February 2016 News

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As a college student at Marywood University, Dr. Letiticia Lladoc heard President John F. Kennedy say: "Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country."  Inspired by those words, Lladoc, a Stroudsburg native, eagerly joined the fledgling Peace Corps.

Andy Truscott '12
Andy Truscott '12

NCC grad Andrew Truscott works at the Delaware Theatre Company which develops shows for Broadway. The 2015 DTC production of Diner, written and directed by Barry Levinson and with new songs by Sheryl Crow, broke all records at the theatre!

To celebrate the Bethlehem Campus Student Life Zone now being open on Saturdays, a grand opening party was held on February 20.


At the annual Martin Luther King Student Debate, the Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa debated the timely, controversial topic: "given that the 'war on drugs' has largely failed and has resulted in mass incarcerations in the black community, should marijuana now be decriminalized?" 

NCC Presidential Ambassador and engineering major Caiyu Li has always loved to build things. We're giving her a shout-out to celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is held this year on February 25!

Whether you are a member of the Northampton Community College (NCC) family or a Monroe County resident or visitor, you will want not to miss the Dunning Art Gallery, on the second floor of Keystone Hall. 

John F. Malloy, Jr., chairman and CEO of Victaulic, came to NCC on February 18 to speak about "The Future of Manufacturing." 

The Laconic, NCC's literary and arts magazine, hosted an Open Mic Night on February 11 in the Student Life Zone.

Donald C. Seiple, Jr.
Donald C. Seiple, Jr.

A business administration graduate from NCC has been named president of St. Luke's University Health Network's newest hospital in Monroe County

"The Road to Northampton" panel discussion included Anize Appel, Brian Alnutt, Michael Sparrow and Amy Van Varick, whose paths led them to work at the College.  

To celebrate International Darwin Day, Professor Charles Rinehimer gave the presentation "Evolution in the Mirror: How Our Bodies Reflect the Past" on February 11.   

Love was in the air when NCC's Christian Fellowship Club sponsored a "Carry the Love" concert on February 4 in the Student Life Zone.

Over 250 students celebrated Valentine's Day early at a dance in the Student Life Zone on February 5.

Students from NCC Monroe learned how to extract maple syrup at Messing Sugarbush in the Delaware State Forest during tree tapping day.

Associate Professor of English Michael Pogach's first novel, The Spider in the Laurel, knits fantasy, action and adventure together.  

Congratulations to Christina Lincoln! She has been named director of education at NCC.

Kamau Kenyatta sees lack of honesty as one impediment to progress.

The spring leadership development program is underway! Students kicked off the 9-week program with a retreat .

Hailed as a boon for students, a new partnership between NCC and East Stroudsburg University will make it possible for NCC graduates to earn a bachelor's in business administration or nursing from ESU on Northampton's Bethlehem Campus.