NECC Employees Honored for Work
Three Northern Essex Community College employees, Judith “Judi” Pollock-Ciampi of Chelmsford, Anne Eshbaugh of Westford, and Ellen “Elle” Yarborough of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently received the NECC quarterly employee recognition award for the first quarter of 2016.
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.
Pollock-Ciampi, who has worked at NECC in different capacities for 22 years, was nominated by Kelly Sullivan, NECC dean of technology, arts and professional studies, who wrote “…She is truly a hands-on educator and will do anything in her power to assist her students in succeeding and ultimately graduating…Judi is an exemplary faculty member, advisor, and advocate.”
She started her career as an adjunct faculty member in the paralegal program and four years later took on the added role of staff associate for the program. In 1999 she became the coordinator of the paralegal program and full-time faculty member. She is now a member of the business faculty.
Pollock-Ciampi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law.
Eshbaugh has worked in internal communication for three years. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art with a Concentration in Photography from UMass Lowell.
She was nominated by her supervisor Steven DiLeo who wrote “Anne has gone above and beyond in her role as clerk in the mail room and Reprographics Department. She works in Lawrence as the mail and reprographics operation’s manager in the morning and finishes her shift in Haverhill, Monday through Thursday. She is also a photographer for Marketing and Communication working in a public relations capacity and the administrator of all the digital signs… All of her work is done in a cheerful and helpful way. Anne is full of animation and spirit…
The nomination was supported by ESL tutor Gretchyn A. Gallagher who noted “Anne has a consistent high work standard, and she is always friendly, cooperative, and courteous. Anne always has a positive outlook and is always willing to assist everyone above and beyond reprographics and the mail. Anne has a sincere empathy for all students, staff, and faculty, and she is always willing to help out in any way she can… . I believe she is the type of employee that should be recognized for her professional, yet genuine supportive, caring nature.”
A professor of English, Yarborough has taught at Northern Essex for five years. She was nominated for the award by Kim Burns, dean of academic innovations and alternative studies, who praised Yarborough for her commitment to innovative academic initiatives.
This past fall and spring semesters, Yarborough served as the academic innovations faculty fellow supporting the development of a competency-based education (CBE) model for Northern Essex, which allows students to accelerate their degrees. She supported other faculty who are adapting existing courses to a competency-based delivery, and experimented with a CBE module in her own course, contributed to the design of marketing and recruitment plans, and explored enhanced usage of multi-media in online courses.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Regis College, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (film) and a Doctor of Philosophy in English Education from Arizona State University.