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Bank Donates to NECC Building

Submitted by on July 1, 2011 – 1:16 pm

People’s United Bank has committed to donate $10,000 toward Northern Essex Community College’s new $25 million Allied Health & Technology Center scheduled for construction on Common Street in Lawrence.   The donation was announced by the bank’s chief executive officer, Timothy Crimmons, during a recent visit to the college’s Lawrence Campus.  People’s United Bank recently purchased Riverbank in North Andover, which was previously Lawrence Savings Bank.

The Allied Health & Technology building will allow the college to expand the six associate degree and 12 certificate programs in health care that it currently offers, growing enrollments in high demand programs and creating new programs in emerging fields such as medical laboratory technology.    The building will feature a One-Stop Student Services/ Welcome Center, learning centers and labs, and an extension of the NECC Barnes & Noble bookstore with a coffeehouse.  Built around this space will be state-of-the-art educational classrooms and labs that are modeled after real-life work environments such as a hospital, a physician’s office, a dentist office, and an ambulance.  The building will be approximately 40,000 square feet and will have more than one floor.

For additional information contact Jean Poth, vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the NECC foundation, at