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Monroe Welcome Back Party 2017

Monroe's Welcome Back Party had students celebrating the new school year on the beautiful Monroe Campus!

September 21, 2017

DACA Peaceful Silent Sit-In

NCC students, faculty and staff on Bethlehem's Campus participated in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Peaceful Silent Sit-in

September 19, 2017

Constitution Day Women in Politics

Vasiliki Anastasakos, professor of political science, and her Women in Politics class at Constitution Day

September 14, 2017

Just Born Presented with Plaque

A student from the welding technology program at NCC helped to design the plaque that industry and manufacturing faculty presented to Just Born at their Bethlehem facility

September 12, 2017


Two professors and four architecture students from the National Institute of Technology, Akashi College, Japan, visited NCC as part of a month-long exchange program in Pennsylvania.

September 8, 2017

Should They Stay Or Should They Go?

On Bethlehem's campus, a panel of faculty members discussed what to do with symbols and statues that may be looked as offensive in today's society

August 31, 2017

Rachel Rivera: Hospitality Student

The Hospitality major appealed to Rachel because she enjoys interacting with and providing service to new people everyday

August 29, 2017

Lisa Glover: Biotechnology Alumni

Lisa Glover called NCC her home and dedicated her time here to studies and projects that broadened her knowledge of biotechnology

August 24, 2017

Quadfest 2017!

Quadfest was tons of fun this year with activities, dancing, food and more for students to enjoy and celebrate the start of the new year!

August 23, 2017

Robert Hays: Journalism Professor

Rob Hays has a passion for teaching students how to use words to reach their audience in a meaningful way

August 14, 2017

3 Tips to Start Your Semester Strong

1. Learn Your Syllabi
Spend some extra time reading your syllabi carefully and you'll reap the benefits all semester long.

2.  Plan Your Semester
Take some time to organize your most important tool - your time!


August 14, 2017

Welcome Back, Students!

The fall semester begins on August 21. Welcome new and returning NCC students. Have a successful semester!

August 5, 2017

Matt Finley: Biotechnology Alumni

NCC plays a role in Matt Finley's success as a scientist for a company specializing in molecular diagnostics and life sciences

August 3, 2017

Rebecca Heid: Hospitality Faculty

Hospitality Professor, Rebecca Heid, feels rewarded when her students get the opportunties they deserve after graduating her program 

July 13, 2017

New Campus Community Members Come Aboard at NCC

NCC welcomes Lauren Loeffler, vice president of workforce development in Community Education and dean of Fowler Southside Center; Andre Richburg, executive director of enrollment management; and Eric Rosenthal dean of student success in the Student Affairs Office. 

June 29, 2017

NCC Receives Grant from BB&T Economic Growth Fund

NCC has been awarded $200,000 as part of a grant from the BB&T Economic Growth Fund at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. The grant will be used towards the NCC Fowler Family Southside Center's new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

June 8, 2017

START Hospitality Students Graduate

NCC students who completed the START  hospitality workforce training certificate program celebrated at completion ceremonies on May 31 and June 8.  

June 8, 2017

Tobor the Fabasaur wins again!

Tobor the Robotic Dinosaur, created in Northampton Community College's Fab Lab at the Fowler Center,  recently returned from an exciting and award-winning trip to the 2017 World Maker Fair in San Francisco!

June 5, 2017

A Tale of Two Regions

A recent entry in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, written by NCC Dean Robert F. Smith, details the deep connections between the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia.

June 1, 2017

NCC Spartans Baseball

Northampton Community College's baseball team returned from their first-ever NJCAA Division III World Series.

May 30, 2017

Dean's List Spring 2017

Congratulations to all our students who were named to the Spring 2017 Dean's List!

May 25, 2017

Spring Commencement 2017

They dreamed it, believed it, and achieved it! 786 students, ranging in age from 18-69, including twenty who had achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA, were awarded associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates at NCC's Spring Commencement Ceremony.

May 24, 2017

They're Going to the Series!

After a season-ending loss, NCC's baseball team learned that they had been selected for the at-large berth in the 2017 NJCAA Division III World Series!

May 23, 2017

Butterflies Stop Here!

NCC's East 40 Community Garden recently received designation as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation from, a nationwide effort by the University of Kansas to mitigate a drastic decline in the species. 

May 22, 2017

Staff Appreciation 2017

The annual Staff Appreciation Dinner had a far-out 60s theme as faculty and staff who have reached notable milestones in their careers were honored!

May 17, 2017

NCC Faculty Member Featured in WIP Report Card

Amy R. Van Varick, assistant professor of business law/paralegal, was featured in the 2017 Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession's 22nd Report Card.

May 17, 2017

Live Fire Safety Training at NCC

NCC security and maintenance crews were given live fire safety training on May 16. Check out the WFMZ news report!

May 10, 2017

Commencement Speaker - BASD Superintendent

Dr. Joseph J. Roy, superintendent of the sixth largest school district in Pennsylvania, the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD), will be the Northampton Community College (NCC) spring 2017 commencement speaker.  The ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arthur L. Spartan...

May 9, 2017

NCC Receives Tech Grant

Northampton Community College has been awarded $200,000 as part of a Department of Labor & Industry Tech Grant, submitted by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board on behalf of NCC.

May 4, 2017

Monroe Student Picnic

 There was plenty of fun to be had at Northampton Community College's End-of-the-Year Picnic at the Monroe Campus on May 4.

May 3, 2017

2017 Monroe Student Leader Banquet

On April 27, Northampton Community College Monroe honored individuals who went above and beyond at a Student Leader Banquet.

May 2, 2017

Week of the Young Child 2017

To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, two Pennsylvania state representatives stopped by Northampton Community College's children's centers to read to young students.

April 25, 2017

5 Reasons to Take a Summer Class

Whether you're already an NCC student or home from another college for the summer, there are great reasons to take a summer class (or two!) at NCC.

April 24, 2017

NCC Named to Technology Top Ten

For the fourth year in a row, NCC has received national recognition as one of the top ten large community colleges for its effective deployment of technology by the Center for Digital Education. 

April 17, 2017

Summer Theatre at NCC

Northampton Community College will launch a five-production summer theatre season, beginning on June 15 with "John and Jen."

April 12, 2017

Everyone Has a Nature Story

John Leiser, professor of biology, reflects on the upcoming visit to NCC by Bill McKibben, best-selling author and environmental activist.

April 6, 2017

Piscataway Nation Dancers

Piscataway Indian Nation Dancers and Singers shared their thousands of years of heritage with the NCC community on April 4.  

March 22, 2017

NCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapters

Northampton Community College's chapters of Phi Theta Kappa received several recognition awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Regional Convention.

March 13, 2017

NCC Day of Service

Join fellow students, staff and faculty for a day of giving back to the community on Wednesday, April 5.

March 9, 2017

Phi Theta Kappa Induction

Ninety-eight students at Northampton Community College (NCC) were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for students at two-year colleges.  

March 2, 2017

Troy Tucker Named National Athletic Director of the Year

Troy Tucker, athletic director at NCC, has been named one of four junior/community college recipients of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).

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