One of Boston’s Most Influential Women, Rosalin Acosta, Selected To Deliver NECC Address

Labor Secretary Rosalin Acosta, right, with former state Economic Affairs Secretary David Tibbetts and Northern Essex Community College President Lane A. Glenn at a 2017 event honoring Tibbetts with the first Lawrence Partnership’s Economic Impact Award. (WHAV News photograph.)

Labor Secretary Rosalin Acosta, former Northern Essex Community College trustee and named one of Boston’s most influential women, has been selected to deliver commencement address to the graduates of Northern Essex.

The 2020 commencement ceremony takes place Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m., at the Haverhill campus. More than 1,000 graduates are expected to receive certificates of completion.

“Secretary Acosta understands our students and has an inspiring story to share,” said President Lane A. Glenn. “She came to this country with her family as a baby, and, through hard work and a focus on education, she has achieved great success. She’ll be sharing that story with our students, many of whom will see parallels in their own lives.”

Acosta manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments which ensures workers, employees and the unemployed have the tools and the training to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.

Born in Cuba, she earned a bachelor of arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She has been listed in El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts and awarded

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