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Tighe and Bond, Inc. scholarships awarded

WESTFIELD Tighe & Bond, Inc. recently funded scholarships, awarded through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, to assist three local college students pursuing their engineering degrees. David Pinsky, president of the civil and environmental engineering firm, said, "There is a shortage of qualified engineers in the marketplace today. It is critical that we encourage our local youth who are outstanding students to pursue careers in engineering." Caitlin Donovan, a 2010 graduate of East Longmeadow High School, is the recipient of the Philip W. Sheridan Tighe & Bond Scholarship. This scholarship was created to honor a former president of the firm who retired in 1995 following a distinguished 46-year career. Donovan earned a 4.91 grade point average and ranked second in her class of 228 students. She is attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute this fall to study civil engineering. Ryan Ferriter, a 2010 graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, is the recipient of the Edward J. Bayon Memorial Scholarship that Tighe & Bond established in memory of another one of its past presidents. Ferriter earned a 3.50 grade point average and is attending the University of Vermont to study engineering. While in high school, he participated in three varsity sports baseball, basketball and soccer and served as secretary and treasurer of the Student Council. Aaron Sabbs, a 2009 graduate of South Hadley High School, is the recipient of the George H. McDonnell Scholarship that Tighe & Bond established in memory of another one of its past presidents. Sabbs is attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a 3.25 grade point average in the last school year, and studies civil engineering. He is also on the school's football team. Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering firms in New England, with offices in Westfield, Worcester and Pocasset, Mass., as well as in Middletown and Shelton, Conn. Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally. The firm provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, health care, education, power, and real estate development.

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