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NECC Employees Honored for Service

Submitted by on February 3, 2014 – 4:49 pm
NECC President Lane Glenn with employees Donna Felisberto, Bob West, and Andrea Bailey who received the Employee Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014.

NECC President Lane Glenn with employees Donna Felisberto, Bob West, and Andrea Bailey who received the Employee Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014.

Three Northern Essex Community College employees Donna Felisberto of Newton, NH, Bob West of Manchester, NH, and Andrea Bailey of Amesbury, recently received the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014.

The Employee Recognition Award recognizes the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice.

Felisberto, a 27-year veteran of Northern Essex, is currently coordinator of student assessment & testing in the academic placement and testing center. She began at NECC as a technical assistant in the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies. She has worked in various departments including graphics, the bursar’s office, registration and records, and even served as the golf coach.

She was nominated by colleague Donna Bertolino, who wrote “Donna has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic, developing innovative ideas to streamline new processes for the department and for ease of accessibility to students. Donna’s work ethic is evident on a daily basis. She is a learner and an achiever by nature. When given a project, she will work diligently to not only complete the project at lightning speed, but also to produce high quality work.”

Felisberto holds an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies from NECC, a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies: Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master’s in Education from Cambridge College.

For nearly five years West has worked as a laboratory technician and safety officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science from Merrimack College.

West was nominated by Natural Sciences Professor Marcy Yeager who praised him saying, “Over the last few years I have watched Bob grow into a strong and confident member of the science department… he manages to maintain the laboratories while also planning and prepping for over 40 lab sections each week on both campuses. In addition Bob has always taken on the role of NECC safety officer and insures our chemical safety.” His nomination was supported by Professor Kevin Mitchell who echoed Yeager’s sentiments and added, “Bob played a significant role in ensuring that the renovations of old science labs and construction of new science labs proceeded smoothly and met the needs of the courses being taught in the new labs… He accomplishes all of this seamlessly, and he makes it look easy. That alone deserves recognition. However, Bob does much more. He not only prepares all of the labs, he reaches out to full-time and DCE faculty to help organize and distribute lab schedules to minimize waste and costs.”

Bailey, a two-year employee of NECC, works as a disability services specialist in the Learning Accommodations Center and professor in a College Success Seminar. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Business and a Master of Education in Moderate Special Needs from Cambridge College.

Bailey was nominated by co-workers in the Learning Accommodations area Susan Martin, Deborah Regan, Sue Cunningham who lauded her saying “Andrea is very student centered…She has a very positive attitude and friendly nature and extends this to her work with students… Her pleasant welcoming style puts students at ease, and she has excellent customer service skills. She is very sincere and offers students many strategies and supports as it relates to both a student’s disability and her role as a contact for students here at NECC. She is knowledgeable about the field of disability and brings this knowledge and student centered approach to the decisions that our team makes about accommodations for students.”

For additional information contact Mary Chatigny at or 978-556-3925.