Top 10 NCC News Stories of 2013

December 20, 2013



What were the most-read news articles on Northampton NOW, Northampton Community College's online news site, in 2013? Your picks were:

1.    Affordable Dental Care Brings Smiles
The opening of a new dental center in January 2013 in the Fowler Family Center got a lot of people reading about the low-cost care available to area residents.

2.    NCC Celebrates 45th Spring Commencement
Commencement is a highlight of the year for graduates and their families.

3.    NCC Grad Wins Food Network's Sweet Genius
When chocolatier and NCC alumnus Chef Alan Pitotti won the sugar-packed competition show readers wanted all of the delicious details.

4.    Welcome to the Jungle!
The largest Quadfest welcome back party in NCC history had a jungle theme, complete with zip-lining!

5.    My NCC Goes Mobile
Students couldn't stop clicking when the new MyNCC Go app was launched!

6.    A Tribute to Linny
The news of the death of Linny Fowler - the woman in whose honor NCC's Fowler Family Southside Center is named - saddened us all.

7.    Farewell to a Former President
The passing of Dr. Robert J. Kopecek, president of NCC from 1977-2003, also hit us hard.

8.    Mission Accomplished
The Northampton volleyball team advanced to their first-ever NJCAA National Tournament before a raucous crowd of orange-clad fans on November 2.

 9.    Fifth in the Nation!
All those fans were excited to learn that their fave volleyball team came in 5th at the national championships!

10.   A Celebration of Academic Achievement
Students recognized for outstanding academic achievements at the annual ceremony on April 25 have lots of fans of their own!

In addition to the latest news about NCC, readers also keep clicking on Northampton NOW for the Food Court Menu, Nic Nac Trader, and Fun Stuff. In fact, Fun Stuff's "Q & A," where faculty and staff answer fun and interesting questions about their personal lives, is the most-read feature on NOW. Look for Fun Stuff features to resume on January 13.

Have a happy new year! We look forward to sharing more NCC news with you in 2014!




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