- New England College
New England College Motto Dura duranda alta petenda Motto in English "We work hard to achieve greater heights" Established 1946 Type Private Endowment US $7,313,220 President Michele Perkins Students 1,460 Undergraduates 1,065 Postgraduates 395 Location Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Campus Rural Colors Red, Blue and Navy Athletics athletics.nec.edu Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross-country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer and Softball Nickname Pilgrims Mascot Patty the Pilgrim Affiliations NCAA Division III, The Commonwealth Coast Conference, Eastern College Athletic Conference, North Atlantic Conference Website www.nec.edu
The school accepted 76% of its total number of applicants in 2008. The school offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education to award the bachelor's and master's degrees. The teacher education program is approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. The Henniker Review is the school's annual literary publication.
There are several student organizations, including various student government committees, Adventure Bound Outdoor Leadership, Environmental Action Committee (EAC), the International Student Association, and Hillel. Students also publish an award-winning campus newspaper called The New Englander as well as operate an online streaming campus radio station WNEC-FM. Fraternities and sororities are also an active and vital part of New England College campus life. The Greek life chapters on campus are Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed), Phi Mu Delta, and Kappa Delta Phi NAS.
The New England College "Pilgrims" compete in 15 intercollegiate NCAA Division III athletic sports, including lacrosse, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, softball, baseball, basketball, cross-country, and indoor and outdoor track and field teams.
Notable alumni include Geena Davis, Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American actress who attended her freshman year before transferring to Boston University, Ira Joe Fisher, formerly a weather reporter for CBS's The Saturday Early Show, Allen Steele, Jr., a science fiction author, Wallace Stickney, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President George H. W. Bush, and writer Mariela Griffor. Other alumni include David C. Arnold, president and CEO of Softdesk, Inc, an AutoCAD software development company.
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The Commonwealth Coast Conference Colleges and universities in New Hampshire Private institutionsAntioch University New England • Chester College of New England • Colby-Sawyer College • College of Saint Mary Magdalen • Daniel Webster College • Dartmouth College • Franklin Pierce University • Hesser College • Lebanon College • New England College • New Hampshire Institute of Art • Rivier College • Saint Anselm College • Southern New Hampshire University • Thomas More College of Liberal Arts • University of New Hampshire School of Law Public institutionsCommunity College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH): Great Bay Community College • Lakes Region Community College • Manchester Community College • Nashua Community College • New Hampshire Technical Institute • River Valley Community College • White Mountains Community College
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