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NECC Student is honored for Military Service at National Conference

Submitted by on October 12, 2012 – 2:29 pm
NECC Student is honored for Military Service at National Conference

NECC Trustee Peter Dulchinos, Student Erik Syvertson and VP of Academic Affairs Bill Heineman

NECC student Erik Syvertson, a freshman majoring in Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sports Studies, was honored for his service to his country at the opening session of the American Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) national conference held in Boston on October 12.

As part of the Salute to the Armed Forces, Syvertson was recognized in front of an audience of 1600 community college trustees and presidents from across the country.

A resident of Merrimac and 1997 graduate of Pentucket High School, Syvertson served in the Air Force for 14 years until February. While in the Air Force, Syvertson served twice in Kuwait, in Iraq, and in South America.

He enrolled at Northern Essex in the fall and plans to transfer to Salem State University, with the ultimate goal of becoming a physical education teacher.

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