NECC Employees Recognized for Work Performance
Three Northern Essex Community College employees, Susan Alestock and Patrick Lochelt, of Haverhill, and Sherrie Carroll of West Newbury, recently received the employee recognition award for the third quarter of 2011.
The Employee Recognition Award recognizes the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice.
Alestock, a technical assistant and 14 year employee of Northern Essex, was nominated by co-worker Donna Bertolino who praised her for maintaining a “…courteous and friendly attitude and calm demeanor… She is extremely thoughtful and tries to put students at ease, answering all of their questions, giving helpful information and giving them the reassurance they need before going to take a test…She is highly responsible and takes her job seriously.”
Alestock is herself a graduate of NECC. She holds an Associate of Science Degree in Accounting. She has worked in several areas of the college including the bursar’s office, secretarial support, and most recently the assessment center.
Patrick Lochelt has been an adjunct English instructor at Northern Essex for six years. He was nominated by NECC Professor Peter Flynn who acknowledged his work producing the award winning Parnassus, the NECC student literary and arts magazine for which Lochelt has been the faculty adviser for the last five years.
A native of California, Lochelt graduated from the American River College in Sacramento with an Associate of Arts in General Studies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in English/Literature from the California State University, Sacramento. He also holds a certificate for teaching college composition.
For 10 years Sherrie Carroll has been an employee of NECC, the last eight as an administrative assistant at the Gallaudet University Regional Center (GURC) at Northern Essex Community College. She holds Associate of Science degrees in Deaf Studies/American Sign Language Option and Deaf Studies/Sign Language Interpreter Option.
She was nominated by co-workers Kathleen Vesey, Aimee Stevens, and Glenys Crane-Emerson who lauded her for bringing her deaf studies skills to her position where she is a tremendous asset to all at the GURC. In addition to her regular duties she provides support to the GURC’s Family Sign Language Program and its Shared Reading Saturdays Program.
“She is the GURC ‘voice’, comforting parents who have just learned their baby is deaf and providing helpful resource information to Early Intervention Personnel. Ever ready with a smile and a pleasant voice, Sherrie has consistently gone above and beyond to ensure the success of our programs,” they wrote.