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Healthy Contribution

ESB-and-HCCEasthampton Savings Bank recently made a  $10,000 contribution to the Holyoke Community College Foundation for the Center for Health Education. When it opens, the facility will be equipped with sophisticated patient simulators, ranging from maternity and newborn to pediatric and geriatric, in support of nursing education. HCC will also use the classrooms in the center for outreach programs that will provide free and low-cost health-education programs for residents of Holyoke, Easthampton, and surrounding communities. Pictured, from left, are William Messner, president of Holyoke Community College; Joanna Brown, director of Alumni Relations;  and Matt Sosik, president and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank.

A Living Treasure

LangonePhotoNoted Springfield-area photographer James Langone, left, was honored with the annual Dorothy Jordan Pryor Award on April 2 at Springfield Technical Community College. He’s seen here with Prior and STCC President Ira Rubenzahl. The award is presented to “living treasures” in the community, such as Pryor, who was named professor emerita of STCC, taught in the college’s English department for many years, and later served as STCC’s first affirmative-action officer. Following her retirement, she was appointed by the governor to two five-year terms on the STCC board of trustees, which elected her vice chairman. Over a five-decade photographic career, Langone has chronicled area colleges, business and industry, famous individuals, and major events. He is a well-known commercial photographer, working for advertising agencies representing national and international organizations. His iconic image of the Springfield riverfront and Memorial Bridge hangs in many local offices.

Business Book Link Sponsor

LinkToLibrariesSpringfield-based Rick’s Auto Body recently became the newest Link to Libraries Business Book Link sponsor with its support and contribution of more than 300 new books each year to the Baystate Academy Charter School on Franklin Street in Springfield. Seen here are, from left, Tim Sneed, Baystate Charter School CEO; Link to Libraries Project Director Dr. Susan Landry; and Mari Tarpinian, representing Rick’s Auto Body, with a group of sixth-grade students.