Students Elect Beverage, 19, to Serve as College Trustee

Samuel Beverage.

Samuel Beverage of Lawrence has been elected as student representative to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees.

Beverage, 19, is a graduate of North Atlantic Regional High School, a program designed for home-based education. He began taking classes at Northern Essex on a part-time basis when he was just 15-years-old.

“What I like about Northern Essex is that it really is a complete college campus,” he said. “There’s a lot to do and there are lots of interesting people to meet. I’ve never had any difficulty finding something to do on campus.”

He is scheduled to graduate in May, 2016, with an Associate in Science degree in computer engineering.

Beverage was a member of the student senate and Student Leadership Program, served as a presidential student ambassador, worked as a math tutor and supplemental instructor for chemistry and completed the honors program. He also played intramural football.

He said he was drawn to the role of student trustee because he has enjoyed being involved with campus activities and wants to continue to be involved as the college moves toward the upcoming Haverhill campus renovations.

“I want to see that the school continues to be all that is has been for me, for new incoming students,” he said.

The NECC Board of Trustees includes nine members who are appointed by the governor of the state to a maximum of two five-year terms as well as an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of ten years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters. Beverage will serve for 2015-2016.