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She Practices What She Teaches
December 18, 2014 – 2:34 pm | Comments Off
She Practices What She Teaches

NECC’s Jill Becker is a nurse’s nurse –a practicing nurse for nearly 40 years the Andover resident has been sharing her experiences and knowledge with nursing students for the last 25 years.
It could be said …

She Examines and Explores Criminal Justice
December 16, 2014 – 3:03 pm | Comments Off
She Examines and Explores Criminal Justice

Lessons in criminal justice came early to NECC Professor Magdalena Suarez-Shannon whose childhood soundtrack was of gunfire in the streets of her native Cuba.
Suarez-Shannon was just a little girl when her family fled Cuba when, …

Single Mom Turns to NECC for Career in Sleep Technology
December 16, 2014 – 2:45 pm | Comments Off
Single Mom Turns to NECC for Career in Sleep Technology

When Jennifer Canfield learned she was going to be a mom, she began looking for a career she could train for quickly and earn a decent income. She found it in the Sleep Technology Certificate …

He Offers an Interesting Philosophy on Philosophy
December 15, 2014 – 6:54 pm | Comments Off
He Offers an Interesting Philosophy on Philosophy

Adjunct faculty member Dustin Rollins believes curiosity is the foundation of philosophy and philosophy is the foundation to a successful life.
Rollins, who begins his seventh year teaching philosophy at NECC, himself came to philosophy by …

Twenty-six years and Counting of Teaching CIS
December 10, 2014 – 7:15 pm | Comments Off
Twenty-six years and Counting of Teaching CIS

Twenty-six years after teaching her first basic computer course, Dr. Ethel Schuster of Andover, is still teaching classes in the ever-evolving field of computer and information science (CIS), from applications to programming to security and …

Marine Biology has this Professor’s Heart
December 9, 2014 – 4:24 pm | Comments Off
Marine Biology has this Professor’s Heart

If he isn’t on the water or in the water, then marine biologist and natural science professor Dr. Ken Thomas is teaching about the water and its countless inhabitants.
While he also teaches introduction to biology …

NECC Provides Foundation for Successful Transfer
December 8, 2014 – 2:54 pm | Comments Off
NECC Provides Foundation for Successful Transfer

Nairoby Sanchez knew when she enrolled at Northern Essex that it would be the first step on her journey to earning a four-year degree.
The Haverhill resident was looking for a fresh start when she came …

Tutoring Center Helps Lawrence Man Succeed
December 2, 2014 – 5:16 pm | Comments Off
Tutoring Center Helps Lawrence Man Succeed

Carlos Vasquez says he received academic support from many areas of Northern Essex not the least of which was the tutoring center.
The 30-year-old Lawrence resident has been a steady visitor to the tutoring center since …

NECC Student Dancers Present Holiday Performance
November 26, 2014 – 5:28 pm | Comments Off
NECC Student Dancers Present Holiday Performance

The Northern Essex Community College Performing Arts Department will present “Across the Stage,” a student dance performance on Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sport and Fitness Center on …

Final Curtain for NECC’s Christmas Carol
November 18, 2014 – 5:22 pm | Comments Off
Final Curtain for NECC’s Christmas Carol

For many, “A Christmas Carol” penned by Charles Dickens in 1844 is a quintessential Christmas classic, for anyone associated with the Northern Essex Community College’s adaptation of the beloved play knows it is a tradition…a …