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  • Elms College Establishes Graduate Admission Office to Optimize Admission Experience for Graduate Students

    CHICOPEE, Mass. -- The College of Our Lady of the Elms has established a new Office of Graduate and Continuing Education Admission to streamline the application process for graduate, postbaccalaureate, and continuing education students.


    The new office will focus on the recruitment, admission, and enrollment for all graduate and continuing education programs at Elms College. 


    “Prospective graduate students typically have different needs than undergraduates,” said Jonathan Scully, MBA, vice president of enrollment management and marketing at Elms College. “They need more flexibility, as well as reassurance that graduate study will fit into their lives and specific insight into how a graduate degree or certification will advance their careers. Our graduate admission counselors will support incoming graduate students and help them navigate the process.”


    Nancy Davis, MBA, has been named director of the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education Admission. Davis, who holds a B.S. from Mount St. Mary's University and an MBA from Elms College, most recently served as business development specialist for the college’s MBA program and Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership for over three years. She previously worked as the director of career development at Elms for nearly five years, as director of career services at BHCI in Windsor, CT, and as a technical recruiter, both for CMC Technical in Virginia and independently.


    “Nancy has been a part of the Elms community for eight years, and her ability to build relationships, recruit students, and represent all that is Elms College make her perfectly suited for this role,” Scully said.


    Davis’s team will include two graduate admission counselors.


    Undergraduate and transfer students will continue to work with the Office of Undergraduate Admission throughout the application, acceptance, and orientation process.


    About Elms College

    Elms College is a coeducational Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.

  • Thunderbirds President Nathan Costa Presented with James C. Hendy Memorial Award

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced that Thunderbirds President Nathan Costa has been selected as the winner of the James C. Hendy Memorial Award, given to the outstanding executive in the American Hockey League for 2018-19.


    Costa was recognized Thursday evening at a gala reception during the Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The James C. Hendy Award is named for the late Jim Hendy, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and AHL Hall of Fame and long-time statistician and historian for the AHL who won four Calder Cups as general manager of the Cleveland Barons.


    “It’s a great honor to be recognized as this year’s Hendy award winner for the success our front office has had in the Springfield community this past season,” said Costa. “None of this would have been possible without the dedication of our entire staff, as well as the support of Paul Picknelly and the entire ownership. This award has been won by so many great individuals, and I am humbled to now be a part of that group.”


    Costa has reenergized professional hockey in his hometown of Springfield, Mass., with passion, creativity and dedication at the helm of the Thunderbirds. The club has seen dramatic increases in attendance in each of the franchise’s first three seasons, including a 5,085 per-game average for the 2018-19 season. 11 different nights were sellouts for hockey inside the MassMutual Center, including the AHL’s signature event, the All-Star Classic. It marked the second straight season in which nine Thunderbirds games were played before a capacity crowd of 6,793 fans.


    “On behalf of our local ownership group, I want to congratulate Nate on this prestigious and well-deserved honor,” said Paul Picknelly, Managing Partner of the Thunderbirds. "Under Nate’s leadership, the T-Birds have shattered ticket sale records, created unique and memorable events for our fans, and sparked a renewed interest in professional hockey that has brought energy and excitement to a city and region. In just three short years, he has truly set a new standard for fan engagement, sales, and marketing for our entire league."


    In addition to Costa’s recognition for the Hendy Award, the Thunderbirds were also recognized in Hilton Head for excellence in digital media for the 2018-19 season in the Eastern Conference. These two honors add to a Thunderbirds trophy case that already includes recognition for a 15% growth in per-game Full Season Equivalents and for the Marketing Campaign of the Year (#RiseUp). Those two honors were presented to the Thunderbirds at the AHL Marketing Meetings last month in Charlotte, N.C.


    For more information or to become a 2019-20 Springfield Thunderbirds ticket member, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.

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  • Truehart Wellness Welcomes Tina Godin, Psychic Medium & Reiki Practitioner

    As a child, I was always sensitive to spirit and energy.  My mother was very spiritual and never dismissed my experiences. In fact, she was able to explain so much to me at a very young age, and as I grew older, my connection to the spirit world subsided as I was going through life's lessons.  It wasn't until a few years ago, when I lost my fiancé , that I was nudged back to my spiritual journey, and onto finding answers.  I was hurting so badly and I didn’t know where to turn. My heart was shattered.

    One evening, as I was in deep grief, I was on my computer googling the word "Grief" and came across a book that was written by an author and channeled from a spirit guide.  That then led me to reading the material. I found myself absorbing all of the information and yearning for more.  It opened up so much for me, and soon all the synchronicities starting happening.  

    I knew I was being guided and led by spirit.

    It wasn’t long before I dived into the metaphysical, became a Usui Reiki practitioner, enrolled in psychic/mediumship courses to master my craft. Its been an amazing journey thus far. Being a mom of two daughters, and owning my own company as well, I’ve been able to share some of my experiences to help inspire, encourage, and motivate others that spirit has sent to me. I am entirely grateful to spirit as I have been led to serve a higher purpose.

    Tina is available at Truehart on Tuesdays and Saturdays. To book an appointment, visit her web page at www.messagesofcomfort.com or call 413-345-5518