By Damon Markiewicz

At right, the history of Springfield College Alumni Directors with Scott Taylor ’66, Tamie Kidess Lucey ’81, G’82, and Deleney Magoffin ’05, G’11.

On Thursday, April 6, 2023. the campus community cam together to salute Tamie Kidess Lucey ’81, G’82 as she officially retired as Springfield College Alumni Director on April 7, 2023. Tamie was the first woman, youngest appointed, and longest serving Alumni Director in the college’s history. Having served her alma mater for nearly four decades, she was a part of the campus and the lives of countless alumni, faculty, staff, and student families throughout her time.

“We can’t thank Tamie enough for all of her contributions to Springfield College,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Beth Zapatka. “She leaves behind a strong alumni program and large shoes to fill as we move forward.”

Under Tamie’s leadership, annual alumni engagement events such as Reunion Weekend and Homecoming Weekend reached record highs for participation. Tamie was a catalyst for setting up career networking events giving current students the opportunity to network with the wide-spread outreach of the Springfield College alumni network. She was instrumental in keeping alumni engaged through the many alumni social events throughout the country, and she led countless campus-wide student recruitment and retention initiatives. 

As Tamie embarks on her next exciting chapter, Springfield College is delighted to announce that Deleney Magoffin ’05, G’11 has been named the next Director of Alumni Relations, and officially started her new role on April 24, 2023.

Del is a double alumna of Springfield College, having attended both undergraduate and graduate school here, and she will use her professional experiences within both alumni relations and admissions to advance her work going forward.

Since 2017, Del has deployed her talents in support of the college’s enrollment team where she has served as the Associate Director and Campus Visit Coordinator for Undergraduate Admissions. Del’s strategy to enhance the campus visit for prospective families, the coordination of student volunteers and the personal follow-up with countless prospective students as well as her ability to build partnerships with colleagues across campus has allowed the college to showcase all it has to offer to applicants.

Prior to her time with the admissions office, she spent four years as Associate Director within Alumni Relations, where Del managed on campus and off campus programs and mobilized over 200 regional associations. She was also at the table when the college’s first ever Giving Day and Day of Recruitment were planned and executed. Additionally, Del spearheaded the first 40 Under Forty Awards Programming.

In addition to Del’s professional experiences, her deep belief in our Humanics philosophy and respect for the history/traditions of the college will enable her to continue to support the alumni base at Springfield on the already strong foundation created by Tamie.