Community invited to gala for students

To benefit students-in-need, Nashua Community College is proud to host its “Swing into Spring” scholarship gala May 11, 2018 at the Courtyard Marriott in Nashua. Now in its fifth year, the annual event is the largest scholarship fundraiser hosted by the College, and money raised supports students throughout the year.

Beginning last year, Swing into Spring also raises funds toward the Hillsborough County Drug Court, giving graduates the resources they need to pick up where grants and federal aid leave off. At this moment, Drug Court graduates are hard at work at NCC turning their lives around though education.

“They helped me get my life back, and to develop a new one. That have a great team over there, and they are understanding and fair,” said Kristen Beebe, who went through Drug Court. Kristen is currently studying massage therapy at NCC, and is due to graduate this May.

Our Advisory Board works tirelessly throughout the year to throw a great event with dinner, dancing, live music, silent auction and more; but it takes a village to reach our fundraising goals. I would like to invite our village of Greater Nashua to join the Swing into Spring gala and celebrate with this year’s scholarship recipients, who will receive their awards live.

Last year, one of our scholarship winners was Samy Dallemand, who is now a second-year criminal justice major. Samy is nearing the end of her time at NCC, and is planning on going to Syracuse University next to finish her four-year degree and pursue her interest in forensic psychology.

Samy said things had been hard for her family last year, and she needed school to be close to home. “My mom got sick, she got cancer,” she said, adding she was awarded a $3,000 Swing into Spring scholarship last March. “That was a big help for me; it covered all my books and expenses. Winning the scholarship really made a difference,” she said.

Help us support our future community leaders, and join us for dinner, dancing, and a night to remember.

Guests can pick up tickets online at http://nashuacc.edu/nccswing18, or at our Business Office in the Main Building on campus. Business and community leaders, professors, campus staff, and students will be in attendance. Local business owners can also place ads in the Swing into Spring program or have their banner displayed at the event.

presidents message thumbnailNashua Community College is a place for students to get their start. Whether it’s a first start, fresh start, career exploration or career advancement; NCC helps students move forward.

To learn more about the Swing into Spring scholarship gala Friday, May 11 at the Courtyard Marriott in Nashua, visit http://nashuacc.edu/nccswing18.

Lucille Jordan is President of Nashua Community College, located at 505 Amherst St., Nashua.