Bradford Couple Receives Outstanding Alumni Award
The award is given annually to recognize an NECC graduate who has achieved success in his or her career, is active in the community, and has given back to the college in some way.
William graduated from Northern Essex’s first class in 1963 with an associate degree in business. Following graduation, he worked at Northern Essex, where he met his future wife. He went on to work as a city auditor and director of finance for the city of Haverhill for 34 years before retiring. He still serves the city as the chairman of the Haverhill Retirement Board and a trustee of the Haverhill Public Library. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Haverhill Rotary Club and is a director of the Wadleigh Foundation and the Griffin White Foundation.
Rosemary was a member of Northern Essex’s first nursing class and graduated with her nursing degree in 1970. She also holds a degree in human services and administration from Merrimack College. She spent her career at the Hale Hospital (now Merrimack Valley Hospital) and served as a nurse manager. Rosemary managed the operating, recovery, and surgical daycare units and was responsible for a team who set up the hospital’s computer system. Since retiring, she has served on the board of directors for the YWCA, is presently the vice chair of the St. James parish council, and a member of the Haverhill Garden Club.
As a duo, they are extremely active in the community and have received numerous awards for their service to the community. Both serve as members of the Haverhill Rotary Club and each has been named a named Paul Harris Fellow. They were recognized as the distinguished citizens of the year by the Yankee Clipper Council of Haverhill in 2008.
The Kluebers are tremendously dedicated and committed to Northern Essex Community College. They have proudly served on the NECC alumni advisory board since 2003 and are generous supporters of the college’s NECC Fund and the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.