WESTFIELD, MA – September 16, 2015 –The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts recently announced the recipients of three Tighe & Bond college scholarship awards. These scholarships honor several of Tighe & Bond’s former leaders and provide support for local college students pursuing engineering degrees. Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers over 550 charitable funds, which have been created either for the benefit of or by residents of the Pioneer Valley.
According to David Pinsky, President and CEO of the civil and environmental engineering firm, “Tighe & Bond established these annual scholarships to honor the careers and contributions of three former company leaders who were instrumental in setting the long term direction and success of the company. Our goal is to help fund higher education for talented young students who are pursuing engineering careers.” He adds, “Plus the Community Foundation does an exceptional job administering these funds to well-deserving recipients who will go on to build successful careers and make valuable contributions to their communities.”
Tighe & Bond established its first memorial scholarship fund in 1996 to honor past President George H. McDonnell, and in 1999 set up another scholarship to honor past President, Edward J. Bayon. In 2006, the firm established yet another scholarship to honor past President Philip W. Sheridan. This year’s Tighe & Bond scholarship recipients are described below.
Shane Taylor, a 2015 graduate of Holyoke High School, is a recipient of both the Edward J. Bayon Memorial Scholarship and Philip W. Sheridan – Tighe & Bond Scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to study civil engineering.
Guilmond Torres, a 2015 graduate of Sabis International Charter School, is also a recipient of the Philip W. Sheridan – Tighe & Bond Scholarship. He plans to attend the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth to study civil engineering.
More information on the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts can be found on the organization’s website: http://www.communityfoundation.org/.
Tighe & Bond
Founded in 1911, Tighe & Bond is one of the most experienced engineering and environmental consulting firms in New England. It has offices in Pocasset, Westfield, Westwood, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Middletown and Shelton, Connecticut; and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally. ZweigWhite also has recognized Tighe & Bond several times as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation.
With a team of more than 250 employees, Tighe & Bond provides engineering and environmental services for clients in government, industry, healthcare, education, real estate, energy, and water/wastewater markets.