A Debut Novel

  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 [...]


“I Owe It All to Community College”

  In an Opinion piece for the New York Times, Tom Hanks details his time at Chabot College and why he owes his success to Community College. Check it out!


Ginger Rogers and the Community College Student

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.    


Paint the Night Away!

“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 [...]


Sharing Your Stories

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 [...]


Another Successful 5K for NECC

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. [...]


Boston Strong

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 [...]


Run Training Methods and How to Use Them

After competing in my target race this past weekend I am look forward to beginning my next phase in my training.  There are many variables you need to consider when organizing your training plan. There are many different training run and exercises that will increase your performance when it comes time to race. I have many different training methods that I will briefly go over three of the six training techniques I use in my program. [...]


Training How To’s

Through my job at The Greater Boston Running Company in Newburyport, I am holding a training group for beginning runners three times per week. For the first session, I put together a list of “How To’s” that gives advice to runners who are just starting out or are getting back in touch with their running lives. I thought I would share a few of the highlights in this blog. How to DRESS The weather in [...]


New Beginnings

This time of year, so many high school seniors are considering where they will attend college. This entry written by Terry Palardy, class of 1969, chronicles her decision to attend the newly founded Northern Essex Community College. In September of my senior year in high school, many of my classmates were talking about what would come the following year. Some would be going on to college. Some would be going to work locally in family [...]