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Distinguished Professor of Humanics: Charles Weckwerth 1973-1975

Charles Weckwerth 1973 - 1975

Title of Humanics Lecture
A Report on a Pilot Study of the Image of Humanics at Springfield College

Earned Degrees
Doctor of Education, New York University (1957)
Master of Arts, Columbia University (1939)
Master of Education, Springfield College (1934)
Bachelor of Science, Springfield College (1931)

Final Title at Springfield College
Professor of Recreation


Dr. Weckwerth had a relationship with Springfield College that spanned over seventy years beginning with his undergraduate experience. He graduated in 1931 and returned to the college to teach soon after. He held the position of Director of the Department of Community and Outdoor Recreation and his love of the College was recognized over the years. He won the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1973 and the Tarbell Medallion in 1978. He has both an annual lecture, Charles F. Weckwerth Lecture and a scholarship named after him – both in the Recreation Department. He retired in 1975 and for a number of years was the informal archivist of the college. Dr. Weckwerth died in 2002.


Image Credit: Springfield College Archives