philosophy-educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2013 edition of "Best Colleges" in the top tier of "Best Regional Universities -- North Region" by U.S.News Media Group, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses across the country.