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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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How to get a date for Valentine’s Day

  Asking someone out shouldn’t involve an increased heart rate, sweating, nervousness or nausea. If you’re the kind of person that freaks out at the thought of asking someone out, relax…it’s not as stressful as you’re making it out to be. Don’t make the date too complicated or serious. Keep it simple. Ask them to…

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Casino Training Program Info Session at NCC

NCC will hold an information session for its Casino Training Program on Tuesday, January 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fowler Family Southside Center, Room 623. The interactive session will provide the information you need to launch a successful career in one of the fastest growing industries in Pennsylvania. Attendees can learn about the…

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Amid waving flags and colorful dancers, a call for compassion

  They came to worship, they came to sing, they came to pray. NCC’s Christian Fellowship Club hosted its Samaritan Generation Concert in November at the Student Life Zone before an audience and representatives from churches near and far. The concert derived its name from the Good Samaritan, who is acknowledged in the Bible for…

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NCC man has close encounter with hawk

  The sun was rising and the grass was kissed with dew; much like any other August morning. But on this day, Joe Homay was destined to save a winged-life. Homay, NCC Physical Plant electrician of 23 years, was called to investigate a downed hawk near Hartzell Hall. While this may not seem like an…

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