New England College Welcomes Former Chester College Students and Faculty
Henniker, NH - When Fall Semester begins at New England College next week, it will mark a new chapter for a special group of students and faculty in Henniker. This fall, NEC proudly welcomes students who have transferred from Chester College, which closed its doors last spring.
Joshua Fredette is one of the new faces of New England College. The former Chester College junior is now enrolled at NEC as a multi-media production major. He admits the closure of his former school was upsetting, but was quickly comforted by a personal invite to attend classes in Henniker.
“The same day I was formally notified Chester was closing, I was surprised to find a friendly email from New England College, offering to provide me a new home. NEC staff expressed sincere condolences for my situation. They offered to help in any way possible and the staff answered all of my questions and concerns about transferring to Henniker.”
Fredette said he was attracted to NEC by the work study opportunities that will provide hands-on experience in his chosen field of study. “My dream is to go to New York City and start a directing career. There is no doubt in my mind I can do this with an education from New England College.”
In addition, New England College hired former Chester professors Jay Bordage and Edward Stapel for the school year. “These two outstanding teachers add a new dimension to the class offerings at NEC,” explains Michele Perkins, President of New England College. “They will also provide consistency and support for the former Chester College students who are continuing their studies in a new environment.”
New England College Residence Halls open to students on September 1 and Classes begin September 4. “This will be an exciting fall as NEC announces upcoming political debates and a new expansion plan for our campus,” says Perkins. “I’m greatly looking forward to the new school year.”