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NECC Communications Students will Benefit from HCTV Scholarships

Submitted by on November 13, 2012 – 11:42 am

Jean Poth, NECC VP of institutional advancement, Lane Glenn, NECC president, Darlene Beal, executive director, HCTV, Ed Felker, HCTV board.

Haverhill Community Television (HCTV) has created two $5000 scholarships for Northern Essex Community College students who are graduating with an associate degree and plans to pursue a four-year degree in communications.

The HCTV scholarships will be presented each spring to two students who are residents of Haverhill and are graduating from Northern Essex with a degree in Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communication Option or General Studies: Multi-Media Option.   They will receive $2,500 during their first year, and, if they maintain a 3.0 GPA, $2500 during their second year.  The first award recipients will be announced this spring.

“We’ve had a really wonderful collaboration with Northern Essex for many years, and we’re thrilled to announce this scholarship which will help local residents pursue their dreams,” says Darlene Beal, executive director of HCTV.  Beal herself is a Haverhill native who graduated from Northern Essex’s journalism program and continued her education at Boston University.

Northern Essex and HCTV have been partnering for many years in a collaboration which has provided hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment for NECC students as well as a steady stream of eager student volunteers for HCTV.

NECC courses, such as Television Production and New Media, are taught at HCTV’s Haverhill studios, often by HCTV employees such as Matt Belfiore and Ray Naroian.

“We are deeply grateful to HCTV for enhancing the educational experience for our communications majors,” said Jean Poth, vice president of Institutional Advancement.  “This scholarship is great news for our many students who choose to continue their education in this field.”

For additional information, contact Poth at or 978 556-3624.