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Woman of the Year
Ellen Freyman, attorney and shareholder at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., was recently honored as Woman of the Year 2012 by the Professional Women’s Chamber of Western Massachusetts. The gala event, staged at the Springfield Sheraton, celebrated Freyman’s outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, and many hours of service to the community. At top, Freyman shares a moment with John Doleva (center), CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and Paul Lambert, vice president of Programming & Guest Experience at the Hall. Bottom, Freyman celebrates with (from left) her son Stephen, her husband Richard, and her son Neal.
Elms College officials broke ground on June 2 for the school’s new Center for Natural and Health Sciences, which is projected to open in January 2014. Doing the honors are, from left, Mary Lou Wright, SSJ, professor of Biology; Linda Mansfield, chair of the board of trustees; Maxyne Schneider, SSJ, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield; Elms College President Mary Reap, IHM; William and Cynthia Lyons, co-chairs of the campaign steering committee; John Flynn, trustee emeritus; and Kevin Chroback, project architect.