Community Education Bios

Nancy Qian Collings

Nancy Qian Collings was born and raised in China. She received her BA in teaching in China and taught English for five years at a secondary school in Chongqing. After moving to the United States, she attended DeSales University and received her Master's in Computers in Education in 2002.

Collings has been teaching Chinese at Northampton Community College since 1998 and has taught students in different age group ranging from elementary school children to adults. She also teaches Elementary Chinese I and II at Muhlenberg College.

In recognition of her work at NCC, she was given an Excellent Overseas Chinese Teaching Award from the China State Council Overseas Committee in New York.

In addition to teaching Chinese, she interpreted for the Lehigh and Northampton County Courts and the Federal Court in Wilkes Barre. Nancy also interprets and translates for many of the local K-12 school districts.