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North Andover Man Receives NECC’s Outstanding Student Award

Submitted by on May 27, 2014 – 7:49 pm
NECC Outstanding Student Award

Northern Essex Community College Alumnus and NECC Trustee William Moynihan, NECC alumna Marie Bevilacqua, NECC graduate Lucas Lombardo – recipient of the NECC Outstanding Student Award, and NECC alumna and chairperson of the NECC Alumni Association.

Lucas Lombardo of North Andover recently received the 2014 Northern Essex Community College Outstanding Student Award. Lombardo graduated from NECC in May with an Associate of Science Business Transfer degree.

Each year the NECC Alumni Association presents this award for outstanding achievement to a graduating student who has distinguished him or herself through academic achievement and involvement in either campus activities or community service.

He was nominated by his managerial accounting professor John Sabbagh who wrote, “He was the best student in the (managerial accounting) class and one of the best students I have enjoyed working with during the many years I have taught.”

Sabbagh noted that academically Lombardo’s performance was “superb”.

Despite working and taking five courses at a time, Lombardo had perfect attendance as well as a near perfect GPA.

“His participation in classroom activities were consistently fine, showing outside meticulous preparation and true understanding of the difficult concepts and problems presented in the course,” he wrote. His academic performance alone places him in the top five percent of students with whom I have worked at NECC and at other colleges.”

During his time at NECC, Lombardo served as President of the Beta Omicron chapter of the National Business Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma, and was an active member of the Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa. He is an Eagle Scout and prominent community volunteer in his hometown of North Andover. In the fall, he hopes to attend a four-year college and work toward a bachelor’s degree in business finance.

Northern Essex graduated nearly 1200 students who earned associate degrees or certificates. The 52nd commencement was held May 17 on the Haverhill campus. Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera was the commencement speaker.

He is transferring to Boston University in the fall where he will major in business management with a focus on finance.