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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?
- 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
President, Iseline Mendoza (she/her)
My name is Iseline Mendoza. I am majoring in both the Business Transfer program and Accounting. I joined SGA after expressing an issue that I knew I wasn’t alone in. The assistance I got from SGA made me feel supported by my peers and I wanted to offer that as well. As president of SGA it is my mission to make sure this is a safe place for the diverse voices of NECC to be heard. If anyone needs to contact me, please feel welcome to send me an email.
Vice President of the Haverhill Campus, 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. 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.
Treasurer, Cailin MacDonald (she/her)
Nice to meet you, I’m Cailin! Haverhill, MA born and raised. The treasurer of SGA happens to be yours truly. I’m studying multimedia at NECC. I joined SGA because I want to get have a voice for fellow scholars, develop my leadership skills, and get to network with more people. When I was in high school, I was in musical theater, glee club, and chorus. I’ve been able to continue art in college but my passion for music has been put on hold for the time being. If you want to contact me or know more about NECC Art Club, please feel free to email me.
The SGA Secretary position is currently vacant.
Marketing & Communications Chair, Eli Abbott (he/him)
My name is Eli Abbott. I hope everything is going well and everyone is staying strong. You are all the voice of our college. I am currently the SGA’s Marketing and Communications Chair and this is my second year in this role. I am a member of our Cross-Country team. I am sad that my time here at NECC will be up at the end of the 2021 fall semester, but happy that I will have my Associates in Elementary Education. I have been a NECC student since the fall of 2019. I am so grateful for all the love and support that I have received from my peers in SGA, which Is what we are here for as members of the Student Government Association. If anyone needs to contact me, please feel welcome to send 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.
Member At Large, Francesca Morin (she/her)
My name is Francesca Morin, I am from Derry, NH. I am majoring in American Sign Language Interpreting and will be graduating May of 2022! My current position is a Member at Large on the SGA. I joined SGA because I think it’s important to be a part of something, whether it be in school or out, being a part of a community/group is something we all need, especially with this past year being so isolating and difficult. I want to be able to help students at NECC with whatever they may need and do so through the SGA to show that we in the SGA are easily accessible and there to help! I hope everyone has a good year, and I hope to meet many of you in person at some point! If anyone needs anything or has questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email.
Member At Large, Andrew Venditti (he/him)
Member At Large, 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 a Member at Large because one day this past semester 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.
Member At Large, Edward Hoene (he/him)
Student Trustee & Member at Large, Chrissy Modeen (she/her)
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How Can You Run for Student Government?
- 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
- Obtain a GPA of 2.3 or higher
- Be registered for at least six credits
- Be in good academic and conduct standing with the college
- Complete the form to run in the Fall 2021 Special Elections.
Fall 2021 Special Elections
The Student Government Association Fall 2021 special elections are being held to fill the Secretary position for the 2021- 2022 academic year.
Are you interested in becoming a student leader within Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2021 – 2022 academic year 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.
If you answered yes, then SGA is the place for you!
Complete this form we have extended the deadline and will accept this form at any time.
SGA will email your confirmation with the online ballot information to cast your vote.
An official online ballot will be available for students online via Blackboard once we have students running for the position.
You can use the bulletin boards on the Lawrence and Haverhill campuses to promote yourself, if desired (please only post on the boards that say NECC NEWS or SGA.
Attend the SGA meetings 4pm-6pm. Current SGA members invite you to introduce yourself and welcome your nomination.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about where SGA meetings are held and/or how to obtain the Zoom info to join us virtually.
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 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.
All NECC Students Are Invited to Attend!
All NECC Students Are Invited to Attend!
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Class of 2021 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 was for the Lawrence Campus. The selection of the gift is voted on by the NECC student body.
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.
Meeting Minutes Archive
- Meeting Minuets August 30, 2021
- Meeting Minuets April 15, 2021
- Meeting Minuets April 1, 2021
- Meeting Minuets March 4, 2021
- Meeting Minuets Feburary 18, 2021
- Meeting Minuets Feburary 4, 2021 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets Janurary 21, 2021 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets December 3, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets November 5, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets October 15, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets September 17, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets September 14, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets May 14, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets May 7, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets April 30, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minuets April 16, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes April 2, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes March 5, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes February 27,2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes February 6, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes January 30, 2020 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes December 5, 2019 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes November 25, 2019 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes November 21, 2019 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes November 14, 2019 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes October 25, 2019 (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes October 17, 2019 (PDF)
Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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