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Expect more at Northern Essex
Posted By sbaletsa On June 16, 2009 @ 10:32 am In | Comments Disabled
You can expect more at Northern Essex. More value, more personal attention, more student activities, more flexibility … whether you are looking to start at NECC and transfer, train for a new career or enhance your current career, or just get your feet wet by taking a course or two, Northern Essex has the resources to help you succeed.
Affordability was important in Milovan Jovic’s decision to enroll in NECC’s Engineering Science Program. After graduating from Beverly High in 2011, the Serbian-born immigrant enrolled in a four-year college, but didn’t have the funds to continue. His wife encouraged him to enroll at NECC because it was affordable. “Northern Essex is less expensive than four-year schools, yet the quality is great,” he says. He currently works as a test technician at BAE and will be promoted to engineering assistant after graduation in May.
Jean Carlos Gomez credits NECC’s Student Success Center (SSC) and hard work with his success in working toward his associate degree in Criminal Justice. “The Student Success Center is the one place new students should go to,” says the 20-year-old Lawrence resident. “They help you with everything.” Today, the Dean’s List student visits the SSC every school day to do homework and review class assignments. He has also become involved with the PACE Program, which offers additional student support services.
As a working single mom, getting a quality college education is important to Maeve Hurley, and being involved with college activities is a valuable part of that college experience. Maeve, an Early Childhood Education major, played sports in high school and is pleased she can continue her involvement at NECC through the President’s Running Club, NECC intramurals, and open gym basketball. She is also hoping to play softball in the spring. “The more you are involved with sports and clubs, the more you notice you have better time management skills,” says Maeve.
As a husband, father, college student, and valued employee, Thomas Bailey says NECC is helping him plan the rest of his life. After receiving promotions at work, the 29-year-old realized he could excel in business. In 2012, he enrolled at NECC and was pleasantly surprised by the support he received from faculty and staff. “The professors are quick to encourage you,” said the Business Transfer major. “They have made my journey possible… and their understanding of our lives outside the classroom allowed me to stay motivated.” Thomas plans to graduate in 2015.
Lizmarie Peralta says Northern Essex is the cornerstone of her educational foundation. A 2013 Liberal Arts graduate of NECC, she is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at UMass Boston, and credits the many support services at NECC with helping her grow academically. “Sometimes I think if I hadn’t attended NECC I wouldn’t have attended a four-year college,” says the Lawrence resident. “I always encourage my friends to enroll at Northern Essex … it gives you the building blocks to build a foundation to help you reach your goals,” she says.
When Andrea Middleton got serious about training for a career, she enrolled in NECC’s Respiratory Care Program, which allowed her to work in the field and gain valuable hands-on experience after she completed the first year of the program. Today, under her student license, Andrea works per diem shifts at Lawrence General Hospital and Anna Jaques Hospital. “Respiratory Care is a great career path for me,” says the 41-year-old single mother. “Every day I get up and I’m excited about work.” Andrea will graduate in May 2014.
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