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Lugosch wins architecture honor
AMHERST — Kathleen Lugosch has been named a fellow by the American Institute of Architects.
Lugosch, a professor of architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was elected to receive this honor because of her primary role in the creation of the first public accredited architectural program in New England, the Architecture + Design Program at UMass.
Out of a total AIA membership of more than 80,000 just over 3,000 members are distinguished with this honor.
The late David Dillon, architecture critic for the Dallas Morning News, said: “The new architecture program at UMass Amherst opens the door to a design career for hundreds of students who might not otherwise get the chance, and in the process creates a major center for the study of the built environment in the heart of New England.”
Garbacik joins financial firm
SOUTH HADLEY — Edward J. Garbacik of South Hadley recently became a partner at Havican Wealth Strategies in Wilbraham.
Garbicik is a 28-year veteran of the financial services industry and is a certified financial planner and holds the accredited investment fiduciary designation.
He provides comprehensive financial planning for individuals and small businesses.
Local couple named to board of dance association
EASTHAMPTON — Mary Ann and Richard Hanlon recently were elected president and sergeant-at-arms of the board of the Northeast Dance Retailers Association.
The couple own Mary Ann’s Dance and More, 56 Cottage St., Easthampton.
Open since 2007, the store offers customers dance supplies, including apparel and accessories, as well as novelty and gift items.
New directors named at Greenfield bank’s 108th annual meeting
SUNDERLAND — Keith Finan of Deerfield and Daniel F. Graves of South Deerfield recently were elected directors of Greenfield Cooperative Bank for three-year terms.
The new directors and other officials were named at the bank’s 108th annual meeting in Sunderland June 18.
Finan has been associate head for operations and chief financial officer for Deerfield Academy since 2011.
He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree in economics from SUNY- Binghamton.
Graves is the principal partner in the Law Offices of Daniel Graves in Greenfield. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Michael’s College and a law degree from Suffolk University.
Deans Beans owner wins international business honor
ORANGE — Dean’s Beans owner Dean Cycon recently was recognized by the Business for Peace Foundation in Oslo.
Cycon was the only American honored among 80 nominees from 50 countries.
The award, commonly known as the “Nobel Prize for Business,” is chosen by a panel of Nobel laureates, including Dr. Muhammed Yunus, creator of the Grameen Bank microloan system.