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Discover What It’s Like To Be a Student at NECC

Check out the videos and stories on this page to see what our current students, alumni, and faculty have to say. Learn how some of our students found their success at NECC – and saved thousands of dollars – before transferring on to earn their bachelor’s degrees, while others attended NECC to earn degrees or certificates to start their careers right away. Read the profiles of some of our remarkable faculty, and don’t miss our social media feeds at the bottom of this page.

Wherever You Want to Go, Northern Essex Can Help You Get There.

NECC Faculty and Staff

Meet some of our talented faculty and staff.

Kristen Quinn

Kristen Quinn

Accounting, Faculty/Department Chair

Think of a business…any business. That business needs an accountant. That nonprofit organization? Sports Team? Furniture designer? Yup, they all need accountants and always will, says accounting Professor Kristen Quinn.

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Dr. Sheila Pierre

Dr. Sheila Pierre

Sociology Faculty

Dr. Sheila Pierre says she found the answers to life’s questions from studying sociology and says her NECC students can expect to do the same.

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Dr. Jennifer Mezquita

Dr. Jennifer Mezquita

NECC Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

As NECC’s new assistant vice president of student affairs, Mezquita hopes when students meet her they can identify with her and be inspired. For sure, she knows when she meets NECC students she sees herself in them and is inspired to help them succeed.

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Kathy Welch Hudson

Kathy Welch Hudson

Medical Assisting Program Director, Department Chair of the Healthcare Technology and Ambulatory Services

For more than 20 years Kathy worked at Beth Israel Hospital – first as a clinician and then moving into health care administration. She managed and operated several inpatient and ambulatory units before joining the faculty at NECC.

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Scott Joubert

Scott Joubert

NECC Criminal Justice Faculty

Scott Joubert may teach tough courses in NECC’s Criminal Justice Program, but at heart he is really a “helper” teaching others to be “helpers.”

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Jody Carson

Jody Carson

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

When Jody Carson was nine, the budding educator taught preschool to her two younger siblings. Today, this NECC professor teaches others to teach preschool.

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Career Opportunities

Learn how some of our students prepared for their careers at NECC.

Sabrina Hamel

Sabrina Hamel

NECC 2018 Graduate, Respiratory Care

Five years after she dropped out of Methuen High School, Sabrina Hamel celebrated her associate degree in respiratory therapy from Northern Essex Community College—which she earned with high honors—and a new job at Boston’s Children’s Hospital.

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Lucia Rondon

Lucia Rondon

NECC 2019 Graduate, Public Health

Before Lucia Rondon walked across the stage to accept her degree in public health she had been on the receiving end of the very role for which she’s now trained—when her younger brother Leonel became the lone fatality in the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions. Now, as a medical case manager at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, that is exactly what she is doing, helping others.

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Tim Field

Tim Field

NECC 2014 Graduate Computer & Information Science

Tim Field knew Northern Essex would help him jump-start his career as a software developer, he just didn’t expect it to happen so fast. The Haverhill resident was hired at Muzzy Lane, an educational software firm in Newburyport, after working there as an NECC intern.

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Transfer Opportunities

Find out how some of our students started at NECC and then transferred to earn their bachelor’s degrees.

Peter Orfanos

Peter Orfanos

NECC Graduate Business, Transferred to UMass Lowell

Peter Orfanos is no novice when it comes to time management. The Haverhill resident, who graduated in May with his business transfer degree and will be attending UMass Lowell in the fall, manages three part-time jobs, a full-time course load, and a range of community service activities – and does it all with a can-do attitude.

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Katherine Hailson

Katherine Hailson

NECC 2018 Graduate, Political Science, Transferred to UMass Lowell

Hailson, a Spring 2019 Graduate of the Liberal Arts Writing degree, who won a National Civic Fellowship, is a “a change-maker and public problem-solver…who has a drive to make the world a better and more equitable place. Fueled by her own experiences of gender discrimination in high school, Katherine headed to Northern Essex Community College with a motivation to make a change.”

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Sarah Donohoo

Sarah Donohoo

NECC Spring 2019 of Liberal Arts, transferring to Boston University

Sarah Donohoo, a spring 2019 graduate of Psychology who is transferring to Boston University, came all the way from Sicily to attend Northern Essex. She attended an Italian classical high school that focused on Ancient Greek and Latin, and discovered a passion for psychology. Her long-term goal is to go to medical school and become a psychiatrist specializing in child psychiatry.

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