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NCC President Rocks the State Theatre


Dr. Erickson performing the fox trot to "Jail House Rock"

Six members of the Lehigh Valley community, including Northampton Community College President Dr. Mark Erickson, competed in the third annual "Dancing with the Lehigh Valley Stars" at the State Theatre on April 27.  

The competitors were paired with a professional dance partner and had a week to learn a 90-second routine.Dr. Erickson performed a high-energy fox trot to the tune of "Jailhouse Rock." His swinging hips impressed the NCC students, faculty and staff, and supporters in the audience. Yet his terrific moves failed to earn him the famous Mirror Ball trophy, which went instead to the talented Lauren Kusik of WFMZ.  

Also competing were Dr. Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College, Melinda Stumpf, an NCC alum and manager of regulatory programs and business services at PPL, Michael Anthony, general sales manager at 99.9 The Hawk, and Steph Wells, host of Mike and Steph in the Morning on B104.  Ticket sales for this event benefit the non-profit FREDDY© Awards program.  

View photos of all the contestants in this photo gallery.  

Congratulations to Lauren and all of the other performers for a great show, but NCC is still #TeamErickson!

NCC students cheered Dr. Erickson on!