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Create Positive Change on Campus

As a member of the Student Government Association, your voice, actions, and decisions can have an immediate and long-term impact on the NECC student body. You’ll help identify and address student concerns while creating an inclusive environment and promoting better communication and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, you have use of an office for SGA business on the Haverhill campus in the Student Center on the second floor in the Knights Nook, cube 1 & 2 and on the Lawrence Campus in the Dimitry  (L) Building, room 146. As a student involved in SGA you can attend regional conferences and summits and this will make a powerful addition to your resume.

What Does the Student Government Association do?

What Does the Student Government Association do?

  • The NECC SGA meets on the first and third Thursday of each month while classes are in session during the fall and spring semester at 4:00PM. Student Government Association meetings will take place on Zoom until further notice. To obtain the Zoom ID and Password email SGA . Meetings are open to the campus community and all NECC students are encouraged to attend.
  • Listen to, raise and discuss student concerns and relay to the appropriate senior administrators as necessary.
  • The Student Government Association reviews the budget requests annually received from on campus clubs and organizations and makes recommendations to the Office of Student Life and Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs regarding the requests. 
  • Oversee fundraising activities to support the class gift that SGA presents at Commencement every year.
  • Host events on campus around a variety of topics to help engage and educate their peers.
  • Serve as ambassadors of Northern Essex Community College at College functions such as Open Houses, U-Knighted Fairs, and special events.
  • Develop self-confidence, independence and additional leadership skills of all its members.
  • Attends All College Assembly meetings and presents on SGA. 
  • Executive board members are involved in many of the NECC standing committees that make up the All College Assembly.
Meet the Student Government Association Executive Board

Meet the 2021 – 2022 Student Government Association Executive Board

President, Franziska Hoene (she/her)

My name is Franziska Hoene. I am from Woburn, MA. I am a Civil/Environmental Engineering major at NECC. I joined SGA because I want to be able to support students and clubs. It’s important that the students have a voice. My hobbies include playing soccer and futsal, refereeing soccer and futsal, reading, creating art, and annoying my cats. If anyone needs to contact me, please feel welcome to send me an email. 

Vice President of the Lawrence Campus, Johanna Hernandez (she/her)

My name is Johanna Hernandez. I am enrolled in the Engineering Science program with a concentration in Chemical. I got involved in SGA during the 2020-2021 school year as a Member At Large. This year I was voted in as the Vice President of our Lawrence Campus and then voted in as the interim President since our president graduated in December 2021. I will hold the president role until we are able to fill it during a special election. Being a part of SGA means that I can make a difference at NECC. ¡Yo hablo español! If anyone needs to contact me, please feel welcome to send me an email

Vice President of the Haverhill Campus

The SGA Vice President of the Haverhill Campus position is currently vacant.

Treasurer

The SGA Treasurer position is currently vacant.

Secretary, MacKenzie Lio-MacDougall (she/her)

 

Marketing & Communications Chair, Toni-Ann Pavao (she/her)

My name is Toni-Ann Pavao, but y’all can just call me Toni. I am from Methuen, MA. I am now the Marketing & Communications Chair. I was a Member at Large before this role and this all started because one day I decide why not pop into an SGA meeting to see what it’s all about and right then I decided to become a Member at Large. I am an Early Childhood Education major and my goal is to become a special education pre-k teacher. I like to do some art, make TikToks, play with my dog, and mess around with my siblings. Please feel welcome to contact me for anything by sending me an email.  

Parliamentarian, Laura Martyn (she/her)

Laura Martyn, a psychology major at Northern Essex, chose to run for Parliamentarian after attending several Student Government meetings and becoming interim Parliamentarian during the 2020-2021 academic year. She felt an urge to promote the importance of student organizations and community outreach programs, particularly at a time of turmoil. Laura originally attended and graduated from a culinary academy, but after a decade in the workforce decided on a career change that she hopes will better serve the underprivileged. As Parliamentarian, Laura works to ensure that our Student Government continues to be an inclusive and supportive organization for all students while addressing the barriers that affect student success. Away from college, she enjoys time boating on the water and relaxing with her cats. If anyone needs to contact me, please feel welcome to send me an email. 

Programming Chair of the Haverhill Campus, Sarah Pachano (she/her)

 

Programming Chair of the Lawrence Campus, Ozgur Sutlu (he/him)

 

    Member At Large, Andrew Venditti (he/him)

    Member At Large, Edward Hoene (he/him)

    Student Trustee & Member at Large, Chrissy Modeen (she/her)

    If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas please contact me at studenttrustee@student.necc.edu.

    How Can You Run for Student Government?

    How Can You Run for Student Government or Student Trustee?

    Eligibility Requirements

    1. The ability to attend SGA meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month during the fall and spring semester from 4:00PM – 6:00PM
    2. Obtain a GPA of 2.3 or higher
    3. Be registered for at least six credits for the semesters you are running for
    4. Be in good academic and conduct standing with the college
    5. Complete the form to run in the Elections

    If you are interested in running for the Student Trustee role please review this FAQ Document for more information. 

    Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 SGA & Student Trustee Elections 

    The Student Government Association will hold Special Elections to fill all vacant SGA positions for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 school year at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester. 

    Are you interested in becoming a student leader within Student Government Association (SGA) at Northern Essex Community College?

    Do you enjoy being a part of your community?

    Do you want to make a difference, share your opinions, and interact with others?

    Maybe you’re looking for a place to learn leadership skills, enhance your resume, or meet new people. 

    Do you have interest in sitting in a voting role on the colleges Board Of Trustees? 

    If you answered yes, then SGA is the place for you!

    Fill out the Interest Form and a member of SGA will be in touch soon about the next steps and up-to-date elections timeline. 

    Election Timeline

    Dates will be updated soon for special elections

    1. Complete the interest form by the deadline
    2. Wait for an email from the SGA Advisor or SGA Elections Chair to let you know if you are approved to run in the election.  When you are approved you can use the bulletin boards on the Lawrence and Haverhill campuses to promote yourself, if desire. You can also be creative in other ways to campaign for votes, please run all creative plans by the Advisor, Stephanie Haskell for approval.  
    3. Emil a photo of yourself to studentgovernment@student.necc.edu that can be used on the ballot if you were not able to upload one on the form.  
    4. An official online ballot will be available for students to vote (dates will be updated soon). It will be posted on the SGA Blackboard Community and shared via an announcement to all students to your college email.  
    5. The ballots will be counted, and results will be made public (date updated soon). Those running in elections can expect a email in their college email of the results. 
    SGA Suggestion Box

    SGA Suggestion Box

    Please share with us your suggestions, complaints, and ideas regarding your Northern Essex Community College (NECC) experience.

    Every change big or small requires two things, an idea, and people. Simply sharing an idea or even a concern is the first step in creating change on our campus. Change cannot happen with a single person. With your help and your ideas, we can all make NECC into not just a College but our home where everyone in our community is welcome and included.

    Northern Essex Community College students may use this anonymous form to submit suggestions, complaints, and ideas to the NECC Student Government Association (SGA) for change we can advocate for on campus.

    While the form can be submitted anonymously, you can also provide your name and contact information (below) if you’d like a direct response regarding your suggestion. If you would like it to be anonymous please disregard the fields below that would identify you.

    Don’t forget any NECC student can bring their ideas/ questions/concerns to our SGA meetings which are open to our entire campus community. SGA meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month while classes are in session in the fall and spring semester at 4:00PM.

    Please contact SGA at studentgovernment@student.necc.edu for more information about where SGA meetings are held and/or how to obtain the Zoom info to join us virtually.

    Fill out my online form.
    Upcoming Meetings and Events Dates and Times

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    The NECC SGA meets on the first and third Thursday of each month while classes are in session for the fall and spring semester at 4:00PM. Student Government Association meetings will take place on Zoom, on the Haverhill Campus in SC106, and on the Lawrence Campus in L146 simultaneously. To obtain the Zoom ID and Password email SGA or sign up for each meeting on the events form. Meetings are open to the campus community and all NECC students are encouraged to attend.

    There are no upcoming events at this time.

    Annoucments

    Class of 2023 Gift

    Every year the NECC Student Government Association (SGA) gives a gift on behalf of the graduating class to either the Haverhill or Lawrence Campus. This year the gift is for the Lawrence Campus. The selection of the gift is voted on by the NECC student body. Submit suggestions for this years gift by filling out the suggestion form. The winning gift will be announced at the Commencement Ceremony. 

    Class of 2019 gift was a foosball table and board games for the Lawrence Campus.

    The class of 2020 was outside seating for studying on the Haverhill Campus. 

    The class of 2021 gift was a water bottle fill station/ water fountain for the Dimitry building on the Lawrence Campus. 

    The class of 2022 gift was a Sensory Space located in cube 3 in the Behrakis Student Center on the 2nd floor in the Knights Nook on the Haverhill Campus. 

     

    Golden Lamp Award 

    The Student Government Association is seeking students to nominate outstanding faculty or staff members for recognition!

    Is there a faculty or staff member that you know who:

    • has helped you excel in a specific class or on a specific assignment?
    • has gone above and beyond the call of duty for you or another student?
    • has generally made your life better while at NECC?

    If so, please nominate them for SGA’s Golden Lamp Award using this form.

    ***Students may nominate one faculty or staff member per a semester, and may not repeat their nomination***

    All nominated faculty and staff will receive a copy of their nomination letter(s) and a certificate. Three faculty or staff member per a semester will be selected to receive a gift from SGA*.

    This submission form will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, 11/18/2022 for the Fall 2022 Semester award. 

    Please reach out to the Student Government Association at studentgovernment@student.necc.edu with any questions.

    *Individuals may be nominated more than once but may not be selected as a winner more than once per Academic Year.

    2021- 2022 Golden Lamp Award Winners 

    Stephanie Haskell

    Kathy Hudson

    Patricia Shade

    Meeting Minutes Archive

    Meeting Minutes Archive 

    Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019 - October 10, 2020

    Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019 - October 10, 2019

     

    Meeting Minutes October 10, 2019

    Meeting Minutes October 10, 2019

    Meeting called to order by President, Samantha Cook.
    Date | Time: 10/10/2019, 4:01 PM. Total Voting Members : 10. Quorum : Yes.

    MORE link to Meeting Minutes October 10, 2019
    Meeting Minutes October 3, 2019

    Meeting Minutes October 3, 2019

    Meeting called to order by Vice President of Lawrence, Hannah Benning.
    Date | Time: 10/03/2019, 4:00 PM. Total Voting Members: 7. Quorum: Yes.

    MORE link to Meeting Minutes October 3, 2019
    Meeting Minutes September 26, 2019

    Meeting Minutes September 26, 2019

    Meeting called to order by President, Samantha Cook.
    Date | Time: 09/26/2019, 4:00 PM. Total Voting Members : 6. Quorum : Yes.

    MORE link to Meeting Minutes September 26, 2019
    Meeting Minutes September 19, 2019

    Meeting Minutes September 19, 2019

    Meeting called to order by President, Samantha Cook
    Date | Time: 09/19/2019, 4:01 PM. Total Voting Members : 5. Quorum : Yes.

    MORE link to Meeting Minutes September 19, 2019
    Meeting Minutes September 12, 2019

    Meeting Minutes September 12, 2019

    Meeting called to order by President, Samantha Cook. Date | Time: 09/12/2019 4:01 PM. Total Voting Members:5. Quorum: Yes.

    MORE link to Meeting Minutes September 12, 2019
    Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019

    Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019

    A regular meeting of the Northern Essex Community College Student Government Association was held on 4/25/19 at the NECC Haverhill Campus. A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order at 4:04 pm. The President, Matt Day, presided over the meeting. The minutes for the previous meeting were presented for last week.

    MORE link to Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019
    Student Government Association Contact Information

    Student Government Association Contact Information

    Email: studentgovernment@student.necc.edu

    Blackboard Community: All enrolled NECC students can view the SGA Community by logging into their student account. 

    Haverhill Office: Knights Nook, Cube 1 & 2  (In the Behrakis Student Center (SC) on the second floor)

    Lawrence Office: Dimitry (L) Building, room 146

    Currently, there will be no open office hours at either SGA office location at this time, please email SGA to set up an appointment time. 

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