NHTI Leaders Attend Student Life Conference
By Britany Adams
On February 28th, six NHTI students went to Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Haverhill, MA for a Community College Student Life Association (CCSLA) conference.
Left to right: Brittany Adams, Orientation Leader; Chelsea Crowell, Campus Activities Board Member; Kaethe Horne, Student Nurse Association Member; Jessica Lajoie, Campus Activites Board Vice President; Colleen Fournier, Campus Activities Board Secretary and Alex Hunt, Residence Life Member, at the CCSLA Conference.
Dr. Ethan Becker, a second-generation speech coach, presented. Dr. Becker is the president and trainer for The Speech Improvement Company, INC. He has worked with various organizations including the FBI, IBM, and even the NFL. During his presentation Dr. Becker focused on how to give the best job interview you can give even if it is only 60 seconds long. Many people found the advice helpful and easy to follow. During the presentation he touched on public speaking and communicating with others. One of his phrases that really stuck out to me was “phrase, not parrot phrase” -- meaning that to show people you are listening doesn’t mean you need to repeat everything they say, but briefly summarize to let them know you heard them.
Another session at the conference was dining etiquette presented by Carin Zinter. During this session advice on how to eat properly was given. Many people may find it hard to believe, but there is a proper way to cut your food, place your napkin, and even hold your silverware. Business meetings being held at lunch or dinner is very common. While dining with the boss, people want to give the best impression; after all you are representing the company you work for as well as yourself. Folding your napkin in your lap and setting silverware in the finished direction were addressed during the session.
At the end of the day, as a Civic Engagement Project, there were tables set up where student leaders were able to make goodie bags for the children at Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA. The goodie bags contained items such as Barbie dolls, coloring books, puzzles, footballs, and toy cars. We decorated the bags with stickers and markers making them look fun and inviting. Over all, the day was full of thought provoking and enriching information. We had the opportunity to network with students from other community colleges and represent New Hampshire and NHTI at a regional conference.
Are you smart, driven, and looking to make a difference? Are you interested in representing your major in NHTI’s student government organization? Student Senate is still recruiting talented, ambitious students for the spring 2014 semester and beyond! Contact Advisor Marty Hunt to learn more, or come to room SC225 any Tuesday at 12:00 noon to join one of the most involved, engaging organizations on campus!
Campus Health Insurance Information and Enrollment Fair (though the Affordable Care Act)
Come learn what healthcare options are available to you through the new healthcare law (ACA). Find out:
Certified assisters will give a brief overview of the features and benefits of the Health Insurance Marketplace, answer questions and assist with enrollment. Use the available computers or bring you own to log on. You will need to bring for each member of your household who needs insurance:
Contact Janet Turgeon, Director of Health Services,
Over 200 students visited NHTI's 4-year College Transfer Fair on Tuesday February 25, and 117 of them spoke with representatives of 4 or more schools to qualify for the Beats MixR headphones raffle. Nursing student Raouf Benlhoucine (shown receiving his prize from Sue Posluszny of the Career and Transfer office) was the raffle winner.
The following students also won prizes donated by participating colleges: Marc Bosse, Colby Chaput, Julie Coleman, Kelley Doucette, Zhangxi Feng, Kevin Ferdinand, Ashley Gilmore, Brody Glidden, Stacy Hannemann, Mitchell Hemlin, Benjamin LaRoche, Sara Letendre, Thomas Luster, Christopher Magill, Amanda McCall, Samantha Mento, Jean Muhizi, Adam Murata, Taylor Murphy, Sydney O’Mara, Matt Paradis, Eric Pearson, Alae Rucker, Jasdeep Singh, Whitney Strickland, Michaella Testa, Bibek Thapa, Lara Lee Thomlinson, Kayla VanTil, Adam Frizzell Vargas, Jessie Wagner, and Kyle Wiley.
Wednesday, March 19th
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March 7, 2014
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