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NEC Town Hall Meeting for Presidential Candidate John Kasich (R-Ohio)

August 25, 2015

Posted in Event News

New England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich, Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 12:30 PM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.

Governor Kasich’s Town Hall Meeting is the sixth in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring potential and announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). The event is free and the public is invited. #NHPSC2016.

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New England College Launches Center for Sales Excellence: Adds Sales Concentrations & Certificate Options

August 19, 2015

Posted in NEC In the News News Press Release

Recognizing strong growth and student interest in professions that value sales skills, New England College is launching a Center for Sales Excellence, adding sales concentrations to both its undergraduate and graduate business administration programs, and offering certificate options for professionals in the field.

New England College Provost Mark Watman stated that “New England College’s launch of the Center for Sales Excellence is part of the Colleges commitment to providing students with accelerated paths to employment and job placement.” According to the US Department of Labor, sales and sales management professionals are in high demand, and long-term job growth prospects are expected to average 8% per year through 2022. “Sales skills are highly marketable and transferable,” said Kevin Martin, Associate Dean of New England College’s Management Division. “Our students want skills that differentiate them from others. In addition to the people skills we build every day in every course, these new options will provide a competitive advantage for those wanting a leg up.”

Based on student needs and the demands of the marketplace, New England College’s Center for Sales Excellence has already developed a suite of online and classroom options to build strategic sales management skills:

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Concentration in Strategic Sales Management. Students receive a strong, hands-on foundation in the design and execution of professional sales strategies, with emphasis placed on personal selling, technology, and customer relationship management.
  1. Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sales Management. For professionals who want to develop a strong sales skillset and a deeper understanding of sales management.
  1. Executive Graduate Certificate in Strategic Sales Management. For professionals with at least three years of sales experience who are looking to expand their expertise. In partnership with Sales & Marketing Executives International, Inc. (SMEI), successful completion of NEC’s Executive Graduate Certificate in Sales Management will include SMEI designation as a Certified Sales Executive (CSE®).
  1. MBA with a Concentration in Strategic Sales Management. Students seeking careers in product, service, or brand management will be prepared to design and oversee successful sales strategies while maintaining customer relationships in a variety of organizational settings.

“The opportunity for students to graduate with both a certificate and a CSE designation is incredibly valuable,” noted Professor Martin. “SMEI is the only nonprofit professional association, globally, for sales and marketing executives. Their high standards help individuals become the best, and the CSE designation is broadly recognized as signifying high quality expertise.”

New England College’s Center for Sales Excellence is dedicated to helping students and businesses realize the benefits that come from the successful application of critical selling skills. By partnering with local, national, and international organizations, NEC’s Center for Sales Excellence will deliver academic sales programs, facilitate meaningful internships, and lead hands-on case study analyses and forums for interactive learning.

Kevin Kelly ’78, is a globally recognized sales consultant and currently advises senior leaders at some of the world’s largest corporations. He has previously served as Managing Director at three major Wall St firms. “Sales skills are the life blood of industry,” said Kelly. “They are critical to the success of any organization and to the career prospects of any aspiring business leader. Whether you are closing a transformative deal or simply conveying a concept to a group of internal decision-makers, the ability to effectively communicate value that matters to your audience can determine success or failure.”

Recent NEC graduate, Anthony Caruso ’15, has already hit the ground running in the medical sales space. According to Anthony, “… the personal and professional relationships that I built with the New England College faculty and staff put me in a position to excel in a professional business environment. I was a business administration major who was drawn to working with people. It just seemed right that I found myself pursuing a sales internship, which turned into a full time job offer after graduation. Sales is about listening and creating new opportunities, establishing strong business relationships, and going above and beyond to meet my client’s expectations. I cannot thank my New England College professors enough!”

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Mount Washington College Students Welcomed to New England College

August 10, 2015

Posted in NEC In the News News Press Release

Commuters, Residents, and Online Learners Reassured

by NEC’s Affordability, Academic Quality, and Commitment to Student Success

New England College is helping outgoing students from Mount Washington College find a silver lining.  Upon learning of Mount Washington College’s upcoming closure, students are grateful for New England College’s acceptance of prior earned credits and approval to keep tuition rates the same as what they were paying.

New England College may be the best option for Mount Washington College students.  Accredited and guided by similar foundational roots, New England College offers Mount Washington College favorites, such as business, healthcare and criminal justice, in addition to numerous other programs.  Be it online, in Henniker or in Concord, New Hampshire, New England College’s unique, hands-on academic experiences provide students with knowledge, skills and confidence that employers value.

Transition Ease

New England College has always had a reputation of welcoming students at any point in their academic career.  “Making the transition from one college to another should be easy and students should not lose valuably earned credits in the process,” said Mark Watman, Provost.  “Our entire community at New England College is dedicated to the student experience.  Mount Washington College commuters may continue commuting or choose to reside and take advantage of undergraduate life on campus.  We have a saying at New England College – “you belong here” – and we ensure that is true for every student that joins us.”

Whether it be for returning veterans, community college or students looking to transfer, or mid-career professionals interested in pursuing a graduate degree, New England College is committed to student success from beginning to end.

Additional Benefits

  • Ability to Study Away.  In addition to maintaining the same low tuition rates, Mount Washington College students will benefit from the ability to “study away” without an additional expense.  Designed and led by faculty, off-campus study away opportunities are integrated into the curriculum and linked directly to course-specific outcomes.  They provide a valuable enhancement to student learning experiences and produce real results.  In spring 2015, New England College Study Away included programs in Nanyuki, Kenya, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Gaspe Peninsula, Canada, Australia, and New Orleans.
  • Earn Bachelor and Master Degrees Seamlessly.  Mount Washington College students will benefit from opportunities to earn both a BA and MBA (and/or other advanced degrees) in one cohesive program.
  • Schedule Flexibility.  New England College provides ways for students to accelerate or tailor their academic schedules to fit their personal goals and parameters.  Thanks to a convenient 12-month calendar, online and on campus delivery, and both day and nighttime course offerings, students may choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years, take a semester off to travel, or add a master’s degree in less time, these options are appealing to students and can catapult them ahead of the competition.

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NEC Concord to Host Town Hall Meeting for Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum

July 22, 2015

Posted in Event News

Presidential Candidates visit New England College

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum    -image CPAC

Presidential candidate and former US Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will be visiting New Hampshire this week. At 2:00 PM, Friday, July 24, New England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Senator Sanders at NEC’s Concord, NH facility, located at 62 North Main Street in downtown Concord. Senator Santorum’s Town Hall Meeting is the fifth in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring potential and announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). The event is free and the public is invited. #NHPSC2016

New England College Announces Three New Board Members

July 20, 2015

Posted in News Press Release

Commitment to Student & Alumni Success Hailed as Board Hallmark

New England College is pleased to announce three new members to the Board of Trustees.  The Board, which now totals 18 members, is a diverse group of accomplished professionals who share a commitment to assuring value to New England College’s students – present, past, and future. 

Chris BrazillNew England College class of 1981 – serves as Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Brazill Brothers and Associates, Inc., an employee-owned manufacturers representative firm serving the electrical, energy management, and lighting markets.  Chris received his B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science from New England College and earned his MBA in Finance from Montclair State University.   He is a Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative (CPMR) and resides in New York.

Stephen KetchumNew England College class of 1983 – is CEO and Managing Partner at Sound Point Capital Management in New York City.  Sound Point is an asset management firm with particular expertise in credit strategies.  Steve serves on the board of managers for East Side House Settlement, one of New York City’s oldest non-profit social service organizations.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from New England College and went on to earn his MBA from Harvard University.

Astrid WilliamsNew England College class of 1981 – was the Executive Director for a United Way organization for over 16 years.  She has managed the major fundraising for all human service organizations in her local community of Concord, Massachusetts.  Astrid graduated from New England College with a BA in Sociology and earned a Masters in Non Profit Management at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

“New England College is excited to add three new Board members with such important and relevant experience,” said Michele Perkins, President of New England College.  “They join a progressive and student-focused Board taking great strides to support and boost our expertise and vision for real world experiential learning.  As New England College alumni, these three Board members can share a critical perspective on what our students need when they’re here and what they need to become productive and successful after they graduate.  It’s a great addition.”




US News Reports on New CC2NEC Transfer Program

July 17, 2015

Posted in News

“Community College Students Get Automatic Acceptance to New England College. Congratulations are in order for community college students across the country. All of them have just been accepted into New England College. Thanks to a new dual acceptance program, any community college student in good academic standing will now get automatic acceptance to finish their bachelor’s degrees at New England College.” Read the full article in the US News University Directory.

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New England College Optimistic of Future Former IBM Executive Named VP – New Business Strategy

July 14, 2015

Posted in NEC In the News News Press Release

Tom Addonizio VP of New Business Strategy

Tom Addonizio VP of New Business Strategy

New England College President Michele Perkins has always envisioned NEC as an innovative, student-centered, and sustainable resource for those seeking meaningful undergraduate and graduate degrees. During her tenure as President Dr. Perkins has added significant academic programming, doubled the college’s endowment, added online and 12-month scheduling options for students, and made strategic planning a routine exercise. Strong, experienced talent is also something President Perkins recognizes as key to a successful future and recently added former IBM executive Tom Addonizio as Vice President for New Business Strategy. “Tom has had a highly successful career in the corporate environment and is transitioning into higher education after serving a fellowship here at New England College,” said Perkins. “He brings extensive expertise and passion for strategic initiatives involving education and will undoubtedly develop new businesses in a variety of evolving academic segments.”

Addonizio has over 25 years of operational and business leadership experience, most recently as a marketing executive with IBM, where he held roles such as Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Market Development, and Director of Competitive Intelligence. “As the first person in my family to attend college, I’m a big believer in New England College’s mission and track record with students,” said Addonizio. “NEC has so much to offer students of all ages and backgrounds. I’m proud to be part of the team and look forward to helping the College reach as many new students as possible.”

Addonizio successfully built and led large, global teams as well as small, project-based teams that identified and addressed specific opportunities in the market. While working in the competitive intelligence landscape, Tom orchestrated a successful string of strategic acquisitions and high-value business partnerships. This experience is a perfect fit for his new business role at New England College.

Addonizio earned his BA in economics from Binghamton University and his MBA in marketing and finance from The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently enrolled at Northeastern University pursuing his Doctorate in Education. Addonizio has held public board positions and currently serves as an executive board member and treasurer for Nashua Cal Ripken Baseball in Nashua, NH. He and his family reside in Nashua, NH.

New England College Offers Dual Acceptance Program for Community College Students Nationwide

July 8, 2015

Posted in NEC In the News News Press Release

Community College Students Now Have Access & Affordability with CC2NEC

New England College (NEC) is making quality education even more accessible to students across the country. By launching a new “CC2NEC” dual acceptance program, community college students in good standing from anywhere in the United States will automatically be accepted into New England College.

The CC2NEC program – which stands for Community College to New England College – was created to meet the needs of a growing student population. A recent report by the American Association of Community Colleges confirms that nearly half of all undergraduate students in the United States begin their college career at a community college. As an institution committed to innovation and student-centered education, New England College is creating an opportunity for community college students to achieve their academic and professional goals.

The CC2NEC program offers numerous benefits that community college students want: ease of transfer, an array of strong academic programs, the option to study online or on campus, and affordability. In addition to a smooth credit transfer process, community college students with high grade point averages can further enhance their resumes by enrolling in New England College’s Honors program. Generous scholarships are also part of CC2NEC, and could cover more than 50% of full-time tuition for students transferring to NEC’s Henniker campus.

“It’s simple,” said Brad Poznanski, VP of Enrollment at New England College. “When a student is admitted to a community college, that student is admitted to New England College.” New England College is a private, nonprofit college in New Hampshire that is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). “Students need options and the CC2NEC program does that. It gives community college students a chance to earn their bachelor’s degree from an accredited, private institution. If you want to attend on campus or online, or a combination of both, we welcome you!”

CC2NEC offers community college students three compelling benefits:

1. Immediate acceptance into an accredited college, including eligibility for NEC’s Honors program. CC2NEC students get to choose from dozens of sought-after degrees and work with engaging and accomplished faculty on campus, online, or both.
2. Up to 90 credits accepted. If courses meet program requirements, CC2NEC students can apply up to 90 community college credits toward an accredited bachelor’s degree, in any major offered at New England College.
3. Affordability and value. CC2NEC students coming to campus will benefit from a significant reduction in full-time tuition, thanks to generous institutional grants and scholarships… on average, 50% below standard full-time tuition.

Through the CC2NEC program, NEC will welcome more students like Viktor Montanez who transferred from NHTI and is majoring in Criminal Justice. “It was easy for me to make the transition from community college to New England College. NEC is a welcoming place and I’m loving it.”

The CC2NEC program is ready for students and goes into effect today. For more information, visit  CC2NEC

New England College Students Present Research at the Association for Psychological Science Convention

July 7, 2015

Posted in News

At the APS Convention in New York, are (l. to r.) Prof. Heather Chabot and NEC students Siana Botts and Lawrence Greene.

At the APS Convention in New York, are (l. to r.) Prof. Heather Chabot and NEC students Siana Botts and Lawrence Greene.

A group of New England College (NEC) students enjoyed presenting their research findings at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in New York City. NEC students Siana Botts, Lawrence Greene, and Gabrielle Naimie presented their research study entitled, “More than a Category: Ethnic Belonging Correlates with Self-Esteem, Meaning, and Morality” with Dr. Heather Frasier Chabot, Professor of Psychology. This presentation was based on data that were collected as part of a Research Methods course taught by Prof. Chabot. The annual APS convention is a national psychology conference that brings together psychological researchers, academics, and students for programs that cover the spectrum of innovative research in psychological science and pedagogy. “In addition to the academic value of developing a research topic and conducting primary research, the opportunity for students to collaborate with professors to present at a national conference is a fantastic hands-on learning experience that few undergraduates at any college or university have,” said Prof. Chabot.

The Open Door Theatre Presents The Merchant of Venice

June 18, 2015

Posted in Event NEC In the News News

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Arrive early to enjoy live music.

A little bit of Good Fellas, a little bit of Mad Men and a whole lot of Shakespeare. Throw in some tunes by Peggy Lee and you have the Open Door Theatre’s version of The Merchant of Venice. Set in Manhattan in 1959, the Open Door presents its own spin on Shakespeare’s classic tale of love, greed, and mercy denied. Come early: LIVE MUSIC performed by the company one half hour before each performance!

Performances are July 17,18, and 19 at the Mainstage Theatre on the campus of New England College. For details and more information, including reservations for tickets, visit  Call 603-428-2382 or email