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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
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
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
Thursday 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
Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring

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
Ingrid Polanco/Tutoring
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 19 years old and this is my first year at NECC. I am majoring in Business Management. My career goals is graduate from NECC with my Associate Degree, then transfer to a four year college to get my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business.

My hobbies include cooking, baking, and nail art. A fun fact about me is that I’m the only girl in my household excluding my mom and the first girl to be born in my father’s side of the family. I am excited to be an Orientation Leader, because back when I was in high school I lead tours and spoke to the new students coming into the school and I enjoyed sharing my experiences with them to make them feel at ease.

Chad Gorham : Orientation Leader

Chad Gorham

Orientation Leader

As a non-traditional student, I have graduated with a Communications and Journalism Degree and am returning this fall to obtain a Writing Degree before I move on to a four year school. My ultimate goal is to work in television or radio.

While here at NECC, I have been a Presidential Student Ambassador, Student Senate Trustee, Student Senate Vice President, New Editor of The Observer, and an Orientation Leader!

One of my favorite experiences was my internship working for Kiss 108’s, “Matty in The Morning Show”, assisting Billy Costa with his news and entertainment stories.

I am excited to be an orientation leader because, I love teaching new students about the school that I am passionate about and I hope to pass of my passion for NECC to them.

Matt Gringas : Orientation Leader

Matt Gringas

Orientation Leader

I’m a former NECC student, now at the University of Massachusetts. I graduated with a Liberal Arts: Journalism Degree and am pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts in Journalism now at UMass. At NECC, I was extremely active on campus and was the Editor in Chief of the NECC Observer.

Currently, I am working in the Athletic Media Relations field at UMass and hope to continue that after I graduate, working with baseball, field hockey and basketball teams. Being a Journalism major, I really enjoy writing. I also like to just hang out and play video games or watch some TV.

I’m excited to be an orientation leader at Northern Essex because the school gave me so much and it’s just part of giving back to the college. I had a lot of fun in my time at NECC, and I want other people to know and take advantage of all the school has to offer.

Chris Lombardo : Orientation Leader

Chris Lombardo

Orientation Leader

Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the shell station! Besides being a bit of a jokester, I also enjoy reading, sports (both playing and watching), watching TV (especially Survivor and Impractical Jokers), and attending community college. Currently I am a Business Transfer major with ambitions to either attend a four-year institution or go to a photography school.

Some fun facts about me is that I am a Youth State Champion candlepin bowler and I decorated my whole room with 8 x 10 pictures that I have taken.

Being an Orientation Leader is an honor and I am excited to help incoming students begin at NECC and hope to stay connected to the students throughout their college careers!

Nate Miller : Orientation leader

Nate Miller

Orientation leader

My name is Nate Miller and I’m really excited to be joining The Student Orientation Leader program this summer. I am a Theater Major who is considering doing a double major in Education. My life career goals is to become a theater teacher so I can inspire students just like a lot of my teachers have inspired me.

My hobbies include theater, movies, comic books, superheroes, hanging out with my friends and family and attending Broadway plays. I graduated from Sanborn Regional High School, I always get mistaken for a lot younger then I am (not fun).

My career goals for this summer job are to help students in need and let them feel comfortable at Northern Essex.