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NECC is Seeking Nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award

Submitted by on March 7, 2017 – 9:39 pm

Lawrence Attorney Wendy Estrella was last year’s recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award. She is shown with Jeff Linehan, left, chair of the NECC Board of Trustees, and Lane Glenn, NECC President.

The Northern Essex Community College Alumni Office is currently seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes an NECC graduate who has achieved career-related success, is active in the community, and/or has exemplified active support for the college’s efforts. If you know an eligible alumnus who you define as “outstanding”, please nominate him or her for this award. The Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to the recipient at NECC’s Annual Commencement Exercises on May 20, 2017.

Last year’s recipient was Lawrence attorney Wendy Estrella, a ’94 graduate of Northern Essex, and the year before that, Helen Ubiñas, ’91, a columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News, was honored.

The deadline to nominate an alumna(us) is March 31, 2017.

Please visit the website to submit a nomination. For more information contact Lindsay Graham at

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.  Close to 6,000 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