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Academic Support Programs Prepared This Biology Graduate for Transfer
July 9, 2021 – 7:15 pm
Academic Support Programs Prepared This Biology Graduate for Transfer Rose Bellahalea ’18 was just shy of 20 years old when she made a drastic change. Until 2014, the Haverhill resident had been enrolled as a political science major at the University of…
Graduate Finds Rewarding Career Thanks to NECC Internship Program
June 25, 2021 – 6:34 pm
Graduate Finds Rewarding Career Thanks to NECC Internship Program For Stephen O’Meara ’17, it wasn’t a matter of choosing a career path, but knowing how to get there. By the time he started exploring college courses, in 2015, the North Chelmsford…
From First Generation College Student to PhD: Brenda Bond-Fortier ’89
June 22, 2021 – 7:18 pm
From First Generation College Student to PhD: Brenda Bond-Fortier ’89 In September of 1987, Brenda Bond-Fortier ’89 stepped onto the NECC’s Haverhill campus for the first time, unaware of the fact that doing so would open the doors to…
Lawrence City Council Recognizes 2021 Biology Grad
June 9, 2021 – 7:38 pm
Lawrence City Council Recognizes 2021 Biology Grad 2021 Northern Essex Community College Biology Graduate Mariel Bloise was in the spotlight on Tuesday, June 1, when she received honors for her academic success from the Lawrence City Council, which…
Human Services Major Will Be New Student Trustee
June 8, 2021 – 4:50 pm
Human Services Major Will Be New Student Trustee Human Services major Christina (Chrissy) Grace of Haverhill will join the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees as the newly student-elected representative. Grace graduated from high school…
Q&A: NECC Journalism Grad Helen Helen Ubiñas, Recipient of AACC Outstanding Alumni Award
May 25, 2021 – 3:25 pm
Q&A: NECC Journalism Grad Helen Helen Ubiñas, Recipient of AACC Outstanding Alumni Award There are close to 1,100 community colleges in the U.S. and tens of millions of community…
NECC Launched His Career as a Coach and Athletic Director
May 24, 2021 – 10:01 pm
NECC Launched His Career as a Coach and Athletic Director When Sercan Fenerci ’04, was 20 years old, he slipped a note under the office door of Darren Stratton,…
At 17, Identical Twins Have High School and College Degrees
May 12, 2021 – 5:59 pm
At 17, Identical Twins Have High School and College Degrees The phrase "high-achieving students" seems inadequate to describe Sabine and Violette Smith of Groveland, 17-year-old identical twins who are…
NECC Grad Selected for State Department Fellowship
May 11, 2021 – 7:11 pm
NECC Grad Selected for State Department Fellowship   If you want to know what it’s like to have the whole world at your fingertips,…
She Arrived in the U.S. with a Suitcase and a Dream
May 10, 2021 – 10:15 pm
She Arrived in the U.S. with a Suitcase and a Dream As a girl, growing up in the Dominican Republic, Paola Sierra de Valerio, now a resident of Lawrence, dreamed…

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