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Affordable Education Brightens Amesbury Man’s Future
October 22, 2014 – 7:50 pm | Comments Off
Affordable Education Brightens Amesbury Man’s Future

When Matt Valli decided to return to college, he found the price tag on a Northern Essex education fit his budget.
The Amesbury resident says a college education seemed unattainable until he enrolled at NECC.
“Affordability was …

Former NECC Baseball Captain Saves a Life
October 21, 2014 – 2:59 pm | Comments Off
Former NECC Baseball Captain Saves a Life

Northern Essex Community College alumnus Manny Cabral of Tewksbury could have walked right by the bone marrow registry table back in July of 2010, but then he wouldn’t have walked across the NECC athletic field …

National Grid Promotes Energy Careers
October 21, 2014 – 1:25 pm | Comments Off
National Grid Promotes Energy Careers

There are careers in the energy industry.
That is the message that representatives from National Grid brought with them when they spoke to more than a dozen Northern Essex Community College engineering students and their professors …

Andover Quota Scholarship Assists NECC Deaf Studies Student
September 29, 2014 – 2:31 pm | Comments Off
Andover Quota Scholarship Assists NECC Deaf Studies Student

Little did Lina Garcia Kosko know growing up in Colombia that her sister’s profound deafness would shape her own career path.
But, it did. Today the 27 year-old Watertown resident is enrolled in Northern Essex Community …

New Library Director Merges Old with the New
September 18, 2014 – 8:06 pm | Comments Off
New Library Director Merges Old with the New

If the new director of Northern Essex’s library services was a book, his title might be “Mike Hearn: Renaissance man”.
This social worker turned librarian turned archivist turned author and historian replaced Linda Hummel-Shea, who retired …

NECC Student Awarded Georgetown Bank Scholarship
September 3, 2014 – 4:17 pm | Comments Off
NECC Student Awarded Georgetown Bank Scholarship

After caring for family members who have struggled with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and physical disabilities Northern Essex Community College student and North Andover resident Cheryl Davis is fulfilling her longtime ambition of becoming a registered …

Andover Woman Awarded Two Scholarships
August 27, 2014 – 6:46 pm | Comments Off
Andover Woman Awarded Two Scholarships

Northern Essex Community College student Alicia Bursey knows that as a human services professional she won’t be working in the most lucrative of careers, but, says the Andover native, she believes it will be the …

Salem, NH Woman Earns NECC Scholarship
August 21, 2014 – 2:03 pm | Comments Off
Salem, NH Woman Earns NECC Scholarship

Salem, NH residents may know Madisen Giordano as the young lady who cheerily prepares their coffee orders in the morning. What they don’t know is that brewing coffee is just one of two jobs she …

Methuen Mom Earns Two NECC Scholarships
August 20, 2014 – 6:22 pm | Comments Off
Methuen Mom Earns Two NECC Scholarships

Thuy Nguyen wasn’t quite 16 and had no experience with the English language when she and an older sister left their home in Vietnam and joined their father in Lawrence.
Today, the 33-year-old Methuen resident is …

The El-Hefni Center Transformed into Movie Set
August 12, 2014 – 3:25 pm | Comments Off
The El-Hefni Center Transformed into Movie Set

A little bit of Hollywood arrived at Northern Essex’s Lawrence campus last week when a German made-for- television movie cast and crew took over the halls and several of the rooms in the Dr. Ibrahim …