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NEC in the News: New England College Squeezed by a Record Incoming Class – Which Is a Good Thing.

August 28, 2017

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The Concord Monitor featured New England College Squeezed by a Record Incoming Class – Which Is a Good Thing. The long-range growth plan at New England College got more of a boost this year than many expected, with the largest-ever incoming class forcing the Henniker school to turn some offices into dorms. More than 490 incoming freshman and transfers began arriving Friday at the college – well over recent figures of roughly 350 new students each fall. Read the article.

NEC in the News: Small Private Colleges Can Survive

August 23, 2017

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The New England Journal of Higher Education featured “Small Private Colleges Can Survive” by NEC President Michele Perkins. With high school populations declining throughout New England and in several other regions of the U.S., higher education experts have predicted that many small private colleges will face closure in the decade ahead. Michele Perkins, President of New England College, tells a different story. Read the article.

NEC in the News: My Turn: Within These Divisive Events, There Is Hope

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The Concord Monitor featured NEC’s President Michele Perkins comments on recent events in Charlottesville and suggests what we saw on display was an emboldened, outspoken collection of groups whose racism, sexism, homophobia and bigotry are in direct contradiction to what it means to be an American. That there were lives lost because of these events compounds the tragedy. I strongly believe leaders from business, government and education have a responsibility to speak out in opposition to such egregious actions. Read the article.

NEC in the News: NEC Graduates Asked to be Moral Leaders in the World

May 15, 2017

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Marjani Lillard of Bowie, Maryland, holds up her diploma for her mother to take a photo at the New England College commencement speech in Henniker Saturday. (MEGHAN PIERCE/Sunday News Correspondent)

Marjani Lillard of Bowie, Maryland, holds up her diploma for her mother to take a photo at the New England College commencement speech in Henniker Saturday. (MEGHAN PIERCE/Sunday News Correspondent)

The Sunday Union Leader featured NEC’s Commencement ceremony: “A women credited with re-shaping global philanthropy told New England College graduates Saturday to embrace the possibility of failure. “I have failed more times than I can remember,” Jacqueline Novogratz, an innovator in philanthropy and impact investing, said in her commencement speech. New England College celebrated its 70th commencement Saturday, bestowing doctorate, masters, bachelor and associate degrees upon 729 students from 45 states and 12 countries. Novogratz also received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the College. She told the graduates to pursue their role in the world as moral leaders. Read the Article

 

 

NEC in the News: NEC Commencement Speaker Inspires Graduates to Redefine Views on Success

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Theatre professor Alex Picard gives theatre major C.J. Smith a big hug before the start of the commencement ceremony at New England College in Henniker on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Theatre professor Alex Picard gives theatre major C.J. Smith a big hug before the start of the commencement ceremony at New England College in Henniker on Saturday, May 13, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

The Concord Monitor featured NEC’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday. “Jacqueline Novogratz, who’s dedicated her life to making the world a better place through philanthropic endeavors, brought her inspirational message to New England College’s graduation ceremony on Saturday. Speaking to the nearly 450 students in attendance, who made up the school’s largest graduating class of 729, Novogratz’s message of unity and hope aligned itself with the philosophies of Acumen, a company she founded in 2001 that invests capital into businesses designed to cater to the world’s poor. ‘Redefine how we look at success,’ Novogratz said. ‘Your job is not to be perfect. Your job is to be human.'” Read the Article.

 

NEC in the News: “John Stark Pipeline Paying Off for New England College Men’s Lacrosse Program”

May 3, 2017

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The Concord Monitor published a wonderful story featuring New England College’s men’s lacrosse team and several local student-athletes from John Stark Regional High School. “It took New England College men’s lacrosse Coach Jedd Brown all of eight seconds to figure out what kind of season the Pilgrims would have this year. Once his team finished the annual freshmen vs. returning players preseason scrimmage, Brown mixed the teams with one thought on his mind. He said he wanted to see how John Stark graduates Matt Richard, a junior, and freshman Jake Blanchette would play together.” Read the article.

NEC in the News: Amid tough times for small colleges, New England College remains in ‘growth mode’

January 30, 2017

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The Sunday Concord Monitor published this article on January 29, by David Brooks: “Amid tough times for small colleges, New England College remains in ‘growth mode’”

“Although she leads an institution that is often called an ivory tower, Michele Perkins’s plan to survive a perilous future sounds pretty down-to-earth.

‘We know we’re in a challenging environment. That said, we are pleased with where we are. We need multiple revenue streams, and we have multiple revenue streams,’ said Perkins, president of New England College, in a conversation with the Monitor about how the Henniker school is dealing with challenging times for small New England liberal arts colleges.

How challenging? Plenty.” Read the article.

NEC in the News: NEC Reclaims Its Military Service Beginnings

January 16, 2017

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New Hampshire Union Leader published this last Sunday, Mike Cote’s Business Editor’s Notebook: New England College Reclaims Its Military Service Beginnings, featuring NEC’s military/Marine partnerships with Tom Addonizio, Vice President for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

“WHILE BEING STATIONED in some hot spot probably doesn’t sound like the best time to be working on your graduate degree, students in new online programs offered by New England College are doing just that from remote locales all over the world.” Read the article.

NEC in the News: The Telegraph Features NEC Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

September 14, 2016

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The Telegraph featured New England College’s masters program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The program works to boost New Hampshire’s mental health workforce, and address its growing substance abuse crisis by targeting the opioid crisis. Read the article.


The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) offers a rigorous 24 month, 60-credit, degree program that provides the educational preparation for licensure in the state of New Hampshire.

NEC in the News: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Featured on WMUR 9

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New England College’s health center partnership targets the opioid crisis by boosting New Hampshire’s mental health workforce and addressing its growing substance abuse crisis – featured by WMUR 9. Read the article.


The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MSCMHC) offers a rigorous 24 month, 60-credit, degree program that provides the educational preparation for licensure in the state of New Hampshire.