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Business Students Inducted into Honor Society

Submitted by on June 13, 2013 – 2:57 pm

Northern Essex Community College students and alumni who are members of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG), an international business honor society for two-year colleges, were recently the recipients of nine different awards at the National Meeting of ABG held in March.

These award recipients received their plaques and were honored at the 2013 Beta Omicron Induction Ceremony in April during which 63 NECC business student were inducted.

Allison Simon of Bradford was the recipient of the Professor Steven Graham Memorial Award for the Student President of a chapter that made many significant contributions to the chapter over an extended period of time.

Bruce Loring, alumnus, Brentwood, NH, received the Keith Ulich Memorial Essay Award. His 500-750 word essay was titled, “Living Life to its Fullest.” Loring also received the Peter J. Gleason Essay Award. That 750-word essay was titled, “Business and the Environment, Today and in Ten years.”

Natalie Clancy-Dunwoodie, alumna, of Methuen, was the recipient of the Paul Cunningham Essay Competition. The essay was titled, “What positive contributions you can make to our world.”

Daniel Ferreira of Sandown, NH, received the Eva Bobrow Medallion Award. This award is given to an officer who has contributed in an outstanding fashion and achieved excellent results for the chapter.

Juliana Gonzalez of Methuen was the recipient of the Nathan Ancell Memorial Award. The essay was titled, “The Best Business Plan.”

Christopher Baxter of Hampton, NH, received the Marc Zagara Competitors’ Award. This award is presented to the individual who is an outstanding athlete as well as excellent student.

Beta Omicron chapter received the Donald Bertram Community Service Chapter Award.

The Brooks College Golden Key award was given to Beta Omicron chapter as the outstanding chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma. It is for excellence in the following areas: community service, campus service, recruitment and financial management. This is the fifth year in a row that the NECC chapter has been the recipient of this prestigious award.

Five years ago, Beta Omicron Chapter established an award called the “Muller & Norton Outstanding Leadership Award.” This award was named for Sheila Muller and Pamela Norton who made numerous contributions to the growth and development of this organization. This year, Stefanie Vizard of Plaistow, NH, was the recipient of this award for her exemplary leadership and devotion to ABG activities.

In order to be recommended for the honor society, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and display qualities of good citizenship and good moral character.

This was NECC’s 26th Induction ceremony, which is an historic accomplishment for Northern Essex as few other organizations have met this milestone since ABG was founded in 1970. Throughout the years, the NECC chapter has won over 49 National Awards which includes 11 chapter awards and 38 student essay awards. The induction ceremony was held in April at the Technology Center on the Haverhill Campus.

For more information about the business honor society, contact Professor Donahue at 978-556-3315 or e-mail her at