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Alumna Receives Oprah Winfrey Scholarship
February 4, 2019 – 2:27 pm
Alumna Receives Oprah Winfrey Scholarship

A Northern Essex Community College alumna, Tia Franklin-Garrett of Amesbury, was one of the first students awarded a $5,000 Oprah Winfrey Scholarship to attend UMass Lowell.
The television talk show host and author recently spoke at …

Students on Honor Society Academic Team
January 31, 2019 – 2:45 pm
Students on Honor Society Academic Team

Two Northern Essex Community College students, Steevie Litchfield-Groves of Billerica and Brendan Romero of Newburyport, have been nominated for this year’s Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) All-Massachusetts Academic Team.
The two are part of a group of …

Northern Essex Alumna was Destined for Dentistry
January 18, 2019 – 7:51 pm
Northern Essex Alumna was Destined for Dentistry

Northern Essex alumna Lauren Branscomb has gone from dental assistant to dental student in just a few short years.
A preteen interest, piqued by a set of braces, first led her to the world of dentistry. A …

For Mom of Three Job Lay-off Becomes Opportunity
January 15, 2019 – 8:00 am
For Mom of Three Job Lay-off Becomes Opportunity

When the company she was working for moved to the West Coast in 2017, Rosanna Lara of Lawrence was laid-off, a prospect she admits was scary at first.
Two months later, the 30 year-old was happily …

Finding Her Voice and Her Way at NECC
January 14, 2019 – 4:08 pm
Finding Her Voice and Her Way at NECC

Alicia Catalano has an enviable problem – too many interests. So the Newburyport resident is attending Northern Essex Community College to narrow the field, select a major, and continue her education.
“I don’t know what I …

Woburn Woman Chooses Career in Respiratory Care
January 9, 2019 – 6:00 pm
Woburn Woman Chooses Career in Respiratory Care

Courtney Webb, a 2013 graduate of Woburn High School, had thought about becoming a teacher, a dental hygienist, or maybe a nurse.
The 23-year old knew an office job wasn’t the right fit for her and …

Preparing for Takeoff: A Nursing Grad Shares His Path to Success
January 8, 2019 – 6:02 pm
Preparing for Takeoff: A Nursing Grad Shares His Path to Success

Each time Hawaii resident Shaun Voss ‘13 boards a plane, prepared for his next inter-island medical evacuation mission, it is with the confidence that Northern Essex Community College instilled in him long ago.
Once a student …

MiLB Player Says NECC had Role in His Success
January 7, 2019 – 1:59 pm
MiLB Player Says NECC had Role in His Success

Ryan McAuliffe, a Northern Essex Community College alumnus turned minor league baseball player, is utterly effusive when he talks about the two years he spent as an NECC Knight.
“Coming to Northern Essex was absolutely the …

Transfer Student Discovers Value of Community College Education
January 2, 2019 – 7:37 pm
Transfer Student Discovers Value of Community College Education

Kiley Broadhurst enrolled at Northern Essex just one year ago, and in that short time has become a leading student ambassador in promoting campus life. But it took a semester at a four-year college to …

Future CPA has Strong Time Management Skills
December 6, 2018 – 8:26 pm
Future CPA has Strong Time Management Skills

Accounting major Catherine Greene of Plaistow, NH attends Northern Essex full time, works 25 to 60 hours a week, and is training for a May marathon in Pittsburgh.
Still, she finds time for fun.  “Having a …

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