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NECC Professor Honored at Tribute to Women

Submitted by on June 13, 2013 – 9:07 am

Haverhill residents Emily Gonzales, Northern Essex Community College board member; Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of foundational studies and liberal arts& sciences at NECC, and Liliana Brand of Andover, assistant professor of mathematics NECC pose for a photo during the 30th Celebration of Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon, YWCA of Greater Lawrence, Andover Country Club in May. Custodia-Lora nominated Brand for the award.

Haverhill residents (L to R) Emily Gonzales, Northern Essex Community College board member; Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of foundational studies and liberal arts & sciences at NECC, and Liliana Brand of Andover, assistant professor of mathematics NECC pose for a photo during the 30th Celebration of Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon, YWCA of Greater Lawrence, Andover Country Club in May. Custodia-Lora nominated Brand for the award.

Liliana Brand a math professor at Northern Essex Community College and resident of Andover, was one of 22 women honored during the YWCA of Lawrence’s 30th annual Tribute to Women last month.

The annual event honors women from throughout the Merrimack Valley for their contributions to work and community.

Brand was nominated by Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of foundational studies and liberal arts & sciences at Northern Essex Community College, who wrote, “She has demonstrated an incredible passion for teaching and civic engagement,” since the day she began teaching at Northern Essex in 2003.

Custodia-Lora praised Brand for developing and implementing several projects to help students in the area of math and technology both on campus and in the community. Brand has also been involved in developing and teaching summer math boot camps for Hispanic students. In addition, she has created activities to help students apply math and technology in other disciplines including physical education.

Brand, in collaboration with another faculty member, designed an afterschool program called Viva Computing at the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club that engages young Latinas, ages 9 to 14 in science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) education.

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