NoteWorthy – 3/3/19

Joseph Girard-Meli on March 3rd, 2019

Featured photo: Three NECC students receive the Knights of the STEM Table Award. L-r: Anglea Reppucci-Mathieu of Methuen, Robert Moeller of Andover and Aranxa Pena-Mendez of Lawrence.

AROUND THE VALLEY

NECC Creates New Award to Honor STEM Student Achievers

Three high-achieving Northern Essex Community College STEM students recently became the first to receive the Knights of the STEM Table Award, recognizing academic achievements in the face of obstacles.

The inaugural group included Angela Reppucci-Mathieu of Methuen, an environmental science major; Robert Moeller of Andover, an electrical engineering major; and Aranxa Pena-Mendez of Lawrence, a computer information science major.

Three students will be selected for the honor each semester, based on nominations from faculty. Students receive a certificate presented by Northern Essex President Lane Glenn at an event held in the STEM Center.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

Haverhill Bank Promotes Two

Two Haverhill Bank employees were awarded promotions during the bank’s recent annual meeting.

Dorothy R. “Dede” Tully, of Georgetown, was promoted to vice president, senior underwriter, production manager. Tully delivers 33 years of banking experience—six with Haverhill Bank. In her new position, she is responsible for underwriting all residential and consumer loan, as well as the managing the bank’s mortgage processing department. She studied accounting and finance at Northern Essex Community College and is a member of the Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma. She is active with Pentucket Kiwanis and is a money management volunteer with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.

James P. Henebry, of Amesbury, was promoted to assistant vice president, commercial loan officer. Henebry joined Haverhill Bank in 2012 as a credit analyst. In his new post, he is responsible for the lending needs of business customers and expanding the bank’s lending base in Greater Haverhill. He is an active member of the Haverhill, Newburyport and Merrimack Valley Chambers and serves on the Haverhill Chamber Board of Directors. He also volunteers his time and expertise to the Haverhill Boys and Girls Club Endowment Committee and Haverhill YMCA’s Golf Committee.

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Joanne Flynn is this year’s winner of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem’s John P. Ganley Award. The owner of Windham Country Club in Windham, N.H., Flynn is described as a true philanthropist and the first person to step up when needed. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem for 9 years. She has served as the chief volunteer officer, as the co-chair for the annual auction and as chair of the golf tournament. The organization says that in years where finances were tight and the club was experiencing changes in staffing, Flynn was the leader everyone wanted to follow because of her enthusiasm, honestly and integrity. The golf tournament that Flynn has hosted each year for the past 20 years benefits HAVEN, an organization that has served women, men, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence in 3 New Hampshire locations. She has also been a member of the board of directors for Salem Animal Rescue League since 2012 and has hosted 8 golf tournaments to benefit their shelter.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

February 24 – March 10

The 2018 Wild Rover Series features three different Merrimack Valley races: the Frozen Shamrock 3-Mile Road Race on Feb. 24; the Claddagh Pub 4-Mile Classic Road Race on Mar. 3; and the Dudley’s Wild Clover 5-Mile Road Race on Mar. 10. Haverhill, Lawrence and Lowell, Mass. | RunTheWildRover.com

March 16

The 19th Annual Fitness for a Cure, presented by Flexecution, Inc., returns to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Funds raised help ensure that families of patients at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Lowell, Mass. | FitnessForACure.com

March 16 – 17

Nashoba Learning Group‘s 20th Annual Full Court Charity Challenge will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center. This full day of basketball supports the organization’s mission to provide help for those with autism. Boston, Mass. | NashobaLearningGroup.org

March 24

Join the Front Door Agency for their Gourmet Festival & Auction featuring food from over 20 area restaurants, exciting live and silent auctions, wine and spirits tastings and so much more. Nashua, N.H. | FrontDoorAgency.org

March 27

At the 2019 Taste of the Town, sample the best cuisine from 15+ area restaurants, vote for your favorite dishes and participate in live auction and raffles for great prizes. All proceeds support the Tewksbury Rotary’s Scholarship Fund. Tewksbury, Mass. | TewksburyRotary.org

March 29

The 8th Annual Pettengill House Fundraiser is a fabulous evening of fun and entertainment for a good cause at Blue Ocean Music Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. The Pettengill House provides services to over 3,000 individuals, children and families, many of whom are currently deemed homeless. Salisbury, Mass. | PettengillHouse.org

Career Resources Corporation will hold their annual Spring Fling at the Castleton Banquet Hall starting at 6 p.m. All proceeds support CRC and its efforts to provide energetic, optimistic and forward-thinking employment and community living resources to people with disabilities in the Greater Haverhill community. Windham, N.H. | CRC-Mass.org

March 30

The Winner’s Circle Running Club’s 38th Annual April Fool’s 4 Mile Road Race will kick off at the Winner’s Circle Sports Bar and Restaurant at 10 a.m. Proceeds from this race will benefit Breast Cancer Research and the Red Cross. Salisbury, Mass. RunTheCircle.org

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