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March 2019
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3     Hot Spots
4     A Visit to the Mass State House
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8-9    Career Opportunities     
10    SCLP Events
11     Internship Success Stories
12-13  SpringPlay
14     Spring Break
15    Harvard Trip
16     NYC Puerto Rican Trip
17     Women in Rock and Roll
18     2019 Gala Benefit
19     Wake Up with Communications
20     Writer's Day
21     The Art of Being Your Own        
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22     The Girl Who Eats Books
23     Academic Achievement Day
24     Ethics Lecture
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On the Move moment with Loren Roberts
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April 3 -
Comedy night with
Sammy Obeid & Drew
Dunn - 8:30pm in Blake
April 11 -
Video Game tournament
- 4-8pm in Fireplace
April 13 -
Annual Student Gala
dinner and dance -
April 15
- You Matter Monday
- stress relief and
massages -
April 16 -
Bingo -
8:30 pm in
Blake Dining
April 24
Paint Night -
7:30 pm in Breck Suite
April 26-
Values - Live
music and food
8:30 pm in Blake
April 28 -
Yard Goats
baseball trip -
12:00 pm
April 28 BBQ
South Campus to
Free food, prizes
and fun! Weather
Here are some
Thank you Collin Glasow and Michelle Mirti
On March 7, a group of thirteen students along with faculty
made the two-hour trip at 7:30 in the morning to visit the
Massachusetts State House. Students, faculty, and staff were
part of a Bay Path 'On the Move' trip to Boston's State House in
honor of International Women's Day (March 8). The bus pulled
up to the Robert Gould Shaw- 54th Regiment Memorial on the
Freedom Trail and students got off the bus to view the statue
and take photos at the front entrance of the State House. Later,
on the State House tour, students learned about the
Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives, the first
Democratic government systems, the nurses' involvement in
times of war, interesting connections to the Civil War, and the
artworks showing the rare full-body paintings of Abraham
The tour group gathered at the State House Grand Staircase
where the group met Senator Eric Lesser, who represents nine
communities in the First Hampden & Hampshire District. Sen.
Lesser proudly serves Western Massachusetts as one of the
youngest members of the State Senate. Lesser noted, “We need
young people to step up -- especially when there are so many
challenges right now. In the future, young people are going to
have the most at stake in making decisions. We need to engage
young people - in particular, women, students of color, and the
people who may be as connected as they need to be. Times are
changing, and it’s time for people to step up”.
Senator Lesser also issued a proclamation to the students and
Professor Janine Fondon for the work they are doing to educate
and inspire their students to become more politically active - a
tremendous honor for the Bay Path community. After lunch, the
students were allowed into the Senate Chamber underneath the
golden dome, precisely at the center of Boston, while the
legislature was in session. Being introduced by Senator Lesser,
the entire legislative stood in a fantastic ovation to applaud the
young women from Longmeadow's Bay Path University. The
students all agreed this was truly an awe-inspiring moment.
Regardless of the early morning trip and desperate need of
coffee, the students marched into the State House with a clear
goal to learn about more about their government and ways to be
more involved. With snacks, drinks, and an awesome selfie with
the Senator, the students headed back for Bay Path feeling not
only more knowledgeable but feeling like they could conquer the
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TV 22 WWLP News!
By: Anissa Nieves, Andrealis Martinez Padilla, and Flor Castillo Rivas
March 8 was International Women’s Day-- a
significant and empowering day, especially in
today’s political climate. This year marks the
150th anniversary of the National Women’s
Suffrage Association, an organization that was
founded to help ensure that women received
the rights they deserve.
With this history, the On the Move Forum was
held to ensure that women, and some men,
plan for women to achieve the success they
deserve. The Bay Path On the Move delegation
began this monumental celebration on March 7
at the Massachusetts State House where
Senator Lesser recognized the Third Annual
On the Move event at Bay Path University via a
On the Move Forum:
The Future is Female
ByMia Ryder
On the morning of March 8, warm smiles from students and inviting members of the committee welcomed guests who enjoyed
lunch at Blake Student Commons. Guests were invited to sit at “topic tables” and discuss issues they see in their community,
city, state, and the world and how they can be solved. These tables included politics, millennial standpoints, education, STEM,
business, and many others. The topic tables were a great way to get guests and students to interact and think about what the day
truly meant to them. The guest speaker, Dr. Barbara Nobles Crawford of Harvard University, was very inspiring.
Students started the morning by sharing why the day was important to them. Many students said
that they felt empowered and hopeful for the future. Joe Carvalho and Wayne Phaneuf introduced
the Republican’s Power of Women book and presented the video including many of the
successful women from Western Massachusetts. Following this, Barbara Nobles Crawford, the
guest speaker of the morning, left the audience with words of advice on how to become
successful as a woman in this world. Her three main points included know your skills, believe in
your abilities, and speak up. "Do not allow yourself to get left behind because you do not believe
that you have the capabilities to make it happen," said Dr. Crawford. She also told the women in
the room to become a committed life-long learner. "If you can do this, you can accomplish
anything," added Dr. Crawford, who encouraged us to look forward to the future -- “Change is a
gift.” With so many powerful women coming into leadership positions this year, we are moving
forward towards change because the future is female.
Photos by Amaya Thornton and selfie support by Lauen Paul. 7
Exploring new career opportunities at the
Baystate Reference Lab
See the story - next page
The Foundation of your
Career: Landing Your First
Professional Job
On Monday, February 25, two representatives,
Adam Lafield from Johnson and Hill Staffing, and
Andrea St. Louis, Lead Faculty at The American
Women's College, presented to students about
job preparation and how to use your first job as a
foundation for your career! Thank you, Adam and
Andrea, for sharing your expertise!
Baystate Reference Lab
Field Trip 2019
The purpose of the trip was to expose the students to different types of laboratories in the healthcare
field. The tour included a total of five labs. The first lab was the histology lab. Histology is the study of
tissues, and here students saw the process of taking biopsies and turning them into microscope
slides that could be observed by doctors. The biopsy process was very interesting and probably my
favorite lab to visit! The next two were the cytology lab and flow cytometry. These labs demonstrated
ways to look at cells and how the scientists scan for abnormalities. The last two labs included the
molecular lab, and finally the microbiology lab. The microbiology lab was the largest and related to
our classroom activities. They take samples and test for the presence of microorganisms. It was
fascinating to hear that they use the same techniques we have been using in class such as smear
prepping, inoculating, and gram stain tests! Overall the field trip was very informative and opened my
eyes to the “behind the scenes” part of medicine.
Written by Bethany Dion
SCLP Drop-in Hours:
Get-on-the spot help!
Mondays: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays:
11:30am - 1:30pm
Fridays: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Are you ready for your first professional job?
On March 19, 2019, ten Bay Path University
students were greeted at the Baystate Reference
Labs in Holyoke, MA. These students are
science majors in the microbiology class taught
by Dr. Sandra Haddad.
Come drop in to the SCLP for
assistance with your Resumes,
Cover Letters, and job
More information about all of our
event can be found on
Upcoming SCLP Events!
The Art of Being Your Own Advocate - How
Women Fall Behind Before We Even Start!
We will examine why self-advocacy is often
uncomfortable for women and what to do about it.
Thursday, March 28th 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Breck Suite/Wright Hall
Salary Negotiating Workshop for Women
Want to learn how to get the most you can in your
paycheck when looking for that next job? Then come
to Women’s Fund’s free, salary negotiation skills
workshop co-hosted by the Massachusetts
Commission on the Status of Women, the Treasurer’s
Office of Economic Empowerment, and Springfield
Technical Community College. The program provides
women with the tools they need to overcome the
negative impacts of wage inequality.
Wednesday, April 3rd 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Women’s Fund of Western Mass
1350 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
Start your morning the right way with
“Wake Up with Communications!”
Enjoy refreshments and good company and learn
about why the communications path is right for you!
Come network with communications professionals.
Wednesday, April 17th at 7:45 a.m.
Live from Breck Suite!
Please RSVP through CDCN/Handshake!
Internship Planning Sessions
We recommend that students attend a planning
session at least one semester prior to when you
would like to begin your internship experience.
Learn how to match with an internship site and
provide an overview of the Internship Planning
All held in the SCLP Center
Blake Student Commons Lower Level
Tuesday, April 16th at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, April 19th at 9:30 a.m.
Monday, April 22nd at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m.
Internship Reflection Sessions
Reflections are presented by traditional students
who have completed their internships.
All are welcome!
Tuesday, April 23rd at 9:30 a.m. in CARR 102
Friday, April 26th at 9:30 a.m. in DMOR2
Monday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. in DMOR5
Wednesday, May 1st at 2:00 p.m. in DMOR5
Applying knowledge to practice:
Kimberly Dallas' Internship at CHD Westfield!
to these students who have
reflected on their
internships this month!
Jakira Valentin: Ludlow Animal Clinic
Priscilla Villalona: Amgena Scholars Program
at Duke University
Abigail Joseph: Sanford U, South Dakota
Medical Center - Summer REU Program
Asha Manning: Jewish Community Center
Jessica Moynahan: CISV - Ecuador
Masarra Mohammed: Caring Health Center
Cassandra Byron: Turfcare
Felicia Craver: Turfcare
Maria Gil: Survivors of Homicide
Cassidy Nuccio: Windsor, CT Police Dept.
Detective's Unit
Kimberly Dallas is a senior at Bay Path, graduating in
May. She completed her internship at the Center for
Human Development (CHD) in Westfield with their
outreach program that supports independent living for
adults with developmental and intellectual challenges.
Kimberly learned that professionalism, work ethic,
leadership, and asking questions play a vital role in
searching for jobs.
While at CHD she would help with logs which review goals
of the participants and ISP meetings. Kimberly engaged
with the participants in the program. She was able to
learn about each client and when participants had enough
for the day. She has realized that a lot of positive energy
and attitude go into helping others. For others that are
seeking internships, Kimberly has a few pointers: stay
organized, stay in contact with the site you are interested
in, keep notes, always have your resume ready and ask
By: Brooke Moye
Shout Out
Fatina Martidis
Raleen Wilkerson
Kimberly Dallas
Janarish Lopez
Jennifer Yekel
Meggan Mwangi
Rachel Willett
Taylor Heinbokel
Vanesa Monsalve
to these students who matched
with internship sites this month!
Bravo! Kudos!!!
Recently, 13 Bay Path students
set sail for the adventure of a
lifetime as they upended the
century-old tale of how an orphan
boy becomes the legendary
Peter Pan. Using a handful of
props, actors played more than
fifty roles on a bare-bones stage,
employing their talent, ingenious
stagecraft, and the limitless
possibilities of the imagination to
create wondrous worlds that
surprised and delighted at every
turn. The seven-week rehearsal
process was a masterclass in
problem-solving, leadership,
perseverance, communication,
and collaboration, culminating in
performances adored by both the
public and over 450 local
elementary school students
(courtesy of a "creative drama"
partnership with the Elementary
Education students of Jennifer
Stratton's EDU 323 course).
Spring Break 2019!
Amanda Brown (shown above) and at
left with Jada Furlow.
Amanda Brown is a senior at Bay Path
University who is majoring in Health
and Human Studies. Upon graduation,
she will enter a master's program
focused on occupational therapy.
This past spring break, she had the
amazing opportunity to go and visit a
dear friend, COMM leader Jada Furlow,
while she is studying abroad in London.
Jada and I met in Paris for the day and
saw many tourist sites all around Paris.
Jada says, “Hi BPU, hope all is well!
I’ve been having a great time studying
abroad and have had many
opportunities to travel around Europe,
but more importantly, I have gained
much more knowledge about my major!
See you all soon!”
Amanda on the move....
Amanda adds, "This year, in
Massachusetts, I have had an amazing
opportunity to be apart of the Young
Women’s Advisory Council (YWAC).
This council is made up of 20 strong,
confident women leaders from
Springfield, MA, ages ranging from 16-
24, who are passionate in wanting to
make a difference in the Springfield
community. Recently, we have broken
off into three separate groups to focus
on our “special projects” ranging from
mental health, uniform and education
injustices and are coming up with
recommendations for change and will
present our findings to leaders of the
community and the Women’s Fund of
Western Massachusetts.
Mia Ryder and Megan Mackie visited
Las Vegas, Nevada!
By Zoe Naglieri-Prescod
Photographs by Dr. John Jarvis
After an entire semester or research, students from Dr. Jarvis'
GOV 330 class packed their bags for a four day trip to Harvard
University. Joined by nearly 3,000 other college students from
around the world, this group participated in the 65th Annual
Harvard National Model United Nations. This is an event that
tests students' limits and pushes their boundaries as they debate
and collaborate with other countries to solve the world's problems
like delegates from the United Nations.
To prepare for their trip, students conducted extensive research
on a country assigned to them. This year, they were assigned
Costa Rica. Dr. Jarvis compiled the students' research papers
into a book that came in handy during debates and meetings at
the conference. Along with the country assignment, students
were given special committees. This meant that each student
would end up debating controversial topics from political, legal,
social and humanitarian, medical, and technical perspectives,
while maintaining the beliefs and values of Costa Rica.
Aside from being in stressful and high-powered sessions all day,
there were some fun activities and events. They were able to
attend an international bazaar with food, jewelry, and gifts from
some of the countries in attendance, try their luck at casino night,
and party at club night and a delegate dance. The students were
even able to take the "T" into Harvard where they spent a
morning touring the campus, browsing shops, and sharing a nice
breakfast at the local IHOP.
This trip was challenging and intense, but despite this, it was a
wonderful experience where students were able to learn about
the world, network with international students, practice their
communication, public speaking, and debate skills, while
demonstrating that they are part of a generation of social and
political change.
On Thursday, March 14, students in the class "Puerto Rican
Migration: From the Connecticut River Valley to Massachusetts,"
taught by Elizabeth Cardona, Executive Director of the Office of
Multicultural Affairs, recently packed their bags and headed to
Brooklyn, New York. On the road, students witnessed beautiful
landscapes and buildings as well as recognized and
acknowledged that these roads were the same ones used by
Puerto Rican migrants back in the early 1900s to travel from New
York City to Connecticut.
The day started with a broken elevator and a full schedule but also
with an ambition to gain knowledge. In the heart of the city is
Brooklyn College, which received the students with open arms. The
school's willingness to share support and resources was
motivational. Followed by a documentary about the famous
educator, feminist and founder of ASPIRA Antonia Pantoja,
students learned how we all should build communities to break
down walls.
“It was really good to learn how even the college itself became so
diverse now; I can only imagine how hard it was for first students
and staff of color to be here. But, it is also great how that didn’t
stop them into bringing what the college needed -- diversity”, said
Yarira Bellavista ‘22.
New York is so much more than just tall buildings and busy streets
as the internet may show you. There is a lot of diversity and culture
around the city. On the second day in the Big Apple, students
attended the first Women in Politics Leadership Conference in
Brooklyn College to learn about women who changed something
about Brooklyn, such as Shirley Chisholm and one of the
motivational speakers: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.
Subsequently, students arrived in Spanish Harlem to visit “El
Museo Del Barrio” to learn about Puerto Rican artists, followed
by the Museum of New York and learning about the city’s history
and its people. At the end of the day, there is nothing better than
getting soul food in Harlem at the famous Sylvia's.
Overall, the trip was fun and educational. Learning about New York
beyond the regular human lens made students realize New York
hides its most beautiful treasures in the people. Building
community, supporting, empowering each other and the
importance of telling stories make us learn and grow.
By: Anissa Nieves and Flor Castillo Rivas
Rock and Roll music, which became popular during the
1950s, has always been viewed as a more masculine
genre of music. For this reason, it has been and still is an
exceedingly male-dominated scene. It wasn’t until the mid
to late ’60s where Janis Joplin, one of the first women to be
at the forefront of rock, put out a record with her band.
Joplin opened the doors and paved the way for women in
rock music. Many great women followed in Joplin’s
footsteps and proved women can do what men can do.
During the late ’70s and early ’80s, we see women
headline rock bands as performers, in general. Some of
these women include Patti Smith, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett,
and Stevie Nicks. Patti Smith, Joan Jett, and Stevie Nicks
are all Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, in fact, this
year Stevie Nicks became the first woman to be inducted
twice-- the first time was with the band Fleetwood Mac, and
the second time as a solo artist.
During the ’90s, grunge rock music became popular and
women also strived during this time as well. Just some of
the women who became a big part of the grunge scene
were Dolores O’Riordan, Alanis Morissette, and Courtney
Love. Love was the wife of one of the biggest rock stars of
all time, Kurt Cobain, yet was still famous in her own right.
One of my favorite quotes on this topic is actually from Kurt
Cobain: “I like the comfort in knowing that women are the
only future in rock and roll: Women have made great
strides, but there is still a long way to go within the music
Women in Rock and Roll
By: Lauren Paul
Celebrating Women
"....women are the only
future in rock and roll.
Women have made great
strides, but there is still a
long way to go within the
music industry."
Kurt Cobain
Joan Jett
Pat Benatar
JOIN US on April 24...
Paulo Freire Social Justice
Awards Dinner to recognize
WEL 400 students and
Dr. John Jarvis
On April 24, Freire School will recognize five years of
sustained engagement in social justice efforts by Bay Path
students and Dr. Jarvis by honoring them as "Outstanding
Community Social Justice Workers" at a gala dinner and
fundraiser at Holyoke City Hall. If you are among the nearly
100 Bay Path students who have been a part of volunteer
teams that did social justice work at Freire School over the
years, please join us at the April 24 event. If you a member
of the Bay Path community who would like to support
ongoing social justice work at Paulo Freire School, you are
very welcome to attend as well.
Please contact Dr. Jarvis at for further
information about attending this event.
Semester after semester for the
past five years, classes of Bay
Path students have devoted time,
energy, and creativity to carry out
social justice projects at Paulo
Freire Social Justice Charter
School in Holyoke, MA, as part of
a WEL 400 course taught by Dr.
John Jarvis.
Students have written numerous
grants to fund hands-on social
justice projects such as a reading
room, a school beautification
initiative, safety equipment for the
cheerleading squad, a school
garden, a book writing project,
tutoring services, and drives to get
donations of food and feminine
hygiene products.

For more information,
send email to

Live Radio Broadcast at
Bay Path Atrium
Tues, April 2 - Noon - 1 pm
Bay Path University to mark
Equal Pay Day with
Live Radio Broadcast.

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