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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 2022 – 2023 Student Government Association Executive Board

President, Franziska Hoene (she/her)

My name is Franziska Hoene, my preferred  name is Franzi. 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

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

Vice President of the Haverhill Campus

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

Treasurer, Elie Wazen (he/him)

My Name is Elie Wazen. I am excited to be involved in the Student Government Association because of my interest in Accounting (it would make sense to have an Accountant for this position). I am majoring in Accounting and I am very dedicated to the field. I will make sure that I always have everything updated for the SGA budget and I am always willing to work with everyone! If anyone has any questions or want to say hello please don’t hesitate to contact me

Secretary

The SGA Secretary position is currently vacant.

Marketing & Communications Chair, Toni Pavao (she/they)

My name is Toni Pavao I am an Early Childhood Education major. I am from Methuen, MA. I am not Tony the tiger, nor am I Tony Tony Chopper. I am SGA’s Marketing and Communications Chair. I am here to help our students in any way possible. I am also the president of Art Club. I enjoy drawing, listening to music, watching anime, I like to joke around, cosplay, and play video games. My favorite phrase is “Shinzou wo sasageyo” which means to dedicate your heart. Please feel welcome to contact me for anything by sending me an email.  

Parliamentarian

The SGA Parliamentarian position is currently vacant.

Programming Chair of the Haverhill Campus

The SGA Programming Chair of the Haverhill Campus position is currently vacant.

Programming Chair of the Lawrence Campus, Yomerly Rodriguez (she/her)

My name is Yomerly Rodriguez. I am from Lawrence, MA. I am majoring in General Studies: Art & Design. I joined SGA in the Spring of 2022 and I will be in SGA for the 2022-2023 school year as the Programming Chair for the Lawrence Campus. I wish to make things easier for the college to have fun and meaningful events and plan to bring some great oppertunites to our students on behalf of the Student Government Association. I strive to make a meaningful impact on the students, faculty, staff, and the NECC community by being a part of SGA. My favorite hobbies include drawing, painting, playing casual games, watching YouTube videos about funny animals, and taking long walks. If anyone needs to reach out to me, feel free to contact me.

    Member At Large, Patrick Sainato (he/him)

    My name is Patrick Sainato and I am a Member at Large. This Fall 2022 semester will be my second year at NECC and I look forward to being more involved as an active member of the community. I am a Biology major and I’m looking to transfer to UMASS Dartmouth for Fall 2023! I was Class President at Haverhill High School for three years and that experience is one of the driving factors why I want to be involved in Northern Essex’s SGA. I hope to get to know you better throughout the school year and see you at our events! Please feel welcome to contact me for anything by sending me an email.  

    Member At Large, Edward Hoene (he/him)

     My name is Edward Hoene and I am a Member at Large. I’m majoring in Civil-Engineering, and I plan on getting a Masters degree in Civil-Structural Engineering. In my free time I like to go on bike rides and build things on SOLIDWORKS. Please feel welcome to contact me for anything by sending me an email.  

    Member At Large, MacKenzie Lio-MacDougall (she/her)

    Please feel welcome to contact me for anything by sending me an email.  

    Student Trustee & Member at Large, Sarah Pachano (she/her)

    My name is Sarah Pachano I am the NECC’s 2022-2023 Student Trustee on the Board of Trustees. I joined SGA during the spring semester of 2022. My main goal is to focus on improving the overall student life experience for all NECC students and to create a more welcome and comfortable environment for those in our campus community. I am majoring in Philosophy. I love reading books, mainly philosophy books. I think Angela Davis Women, Culture and Politics is a book that everyone should read. Please feel welcome to contact me for anything by sending me an email to my student account or to the student trustee account.  

    Advisor, Stephanie Haskell (she/her)

    My name is Stephanie Haskell and I have advised our Student Government for the the past 3 years. I have worked at NECC in the Office of Student Life since the fall of 2018. I received my Bachelors from Nichols College in Dudley, MA where I studied Business Management and Psychology and obtained my Masters in College Student Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I was involved in SGA while in college and was very involved outside the classroom during those four years. Being apart of SGA means supporting our college and helping to make the student experience the best it can be. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, shopping, and crafting. Students are welcome to reach out to me at anytime by sending me an email

    Advisor, Suzanne Reyes (she/her)

    My name is Suzanne Reyes. This is my first year working in the Office of Student Life at NECC and my first year advising our Student Government. I studied at the University of Massachusetts Boston and earned my Bachelor’s in Gender and Sexualities Studies and Early Childhood Education. I have previously worked as a mental health counselor and an elementary educator. In my off time, I like to spend time with my family, crafting, shopping, trying new restaurants in the area, and eating ice cream. I am so excited to work with SGA this year and be more engaged with student life on campus. Please feel free to reach out to me via email.

    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 Special 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

    1. Complete the interest form by the 9/21/2022 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 from 9/30/2022 – 10/7/2022. The voting link will be posted on the SGA Blackboard Community and shared via an announcement to all students to your college email.  Each enrolled NECC student can submit 1 ballot to cast their vote. You can access the ballot HERE
    5. The ballots will be counted, and results will be made public once students accept their position by 10/14/2022. Those running in elections can expect a email in their college email of the results by 10/11/2022 and winning student leaders must accept their position via email no later than 5:00pm on 10/13/2022 . 
    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.

    Thu 29

    Voting Is Open For SGA Special Elections

    All Day Event  

    Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 SGA Special Elections Ballot Is Open! 

    Oct 06

    Student Government Association Meeting

    October 6.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
     

    SGA Meetings Are Open To The NECC Community

    Oct 13

    MA Student Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting

    October 13.4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
     

    Attend the MA Student Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting To Learn More And Get Involved! 

    Oct 20

    Student Government Association Meeting

    October 20.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
     

    SGA Meetings Are Open To The NECC Community

    Nov 17

    Student Government Association Meeting

    November 17.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
     

    SGA Meetings Are Open To The NECC Community

    Nov 18

    Deadline To Submit Golden Lamp Award Nominations

    November 18.5:00 pm to 5:00 pm
     

    Students, Nominate A College Employee Before The Deadline At 5PM! 

    Dec 01

    Student Government Association Meeting

    December 1.4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
     

    SGA Meetings Are Open To The NECC Community

    Dec 08

    MA Student Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting

    December 8.4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
     

    Attend the MA Student Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting To Learn More About Their Work

    Announcements

    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

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

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