March 2016 News

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Congratulations to the Beta Beta Chi Chapter Officer Team! They have been selected as one of Phi Theta Kappa's 2016 Distinguished Chapter Officer Teams and will be honored at the annual convention, NerdNation!

What is our place in the world?  As part of NCC's yearlong exploration of The Good Life, five members of the NCC community gave thoughtful replies to this question at a forum on March 30.

Just because you hear a politician say it, or read it on the internet, does that mean it's true? Eugene Kiely, director of, spoke on March 31 on "Reducing the Levels of Deception and Confusion in U.S. Politics." 

Professor Chris Armstrong is training Carolina for a future as a guide dog.

A statewide reverse transfer agreement was signed on March 30 that will allow students who have earned at least 60 total credits to apply for an associate's degree from the community college where they started.

These faculty and staff will - if they raise enough money! Help them reach their goals to fundraise for autism research, prevention and support. Stop by the Food Court on 3/29 from 10-1 to donate!

Students in the spring leadership development program met with Joe Arata, Chief of Strategic Recruitment within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  

Karissa Schultz, an NCC social work major, appeared on the popular game show on March 22. 

Paddy Pong and some March Madness helped make the day fun at the Monroe Campus! 

Students in the spring leadership development program met with Chris Martin, chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar on March 9. Martin gave the students a tour of the famous guitar factory and spoke about his own personal leadership style with them.

In the classroom or the kitchen, pi(e) is a favorite! Math enthusiasts have turned March 14 into a world-wide holiday - Pi Day - to celebrate a mathematical constant: the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter - which is approximately 3.14159.

Congratulations to freshman guard Juan Perez-Jones for being named to the All-EPAC team and to Julia Craig, Zeniyah Sanders and Amber Farnholtz for making All-Region teams.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith was NCC's poet-in-residence on March 10.

Congratulations to the students inducted into the Tau Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa on March 4!

Students in the spring leadership development program met with Luis Campos, director of administration for Northampton County, in the council chambers on March 2.

Members of the Criminal Justice Club sold food to raise money for The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the nation's monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Students from NCC visited the Philadelphia Art Museum on March 6.

Two graduates and six current NCC students have won ADDY Awards, the advertising industry's equivalent of an Oscar or a Grammy.

Auto tech interns perform a multi-point inspection
Auto tech interns perform a multi-point inspection

 A new program between Brown Daub Chevrolet in Nazareth and NCC gives students under-the-hood experience.

NCC offers free commercial truck driver training to current and former members of the military and their spouses who reside in Northampton, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Carbon, or Lackawanna counties.  Call 570-369-1885 to find out more!

Gliders, electric vehicles, disease detectives, invasive species experts and other science afficiandos swarmed Northampton Community College on March 4 as area high school students participated in the annual Science Olympiad competition.

Diversity! Diversity Education Week kicked off on February 29 with members of the Pan African Student Caucus teaching students how to create African mask art and ended with D'Versapalooza, featuring trivia and food from around the world!

In observance of World Hijab Day, Northampton Community College students presented information about the wearing of hijab in a panel held on March 3 in NCC's Student Life Zone.