Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Tighe & Bond Awards Scholarships

Despite a challenging economy, Tighe & Bond, Inc. funded its yearly scholarships, awarded through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, to assist four local college students pursuing engineering and related degrees.  According to David Pinsky, president of the civil and environmental engineering firm, “Tighe & Bond firmly believes in the importance of higher education for promising students who will someday lead the engineering marketplace.”

Ali Mourad, a 2011 graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School is the recipient of the Philip W. Sheridan – Tighe & Bond Scholarship.  This scholarship honors the memory of a former president of the firm whose experience included a distinguished 46-year career at Tighe & Bond.  Ali hopes to set an example for his three younger siblings when he attends the University of Hartford in the fall to study engineering.

 Christian Rivera, a 2011 graduate of Holyoke 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.  With a GPA of 3.15, Christian plans to study civil engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the fall.

 Aaron Sabbs, a 2009 graduate of South Hadley High School, is a recipient of the George H. McDonnell Scholarship for the third year running. Tighe & Bond established this scholarship in memory of yet another one of its past presidents.  Aaron is now a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute who is majoring in civil engineering and carries a GPA of 3.5.  He has been honored with the Dean’s List Distinction for two semesters.

 Matthew Crotty, a 2011 graduate of South Hadley High School, is also a recipient of the George H. McDonnell Scholarship. Matthew graduated with a GPA of 4.22 and will be entering his first year at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study engineering.

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