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Three Join NECC Alumni Board

Submitted by on November 30, 2020 – 10:30 pm
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Andrew Bergamini, newly appointed to the NECC Alumni Board

Three local residents have been named to the Northern Essex Community College Alumni Advisory Board.

New members include Andrew Bergamini ’73 of Westford, Laura McKellar ’12 of Bradford, and Kervin L. Valdez ’05 of Lawrence, MA.

Bergamini is a senior sales finance analyst with Juniper Networks of Westford. He earned a business management degree from Northern Essex and transferred to Northeastern University, where he also earned a business management degree. He is the lead recycling coordinator with the Lowell Folk Festival and also a founding board member of Graniteville Pride, a nonprofit focused on the Graniteville Historic District in Westford.

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Laura McKellar, newly appointed to NECC Alumni Board

A Medical Assistant Program graduate, McKellar is currently chair/clinical coordinator of the North Shore Community College Medical Assistant Program. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Syracuse University.

Valdez attended the criminal justice program in 2005 and is currently the president of Town Livery, an SUV and limo service serving New England and Southern New Hampshire.

The NECC Alumni Board is an organization dedicated to engaging alumni and promoting their interests to the college and community. Board members meet regularly to plan and discuss alumni events, fundraising initiatives, scholarship awards, and more.

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Kervin Valdez, newly appointed to NECC Alumni Board

For more information on the NECC Alumni Board, please contact ​

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.