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New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

Congratulations on taking the first step to further your education! As the newest member of the Northern Essex community we are looking forward to meeting you at Orientation.  Our goal is to help students get acquainted with NECC, college life and ensure that each student leaves with everything they will need to be successful students. All new students are required to attend this 5-hour Introduction to Northern Essex Community College.

You will be contacted regarding the date of your orientation session by the New Student Orientation Team.  Topics will include: classroom expectations, bystander intervention training, and college success resources on campus.  In addition, you will have an opportunity to get your student ID card, which includes your library bar code, and learn how access to online resources including the portal, blackboard and your email account, as well as speak with current students.  New Student Orientation will be offered in July and August in Haverhill and Lawrence.  For more information, please contact the New Student Orientation Department at 978/556-3805.

At the end of each orientation, resources from throughout the college will be available to answer questions for you about services they provide and enjoy some pizza with you!

Thank you for choosing Northern Essex Community College.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

July Orientations

Day Date Room Orientation  Times Resources Orientation Type
Tuesday 12 TC103 1 – 6PM

Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director
Karen Mitchell/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers
Sue Cunningham/LAC
Lynne Nadeau/Tutoring

Presidential Scholars
Wednesday 13 TC103 12 – 5PM Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director
Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers
Cara Forcino/LAC
Linda Giampa/Tutoring
Thursday 14 TC103 1 – 6PM Karen Mitchell/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers
Lynne Nadeau/Tutoring
Friday 15 L244 5 – 10PM
Monday 18 L244 8:30 – 1:30PM Kristen Arnold/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers 
Jillian Knox/LAC
Betsy Pardo/Tutoring
STEM
Tuesday 19 L244 12 – 5PM Kristen Arnold/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers  
Betsy Pardo/Tutoring
Friday 22 L244 1 – 6PM Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring
Monday 25 L244 9 – 1PM Karen Mitchell/PACE  
Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Deborah Regan/LAC
Jennifer Levesque/Tutoring
Liberal Arts
Tuesday 26 TC103 12 – 5PM Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Susan Martin/LAC
Linda Giampa/Tutoring
Wednesday 27 TC103 5 -10PM

Karen Mitchell/PACE 
Ashley Moore/Careers 
Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring
Kendra Hobbs, Softball Coach

Liberal Arts
Thursday 28 L244 12 – 5PM Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers  
Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring
ESL
Saturday 30 TC103 9-1PM Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring
Kelly Sanborn/LAC

August Orientations

Day Date Room Orientation  Times Resources Orientation Type
Tuesday 2 TC103 1 – 6PM

Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director
Karen Mitchell/PACE

Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Linda Giampi/Tutoring

Thursday 4 L244 5 – 10PM Karen Mitchell/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers 
 
  
Monday 8 L244 12 – 5PM Karen Mitchell/PACE
Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Cara Forcino/LAC
Jennifer Levesque/Tutoring              
Tuesday 9 TC103 1 – 6PM Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers
Lynne Nadeau/Tutoring
Maureen Saliba
Liberal Arts
Wednesday 10 L244 12 – 5PM Karen Mitchell/PACE 
Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Maureen Saliba
Sue Cunningham/LAC
Jennifer Levesque/Tutoring
Tuesday 16 TC103 12-5PM Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers
Maureen Saliba
Susan Martin/LAC
Lynne Nadeau/Tutoring

International Student/STEM

 

Wednesday 17 L244 2-7PM Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Ashley Moore/Careers
Maureen Saliba
 

Liberal Arts

 

Thursday 18 TC103 8:30-12:30PM Karen Mitchell/PACE 
Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Jillian Knox/LAC
Joe Scascitelli/Math Center
Veterans
Monday 22 TC103 12-5PM Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director 
Kristen Arnold/PACE  
Noreen Fantasia/Careers
Cheryl Wilson/LAX
 
Veterans
Tuesday 23 TC103 12-5PM Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director
Amanda Fregeau/PACE
Pam LaBella/LAC
Lynne Nadeau/Tutoring
Liberal Arts
Wednesday 24 L244 2-7PM Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director  
Karen Mitchell/PACE 
Ashley Moore/Careers
Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring
ESL
Thursday 25 TC103 8:30-12:30PM Sue MacAvoy/Athletic Director 
Kristen Arnold/PACE 
Ashley Moore/Careers
Deborah Regan/LAC
Joseph Scasitelli/Math Center

Orientation Leaders

Alba Diaz : Orientation leader

Alba Diaz

Orientation leader

I am a Business Transfer student. This is going to be my last year at NECC before I graduate in Spring of 2017. When I graduate from NECC I’m going to a 4 year university to get my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business.  This is my second year being an Orientation Leader.

I love to cook, bake and get crazy deep tissue massages. A fun fact about me is that I have a four year old brother who everyone thinks is my son. (But it’s okay I get it)  I’m excited to do Orientation again because I enjoyed expressing my experience to new incoming students. Also it’s a great way to meet people. 

Carla Gonzalez : Orientation Leader

Carla Gonzalez

Orientation Leader

Hello I am a Business Transfer major. I am part of many programs such as the Student Leadership Development Program, PACE, and Senate. I work in the bookstore on the Lawrence campus and also in the Student Engagement Center as a work-study. I chose to be a Student Orientation Leader to be a good role model and help struggling students. I moved from Puerto Rico in 2014 to have a better education and a better life. There are many resources in school that I want students to be able to take advantage of them to succeed. And I wish in my first semester that I had another student mentor to tell me where to go. So I became one. I also enjoy in my free time to read books, listen to music, and watch very scary movies. My favorite quote is: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”-Winston Churchill.

Chris Lombardo : Orientation Leader

Chris Lombardo

Orientation Leader

Greetings! I am going into my fifth and last semester at NECC before graduating with a Business Transfer degree. Choosing to attend NECC over a four-year institution was the smartest decision I have ever made. The past two years I have grown and matured so much that looking back I am amazed at what such a short period of time can do. My interest in being an orientation leader again stems from my love of helping new students and my passion for wanting to give back to NECC. I want all the new students to know the resources and opportunities they have offered to them at the college. Besides working orientations this summer I will also being working another part-time job, making memories with friends and reading a lot. To conclude, here is one of my favorite quotes, “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Grant T. Bellino : Orientation Leader

Grant T. Bellino

Orientation Leader

My name is Grant T. Bellino and I am a philosophy major at Northern Essex. I'll be playing basketball for Northern Essex this fall. I spend my free time reading and writing; two of my favorite mediums. I am heavily involved with extracurricular activities at Northern Essex, and the experience has allowed me to make good friends, and manifest leadership skills. I am extremely enthusiastic to welcome incoming students to a school that has offered wonderful times and resourceful opportunities to me.

Jinette Galarza : Orientation Leader

Jinette Galarza

Orientation Leader

I am a Psychology major here at NECC. While the beginning of my scholastic career was rocky and uncertain, NECC has helped me get on track with how I should direct my path. Going through the Student Leadership Development Program, to becoming a Presidential Student Ambassador, and being part of the Student Senate, has helped me grow and solidify my place here at NECC. I am a Christian and I love music. I enjoy working with my church youth group and playing sports. I became an Orientation Leader so I can help new students transition into this new and exciting world that's waiting for them. I have a voice, and I'm not afraid to let it be heard. Hear me, for I have spoken!

Karla Marte : Orientation Leader

Karla Marte

Orientation Leader

This is my second year at Northern Essex Community College, I will be graduating in May 2017 with my Associates Degree in Business. I then hope to transfer to a four year college to get my Bachelor’s Degree. My long term goal is to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and own a service business with my sisters. I try to be involved in school as much as possible. I am part of the Student Leadership Development Program, Student Senate, PACE, Alpha Beta Gamma, and a work study student for the Student Engagement Center.

 

I love being an Orientation Leader because I want to help students transition into a new school. I remember how lost and scared I felt going into NECC. I did not attend orientation and will always regret not attending. I did not learn about all the things the school had to offer so I spent my first year going to class and back home immediately. My first year was terrible, I missed a lot of class and did poorly in classes. I luckily made a friend who was an Orientation Leader and got me to join clubs and organizations. I hope to be that friend for many incoming students. Some will be surprised on how well they do academically when they too get involved in school and take advantage of the many things it offers. 

 

Ray Florent : Orientation Leader

Ray Florent

Orientation Leader

Hello my name is Raymond Florent but everyone calls me Ray. I recently received my Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Essex and am currently taking more classes here. While attending Northern Essex I have been a part of the Student Senate, P.A.C.E, Community Outreach Group, Student Leadership Development Program, and many other things. When I'm not on campus I enjoy sports, fishing, paintball, and going to the movies. I wanted to become an orientation leader to help get people excited about coming to NECC and let them know the importance of getting involved.