Wellness, fitness and women leadership highlighted at STCC events
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College will host a wellness and fitness retreat and an event featuring women leaders on Nov. 18 and 19 at 12:15 p.m.
The free virtual online Zoom events are open to the community as well as STCC students, faculty and staff.
Lidya Rivera-Early, director of Community Engagement at STCC, said the wellness and fitness retreat will be an opportunity to learn tips for improving mental and physical health.
“It can be difficult to keep your spirits up during the ‘new normal’ we are living through, when many people are working from home and not seeing friends,” Rivera-Early said. “Anxiety levels tend to increase. We want to help people find ways to feel better physically and mentally. The retreat will offer an opportunity to engage in mind and body workouts and engage in a conversation about self-care.”
Rivera-Early invited Dr. Latoya Bosworth, a life coach and writer, and Karla Medina, a master trainer, fitness entrepreneur and business owner, to speak and present at the retreat.
The next day, on Nov. 19 at 12:15 p.m., STCC will host the second part in the “We the Women” series, which highlights women leaders in the community.
“The three women participating all have a connection to STCC,” Rivera-Early said. “They all work at STCC in different capacities and come from different backgrounds, but they bring the same passion for creating opportunities for our students.”
The event will feature a talk by Dr. Kiyota Garcia, interim assistant dean of Student Initiatives at STCC, and Darcey Kemp, assistant vice president of Student Affairs at STCC.
The third speaker, Lakisha Coppedge, works as student liaison in the Early Childhood Education Department at STCC.
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About Springfield Technical Community College
STCC, the Commonwealth's only technical community college, continues the pioneering legacy of the Springfield Armory with comprehensive and technical education in manufacturing, STEM, healthcare, business, social services, and the liberal arts. STCC's highly regarded workforce, certificate, degree, and transfer programs are the most affordable in Springfield and provide unequalled opportunity for the vitality of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1967, the college – a designated Hispanic Serving Institution – seeks to close achievement gaps among students who traditionally face societal barriers. STCC supports students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.
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