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Lawrence NonProfit Leader to Teach at NECC       

Submitted by on January 6, 2020 – 4:58 pm
Marquis Victor portrait

Marquis Victor

Marquis Victor of Elevated Thought will be teaching Film Studies at NECC, beginning January 22.

Marquis Victor, founding executive director of Elevated Thought, is the newest addition to Northern Essex Community College’s Liberal Arts faculty.   Victor, an artist and educator, will be teaching Film Studies on the college’s Lawrence Campus, beginning Wednesday, January 22.

“Marquis is well known in Lawrence as someone who is using the arts to beautify the city and empower residents, especially youth,” said Amy Callahan, NECC’s interim dean of Liberal Arts.   “When I found out he was an educator, I knew I wanted him to teach at NECC.”

A required course for Communications/Journalism majors at Northern Essex, Film Studies is also open to members of the community.   The course will introduce students to the formal and cultural issues important to understanding movies, using a range of films.   Students will learn about the history of film and basic tools such as film analysis, film theory, and film criticism.

Victor has a master’s in education from Lesley University, and a communication degree from Salem State University. He has taught in Revere and Boston, MA Public Schools for seven years before focusing on Elevated Thought full time.   He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education from Northeastern University.

Elevated Thought is an art and social justice Lawrence-based organization that actively serves and develops communities through youth empowerment curriculum, beautification projects, youth organizing, and public outreach.

Northern Essex has partnered with Victor and Elevated Thought on several projects, including the colorful mural in the alley way behind the El Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center on Common Street and the inspirational mural located in the atria of the Dimitry Building on Franklin St.

For more information on this class, contact Amy Callahan, 978 556-3397 or