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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 (SGA, NSLS, and Alpha Beta Gamma), to clubs (Art Club. Anime Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance), to interest groups (ELL, or PAC), 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.

How To Join A Club, Organization, or Interest Group At NECC

Most student groups are open to all students. Some exceptions would be major-related groups or honor societies where you have to have a specific GPA or other requirements. If there are no requirements listed then you are welcome to join by following these steps. 

  1. Find a group that interests you and sign up for their next meeting. 
  2. Attend the group meeting.
  3. Fill out a Hazing form and list the group you are joining on the form.

CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a member of a student group at NECC! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for their upcoming meetings so you don’t miss them. You can also list your membership in this group on your resume. 

Organizations

Alpha Beta Gamma, Beta Omicron Chapter

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.

View more about Alpha Beta Gamma at NECC on our chapter webpage

Advisor

Pam Donahue
Business Department
pdonahue@necc.mass.edu

 

Fall 2022 Meeting Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Delta Alpha Pi

Delta Alpha Pi- Eta Phi Chapter

Current NECC students can find out more about Delta Alpha Pi by joining the groups Blackboard Community

The purpose of this Society shall be to recognize the academic accomplishments of college students with disabilities, to facilitate the development of leadership and advocacy skills, and to provide opportunities for members to serve as mentors and role models. Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society recognizes students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. Northern Essex Community College is the 189th chapter of DAPi with the chapter designation of Eta Phi. 

Membership Requirements

  • Present with a documented disability and work with one of the staff members in the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services or self-identify as an individual with a disability.
  • Completed a minimum of 24 credits
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Learn more about the organization by viewing its website. 
  • Fill out a Hazing Form every academic year.

 
Advisors

Donna Szekely

Disability Services Specialist in the CARS Office

dszekely@necc.mass.edu

 
Fall 2022 Meeting & Event Details

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

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

2020

Winner, ACP Pacemaker Awards
Silver Crown, CSPA 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. 

Visit the SGA webpage to learn more about SGA, the leadership team, and how to get involved.  

 

Advisor

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

 

Follow Us On Social Media

Instagram: @NECCSGA
Twitter: @NECCSGA
Facebook: /NECCSGA

Tik Tok: studentgovernmentnecc

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details 

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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.

Q&A for NECC Students About The NSLS

CLICK HERE to learn more about NSLS at NECC. 
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

Suzanne Reyes
Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities, Office of Student Life
sreyes1@necc.mass.edu

 

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Fall 2022 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. 

There are no more live speakers scheduled at this time. Members are welcome to watch recorded speakers for credit on their members portal. 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Interest Groups

English Language Learners (ELL) Interest Group

English Language Learners (ELL) Interest Group

Do you speak a language other than English? Join us this semester to meet other English Language Learners (ELLs) and learn about NECC resources, scholarships, majors, and more! All English English Language Learners (ELL) are invited to join. The purpose of this group is to practice English and connect with other ELL students, discover new careers and majors, learn more about scholarships and opportunities for first-generation students, as well as meet other ELL Alumni and learn about their NECC experience.

 

Advisor

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

 

Fall 2022 Meeting Details

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

CLICK HERE to sign up to attend any of the meetings and to receive an email reminder. 

Please fill out THIS FORM before attending the meeting for the advisor. 

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Clubs

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 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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

 

Follow Us On Social Media

Facebook: @neccanimeclub

Instagram:@animeclubplatinum

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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 to learn more about the club. 

 

Advisor

Tiffany Esmerio

Coordinator of Orientation and Student Transitions

tesmerio@necc.mass.edu

 

Follow Us On Social Media

Instagram: @neccartclub

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details 

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Best Buddies

Best Buddies

Fosters one-to-one friendships between college students without Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (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 2021 Student President. 

Sign up to volunteer. 

Learn More by Joining the Best Buddies NECC Blackboard Community.

 

Advisor

Deborah Regan
Associate Director, Center for Accessibility Resources & Services

dregan@necc.mass.edu

Theresa Yurewicz

Program Coordinator/MAICEI

tyurewicz@necc.mass.edu

 

Student President

Grace Adam

00323126@student.necc.edu

 

Student Vice President

Lilli Baumgardner

00301947@student.necc.edu

 

Student Secretary

Yomerly Rodriguez

00329495@student.necc.edu

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details 

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

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Each student at NECC deserves a place where they feel safe, seen, and supported. Northern Essex’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance provides an environment for students inside and outside of the LGBTAI+ community to be comfortable in their identity, have insightful conversations, and find peace in a truly accepting community.

CLICK HERE to view a new guide from OnlineTherapy.com that covers some of the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals, how therapy can help, tips for finding the right provider, and additional helpful resources.  

 

Advisor

Currently seeking new Advisor  

Contact Suzanne Reyes with any questions regarding this club

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Global Politics Club

Global Politics Club

The goal of the Global Politics 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.

Current NECC students can ;earn more about the Global Politics Club by viewing their Blackboard Community

 

Advisor

Steve Russell

Global Studies

srussell@necc.mass.edu

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Nursing Club

Nursing Club

Welcome to the Nursing Club at NECC.  This club brings nursing students together to help them maximize their potential through building character in engaging, collaborating, and involving in activities that promote professionalism.  Your involvement in Nursing Club plays a crucial role in enhancing the greater NECC Community.  It provides leadership experience within the school as the responsibilities of nursing are practiced.  The Nursing Club will meet its goals by planning and conducting social, educational, and community services.  Activities are coordinated between student cohort groups from both ADN level I and level II as well as the Licensed Practical Nurses. It is to provide a network for students in relation to the nursing major and similar interests.  This club will meet once a month and/or as announced, club meetings will be listed below.

 
Advisors

Hollie Andrews

Nursing

handrews@necc.mass.edu

 

Elsie Jean Michel

Nursing

ejeanmichel@necc.mass.edu

 

 
Fall 2022 Meeting Details

CLICK HERE to sign up to attend any of the meetings and to receive an email reminder.  

No meetings have been scheduled at this time, please check back again for updates. 

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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 to learn more about this group.

 

Advisor

Patricia Willett
Radiologic Technology
pwillett@necc.mass.edu

 

Follow Us On Social Media

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NECCRTClubFacebook

 

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Respiratory Care Club

Respiratory Care Club

Student practicing what she have learned

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

 

Advisor

Alana Doherty-Crook
Respiratory Care
adohertycrook@necc.mass.edu

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

Table Top Games Club
 

Table Top Games Club 

Do you enjoy Boardgames? Chess, Checkers, Connect4, Scramble!  
Have a game that you want to play with others?  
The Games Club is open to all students to join at any time. Come hang out, enjoy some snacks and play games with other NECC students. The club has a variety of games from Banana Grams, Chess, Operation, Uno, and many more.
All students are welcome to join by filling out a Hazing From and attending our meetings when you can. 

 

Advisors

Stella  Vlahakis

Research Specialist

svlahakis@necc.mass.edu

 

Matthew Gingras

Financial Aid Counselor

mgingras@necc.mass.edu

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

 

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.

 

Advisor

Mark Reinhold
Natural Sciences
mreinhold@necc.mass.edu

 

Follow Us On Social Media

Instagram: necc_environmentalclub

Twitter: @Necc_EClub

 

Fall 2022 Meeting and Event Details

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

 

Current students can visit our Blackboard Community to learn more about the group. 

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