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Nominate an Outstanding Graduate for Student Commencement Speaker

Submitted by on February 23, 2017 – 5:10 pm

NECC 2016 student speaker Ray Florent, guest commencement speaker Attorney Wendy Estrella, and NECC President Lane Glenn.

One of the highlights of commencement each year is the speech by a graduating student who has been selected by faculty and staff to represent the class. The college is now soliciting nominations for the 2017 student commencement speaker and anyone interested is invited to nominate an outstanding student by Tuesday, April 4.

To be considered students must be graduating with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. In addition to academic success, contributions to the college and/or the community in general will be considered.

To nominate a student, you must submit a letter to the student speaker selection committee explaining why your nominee would be a good candidate for student speaker and a nomination form.  Nominations can be submitted online or on paper and details are available on the website

The information you submit as well as official transcripts will be considered by a committee of faculty and staff who will make recommendations to President Glenn. This is a very competitive process so please be sure that the materials you provide reflect the full scope of the individual you are recommending and clearly communicate why this person should be selected to represent the class of 2017.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Ernie Greenslade, Marketing Communications, at 978 556-3862 or  To learn more about NECC’s commencement, visit the commencement website.