Helen Ubinas, an award-winning journalist and alumna of Northern Essex Community College, has written a column for the Philadelphia Daily News about her recent experience as the keynote speaker of NECC’s 53rd commencement ceremony. Read all about it here!
By Alexandra Pecci ’02 By the time you read this blog post, I will have likely run my very first half marathon. Actually, I use the word “run” a bit loosely. My “run” is more like a bouncy, half-shuffle. In races, I always finish near the back of the pack, clocking an 11-minute mile when I’m buzzing comfortably along, and a 12-minute mile when I’m running out of steam. Even though I’ve been running for [...]
Each spring, the NECC Alumni Association gives out an award to an Outstanding Alumnus. Previous Winners Include 2014: Manny Cabral 2013: Susan Bonenfant 2012: William and Rosemary Kluber 2011: Nancy Clover To nominate someone please visit: http://www.necc.mass.edu/alumnifriends/alumni/awards/outstanding-alumni/
Alumnus David Martinez has published his debut novel, 67 Whiskey, which provides a semi-autobiographical look at the life of a Navy official and the cultural factors that would inspire a Haverhill native to leave his hometown and serve his country. The plot navigates readers through a myriad of places and pursuits– from operations in the ports of the Persian Gulf to military interventions in Mexico, Somalia, and Hawaii. A fast-paced and humorous story, 67 Whiskey will “take you behind the [...]
What does Ginger Rogers have to do with community colleges? One local talent manager praises community college students and graduates by comparing them to the famous dancer. Maureen Crawford Hentz, director of talent management for A.W. Chesterton Company, discusses her experience with NECC students and why she prefers them here, click here to read the full article.
“Simply Fun” is the best phrase to describe the upcoming Sip and Paint event! You will not only have fun, but also amaze yourself with your own creative abilities when you attend the Alumni Sip and Paint. An artist will be available to instruct you and fellow alumni as you develop your own paintings and enjoy some great appetizers and wine. At the end of the evening, you will have your own masterpiece to hang on your wall or give as a [...]
As four-year college tuition costs increase each year, so does the allure of a community college education. In a new editorial piece published by Foster’s Daily Democrat, alumnus Rod Doherty ’73 discusses this very idea, noting the unique career pathways he was able to pursue as a direct result of attending an affordable institution like Northern Essex. Please click on the following link to read Doherty’s insightful exploration: http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140929/GJNEWS_01/140929359/0/SEARCH Call for Writers! Interested in [...]
May 3rd, 2014 was a terrific day that I will remember for a long time. It was great to see the NECC Campus Classic 5k and Fun Run go so smoothly. The weather was perfect for a race and there were barely any clouds in the sky. I was extremely happy to see all the volunteers helping with the event; we could not have done it without the generous upport of so many enthusiastic community members. [...]
2014 Boston marathon was simply incredible. There was so much energy, excitement, love, emotion, passion and pure happiness out there on the course. Even if some people did not have their best races at the marathon, everybody, whether it was walking or just slowing down to a jog, was so determined to get to the finish line. It was unbelievable to hear the roar of the city for 26.2 miles cheering along 36,000 runners. It [...]