2008-09 SAAC Members: (Back) Per Thunberg, Bree Gerrior, Danielle O'Leary, Rachel White, Dani Taylor, Nick Fischer, Mike Harrison, Tiffany Boilard, Sierra Thibeault, Katie Plankey, Jodie Dresser, Dee Brayton (Front) Jon Globke, Chris Gagne, Matt Vozzolo, Alexandria Sacco, Mike Tambone, Jimmy Hoyt, Carrah Fisk-Hennessey (Missing from photo) Jon Mayo, Jamie Davies, Shane Hennessey, Lauren Bickford, Amber Ruscoe
NEC Athletic Mission Statement
NEC athletics bases its philosophy on the premise that athletics is an integral part of the overall education experience, and that all students should achieve in the classroom to the best of their abilities. Student-athletes will achieve growth physically, mentally, emotionally and socially through participation in sport. NEC’s athletic programs strive for the development of team and individual excellence. Our teams should provide a sense of spirit, community and pride to students, faculty, staff, friends and alumnae/alumni. All teams, student-athletes, coaches and staff members should strive to exhibit the values of fair play, sportsmanship, gender equity, and a true respect for self and others that will enable the institution to provide the best amateur athletic experience possible.
CHAMPS/Lifeskills Program Overview
The mission of the NCAA is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the campus educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. With this in mind, the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program was created to support the student development initiatives of its member institutions and to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting.
New England College has been a member of the CHAMPS Life Skills Program since 2001. Through both CHAMPS and our campus SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) we have been able to support programming to help the personal development of our student athletes, give back to the community and sponsor events for the entire campus.