New England College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Henniker, New Hampshire, enrolling a total of approximately 2,017 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and offers a variety of associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 17, 2017
New England College of Business today announced the lineup of student speakers for its commencement ceremony on May 20. The three 2017 graduates, Caitlin Mancuso, Starry Poe and Kevin Goehring, were selected to speak by the Commencement Committee. Both Mancuso, who currently works as Assistant Vice President of Corporate Audit at State Street Corporation, and Poe, an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Leader Bank, will be receiving MBAs. Poe also earned her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees from NECB. Goehring, a Professor of Aviation at Sacramento City College and Managing Broker at California Seller Realty, will receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. “Attending NECB has been a great decision that has opened opportunities that I never thought possible,” said Goehring. According to NECB’s 2017 commencement theme, “Invest in Yourself,” each graduate will speak about the investments they have made in themselves and will detail how their NECB education has helped them to achieve their personal and professional goals. “Caitlin, Starry and Kevin all have inspiring stories, and we are proud to say that we have helped them on their way to success,” said NECB President Howard Horton, Esq. “We wish them the best of luck as they move up in their careers.” The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. and last approximately two hours. The student speakers will follow NECB’s commencement speaker, Michelle Cully, founder, President and Owner of Xpressman Trucking & Courier. About New England College of Business Founded in 1909, New England College of Business (NECB) is a leading higher education institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For information on NECB, visit https://www.necb.edu/, follow NECB on Twitter or connect with the school on Facebook.
News Article | May 25, 2017
New England College of Business (NECB) announced today that it is hosting a webinar entitled, “Living WELL, Working WISE Webinar – Mindfulness, What is it and What Can it Bring to the Workplace?” The webinar is free of cost and will feature Jody Daniels, Workplace Mindfulness Project Manager at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. With more than two decades of experience in human resources and six years of experience as a mindfulness practitioner, Daniels regularly provides top-notch mindfulness training programs and workshops for businesses and community organizations. Daniels will begin by introducing participants to the concept of mindfulness and walking them through the foundations of the practice. She will then delve into the specifics of mindfulness in the workplace, and detail the different ways in which organizations can incorporate mindfulness training into their culture. Daniels will also discuss the positive effects mindfulness can have on employees, and, as a result, their employers. There are several common myths about mindfulness, which, one by one, she will debunk. Finally, participants will be led through the process of getting started practicing mindfulness. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. EST. The Webinar ID is 507-566-227. RSVP for this online event here. About New England College of Business Founded in 1909, New England College of Business (NECB) is a leading higher education institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For information on NECB, visit https://www.necb.edu/, follow NECB on Twitter or connect with the school on Facebook. About the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) Founded in 2014, CMC is a vibrant center integrating evidence-based mindfulness and compassion practice to foster an inclusive, caring and multi-cultural community that allows individuals to thrive. CMC is located within Cambridge Health Alliance and is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. CMC’s mission is to integrate evidence-based mindfulness and compassion through five main channels: scientific research, patient care, workplace well-being, programming for the local community, and professional training and education. Jody is the Workplace Mindfulness Project Manager and an instructor in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is also an adjunct professor in the graduate healthcare management program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Formerly a senior V.P. with over 20 years’ experience in human resources with a mid-size healthcare organization, Jody also has over eight years’ clinical experience as a psychiatric social worker at various academic medical centers. She has trained at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA and has been a mindfulness practitioner for the past six years.
News Article | May 25, 2017
High School Competition begins Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia Over three dozen of the nation’s top boys and girls high school and club rugby 7s teams will be competing in the National High School Rugby Championship during the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, which returns to Philadelphia and Talen Energy Stadium for the seventh consecutive year, on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, bringing national and International attention to the Philadelphia region through the live broadcasts on the networks of NBC Sports. The two-day rugby festival is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world, with over 30,000 fans anticipated to be in attendance. Penn Mutual is in the third year of a title sponsorship for the event, and NBC Sports once again returns as both broadcaster and event partner. In addition to the top men’s and women’s college rugby 7s teams in the United States, the cream of the crop of boys’ and girls’ rugby 7s high school and club teams have been invited to Philadelphia this June. Those teams represent 10 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. The 16-team field competing in the Boys Open Division includes: Bethesda Roosters (MD); Blackthorn (PA); Burrell (PA); Doylestown (PA); Downingtown (PA); Eagle Mountain (TX); Kiski Valley (PA); LaSalle Prep (PA); Malvern Prep (PA); Narberth (PA); North Bay (MD); Salesianum (DE); Bishop Shanahan (PA); Union Mudturtles (NJ); and Unionville (PA). The 12-team field competing in the Boys Elite Division includes: DMV United (MD); Greenwich (CT); Media (PA); New Jersey Blaze; Rhino Rugby Academy (CA); St. Augustine Prep (NJ). Utah Cannibals; West Chester Turks Head (PA); and West Shore (PA). The 12-team field competing in the Girls Open Division includes: Divine Savior-Holy Angels High School (Milwaukee, WI); Downingtown (PA); Doylestown (PA); Kiski Valley (PA); New Jersey Blaze; Summit (CO); Union Mudturtles (NJ); Unionville (PA); Utah Cannibals; and West Shore (PA). Pool play in this June’s High School Rugby Championship will be on Friday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the boys’ teams competing at Neumann University, and the girls’ teams competing at Drexel University. Knock-out rounds are Saturday, June 3rd at Talen Energy Stadium and its Academy Fields adjacent to the stadium, with the semi-finals and finals on Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium and its Academy Fields as well. The featured event at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the 24-team field of the nation’s top men’s collegiate Rugby 7s squads competing for the national championship title and the Pete Dawkins Trophy. The trophy is named after the All-American football standout at West Point who won the Heisman Trophy in 1958. Dawkins was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford, where he used his outstanding football skills to make him a star on the Oxford Varsity rugby team, revolutionizing the game in the process. At the top of that field is four-time defending champion University of California, returning to the pitch on which they have won the Pete Dawkins Trophy in an unprecedented show of dominance. Men’s collegiate rugby 7s squads from American International, Arizona, Arkansas State, Army, Boston College, Clemson, Dartmouth, Delaware, Indiana University, Kutztown, Life University, Lindenwood, Navy, Notre Dame, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, South Carolina, St. Mary’s College (Moraga, California), Temple, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin have all earned a spot in the 2017 championship field. The 16-team field in the women’s competition is led by defending women’s champion Life University, which captured the crown last June with a 19-10 victory over Lindenwood University. Lindenwood also returns for the 2017 competition, along with three-time champion and Philadelphia-area favorite Penn State, which won the title in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They are joined by the women’s Rugby 7s teams from Bloomsburg, Clemson, Dartmouth, Delaware, Drexel, Indiana, Kutztown, Navy, Notre Dame, North Carolina, UNC-Wilmington, Temple and the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Selects squad, an all-star team chosen from the best of the NSCRO’s sevens teams. Two-time defending champion New Mexico Highlands University leads the eight-team field in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Championship. The Vatos, out of Las Vegas, New Mexico, won the 2016 NSCRO National Championship in men’s rugby sevens last summer with a 31-7 victory over St. Mary’s College of Maryland (St. Mary’s City, MD). New Mexico Highlands and St. Mary’s return to the pitch this June 3rd and 4th, along with the men’s sevens squads from Babson College (Wellesley, MA), Colby College (Waterville, ME), Christendom College (Front Royal, VA), Duke University (Durham, NC), Solano Community College (Fairfield, CA), and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. The NSCRO National Championship field of eight was determined through eight qualifier tournaments conducted around the country this spring. Previous NSCRO National Champions include Occidental College (2013) and New England College (2014). Six up-and-coming collegiate men’s rugby 7s squads will compete in the College Challenge bracket. Represented in the six-team bracket are Philadelphia-region favorites Villanova University, West Chester University, Drexel University and Rowan University, along with Mount St. Mary’s (Emmitsburg, MD) and Fordham University (Bronx, NY). The six-team competition gives burgeoning men’s college Rugby Sevens programs the opportunity to qualify for the main men’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship field in the following year. At the 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the University of Delaware Blue Hens defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 36-10, to earn a place in this year’s 24-team Penn Mutual Collegiate Championship bracket. Media credential requests for the upcoming 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the world’s largest collegiate rugby festival, are now being accepted online at https://www.usasevenscrc.com/2017-media-inquiry/. Qualified members of the news media should submit their application in advance of this year’s competition. Applications will be reviewed before approval is granted, and notification of that approval will be sent via email to each qualified media applicant. Credentials will be available for pick-up beginning Thursday, June 1st at the tournament’s headquarters at The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, and will be available for pick up at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. Live national television coverage of the quest for the Pete Dawkins Trophy, as well as selected additional games, will be carried on the networks of NBC Sports, including NBC Sports Network and NBC, on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. Outside Talen Energy Stadium, there will be a full Rugby Festival featuring local food and beverage specialties, shops, and activities for fans and families, as well as two full days of a music festival featuring bands from Philadelphia’s Let There Be Rock School. There will also be sports activities and demonstrations including the Civilian Military Combine. Related activities during the week of the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship include an official “Welcome to Philadelphia” party for all the men’s college teams at the Reading Terminal Market on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m., and a VIP reception at The Down Town Club (600 Chestnut Street) on Thursday, June 1st, at 6 p.m. The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship has partnered with HBC Event Services to offer special hotel services, including booking of rooms, for those attending this year’s event. Alumni, family and fans of the competing college men’s and women’s rugby 7s programs, as well as family and friends of the competing boys and girls high school teams and alumni of the competing schools, can book hotel accommodations and ground transportation at http://www.pennmutualcrchotels.com. Reserved and Field Level tickets are available online at https://www.usasevenscrc.com. -Single-day reserved tickets are $80 and field level tickets are $56, and full weekend reserved tickets are $117 and field level tickets are $70. United World Sports (UWS) is the largest commercial rugby entity in the United States, and the owner and operator of a growing portfolio of dynamic sports, media and apparel brands including, the USA Sevens Rugby international tournament, the largest professional rugby event in North America; the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the premier college 7s rugby championship; and the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship, the 15s-national rugby championship. Through its apparel division, UWS owns the exclusive North and South American license for Rhino Rugby, one of the world's leading rugby apparel and equipment brands. UWS also owns and operates RugbyToday.com, the largest and most widely read media destination dedicated to American rugby. For more information about UWS and its properties, visit: http://www.unitedworldsports.com. Since its founding in 1847, Penn Mutual has been driven by its purpose to empower people to live life with confidence. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that purchasing life insurance is the most protective, responsible and rewarding action a person can take, and is central to a sound financial plan. The company is committed to helping individuals, families and small businesses unlock life's possibilities through life insurance and annuity solutions. This is accomplished through a national network of more than 5,000 financial professionals, who help clients make great things possible. Penn Mutual supports its field representatives with brokerage services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. Visit Penn Mutual on the Internet at http://www.pennmutual.com. When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital.
News Article | April 17, 2017
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has announced its list of the best online colleges for veterans and military personnel for 2017. The ranking names the top 59 two- and four-year schools and the top 50 four-year schools in the nation based on service member-friendly benefits, affordability and program quality. The four-year schools with the best scores were University of Southern Mississippi, Webster University, Saint Leo University, University of Idaho and Murray State University. The top five two-year schools include Central Texas College, St. Philip’s College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Del Mar College. "Veterans and current members of the military face some unique challenges when it comes to earning a certificate or degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools have demonstrated a commitment to providing outstanding benefits and resources to service members who choose to pursue an online education, while also maintaining affordability and quality standards.” To qualify for a spot on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen metrics including the availability and amount of financial aid, military tuition discounts, ROTC programs, veteran support services and graduation rates by school. AffordableCollegesOnline.org enforces strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year for four-year schools, and below $5,000 per year for two-year schools. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final “Best” list. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top Four-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Azusa Pacific University Ball State University Columbia College Dallas Baptist University Duquesne University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Hampton University Hawaii Pacific University Iowa State University Kansas State University Lawrence Technological University Lewis University Mercy College Mississippi State University Missouri State University-Springfield Montana State University-Billings Murray State University New England College Niagara University Northern Arizona University Northern Kentucky University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oral Roberts University Point Park University Regis University Saint Leo University Texas A & M University-College Station The College of Saint Scholastica The University of Alabama The University of Montana Tiffin University Troy University University of Arizona University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Idaho University of Mississippi University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of South Florida-Main Campus University of Southern Mississippi University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Viterbo University Washington State University Webster University Western Kentucky University Top Two-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: ### AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.