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Women of NECC Board

Supporting NECC and its Students

The Women of Northern Essex Community College is a volunteer organization dedicated to assisting NECC and its students. The organization generates funds for student scholarships and special projects by conducting a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, including a Fall Membership Tea, a Holiday Party and a June Gala Open House event.


Since its inception, the Women of NECC have helped to raise more than $518,000, providing over $330,000 in scholarships.


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Acclaimed novelist Andre Dubus III will return as a guest of the Women of NECC on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 for their annual Membership Tea.  The event will be located in NECC’s Hartleb Technology Center, 12:00 pm.  Andre will be discussing his newest novel due out this fall “Gone So Long” and will have a question and answer session along with a book signing.  The event is open to the public and tickets will be available.  For more information contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 978-556-3789.


Past Events

Past Events

June Open House Event Raises Funds for Student Scholarships

The annual June Open House Event was held on June 9, 2018 at a beautiful home located in North Andover, MA.  This Annual Fundraiser raises funds for the Women of NECC Scholarship Fund.  Since their founding, the women have raised over a half a million dollars for the college and awarded over $330,000 in scholarships.  Photos from the event featured in our newsroom.

The Women of NECC Holiday Party Welcomes Maria Stephanos

The Women of NECC recently hosted its annual holiday luncheon with guest speaker Boston Journalist Maria Stephanos on Monday, December 4th at the Andover Country Club. The event was a great success with over $3,700 raised for student scholarships.

Women of NECC Membership Tea

The Women of NECC’s Membership Tea featuring Sondra Celli was a great success.  Thank you to Sondra and all supporters of the event, we were able to raise over $4,700 which will benefit the Women of NECC Scholarship Fund.

Women of NECC 21st Annual Open House Fundraiser held in Boxford

June 3, 2017 was a great night for the Women of NECC’s Open House event.  Guests attended this fundraiser with over $8,000 raised for student scholarships.

Women of NECC Flower Show

October 21, 2016 was the Women’s Membership Tea featuring Bert Ford, Owner of Ford Flower Company. Read more about our Flower Show event in our Newsroom.

Women of NECC 20th Annual Open House Fundraiser a Huge Success

The Women’s 20th Annual Open House was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at NECC’s Hartleb Technology Center on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill Campus.

Special Thank You to the Women of NECC Board Members for all their support!

Check out our press release


The Women of NECC’s yearly membership runs from Sept. 1 through August 31, although you are welcome to join at any time and begin participating immediately in the activities. The Women of NECC do so much good and have such a good time while doing it! We hope you will consider joining.

Simply download the membership brochure , complete the membership form, and mail it in along with your membership contribution.
If you prefer, contact us:
Lori Smerdon
Staff Associate

Women of NECC
2018-2019 Board of Directors
Geraldine Murphy, President Lisa Martin, Vice-President
Paula Moore, Treasurer Betty Jaffe, Secretary
Marie Dow, Co-Chair, Membership Carole O’Connor, Co-Chair, Membership
Christine Burke Gloria Kirsch
Judy Chmielecki Lila LaGrasse
Theresa Chun Ann Lange
Eleanor Clark Mary Leary
Kathleen Cook Karen Marshall
Marguerite Cooper Jill McCann
Sherrard Côté Linda McHugh
Matilda DelVecchio Nancy Norbedo
Suzanne Fazioli Ellen O’Toole
Helen Flynn Lisa Prezzano
Joanne Fournier Nancy Squatrito
Monica Fraser Sylvia Tallman
Nancy Greenwood Lisa Yameen Ash
Teresa Gudek Angela Zinsmeister
Nancy Hadad

Honorary Members

Elaine Barker
Honorary Member
Yolanda Cellucci,
Honorary Member
Elaine Burke
Honorary Member
Stephen Janavicus
Honorary Member


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