Springfield College Honored by City Council Proclamation
December 14, 2006
Springfield College was cited as a “best neighbor” in 2006 by Evan Dobelle, president of the New England Board of Higher Education. His Saviors of Our Cities list cites colleges for having dramatically strengthened their economy and quality of life in their neighboring community by their careful strategic planning and thoughtful use of resources. The College was one of only six institutions in New England to be named to this prestigious national listing. The College also received the 2006 Super 60 Award for Revenue from the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc., as a top business that makes significant contributions to the strength of the regional economy.
“I am deeply honored to have accepted this Proclamation, which recognizes the profound common purpose of growth and development that are crucial to the College’s and the city’s respective futures,” said Flynn. “I was especially pleased when each of the councilors present stood individually and offered accolades to the College, commenting on the dedication and good work of our students, staff, and faculty.”
The text of the actual proclamation follows.
C I T Y O F S P R I N G F I E L D
WHEREAS, the Springfield City Council is always pleased to recognize one of its outstanding local colleges, and
WHEREAS, on September 14, 2006 Springfield College was one of 25 named to the “Best Neighbor” list in the New National Report on Urban Colleges, and,
WHEREAS, the “Saviors of Our Cities” list cites colleges for having dramatically strengthened the economy and quality of life in their neighboring community by their careful strategic planning and thoughtful use of resources, and
WHEREAS, Evan Dobelle, president of the New England Board of Higher Education, said in a recent interview that Springfield College is a standout under all headings, “It’s a marquis school across the board”, and
WHEREAS, Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn and his colleagues have utilized the talents of their students, faculty and staff to help improve the neighborhood to make it a better place to live, work and learn, and
WHEREAS, Springfield College students serve in a variety of positions related to their academic preparation including as student teachers and interns and in addition, student, faculty, staff and students volunteer in a wide-ranging variety of roles,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Springfield City Council hereby recognizes, honors and commends Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn, faculty, staff and students for earning the distinguishable name of “Best Neighbor” and thanks them for making the City of Springfield a better place to live.
| Proclamation Sponsored on|
December 11, 2006 in Honor of
Attest: Wayman Lee, Esq.
Sponsored by City Councilor Domenic Sarno and All Councilors