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Lawrence City Council Recognizes NECC Grad

Submitted by on July 25, 2012 – 3:43 pm
Eva Caraballo, '12, was recognized by the Lawrence City Council

Eva Caraballo, '12, was recognized by the Lawrence City Council

Last night the Lawrence City Council recognized Eva Caraballo with a special citation based on her academic success and demonstrated leadership.

NECC President Lane Glenn who attended the city council meeting with Caraballo called her “a talented young woman who took advantage of everything Northern Essex had to offer.”

In presenting the citation, City Councilor Marc LaPlante said “Eva’s commitment to her education is impressive.  She is one of Lawrence’s bright lights, excelled at Lawrence High School and at Northern Essex, and is on her way to a very bright future.”

Caraballo was valedictorian of her 2009 class at Lawrence’s Business, Management, and Finance High School. While in high school, she participated in the dual enrollment program, taking Accounting I and II at Northern Essex and earning high school and college credits. 

At Northern Essex, she participated in Pathways to Academic & Career Excellence (PACE), a federally funded program which offers support for first generation students; and was a Presidential Scholar; a member of the Student Leadership Program; a work-study student with the Student Outreach Squad; a member of the Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Society, and a member of the Tertulia Club.

She graduated with high honors and an associate degree in business management as well as a Medical Office Assistant Certificate in May. She hopes to work or volunteer in a medical setting before transferring to UMass Lowell where she will earn a bachelor’s in business with a focus on hospital administration.