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New England College
New England College Shield.png
New England College shield
MottoDura duranda alta petenda
Motto in English
"We work hard to achieve greater heights"
Type Private, non-profit
Established1946
Endowment$11.6 million (2016) [1]
President Michele Perkins
Students2,700 [2]
Undergraduates1,200 [2]
Postgraduates1,500 [2]
Location, ,
United States

43°10′34″N 71°49′20″W / 43.17611°N 71.82222°W / 43.17611; -71.82222
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE Latitude and Longitude:

43°10′34″N 71°49′20″W / 43.17611°N 71.82222°W / 43.17611; -71.82222
Campus Rural
ColorsRed, blue, and navy
Athletics NCAA Division III,
New England Collegiate Conference,
New England Hockey Conference,
National Intercollegiate Rugby Association,
Rugby Northeast,
National Association of Collegiate Esports
NicknamePilgrims
Affiliations NHCUC
MascotPatty the Pilgrim
Website www.nec.edu

New England College (NEC) is a private liberal arts college in Henniker, New Hampshire. It enrolls approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. [2] The college is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. [3]

History

Founded in 1946, [4] New England College was established to serve the needs of servicemen and women attending college on the G.I. Bill after World War II. [5] In 1970, the college purchased the Tortington Park School for Girls in Arundel, in the English county of West Sussex. For a time, the school functioned as an extension campus for NEC students wishing to study abroad; at one point, the college even changed its logo to incorporate the flags of both countries. However, the Arundel campus closed in 1998. [6] For many years, the Theatre Department sent a group of students over to the British campus during the January term and spring term to prepare three shows for touring in England, Scotland, Wales, and sometimes elsewhere in Europe. This was a model program that combined study abroad with practical theatre experience.

John Lyons Academic Center

Campus

NEC is located in the small town of Henniker, New Hampshire, approximately 17 miles (27 km) west of Concord, the state's capital; 31 miles (50 km) northwest of Manchester; and 81 miles (130 km) northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. [7] The Contoocook River runs through the center of town and alongside the NEC campus. A covered bridge joins the main campus with roughly 20 acres (8.1 ha) of athletic fields.

The 225-acre (91 ha) campus, which has no distinct borders separating it from the town of Henniker, features 30 buildings, many of which feature white clapboard-style siding or brick mid-century architecture. The campus is known throughout New England for promoting environmental education initiatives. Pats Peak ski resort lies just outside the village center, and many students participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, hiking in the White Mountains, and rock-climbing. [8]

Academics

New England College offers 9 associate degree programs, 37 bachelor's degree programs, 12 master's degree programs, and one doctoral degree program. The programs are divided into four divisions: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Management, and the School of Natural & Social Sciences. [2] The college is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, and all programs offered by New England College are included in this regional accreditation. [3] Additionally, the school's Teacher Education Program (as well as the majors in Physical Education, Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education) are approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. [9] Currently, the school employs 40 full-time faculty members and holds a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. [2]

The Institute of Art & Design at New England College in Manchester, NH

The college's business degree programs have received "Candidate for Accreditation" Status by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which is one of three non-profit business school accrediting agencies recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). [10]

Experiential learning—learning by doing—serves as the foundation for NEC’s approach to higher education. This approach builds upon what students learn in the classroom. Internships and fieldwork place students side by side with professionals in their chosen fields, giving students real-world application of classroom experiences. NEC also challenges students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom that reflects the College's values. [11]

Rankings

University rankings
National
ARWU [12] 120-135
Forbes [13] 201
U.S. News & World Report [14] 107
Washington Monthly [15] 215
Global
ARWU [16] 401-500
QS [17] 751-800
U.S. News & World Report [18] 486

U.S. News & World Report ranks New England College #142-#187 in "Regional Universities - North, Tier 2." [19] New England College ranks tied for 173 on the U.S. News & World Report list for "Best Online Bachelor's Programs" [20] and ranks tied for 86 on the U.S. News & World Report list for Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans.

Student life

Henniker Bridge connects NEC campus with its athletic fields.

The college is home to 27 student organizations, including various student government committees and Kappa Delta Phi NAS. There were originally five chapters of Greek life: two sororities (Kappa Phi Sigma and Phi Sigma Sigma) and three fraternities (Sigma Phi Delta, Lambda Epsilon Delta, and Sigma Alpha Beta), but those were eradicated beginning in the late 2000s. Students also publish an award-winning campus newspaper called The New Englander and operate a campus-based radio station, WNEC-FM. [2]

New England College opened a state-of-the-art esports arena in January 2019. Esports is a growing event that teaches the same skills and talents as other sports: leadership, communication, perseverance, and determination. [21] This club sport at NEC is closely connected to several academic programs, such as Game and Digital Media Design and programs focusing on art, writing, marketing, graphic or website design, science, and strategy. [22]

Diversity

NEC has been publicly recognized by Time magazine as one of the top 25 colleges in the nation which have diversified their student body the most since 1990. [23] The college strengthened its diversity efforts by establishing an Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), whose mission is to "provide intentional programs and services which enhance self-awareness, academic success, cross-cultural engagement, as well as encourage individual and collective advocacy." The ODI assists in creating an inclusive campus environment that fosters respect for each person, equity, appreciation for all cultures and promotes diverse ideas within the New England College community. The ODI holds annual events that observe minority communities such as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American & LGBTQ students." [24]

Notable speakers and series

During the 2016 United States presidential primary election, New England College hosted town hall meetings for many invited candidates such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Bernie Sanders.

Every year the President's Speaker Series brings to campus prominent leaders and innovators from business, nonprofits, public policy, and issue-areas for students and members of the NEC and Henniker communities. Among these speakers are former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, author and business leader Larry Weber, former CEO of Priceline Jeff Boyd, New Hampshire state senator Sylvia Larsen, former Ohio Governor John Kasich, and New Hampshire’-based inventor and engineer Dean Kamen.

Athletics

New England Pilgrims
Logo
UniversityNew England College
Conference New England Collegiate Conference,
New England Hockey Conference,
National Intercollegiate Rugby Association,
Rugby Northeast,
National Association of Collegiate Esports
NCAA Division III
Athletic directorDave DeCew
Location Henniker, New Hampshire
Varsity teams19 (9 men's, 10 women's)
Basketball arenaBridges Gym (also volleyball and wrestling)
Ice hockey arenaLee Clement Arena
Baseball stadium Laurie Cox Memorial Fields (also rugby)
Old Concord Road (softball)
Soccer stadiumDon Melander Field (also field hockey and lacrosse)
MascotPatty
NicknamePilgrims
ColorsRed, White, Grey, and Navy
                   
Website athletics.nec.edu

New England College's Pilgrims compete in 19 intercollegiate NCAA Division III athletic sports, including soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, field hockey, softball, baseball, basketball, cross-country, wrestling, volleyball, rugby, and alpine skiing. [25] The Pilgrims compete in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC). The were previous members of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) from 2011–2018 and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) from 1989–2011. [26]

Men's Teams (Head Coach) Women's Teams (Head Coach)
Alpine Skiing Robert Millard Alpine Skiing Robert Millard
Baseball Terry Doyle Basketball Erica Ledy
Basketball Charlie Mason Cross Country Colton Ham
Cross Country Colton Ham Field Hockey Carly Sweeney
Ice Hockey Tom Carroll Ice Hockey Maria Lewis
Lacrosse Jedd Brown Lacrosse Megan Leo
Rugby Rugby (2019/20) Tom Campbell
Soccer Gerard Miniaci Soccer Paul Vazquez
Wrestling John Archambeau Softball Ben Master
Volleyball Kirsten Morrison

† = Rugby Northeast
‡ = National Intercollegiate Rugby Association

Club sports

Men's Teams Women's Teams
Esports ¤ Tyrelle Appleton Esports ¤ Tyrelle Appleton

¤ = National Association of Collegiate Esports

Accomplishments

Baseball

  • 2018–19 NECC Conference Champions

Basketball

Mens

  • 2017–18 NAC Conference Champions

Women's

  • 1992–93 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2018–19 NECC Conference Champions

Cross country

Men's

  • 2011–12 NAC Conference Champions

Women's

  • 2013–14 NAC Conference Champions

Field hockey

  • 1997–98 CCC Conference Champions
  • 1999–00 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2000–01 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2002–03 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2003–04 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2004–05 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2005–06 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2006–07 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2007–08 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2008–09 CCC Conference Champions

Ice hockey

Men's

  • 2000–01 NEHC Conference Champions
  • 2004–05 NEHC Conference Champions

Lacrosse

Men's

  • 1997–98 CCC Conference Champions
  • 1998–99 CCC Conference Champions
  • 1999–00 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2004–05 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2011–12 NAC Conference Champions
  • 2013–14 NAC Conference Champions
  • 2015–16 NAC Conference Champions
  • 2016–17 NAC Conference Champions
  • 2017–18 NAC Conference Champions
  • 2018–19 NECC Conference Champions
  • 2018–19 NAC Conference Champions

Women's

  • 2000–01 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2003–04 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2018–19 NECC Conference Champions

Rugby

Men's

Soccer

Men's

  • 1989–90 CCC Conference Champions
  • 2016–17 NAC Conference Champions

Notable alumni

Notable alumni include:

Notes and references

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  17. ^ "QS World University Rankings® 2020". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  18. ^ "Best Global Universities Rankings: 2019". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "New England College | Best Colleges | US News". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "New England College | Best Online Programs | US News". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "New England College". New England College. 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  22. ^ "New England College". New England College. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  23. ^ "New England College | Top Diverse Colleges | Time Magazine". Time Magazine. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  24. ^ "New England College | Office of Diversity and Inclusion". Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  25. ^ "Official Athletics Website". New England College Athletics. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  26. ^ "NEC Athletics to Join North Atlantic Conference". New England College Athletics. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  27. ^ "National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: NSCRO 7s: NSCRO 7s National Championship Results". 1 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-03.

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