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Nursing is Her Calling
August 30, 2017 – 7:50 pm
Nursing is Her Calling

Allison Belisle of Haverhill always had an interest in nursing, but it took some time for her to realize it was truly her calling.
After graduating from Haverhill High School in 2009, Allison attended a small …

Involvement in Student Activities Leads to Success at NECC and Beyond
August 28, 2017 – 6:41 pm
Involvement in Student Activities Leads to Success at NECC and Beyond

Participating in everything from the Top Notch Players theater group to the Student Senate and the basketball team, Grant Bellino‘s involvement on the campus earned him the nickname Mr. NECC. Through all this, he discovered …

Lawrence Man Receives College Scholarship
August 17, 2017 – 6:08 pm
Lawrence Man Receives College Scholarship

Electrician Carlos Vilar is so intent on earning a college degree that he willingly uses his vacation and personal time through work to get it. The Lawrence resident, who holds a 4.0 GPA in Northern …

Bachelor Completion Program at NECC Makes Transfer Easy
August 16, 2017 – 5:07 pm
Bachelor Completion Program at NECC Makes Transfer Easy

As someone who didn’t particularly enjoy high school, David Arivella of Haverhill wasn’t looking forward to signing up for even more years of education. It took a little push from his family before he applied …

NECC Helps Make Lawrence Man’s Dream a Reality
August 11, 2017 – 6:57 pm
NECC Helps Make Lawrence  Man’s Dream a Reality

When Maireny Rodriguez moved to Lawrence from the Dominican Republic he was 18, couldn’t speak English, but dreamed of becoming an engineer.
Maireny credits NECC’s support services with helping him achieve that dream.
In fact, NECC played …

Recent NECC Grad Heads to UMass Boston with Full Scholarship
August 8, 2017 – 4:30 pm
Recent NECC Grad Heads to UMass Boston with Full Scholarship

Klinbert Garcia expects to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from UMass Boston and very little debt, thanks to his decision to start at Northern Essex Community College.
A 2014 graduate of Methuen High School, …

Methuen Mom Makes Demanding Schedule Look Easy
August 4, 2017 – 1:04 pm
Methuen Mom Makes Demanding Schedule Look Easy

The only thing more impressive than Karina Calderon’s schedule is her persistence and work ethic.
The 35-year-old Methuen woman credits Northern Essex with helping her strike a balance between school, work, and family. Karina, who graduated …

NECC Education Helps Methuen Woman Land Dream Career
July 20, 2017 – 7:57 pm
NECC Education Helps Methuen Woman Land Dream Career

Even before Sheri Carter earned her associate degree from Northern Essex, her education was already working for her. She went from having a job to having a career.
The 46-year-old Dracut resident graduated in May of …

Easy Transferring will Make Bachelor’s Degree Possible
July 20, 2017 – 7:35 pm
Easy Transferring will Make Bachelor’s Degree Possible

Crisleidy Paula of Lawrence attributes the direction of her education, as well as her life, to the time she spent being bounced from place to place from a very young age, including her move to …

Finding the Perfect Career
July 20, 2017 – 7:21 pm
Finding the Perfect Career

For much of his 20s, Andrew Milton of Salisbury grappled with the same question that so many people his age struggle to answer: “What do I want to do with my life?” With admittedly few …

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