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Springfield College to Receive Super 60 Award as Major Contributor to Regional Economy

October 17, 2008

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 17, 2008 – Springfield College will receive the 2008 Super 60 Award of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at the Super 60 Luncheon and Recognition Program, on Oct. 24, at 11:30 a.m., at Chez Josef, in Agawam, Mass. The college has received the honor, which acknowledges an organization’s revenues and economic role within the community, several times in the past.

Responding to the ACCGS announcement, Springfield College President Richard B. Flynn said, “Springfield College is pleased to be recognized, once again, as a contributor toward the economic health of Greater Springfield. In the past year alone, major building projects on our campus have had an impact on our region. Recently, we opened the new Wellness Center, Field House, and Athletic Training/Exercise Science Complex and began construction of the new Campus Union and renovated Beveridge Center.

“In addition to being one of the area’s largest employers and purchasers of local goods and services, Springfield College leverages grants that support a wide range of community programs. We are especially pleased that we also improve the quality of life in the region by contributing the time and talent of our students, faculty and staff in ways that make many human services possible,” Flynn added.

Nominating the college was the law firm of Cooley, Shrair, P.C., counsel to the college. Nominees are private institutions or companies with revenues of at least $1 million in the last fiscal year and which are based in Hampden or Hampshire counties or are ACCGS members.

The awards luncheon will be sponsored by Health New England, Hampden Bank; Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn; Sovereign Bank New England; Western Massachusetts Electric Company; Zasco Productions; and ACCGS Media Partner WWLP 22News.

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