NECC Employees Recognized
Three Northern Essex Community College employees, Allison Gagne and Dianne Lahaye of Haverhill and Tina Favara of Kensington, NH, recently received the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the third quarter of 2015.
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.
Gagne, NECC’s events coordinator who has worked at the college for 13 years, was nominated by Maggie Lucey, staff associate, in NECC’s office of the vice president of administration & finance/CFO. She praised Gagne, who, among other things, oversees the initiative to market the NECC campuses as destination venues – in particular a recent wedding.
“This is just one part of Ali’s day. She is a remarkable woman with a huge ‘go-get-um attitude’ …(she) is determined to find a way to solve the day-to-day problems of her area. I know without a doubt I can rely on her resourcefulness in any situation,” wrote Lucey.
Gagne holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications from Framingham State (College) University.
Lahaye is a 2005 graduate of Northern Essex where she has worked for the last 10 years. She is currently an administrative assistant II in NECC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education. She was nominated by her colleagues at the center including Diane Zold-Gross, assistant dean, George Moriarty, executive director, Christine DeRosa, program manager, and Sharon Schoolcraft, administrative assistant.
“As a program coordinator, Dee wears many hats in the division. Dee Exceeds expectations in many areas,” wrote Zold-Gross. “She has a tremendous service oriented approach to her role…she has that rare combination of abilities that allow her to grasp both the big picture and the minutest of details.”
“She also has a wealth of knowledge about the college and shares the knowledge she’s gained from her experience,” wrote Schoolcraft.
Lahaye holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Management: Computer Applications Option from NECC.
For nine years Tina Favara has worked in Northern Essex’s financial and enrollment services area, most recently as dean of enrollment services & interim dean of student life.
She was nominated by five of her work colleagues who cited her dedication and unwavering support of NECC students.
“She is dedicated to the principle that all students have a chance to succeed as long as they are afforded the opportunity,” wrote Alexis Fishbone, NECC’s director of financial aid.
Bill Heineman, vice president of academic and student affairs, wrote “Tina Favara always puts students first. She is one of the most ethical people I have ever worked with.”
“Tina is honest, hardworking, and is always available when I need her,” wrote Susan Martin, director of the Learning Accommodations Center.
Director for Compliance of Enrollments Heather Mores wrote “Tina is always ready to assist where there is a need…Tina has an open door policy that puts the needs of others before her own.”
“Tina understands our students and is always willing to go to great lengths to help them,” wrote Sue Shain, associate dean of enrollment services and registrar.”
Favara earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Early Childhood Education and a Master of Education in Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University.