NEC Concord to Host Town Hall Meeting for Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
July 22, 2015Posted in Event News
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
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 Brazill – New 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 Ketchum – New 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 Williams – New 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, 2015Posted 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, 2015Posted in NEC In the News News Press Release
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, 2015Posted 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, 2015Posted in News
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, 2015Posted in Event NEC In the News News
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 http://www.nec.edu/events/merchant-venice/. Call 603-428-2382 or email email@example.com.
NEC Named to President Obama’s Community Service Honor Roll
June 3, 2015Posted in News Press Release
New England College has been named to President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes New England College for the extraordinary and exemplary community service contributions of its students, faculty, and staff in meeting critical community needs.
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.
“Civic engagement is a cherished value and an important part of the educational experience at New England College,” said Michele Perkins, President of New England College. “Congratulations to all of the students, faculty, and staff for their commitment to applied civics and good citizenship.”
Groundbreaking for the John Lyons Center, a new academic building at New England College, was held as part of NEC’s commencement weekend celebration. The John Lyons Center will include approximately 20,000 SF of academic, meeting, and faculty space. Built to LEED standards, the building will feature a two-story learning commons and café, surrounded by classrooms, seminar rooms, group study spaces, and offices. The construction team includes DSK Architects + Planners, RFS Engineering, and Harvey Construction. Expected opening is Fall 2016. Pictured (L. to R.) are NEC Professor John Lyons, President Michele Perkins, and Trustee Chairman James Murtha.
Presidential candidate and US Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders will be visiting New Hampshire next week. At noon on Wednesday, May 27, 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 Sanders’ Town Hall Meeting is the fourth 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