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NECC Employee Receives YWCA Recognition

Submitted by on May 29, 2012 – 10:45 am

NECC employee Colleen Walsh accepts Tribute to Woman plaque from Rebecca Hall, executive director of the Lawrence YWCA

NECC employee Colleen Walsh accepts Tribute to Woman plaque from Rebecca Hall, executive director of the Lawrence YWCA

North Andover resident Colleen Walsh, Northern Essex Community College’s associate dean of enrollment services on the Lawrence campus, was one of 24 women to be honored during the Lawrence YWCA 2012 Tribute to Women.

An NECC employee of nearly 12 years, she was nominated by Nora Sheridan, NECC’s associate vice president of enrollment services, who wrote in her nomination that Walsh oversees the One-Stop Career Planning and Advising, Welcome/Express Centers at the Lawrence Campus and serves as the Lawrence Registrar.

“In managing the One-Stop Career Planning and Advising Center, Colleen ensures that all NECC students, potential students (and often their families) receive the attention and services required to set that student on a path to academic success,” wrote Sheridan. “Colleen has been making a difference with our students on the Lawrence Campus for over ten years. She is a first generation student herself so she completely understands the needs of the students. Her contribution to making the One-Stop on the Lawrence Campus work for student success is commendable!”

In addition to her work at the One-Stop work Center on the Lawrence Campus, Walsh is a role model for the larger NECC community. She has developed from being a manager to a true leader, building a great work place for staff as well as creating a nurturing environment for Lawrence students to succeed.

“She is passionate for the work we are doing, changing the lives of our students and deserves to be celebrated for her dedication to our work. In addition to supervising her staff, Colleen’s largest contribution has been mentoring them, allowing many of them grow as managers themselves; it is this type of crucial support that will develop NECC’s future leaders, and Colleen deserves much of the credit,” Sheridan continued.

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