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General Court Celebrates Northern Essex Community College’s 50th Anniversary

Submitted by on March 12, 2012 – 10:51 am

Shown l-r: State Representatives Marcos Devers, David Torrisi, Michael Costello, NECC President Lane Glenn, and Linda Dean Campbell

On March 7, 2012, the State Representative Brian S. Dempsey (D- Haverhill), State Representative Michael Costello (D- Newburyport) and State Senator Steven A. Baddour (D- Haverhill) welcomed Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn to the State House to celebrate the NECC’s 50th Anniversary.  The local delegation along with the Massachusetts Legislature presented President Glenn on the House floor with a resolution Commemorating NECC’s fifty year Milestone.

“I was proud to have the opportunity  to host President Glenn at the State House to officially honor Northern Essex Community College on their 50th anniversary,” Said Representative Dempsey.” For over 50 years Northern Essex Community College has been a leader in the region in education, job training and workforce development.  Northern Essex Community College continues to ensure that all members of our community can realize their dreams and achieve success.”

“For a half-century, Northern Essex Community College has been providing students of all backgrounds the opportunity to improve their quality of life and achieve the American Dream,” said Senator Baddour. “They are a vital part of providing our region with an educated, skilled workforce and I look forward to hearing about their many future successes.”

Today NECC boasts 106-acre campus in Haverhill, three sites in Lawrence and extensions in Andover and Methuen.  The student body has grown to over 16,000 full and part time students that are now offered over 70 degree and certificate programs in 12 areas of study.  In 2011 NECC awarded the most degrees and certificates in its history.

“NECC plays a vital educational role in people’s lives. I started my own college educational journey there, and I am very grateful to the professors that influenced me and helped me along the way.”

Northern Essex Community College invites students, faculty and staff, college retirees, alumni, and members of the community to celebrate by participating in one of the 50th anniversary events and programs being hosted throughout the year.  For more information on NECC and their 50th Anniversary you can visit their website at