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NECC’s New Student Trustee is a STEM major

Submitted by on October 27, 2020 – 9:58 pm
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Tim Dodier, NECC’s new student trustee

Timothy Dodier, a physics and engineering major, who graduated from Salem (NH) High School in 2016, is the new student-elected representative on the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees.

Now living in Hampstead, NH, Dodier works full time at Resonetics in Nashua, NH to support himself while in college, but juggling work with his studies hasn’t stopped him from getting actively involved on campus. He was a member of the college’s basketball team last year; participates in the National Society of Leadership and Success, a student leadership program; is involved in the Student Government Association; and is a part of the PACE Program, a federal student support services program.

Dodier has excelled academically, maintaining a 3.6 GPA. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

In what may be an understatement, Dodier says he “likes to stay busy”. “Balance is not as hard when you enjoy what you are doing. I have also learned to budget and plan my time,” he explains.

He is planning to graduate in the spring of 2022 and will transfer to a four-year college or university.

As a member of the board of trustees, Dodier hopes “to help make sure student voices are heard.” He also wants to “help students and the college get through these strange times that COVID-19 has brought upon us.”

The NECC Board of Trustees includes nine members who are appointed by the governor of the state to a maximum of two five-year terms as well as an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of ten years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters. Dodier will serve as trustee through June 30, 2021.

In addition to Dodier’s election as student trustee, the following students were also elected to leadership positions in student government:

Lam Tien: President

Laboratory Science

Haverhill, MA


Erika Rivera: Vice President of the Lawrence Campus

Liberal Arts: Journalism/Communication

Lawrence, MA


Alyssa Piccolo: Secretary

Early Childhood Education

Tewksbury, MA


Zoey Lauria: Programming Chair of the Haverhill Campus


Danville, NH


Felipe Sencion: Programming Chair of the Lawrence Campus

Business Transfer

Lawrence, MA


Iseline Mendoza: Treasurer


Lawrence, MA


Eli Abbott: Marketing & Communications Chair

Educational Studies

Newburyport, MA 01950


Sarah Rowell: Member at Large

General Studies: Health Specialization

North Billerica, MA 01862


Johanna Hernandez: Member at Large

Engineering Science

Lawrence, MA


The Student Government Association (or SGA) is an independent, student-run organization that represents student rights, interests, and concerns; it serves as the voice of NECC students. The SGA works to enhance communication and cooperation between students and the rest of the campus community. SGA strives to increase student awareness of the many organizations, activities, and opportunities available at NECC.

For more information, contact Stephanie Haskell, coordinator of student activities,

Northern Essex Community College has campuses in both Haverhill and Lawrence. It offers approximately 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  Each year, 6,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 2,000 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  For more information, visit the website at or call 978-556-3700.