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Enrich Your Life and Our Community

At NECC you’re sure to find people who share your passion and student groups that fill your life with purpose. From organizations (International Student Club, SGA, NSLS), to clubs (Anime Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Nursing Club), to interest groups (NECC Cheerleading Team), come explore the many ways you can add value to your life and our community.

There are many ways for students to make their time at NECC really count. Getting involved in a student organization, interest group, or club is the best way to explore new ideas and experiences, as well to make new friends. 

Blackboard Communities 

Blackboard Communities function like a student group website. Each student group has its own community on Blackboard that student leaders maintain. These communities provide information regarding the group’s mission, when they meet, how to become a member, who their active members are, how to contact the advisor and student leaders, past meeting minutes,  group documents, and more.  Students can engage in discussion with other group members and stay up to date by reading the group announcements. 

Do you see a group below that you might be interested in joining? If so CLICK HERE to follow the directions on how to access a Club, Organization, or Interest Group Blackboard Community to find out more about joining.

Organizations

Parnassus Literary Magazine

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 is 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 has a national audience.

Visit the Parnassus Literary Magazine website for more information, submission details, and an archive of each issue from its nearly fifty year history.

Work from any NECC student, faculty, or staff 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.

You can also read more about Parnassus in the NECC Newsroom:

Awards

Parnassus has won the following recent 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, Eastern Division CCHA awards
First Place, ASPA awards

2013

Finalist, ACP Pacemaker awards
First Place, Eastern Division CCHA awards
First Place, ASPA awards 

2016

First Place, ASPA awards 
Second Place, Eastern Division CCHA awards

2017

Finalist, ACP Pacemaker awards
First Place, ASPA awards 
Gold Medal, NCMPR awards

2018

Finalist, ACP Pacemaker awards
First Place, ASPA awards 
District One Medallion Award, NCMPR awards

2019

Winner, ACP Pacemaker Awards

Advisor

Patrick Lochelt
English Department
plochelt@necc.mass.edu

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (or SGA) is an independent, student-run organization that represents student rights, interests, and concerns; it serves as the voice of NECC students.   The SGA works to enhance communication and cooperation between students and the rest of the campus community. SGA strives to increase student awareness of the many organizations, activities, and opportunities available at NECC. 

Watch the SGA video to meet the leadership team.  

Advisor

Stephanie Haskell
Coordinator of Student Activities, Office of Student Life
shaskell@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting And Event Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

The National Society of Leadership & Success

The National Society of Leadership & Success: Online Chapter

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Northern Essex Community College Online was started in 2017. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 
Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 1,150 members who have access to:

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships.
  • An exclusive NSLS job board.
  • A personalized letter of recommendation.

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.
If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

Frequently Asked Questions:
Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit nsls.org to chat with a team member or email help@nsls.org.
What do I have to do to become inducted?
Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace. 
Is this recognized on campus?
We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 1,150 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

Advisor

Stephanie Haskell
Coordinator of Student Activities, Office of Student Life
shaskell@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Fall 2021 Live Speaker Broadcasts for NSLS Members

Please log in to your NSLS account 15 minutes before the listed broadcast time. Once you log in click on the Membership Benefits drop-down and select Live Speaker Broadcast. NSLS members will receive credit toward induction for attending Live Broadcast events. 

No events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Interest Groups

ESL Interest Group

ESL Interest Group

All English as a second language (ESL) students are invited to join our new ESL Interest Group. The purpose of this group is to practice English and connect with other ESL students, discover new careers and majors, learn more about scholarships and opportunities for first-generation students, as well as meet other ESL Alumni and learn about their NECC experience.

Advisor

Vanessa Desani
Academic Advisor and
Community Referral Counselor
vdesani@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details.  

Student Parents And Caregivers (PAC)

Are you a NECC student who is a parent or a caregiver for a family member?

Are you finding it difficult to balance home life with school life?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious?

If you answered yes, to any of the questions, then this group is for you! 

The purpose of this peer support group is to have a safe space to meet other NECC parents and caregivers and have the opportunity to share resources, services, stories, and advice with each other. It is also a space to talk about how best to care for your child or family member during this pandemic while also taking care of yourself. We hope to invite a special guest to each session to provide additional support and resources to help you succeed in your dual role.

Advisor

Maria Hernandez
International Student Advisor
mhernandez@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Clubs

Alpha Beta Gamma, Beta Omicron Chapter

Alpha Beta Gamma, Beta Omicron Chapter

Alpha Beta Gamma Club

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.

Advisor

Pam Donahue
Business Department
pdonahue@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meeting dates have been selected at this time, please email the advisor for upcoming meeting details. 

American Sign Language Club

American Sign Language Club

Members of the ASL chatting with students

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.

Advisor

Kevin Fleese
Deaf Studies
kfleese@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Anime Club

Anime Club

The purpose of the Anime club is to bring students together with a common interest in Anime. Members will be introduced to a plethora of genres within the medium and will leave with a deep appreciation and understanding of the dynamic art form.

Watch the Anime Club video created by the student Vice President of the club. 

Advisor

Marc Mannheimer
Art Design and Photography
mmannheimer@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Amnesty International

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.

Advisor

Andy Morse

Global Studies

amorse@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Art Club

Art Club

The purpose of Art Club is to provide the opportunity for NECC students to meet regularly to discuss and engage in art-making and art appreciation.  Art Club will explore diverse styles of art-making, collaborate on projects, and provide a sanctuary for students to express themselves.

Watch the Art Club video created by the Student President, Vice President, and Staff Advisor. 

Advisor

Tiffany Esmerio

Coordinator of Orientation and Student Transitions

tesmerio@necc.mass.edu

Instagram: @neccartclub

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Best Buddies

Best Buddies

Fosters one-to-one friendships between college students without IDD and their peers on campus or in the community with IDD. Young adults with IDD historically have been isolated at home or in work environments. The Best Buddies Colleges program is changing this by providing the opportunity for people with IDD to be involved in their local campus and community life.

Watch the Best Buddies video created by the Student President and Staff Advisor. 

Advisor

Deborah Regan
Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Services

dregan@necc.mass.edu

Sign up to volunteer

Fall 2021 Meeting and Event Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Commonwealth Honors Club

Commonwealth Honors Club

Connect diverse, passionate scholars focused on community outreach, personal academic excellence, and student development.

Advisor

Ginger Hurajt
English Department
ghurajt@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meeting dates have been selected at this time, please email the advisor for upcoming meeting details. 

Community Outreach Group

Community Outreach Group

The goal of the Community Outreach Group is to give NECC students opportunities to create and carry out 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.

Watch the Community Outreach Group video created by the student Vice President of the club. 

Advisor

Meredith Gunning
Philosophy
mgunning@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Phi Theta Kappa — Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa — Honor Society

Members of the PTK Club

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, also ΦΘΚ or sometimes PTK, is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly state colleges and community colleges. PTK doesn’t just recognize students’ academic success; it gives them opportunities to develop professional and leadership skills, earn scholarships, explore career paths and make their worlds a lot bigger. NECC is the Beta Sigma Lambda Chapter of PTK and our charter date was May 2010.

Advisor

Mark Reinhold
Natural Sciences
mreinhold@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Radiologic Technology Club

Radiologic Technology Club

Student working with XRays

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.

Watch the Rad Tech Club video created by the club secretary. 

Advisor

Patricia Willett
Radiologic Technology
pwillett@necc.mass.edu

Facebook

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

Students for a Democratic Society

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.

Advisor

Stephen Slaner
Global Studies
sslaner@necc.mass.edu

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

The Environmental Club

The Environmental Club

An outlet for students who are passionate about caring for the environment to share their ideas and actively help the environment alongside others who share their beliefs.

Watch The Environmental Club video created by the student President and Faculty Advisor. 

Advisor

Mark Reinhold
Natural Sciences
mreinhold@necc.mass.edu

Instagram: necc_environmentalclub

Twitter: @Necc_EClub

Fall 2021 Meeting Details 

No meetings or events have been scheduled at this time, please check back for more details. 

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