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Student Clubs & Organizations

Academic Clubs

Alpha Beta Gamma, Beta Omicron Chapter

Alpha Beta Gamma is a National Business Honor Society dedicated to honoring above average students. As an Organization, Alpha Beta Gamma holds fundraisers for community charity as well as other needs that may arise.

Membership initiation is only open once a year, so any vacancies remain open until the following initiation ceremony.

Contact
Pam Donahue
Phone
978-556-3315
Room
C-304 Haverhill

American Sign Language Club

The ASL Club discusses, shares, and promotes an understanding of ASL and Deaf Culture at NECC and in the community. By increasing awareness and knowledge of deaf people and their culture and increasing access to the resources (films, faculty and facilities) at NECC, members strive to increase the responsiveness of the College to students in ASL programs and Deaf Culture.

Members network and socialize with other students who share a common interest in the many aspects of ASL and Deaf Culture, including art, poetry, theater, history, politics, linguistics and the future of ASL and Deaf Culture worldwide.

Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff who share these interests and concerns.

Contact
Larry Stephen.
Phone
978-556-3000 TTY
Room
C-314R, Haverhill

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club’s goal is to promote social interaction and to enhance the educational process through various Club activities. It also provides information concerning employment opportunities, training and certification to Criminal Justice majors.

The Criminal Justice Club also sponsors such activities as guest speakers, field trips and training courses.

Contacts
Paul Cavan and Magdalena Suarez Shannon
Phone
978-738-7551 or 978-738-7442
Room
L-212, Lawrence

Early Childhood Education Club

Contacts
Gail Feigenbaum and Deidre Budzyna
Phones
978-556-3831 (Feigenbaum) and 978-556-3456 (Budzyna)
Room
C-314N and C-314G, Haverhill

Paralegal Club

This Club aims to expand the knowledge and experience of students in the field of law as it is related to the paralegal profession and to broaden the interest of other students in the paralegal field.

The Club promotes professional, educational and social interaction among paralegal program students. A wide range of activities includes guest speakers, placement related activities, panel discussions, pertinent videos and the annual Paralegal Pinning Ceremony.

Contact
Judy Ciampi
Phone
978-738-7409
Room
L-216A/B, Lawrence

Phi Theta Kappa — Honor Society

PTK’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of students while promoting individual growth through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.

Contacts
Andy Morse 
Phone
978-556-3316 (Haverhill)
Rooms
C-314Q, Haverhill;

Radiologic Technology Club

The Radiological Technology Club is intended to aid the student participants in the enhancement in their profession by exploring opportunities for employment and continuing education in the Radiological Sciences. They aim to promote the interest and enthusiasm within the profession of Radiologic technology and awareness to the general public.

Membership will provide activities that will enhance their learning experience.

Contact
Patricia Willett
Phone
978-738-7517
Room
L-210C, Lawrence

Respiratory Care Club

The Respiratory Care Club is dedicated to educating and elevating awareness around lung, health, and air quality issues.

Contact
Jennifer Jackson-Stevens
Phone
978-665-5893
Room
LC-314, Lawrence

Communications Clubs

Parnassus Literary Magazine

Parnassus is a student-run publication consisting of short fiction, poems, creative nonfiction, and all types of printable art and photography. It’s a venue that has existed since 1965 for creative NECC students to share their arts and talents with the entire school and beyond. New editions are published yearly at the end of each spring semester. Parnassus allows creative students at NECC an opportunity to express themselves and provides an opportunity for the entire student body, faculty, and staff to share the arts and talents of students and to be published in an award-winning book that will have a nationwide audience. Visit its website for more information, submission details, and an archive of each issue from its nearly fifty year history.

Work from any NECC student may be submitted to Parnassus staff at any time during the semester. Acceptance of material is determined by a vote of active staff members. Any active NECC student can join the staff; calls for new members go up at the beginning of each new semester.

Awards

Parnassus has won the following awards:

2008

Second Place, Eastern Division CCHA awards
First Place with Merit, ASPA awards
Best Gallery Section, ASPA awards

2009

First Place, Eastern Division CCHA awards
Finalist, ACP Magazine Pacemaker awards
First Place with Merit, ASPA awards
Silver Medal, NCMPR awards

2010

First Place, Eastern Division CCHA awards
Silver Crown, CSPA awards
First Place, ASPA awards
Best Page Design, ASPA awards

2011

First Place, Eastern Division CCHA awards
Best in Nation: ACP Pacemaker Awards
Gold Crown, CSPA awards
First Place, ASPA awards
Gold Medal, NCMPR awards

2012

First Place, ASPA awards

Contact
Patrick Lochelt
Phone
978-556-3358
Room
C-317Q, Haverhill

Performing Arts Clubs

Dance Club

The purpose of the Dance Club is to provide a variety of dance experiences for students at all levels of dance, from those with no experience to those with many years of experience. It performs for groups and functions on and off campus, giving students a variety of performance opportunities.

Contact
Michelle Deane
Phone
978-556-3957
Room
C-314J, Haverhill

Music and Choral Club

The NECC Music Club performs music at the College for the community. The group also creates informational music activities such as jam sessions, caroling and viewing educational music videos. The Music Club explores the current music technology as well as music careers and various College music programs to which NECC students might be able to transfer.

Contacts
Ken Langer and Alissa Bucchiere
Phones
978-556-3223 (Langer) and 978-556-3226 (Bucchiere)
Rooms
TC-266 and C-317, Haverhill

Special Interest Clubs

Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it support or oppose the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.

Contact
Andy Morse
Phone
978-556-3316
Room
C-314Q, Haverhill

Bacon Boardgamers

The goal of this club is to encourage healthy competition, mental stimulation, and social interaction through board games.

Contact
Michael Cross
Phone
978-556-3362
Room
B-306, Haverhill

Community Outreach Group

The goal of the Community Outreach Group is to give NECC students opportunities to create and carryout projects around social and environmental issues of concern to the group. The emphasis is on working toward practical solutions to specific problems, to improve the environment on both the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses, and to educate the community about social and environmental issues.

Contact
Meredith Gunning
Phone
978-556-3539
Room
C-314S, Haverhill

Contemporary Affairs Club

The goal of the Contemporary Affairs Club is to create an opportunity for students to discuss politics, government, and international affairs. The Club hosts guest speakers and sponsors field trips to local sites that are of political significance.

Contact
Steve Russell
Phone
978-556-3237
Room
C-314S, Haverhill

Gay/Straight Alliance

The purpose of the Gay/Straight Alliance is to teach and promote tolerance and acceptance between any and all groups of gender, orientation, race, or life style. The GSA also aims to fight discrimination and prejudice between said groups both on and off campus.

Contacts
Kristi Arford
Phone
978-556-3353
Room
C-C314J, Haverhill

Students for a Democratic Society

The purpose of the Students for a Democratic Society is to create a forum that allows students to discuss and explore the injustices and oppression within our society with a greater goal of raising community awareness.

Contact
Stephen Slaner
Phone
978-556-3528
Room
C-314S, Haverhill

Veterans & Service Person’s Organization

The Veteran and Service Person’s Organization functions as a beneficial organization to all veterans, service persons and their relatives, by informing and providing information on benefits mandated by federal, state, and private agencies. The organization will also serve as a group of support, fellowship and camaraderie, for all of the above mentioned.

Contact
veteransservices@necc.mass.edu or jwilliams@necc.mass.edu
Phone
978-556-3631
Room
SC-216, Haverhill

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