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Five Honored at Inaugural NECC Impact Awards

Submitted by on May 4, 2023 – 4:25 pm

Haverhill, MA (May 3, 2023)– More than 150 community partners, supporters, and state and local lawmakers gathered at Northern Essex Community College for the inaugural NECC Impact Awards Breakfast on May 3, 2023. The event, organized by the NECC Foundation, recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to the college and its students.

“We wouldn’t be here without your generosity and efforts on behalf of the college,” NECC VP of Institutional Advancement Allison Dolan-Wilson told the audience. “Thank you all for taking time out of your day to celebrate those who truly put the ‘community’ in community college.”

Four individuals and one local business were honored for their ongoing support of Northern Essex. Each honoree was introduced with a short video, which can be viewed here.

The 2023 honorees:

Jouel Gómez, Outstanding Alumni Award

Diana DiZoglio, Public Service and Advocacy Award

Jeffrey Linehan, Philanthropy and Volunteerism Award

Vilma Martinez Dominguez, Equity and Social Justice Award

Covanta, Community Partner Award


The NECC Foundation would like to thank this year’s sponsors for their generous support of the event:

Presenting Sponsor: Cummings Foundation
Supporting Sponsors: Enterprise Bank, Haverhill Bank, TD Bank
Table Sponsors: Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, GW&K Investment Management, Newburyport Bank/Pentucket Bank, and NECC Trustee Marianne Paley Nadel

Learn more about the NECC Foundation and upcoming opportunities to get involved by visiting the webpage.