April 2016 News

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On April 28, NCC Monroe honored individuals who go above and beyond the demands of school, work and home to be involved at their campus at the annual Student Celebration.

From cultural awareness to Camelot, students in NCC's Honors Program presented their original research at a conference on April 28.  

On April 29, communication design students had an opportunity to showcase their digital portfolios to professionals in the communication design industry in the Lehigh Valley.

At the Monroe County Earth Day festival, the planet was celebrated with workshops, speakers, exhibits, children's activities, e-cycling, live music and green tours of the NCC Monroe Campus on April 23.

NCCC honored the academic accomplishments of its best students at its Convocations Awards Ceremony on April 21. 

Congratulations to the Beta Beta Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  They received regional and international awards!

Congratulations to the students inducted into the Beta Beta Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on April 16!

Mother Nature brought beautiful spring weather to the party for Northampton Community College's annual Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22.

Congratulations to the Tau Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa!  They were recognized with multiple awards at a regional convention.

Points were well made by students at NCC's speech competition on April 19. Congratulations to the winners!

Student Life and Leadership Development sponsored a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo on April 17.

The first ever Madden NFL 16 video game tournament was held in the Student Life Zone on April 14. Congratulations to the winner, Jahaun Ford!

Culinary students competed in a cooking challenge using Asian Pears on April 13 and 20.

Deputy Consul Erika Guzman-Sosa of the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia visited NCC on April 19  to present checks to three NCC students.

Northampton Community College students rejoiced in their academic and non-academic achievements in clubs, athletics and more at the annual Student Celebration on April 19 in the Student Life Zone. 

On April 19, preschool children at Northampton Community College's (NCC) Reibman Hall Children's Center wielded paintbrushes to color the chairs of a wheelchair red, blue, purple, and green.  Then they sat in the chair and steered it over a large piece of paper on the floor, creating a multicolored design. 

NCC's East 40 Woods were host to a pop-up art show on April 13.

National Book Award-winning, Dublin-born writer Colum McCann spoke and read from his novels at NCC on April 14.

NCC students cheered the Phillies on at College Night on April 12.

NCC students had a chance to develop their networking skills and to learn the etiquette of business dining at the "Mocktails" event on April 13.

Congratulations to radiography student Peter Kelchner. He won the Student Technical Bowl at the Society of Radiologic Technologists Conference in Virginia Beach!

Winners of this year's Patrick J. Kraus Freshman Drawing Competition were announced at a reception in the Communications Hall Gallery on April 12.

The Spring 2016 issue of "The Laconic," Northampton Community College's literary and arts magazine, was released at a party on April 12. Free copies are available at kiosks around campus.

An 80-foot wind turbine is producing electricity at the Monroe Campus!

For the third year in a row, NCC has been named one of the top ten tech-savvy community colleges in the country, coming in this year at #6 for large schools. 

NCC staff went to extremes to raise money for autism awareness.

State Representative Steve Samuelson of Pennsylvania's 135th legislative district helped the young students at Northampton Community College's Reibman Hall Children's Center celebrate the Week of the Young Child on April 11.

NCC Science Club students brought what they learned in the classroom to life at Big Pocono State Park.

Have you ever bottle-fed a baby manatee, or spent a night in a bat cave?  Students at NCC did this and more on a service learning trip to Puerto Rico during spring break.  

Twelve students from NCC traveled to Harrisburg on April 3 to talk with state legislators about the difference that community colleges make in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents.

"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" was one of a host of events at NCC campuses for "Enough is Enough" Week, April 4-8, aimed at creating a more positive atmosphere.

On April 6, NCC held its second annual Day of Service. Close to 200 NCC students, faculty and staff could be found helping out in children's centers, animal shelters, community centers, elementary schools and more throughout the Lehigh Valley and Monroe County.

Chef Daniel Goulet '01 impressed foodies at a cooking demonstration held on April 4.

Dr. Erickson with the Academic All-Stars
Dr. Erickson with the Academic All-Stars

Congratulations to Allison Beerwa, Irma Ortiz-Astacio, Cianael Paasewe, and Danielle Strunk. They were selected from among students at community colleges across the state as Academic All-Stars and members of the All-PA Academic Team!