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NASA Astronaut to speak at NCC

From the college: Retired NASA astronaut and professor of Aerospace Engineering at Lehigh University, Terry Hart, will host the presentation 100 Years of Aerospace Engineering on March 13, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Hart was aboard the STS 41-C Challenger, NASA’s eleventh Space Shuttle mission, launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 1984. The Challenger…

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New NCC workshop series to benefit student parents

Dalairis Amaro, Deidra Lamont and Taylor Harrigan have been awarded one of 11 nationwide campus action grants from the American Association of University Women to launch the Parents Achieve Success Now, or PASNOW, workshop series at NCC. “The research topic was about college mothers in which Dolly, Taylor and I created a proposal to fulfill…

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A wintry mix of feelings toward NCC’s closing policy

With every winter comes the burden of school closings and delays. Northampton Community College is no stranger to that subject. The polar vortex has hit the East Coast hard this year, causing schools all over to make difficult decisions on whether or not to close school. Here at NCC, the closing policy seems to spark a love/hate…

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NCC security ready for any situation

NCC security constantly drills and plans out responses to different scenarios, says NCC security chief Marvin Gruber. Security performs tabletop drills, which are “key personnel discussing simulated scenarios in an informal setting,” he says. Security prepares for “weather problems, building malfunctions, power loss and school shootings,” Gruber says. His staff “plans and organizes as best…

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Heartwarming commencement speech drives 2014 graduating class

This year’s Winter Commencement speaker was 2012 NCC graduate LaToya Brown. She gave a memorable and inspiring speech to the nearly 1,000 attendees. “I can describe my Northampton experience as a number of things. It was scary coming back to school as a non-traditional student, challenging as I will soon describe and probably one of…

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