Expect more at Northern Essex
You can expect more at Northern Essex. More value, more personal attention, more student activities, more flexibility … whether you are looking to start at NECC and transfer, train for a new career or enhance your current career, or just get your feet wet by taking a course or two, Northern Essex has the resources to help you succeed.
After graduating from Lawrence High in 2006, Shalimar was ready to experience someplace new so she enrolled at an out-of-state university. One semester later, financial reality set in, and she decided to return home and attend NECC. “I realized that if I transferred to Northern Essex, I could pay my way with my part-time job,” she explains. After earning an associate degree in liberal arts with high honors, Shalimar transferred to Simmons College and received her bachelor degree. She is currently working in the Lawrence Public School System as scholarship re-engagement manager.
When John was in high school, his guidance counselor told him that he “wasn’t cut out for college.” Fifteen years later, John is proving that counselor wrong. Last spring, he graduated with high honors and an associate degree in human services from NECC. John credits his “invested” professors with helping him to succeed. “Professors in my program answered questions about academics as well as the human service field. I found everyone to be helpful and passionate about their work,” he says. John is pursuing a psychology degree at UNH.
Jessica enrolled at NECC for both the academics and athletics. After graduating from high school in 2011, she enrolled in a four-year private college, but was distracted by dorm life and disappointed with her playing time on the volleyball court. Jessica transferred to NECC and is completing her prerequisite courses with the hopes of transferring to Salem State University’s nursing program. She is a dean’s list student, and plays on the women’s volleyball and basketball teams.
As a recent immigrant with health issues who didn’t speak English and who worked full time to support his family, Andres Guzman had a lot of obstacles to overcome to earn his college degree. But Andres found his way at NECC, starting with English as a Second Language courses and moving his way up to college-level courses. In May 2011, he graduated with honors and an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Computer Forensics. He transferred to UMass Lowell for a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and will graduate in December of 2013.
Elizabeth always knew she wanted to transfer to a four-year school once she selected a major, but she did not want to accumulate a lot of debt finding that major. At NECC, she changed majors three times before focusing on art. She graduated in 2011 with an associate degree, and then transferred two years of college credits to School of the Art Institute in Chicago (SAIC). “… Northern Essex gave me the same education I would have received at a four-year college,” she says. Elizabeth will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SAIC in December of 2013.
After one career change and a job lay-off, Patrice decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She enrolled in NECC and graduated with an associate degree in nursing in 2007. Patrice credits NECC faculty and support services such as PACE* with helping her believe in her abilities and succeed. “At Northern Essex, I received the attention and support necessary to excel academically and that in turn led me to a very rewarding and fulfilling career in nursing.” Patrice is now breast care coordinator at Lawrence General Hospital’s Breast Imaging Center.
Let NECC help you achieve your goals
For more information call us at 978-556-3700, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.