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HC Media Renews NECC Scholarship Support

Submitted by on November 13, 2015 – 7:57 pm
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Darlene Beal, HC Media, Lane Glenn, NECC President, and Jay Cleary, HC Media

For the fourth year running, Haverhill Community (HC) Media has donated $10,000 to Northern Essex Community College for scholarships for NECC students who are graduating with an associate degree in communications and are continuing on for a bachelor’s degree.

“We’ve had a really wonderful collaboration with Northern Essex for years and we’re thrilled to again offer this scholarship, which will help local residents pursue their dreams,” says Darlene Beal, executive director of HC Media, of the annual award.

The scholarship is just one of the many ways that HC Media is partnering with the college to enrich the experiences of its students. Several employees of HC Media currently teach communications courses on campus and at the HC Media studio, where many students go on to serve as production volunteers.

The journalism and communications program at NECC prepares students for careers in the fields of print and broadcast journalism, corporate communications, public relations, and more. Students may choose from one of several concentration areas. For additional information, please visit

“Establishing a scholarship is a very effective way of giving back to the community since the great majority of our students are from the Merrimack Valley,” said Jean Poth, vice president of institutional advancement at Northern Essex. “Our students are deeply appreciative of HC Media and of our other generous donors.”

To establish a permanent endowed scholarship, donors must make a minimum pledge of $10,000. For more information, contact Poth at 978 556-3624 or

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Over 6600 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 6,700 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley Region of Massachusetts. For more information, visit the website at