Northern Essex Community College Honors Three Employees

Northern Essex Community College Lane Glenn congratulatesemployees Jason DeCosta of Haverhill and Victor DeJesus of Berlin, N.H., who along with Dalisa Diaz of Lowell (not photographed), received the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the fourth quarter of 2015.

Three Northern Essex Community College employees, Jason DeCosta of Haverhill, Victor DeJesus of Berlin, N.H., and Dalisa Diaz of Lowell, have been named recipients of the NECC Employee Recognition Award for the fourth quarter of 2015.

The award recognizes the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice.

DeCosta, a systems analyst, is a 2013 graduate of Northern Essex. He holds associate degrees in computer information science: information technology and computer applications and certificates in computer networking and computer security. He is currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in information science at Merrimack College. He has also worked at NECC as a supplemental instructor and computer science tutor.

DeCosta was nominated by several of his colleagues who praised him for his knowledge, reliability and self-motivation.

“Jason comes in extra hours…he does research and projects at home to make sure that he’s ready for whatever we need,” wrote Adrianna Holden-Gouveia, a Northern Essex computer science professor. “He is willing to try new things and very open to suggestions and requests. He also is willing and happy to teach others.”

“He is self-motivated and directed and has proven to be an excellent problem solver,” wrote Joyce Brody an administrative assistant in NECC’s Division of Technology, Arts, and Professional Studies. “His dedication, high work standards, and follow-through have proven to be indispensable qualities…”

Tricia Butler, also an administrative assistant in the Division of Technology, Arts, and Professional Studies, concurred, writing, “He’s hardworking, knowledgeable and brings much enthusiasm and creativity to problem solving…he designed and custom-made a special adapter for our 3D printers so that an air filtration system could be connected, ensuring cleaner air for the lab and surrounding area.”

For 10 years, De Jesus has worked at Northern Essex – first as a work-study student, then a part-time help desk staffer, a computer science tutor, and a today, a full-time system analyst.

He also holds an associate degree in information technology from NECC, and a bachelor’s in information technology with a concentration in networking & telecommunications from Southern New Hampshire University.

He was nominated for the award by Ana Valdez and Susan Chory from NECC’s iHealth Program. They praised DeJesus for being reliable, knowledgeable, and competent with a calm demeanor and reassuring style.

Diaz, a staff associate in the human resources office, has worked at NECC for four years. She was nominated by NECC Events Coordinator Allison Gagne who praised her for her work ethic and attitude.

“Dalisa has maintained this amazing customer service and happy personality…she has taken on different roles at NECC and each one she handles with a great attitude.”

Diaz earned her associate degree from Northern Essex and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration: Human Resources program at Southern New Hampshire University.

2 thoughts on “Northern Essex Community College Honors Three Employees

  1. Transferring credits does not equal taxpayer subsidized education. Additionally, we are all better served if residents of our cities and towns are better educated, better prepared to enter the workforce, pay taxes…. how is this so offensive to you? Please, get some actual information about what a sanctuary city really means, you might be less hostile to a measure that allows our communities to better allocate resources to fight actual crimes while not impeding the rights of citizens and immigrants.
    Your xenophobia is showing.

  2. Lane Glenn….a liberal hack Democrats in Massachusetts can be so proud of.
    Glenn recently took a trip to the Dominican Republic with liberal Democrat nutjob, Lawrence mayor Daniel Rivera. The purpose of their trip was to coordinate with leaders of community colleges in the DR so that students can transfer credits to NECCO easily when they enroll in programs in Lawrence and Haverhill.

    More liberal insanity at the expense of Massachusetts taxpayers!!!! Massachusetts tax dollars are paying Glenn to educate Massachusetts students and here he partnering with people in OTHER COUNTRIES so that their citizens can come here to get educated at taxpayer expense, and then take jobs Americans would otherwise fill. And it should come as no surprise that the students coming to this area are most likely doing so illegally now that Rivera did nothing to stop Lawrence from officially becoming a sanctuary city. So essentially Glenn is aiding and abetting in facilitating criminal trespassers in the illegal activity of coming to this country to utilize the resources of Massachusetts taxpayers.

    Parents with children at NECCO should be outraged!!! Glenn should be fired!!!