Kevin Forrand has worked at NECC for 14 years as an instructor within the APE and Aquatics departments. A colleague nominated Forrand because “he is always willing to lend an extra hand and make sure our entire team stays active!”
Kara Flanagan, a day coordinator for Parker Road, has been with NECC for seven years. A colleague nominated Flanagan because she is “an exceptional educator. Her passion for her students is inspirational and she consistently goes above and beyond to do anything she can to help.”
Ashley Jordan has been a teacher at NECC’s Day Care Center for 15 years, first working in the infant room before moving to the toddlers, where her colleagues say she’s “a staple to the program.” A colleague nominated Jordan because she’s “wonderful with parents, loved by co-workers, and extremely reliable.”
Olivia Pettengill has been a level 2 teacher for NECC’s Westboro I residence for a year and a half. A colleague nominated Pettengill because “she is an incredible case manager and an overall wonderful addition to the West 1 family.”
Kevin Graves is a primary care nurse for three ITT teams at NECC, where he started as a level 2 teacher in 2008 before moving to the Nursing Department. A colleague nominated Graves because, “he is always dependable, thorough, and caring in his work.”
Elin Thorvaldsdottir is a program specialist for NECC’s Westboro I residence, who moved to the U.S. from Iceland to work for NECC and take advantage of the on-site graduate programs. A colleague nominated Thorvaldsdottir because she is a “calm, supportive, brilliant, and kind colleague and supervisor.”
Emidio Neto has been working in the maintenance department at NECC for 10 years. A colleague nominated Neto because he is “hardworking, caring, and compassionate. He always has the biggest smile and is continuously aware of others around him, going out of his way to lend a hand.”
Navya Reddy Lenkala is the lead quality assurance (QA) engineer in NECC’s ACE® Department. She was promoted to lead QA engineer last year after operating as a team of one for months. A colleague nominated Lenkala, noting her “very strong work ethic” and dependability despite increasing demands.