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Three for 'Forty'

DATE: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Three HCC alumni among Business West's '40 Under Forty' for 2018

HCC alumni Yahaira Antonmarchi, Crystal Childs and Nathan Costa are among Business West's '40 Under Forty' for 2018.

Three HCC alumni are among the "40 Under Forty" recognized this spring by Business West magazine for their career achievements and community service.

They are: Nathan Costa '03, president of the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey team; Crystal (Gryszkiewicz) Childs '07, a marketing and creative consultant; and Yahaira Antonmarchi '12, director of community relations for the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone.  

Costa, 35, is a Springfield native who studied communications at HCC and then transferred to Northeastern University where he majored in journalism. Costa joined the Thunderbirds in 2016 as executive vice president and was promoted to the top spot in August.  

Childs, 37, is a Westfield resident who has worked as a graphic designer and marketing consultant for nearly 20 years, including 10 years at Balise Motor Sales. She is on the board of directors of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce and is co-founder of the EMBEE Marketing and Business Summit.  

Antonmarchi, 33, earned her associate degree from HCC in business administration and then transferred to Elms College for her bachelor's degree.  

All three are profiled in this week's edition of Business West.    

"Yahaira, Nate and Crystal exemplify the very best of Holyoke Community College," said Amanda Sbriscia, HCC vice president of Institutional Advancement. "Their drive, passion, and commitment to community makes them truly worthy of the '40 Under Forty' honor. Today's students are fortunate to have such positive examples of leadership, and HCC is proud to celebrate these three alumni for their accomplishments."  

All the members of the '40 Under Forty' Class of 2018 will be celebrated at a June 21 gala at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Three HCC alumni – Yahaira Antonmarchi '12, Crystal Childs '07 and Nathan Costa '03 – are among Business West magazine's '40 Under Fory' for 2018. They will be celebrated along with their 37 "classmates" at the annual 40 Under Forty Gala on Thurs.,  June 21, at the Log Cabin in Holyoke.