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in the company, including oversight of compliance policies and financial audits. As board chair, Duffy — who was one of BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty honor- ees in 2019 — will help set the agenda for the board’s focus and work closely on strategy and business development with MAM CEO Jeff Leep.
UMass Amherst Chancel-
lor Kumble Subbaswamy has been elected as a new member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He joins a dis- tinguished roster of esteemed figures in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs honored by the prestigious academy for their
leadership and dedication to excellence. Subbas- wamy was elected into the academy as one of seven leaders in the educational and academic leadership section. Serving as chancellor since 2012, he is the 30th leader of UMass Amherst and has emerged as a popular and well-regarded chancellor for his pursuit of academic excellence, promotion of research and outreach, and initiatives aimed at addressing cam- pus climate, diversity, and culture. He has also made sustainability a campus priority and is focused on strengthening community relationships, support- ing area communities, and increasing access to the university’s academic and research resources. He has overseen the opening of new cutting-edge academic, research, and athletic facilities, including the Com- monwealth Honors College, the Integrative Learning Center, the Life Sciences Laboratories, a new physical sciences building, the Isenberg School of Manage- ment’s Business Innovation Hub, the Football Perfor- mance Center, and a newly renovated Student Union building. Additionally, he has presided over UMass Amherst’s dramatic rise in the U.S. News and World Report Guide to Colleges rankings, where the univer- sity currently sits at 26th among the nation’s top pub- lic research universities.
Springfield Technical Com- munity College (STCC) Profes- sor Gary Mullett was named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the high-
est grade for the professional organization for electrical and electronic engineers. IEEE senior membership is an honor
bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. The grade reflects professional maturity. Senior members have been engineers, scientists, educators, technical executives, or originators in IEEE-designated fields for 10 years and have demonstrated five years of significant per- formance. Mullett is a professor of Electrical, Energy, Optics, and Mechanical Technology at STCC. He has been with the college since the 1970s.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO)
announced that Executive Director Susan Beaudry has stepped down from the organization to pursue entrepreneurial interests. John Anz, currently Devel- opment director, will step in as interim executive director, according to Robyn Newhouse, SSO board president. Beaudry said she will pursue a passion in the wine industry. Anz joined the SSO as Develop- ment director in 2019 and has a 20-year career in development that includes independent schools, the YMCA, and in music and the arts. Prior to join- ing the SSO, he worked as director of Development at Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley, and is a former board member of the Northampton Community Music Center. According to Newhouse, the strategic planning process and the choosing of a new executive director will figure largely in how and when the symphony meets its mission of engaging the public around classical music performances. No timeframe has been finalized on the selection of a new leader, she added.
Elms College announced the appointment of two
staff members: Charlene Holmes, director of Diver- sity and Engagement; and Jennifer Leon, director of Residence Life. Holmes has a decade of experience
in student engagement, student support, and pro- grammatic development to ensure college access and success for under-represented groups. She has spent
flight times and booking information, visit With the debut of non-stop service to Atlanta, Frontier Airlines will now offer five non-stop destinations from Bradley International Airport this summer. The airline’s other destinations include Den- ver, Miami, Orlando, and Raleigh-Durham.
WNEU Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
SPRINGFIELD — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced its support of Western New England University’s (WNEU) proposed project titled “Interdisciplinary Ethics Training for Students in the Biosciences.” The grant provides $35,000 in fund- ing through its Humanities Connections grant pro- gram, an initiative designed to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Under the direction of Assistant Professor of Philosophy Valerie Racine and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engi- neering Devina Jaiswal, the grant funds will be used to develop a certificate program in ethics of scientific research and technological innovation, with a focus on creating experiential learning opportunities for
most of her career working with nonprofit organizations serving low-income, first-gen- eration student athletes achiev- ing post-secondary success, such as the East Harlem Tuto- rial Program, the Harlem Chil- dren’s Zone, and Door-A Center for Alternatives. Most recently, she was president and CEO
of Imana Borena in New York, where she oversaw the orga- nization’s executive leadership programs, including diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health science from Mercy College and a master’s degree of professional studies in sports
management from St. John’s University. Leon has six years of experience in higher education, serving in
a variety of roles within student affairs, residential life, student activities, orientation, and parent pro- grams. Most recently, she was assistant director of student life at SUNY Adirondack and was responsible for student-engagement opportunities, orientation, and leadership programming. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Oneonta and a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C.hiredformerlawclerk Patrick Huse to fill the role
of associate attorney follow- ing his admission to the Mas- sachusetts bar. Huse is a 2020 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. While pursuing his graduate studies, he was a member of Phi Alpha Delta law
fraternity, the Business Law Assoc., and the Suffolk Prosecutors Clinic. His career-focused extracurricu- lar activities, coupled with his time interning at the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, have pre- pared him for a career rooted in the law. Huse assists clients in the areas of business transactions, real- estate transactions, and bankruptcy matters.
students and fostering cross-college faculty collabo- rations in teaching and research.
Visiting Angels Supports Parking Lot Bingo
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Visiting Angels, the West Springfield-based provider of home care and other services for the elderly, recently provided prizes for
a West Springfield Council on Aging initiative called Parking Lot Bingo. As that name suggests, this is bingo in a parking lot. Staged every Wednesday at 1 p.m., the program was created for individuals over age 60. Seniors receive disposable bingo cards and pens and are able to participate from their car by listening to the numbers called on the radio. When someone gets bingo, they honk their horn and receive a prize. The program allows people to get out of their homes to retain some of their normal daily activi-
ties while still adhering to safety protocols in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parking Lot Bingo is a free event that typically lasts an hour, consisting of 10 games. To register, call (413) 263-3264.
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AIC Athletics engaged alumni and supporters during Athletics Giving Week last month. Donors were asked to consider giving to a general fund or team of their choice, with proceeds from the campaign earmarked to benefit student-athletes and athletic programs at the college. The new locker room will offer additional locker space, new flooring, and Yellow Jacket brand- ing throughout, and will be named in honor of the Springfield native who was a four-year member of the basketball program. Before his passing in March 2020, Oppedisano was a regular at AIC men’s basket- ball home games and routinely provided congratula- tions after a win or unconditional support in defeat.
Bradley to Debut Non-stop Service to Atlanta on Frontier Airlines
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) announced the debut of non-stop service from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on Frontier Airlines. The service will commence on June 11 and will operate four times per week. To view
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