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Starfish Early Success

Starfish copyNECC’s Starfish Early Success program is still accepting entries for the “Name the Starfish” contest. You may have seen the bright, blue mascot around campus, but soon we will know what to call that cheerful character.

On Oct. 19, NECC’s Lawrence Campus will hold the Health and Wellness Fair, where students will have a chance to fill out an entry form with their suggestion for the mascot’s name. This will be the last day for entries.

The Starfish Strategic Team will then choose the top five names from the entries and ask the entire student body to vote on which of the five names they like best. The deadline will be Nov. 8.

“Stay tuned for an email with instructions on voting,” said NECC staff member Deb LaValley.

The winner will receive a gift basket of which the contents are “still growing,” said LaValley.

The Starfish Early Success program is a way for professors to offer students direct feedback on their work in class, whether that’s praise for a job done well or concern about work that has not been completed on time.

Students can see this feedback through email notifications and on myNECC.

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