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North Andover Man is Opportunity Knight
February 17, 2015 – 2:49 pm | Comments Off
North Andover Man is Opportunity Knight

One of the hardest working members of the Northern Essex Community College Knights Basketball Team may never have scored a point for the team, but he scored plenty of points with the team and its …

Two Appointed to NECC Board of Trustees
February 6, 2015 – 2:56 pm | Comments Off
Two Appointed to NECC Board of Trustees

Joseph D’Orazio of Haverhill and Marianne Paley Nadel of Chestnut Hill were recently appointed to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by former Governor Deval Patrick.
D’Orazio, who worked for a decade in the …

NECC Employees Awarded for Work Performance
January 26, 2015 – 4:27 pm | Comments Off
NECC Employees Awarded for Work Performance

 
Three Northern Essex Community College employees Stacy Ayotte of Exeter, NH, Duane Quinion of Westport Island, ME, and Cheryl Wilson of Chelmsford recently received the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2015.
The …

Students Flock to NECC Engineering Program
January 13, 2015 – 9:35 pm | Comments Off
Students Flock to NECC Engineering Program

Two years ago, when Nathaniel Clark sat down with his parents to discuss college plans, they all agreed that Northern Essex’s Engineering Program was the smartest choice for the honors student. He was already taking …

She Teaches the Teachers to Teach
January 5, 2015 – 2:10 pm | Comments Off
She Teaches the Teachers to Teach

When Jody Carson was nine, the budding educator taught preschool to her two younger siblings. Today, this NECC professor teaches others to teach preschool.
“Teaching was a natural fit for me,” says the Early Childhood Education professor. “I …

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 …