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NECC Great First Step on Road to Bachelor’s Degree

Submitted by on November 17, 2014 – 4:36 pm
Allison Brody, NECC Radiologic Technology graduate

Allison Brody, NECC Radiologic Technology graduate

After starting at Northern Essex and then attending another local college, Allison Brody
returned to NECC and hit her stride in the Radiologic Technology Program.

“Northern Essex was close to home, affordable, and a good opportunity to get
into health care,” says the Central Catholic High School grad. “Having the clinical
opportunities integrated into the program was great, too,” she adds.

As part of the rad tech program, Allison was able to complete clinical placements
at Lowell General Hospital and Lawrence General Hospital. “The two different hospitals
gave me two different perspectives, and this made me more well-rounded,”
she explains.

While Allison was a student at Northern Essex, she also worked for Zorvino Vineyards,
a winery and function facility, as well as for a local accounting firm. Her plan was to graduate from the rad tech program and go to work in the field. Then she found out about NECC’s
transfer agreement with Regis College.

“I learned that by transferring to Regis I could get my bachelor’s degree in one year,
which was great,” she says.

Allison graduated from Northern Essex in 2013 and transferred to Regis College.
She is doing her clinical and most of her course work at Mass General Hospital, and will
graduate with her bachelor’s degree in December 2014.

“I love having my clinical at Mass General, and I love that with this program I am
able to help people. The bachelor’s degree will increase my knowledge of the field and
improve my marketability,” she says.

“Northern Essex was a great place to start; I was well-prepared to pass the boards and
transfer to Regis,” she concludes.