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Spring Commencement 2017

They dreamed it, believed it, and achieved it! 786 students, ranging in age from 18-69, including twenty who had achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA, were awarded associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates at NCC's Spring Commencement Ceremony.

May 24, 2017

They're Going to the Series!

After a season-ending loss, NCC's baseball team learned that they had been selected for the at-large berth in the 2017 NJCAA Division III World Series!

May 23, 2017

Butterflies Stop Here!

NCC's East 40 Community Garden recently received designation as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation from monarchwatch.org, a nationwide effort by the University of Kansas to mitigate a drastic decline in the species. 

May 22, 2017

Staff Appreciation 2017

The annual Staff Appreciation Dinner had a far-out 60s theme as faculty and staff who have reached notable milestones in their careers were honored!

May 17, 2017

NCC Faculty Member Featured in WIP Report Card

Amy R. Van Varick, assistant professor of business law/paralegal, was featured in the 2017 Pennsylvania Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession's 22nd Report Card.

May 17, 2017

Live Fire Safety Training at NCC

NCC security and maintenance crews were given live fire safety training on May 16. Check out the WFMZ news report!

May 10, 2017

Commencement Speaker - BASD Superintendent

Dr. Joseph J. Roy, superintendent of the sixth largest school district in Pennsylvania, the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD), will be the Northampton Community College (NCC) spring 2017 commencement speaker.  The ceremony takes place on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Arthur L. Spartan...

May 9, 2017

NCC Receives Tech Grant

Northampton Community College has been awarded $200,000 as part of a Department of Labor & Industry Tech Grant, submitted by the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board on behalf of NCC.

May 4, 2017

Monroe Student Picnic

 There was plenty of fun to be had at Northampton Community College's End-of-the-Year Picnic at the Monroe Campus on May 4.

May 3, 2017

2017 Monroe Student Leader Banquet

On April 27, Northampton Community College Monroe honored individuals who went above and beyond at a Student Leader Banquet.

May 2, 2017

Week of the Young Child 2017

To celebrate the Week of the Young Child, two Pennsylvania state representatives stopped by Northampton Community College's children's centers to read to young students.

May 1, 2017

NCC/ESU Nursing Cohort

In February 2016, NCC and ESU signed an agreement to accelerate the completion of Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees. This May, the first cohort of NCC students will graduate from ESU.

April 28, 2017

NCC President Rocks the State Theatre

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

April 27, 2017

Cultural Day Celebrates Syrian Heritage

On April 27 the Honors Intercultural Communications class hosted a Syrian cultural appreciation event, a culmination of the class's inquiry into the Syrian-American community in Allentown.

April 27, 2017

Eat a Pie, Throw a Pie

Whether you enjoy eating them or throwing them at a favorite faculty or staff member, the Northampton Community College Psychology Club's "Eat a Pie, Throw a Pie" fundraising event was entertaining.

April 27, 2017

NCC Science Fair

The Science Club hosted the second annual NCC Science Fair on April 27 at the Bethlehem Campus, featuring research projects in five STEM areas.

April 27, 2017

Extended Library Hours

The libraries will be open for extended hours during the exam period. Bethlehem Campus: May 1 - 4 and May 8 - 11: open until 11 p.m.; Monroe Campus: May 8 - 11: open until 10 p.m.

April 25, 2017

The 2017 Sammy Awards

NCC students celebrated their  achievements in clubs, athletics and more at the annual Student Celebration on April 25 in the Student Life Zone. 

April 25, 2017

Clubs Broaden Their Horizons

The  Climate Action Network Club wentto Washington D.C. to support the March for Science.  Members of the Political Science Club  spent two days touring the Gettysburg battlefield.

April 25, 2017

5 Reasons to Take a Summer Class

Whether you're already an NCC student or home from another college for the summer, there are great reasons to take a summer class (or two!) at NCC.

April 24, 2017

11th Annual Honors Program Conference

On April 20, honors program students gave outstanding presentations for the annual Honors Program Student Conference.  

April 24, 2017

4th Annual Club Wars

The 4th Annual Club Wars took place on Saturday, April 22. Three teams competed in a series of five events, testing the team's logic, teamwork and strategy skills. Points were added up and the Nursing Student Organization took home the trophy and the title of 2017 Club Wars Champions! Congratulat...

April 24, 2017

Serbian Delegates Visit NCC

Six Serbian educators visited NCC, Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University from April 8 -16, as delegates through the Open World Leadership program.   

April 24, 2017

NCC Named to Technology Top Ten

For the fourth year in a row, NCC has received national recognition as one of the top ten large community colleges for its effective deployment of technology by the Center for Digital Education. 

April 17, 2017

Summer Theatre at NCC

Northampton Community College will launch a five-production summer theatre season, beginning on June 15 with "John and Jen."

April 12, 2017

Everyone Has a Nature Story

John Leiser, professor of biology, reflects on the upcoming visit to NCC by Bill McKibben, best-selling author and environmental activist.

April 11, 2017

Executive-in-Residence at Monroe

The Hal Shaffer Executive-in-Residence at NCC's Monroe Campus, Donald Seiple, Jr., addressed a topic of great interest to many -- the future of healthcare April 6.

April 11, 2017

Kraus Awards for 2017

For the 27th year, students at NCC exhibited their drawings and won awards at the Patrick J. Kraus Freshman Drawing Competition on April 11.  

April 11, 2017

ADDY Awards 2017

Two NCC students took home ADDY awards this year from the Greater Lehigh Valley chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

April 11, 2017

Joyce Hinnefeld Reads from Her Novel

Author, poet, essayist, and Moravian College professor Joyce Hinnefeld at a reading from her novel "In Hovering Flight" at Northampton Community College on April 10.  The recording she played captured the delicate, melodious warbling of a wood thrush.  

April 10, 2017

Len Roberts Poetry Day

Although he passed away in 2007, NCC professor and poet Len Roberts lives on in his poems and the memories of students and professors, who celebrated him on April 6. 

April 10, 2017

Remembering Edward Donley

Edward Donley, retired CEO of Air Products and friend and supporter of Northampton Community College, died on April 1, 2017.

April 7, 2017

Students Learn to Network

The annual "Mocktails" event gave NCC Monroe students the opportunity to learn how to make a good impression when mingling and dining with prospective employers or clients on April 4.

April 6, 2017

Students Named to All-PA Academic Team

Four students at NCC have been named to the All-PA Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for students at two-year colleges.

April 6, 2017

Piscataway Nation Dancers

Piscataway Indian Nation Dancers and Singers shared their thousands of years of heritage with the NCC community on April 4.  

April 4, 2017

Mass Casualty Drill

Disaster! Or was it? On March 28, NCC nursing and theatre students took part in a mock mass casualty drill.

March 31, 2017

NCC's Executive-in-Residence

William H. Spence, chairman, president and CEO of PPL, addressed the topic "The Energy Sector and Cyber Security: Protecting the Power Grid" March 30 as NCC's Hal Shaffer Executive-in-Residence.

March 29, 2017

New Choices

The New Choices program at NCC helps men and women who are changing careers, returning to the workforce, or going back to school find answers to this question.

March 29, 2017

NCC Offers Adventure Tourism Degree

Train for a career in adventure starting this fall at NCC! We're the first community college in the state to offer a hospitality degree in adventure tourism.

March 28, 2017

Tastes to Treasure

Twelve graduates of NCC's culinary program returned on March 27 for the spring 2017 Robert C. Wood Chef-in-Residence cooking demonstration and reception.

March 27, 2017

Best-Selling Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben to Speak at NCC

Best-selling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will present "Reflections on the Climate Fight" on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Spartan Center at the Bethlehem Campus. The event will be live-streamed to the Monroe Campus to Keystone Hall, Room 202. 

March 27, 2017

Museum Trip to NYC

These students visited the Smithsonian's Museum of African -American History.

March 23, 2017

Awards for The Commuter

The Commuter editor-in-chief  and layout editor have won 2017 Student Keystone Press awards.

March 22, 2017

NCC Phi Theta Kappa Chapters

Northampton Community College's chapters of Phi Theta Kappa received several recognition awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Middle States Regional Convention.

March 22, 2017

A Top Job

In just 12-weeks, you can be earning $54,000 per year (data source:  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) as a lineworker. You don't have to scale tall buildings in a single bound, but you do need to climb tall poles, hoist heavy cross bars, and use hand tools that look like they belong to Paul Bunya...

March 13, 2017

NCC Day of Service

Join fellow students, staff and faculty for a day of giving back to the community on Wednesday, April 5.

March 9, 2017

Phi Theta Kappa Induction

Ninety-eight students at Northampton Community College (NCC) were recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for students at two-year colleges.  

March 2, 2017

Troy Tucker Named National Athletic Director of the Year

Troy Tucker, athletic director at NCC, has been named one of four junior/community college recipients of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA).