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NECC Alumnus to Host Book Signing and Discussion

Submitted by on October 27, 2014 – 2:21 pm
Ron Guilmette

Ron Guilmette.

Northern Essex Community College alumnus Ron Guilmette, avid kayaker and self-published author, will visit NECC’s Haverhill campus on Monday, November 10th to discuss his debut book “The Islands of Winnipesaukee”, co-authored by nephew Jay Leccese of Stoneham, Massachusetts. A brief signing and reception will follow.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, from 12-2 p.m. Copies of the book will be available on site for sale.

Guilmette, a long-time resident of Salisbury, graduated from Northern Essex in 1974 with an associate degree in criminal justice and went on to fulfill a successful 32-year career as a police officer and Massachusetts state trooper. Upon retiring from the State Police force in 1999, he taught criminology courses at UMass Lowell and later Merrimack College, where he additionally worked as chief of police. Guilmette holds a master’s degree from Anna Maria College and throughout the years has maintained a close relationship with NECC. He currently serves as the alumni-elected member of the Board of Trustees and as an active member of the Alumni Advisory Board.


“The Islands of Winnipesaukee” Book Cover.

“The Islands of Winnipesaukee” is an 11 x 9.5” coffee table book featuring color photos of and facts about each of Lake Winnipesaukee’s 260-plus islands. Inspired by his and Leccese’s cross-lake kayaking adventures, the book succinctly resolves the mystery of just how many islands dot the beloved New Hampshire lake. Stories and fun facts accompany each picture highlighted in the collection.

Guillmette was recently featured on NH Chronicle.

For additional information about the event, please contact Lindsey Mayo, Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, at 978-556-3621 or via e-mail at