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NECC Homecoming is Saturday, October 14

Submitted by on September 27, 2017 – 7:35 pm

Up and coming country music performer Thomasina Glenn will perform at NECC’s Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14. Thomasina is the daughter of NECC President Lane Glenn.

For the first time in many years—maybe ever—Northern Essex Community College is hosting a Homecoming on Saturday, October 14, open to everyone including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community.

The event will be held from noon to 4 pm on the Haverhill Campus and there will be fun for all ages.

Highlights will include a doubleheader featuring the NECC Knights—one of the best community college baseball teams in the country— against Southern Maine Community College with games at 10 a.m. and noon; games and face painting for children; a performance from 12:30 to 2 pm by up and coming country music performer Thomasina Glenn of Amesbury, who was recently featured at the Amesbury Country Music Festival; and a free cookout from noon to 2 pm.

Admissions representatives will also be giving tours of the newly renovated Spurk Building and answering questions about college programs and the enrollment process.

Northern Essex students will have the opportunity to win a semester of free textbooks by competing in the half-court basketball challenge.

“We want to bring families on our beautiful campus to celebrate the fall,” said Mike McCarthy, NECC’s vice president of administration, who recently began overseeing college athletics.  “Our plan is to launch homecoming this year, and then grow it in the years ahead.”

Those interested in attending are asked to register online, by visiting the college website and filling out this form.

If you have questions, please contact Mary Murphy, research analyst, Office of the Vice President of Administration and Finance, (978)-556-3918 or

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Nearly 6,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 3,000 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus and at the Opportunity Works building at 671 Kenoza St., located next to the Haverhill campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit the website at