Jesse Perkins and Cassandra Record, both from Haverhill, were awarded two of North Shore Community College’s top Student Service Awards at the college’s 50th annual Student Service Awards Ceremony on May 5.
Perkins, a student in the Criminal Justice Program, won the Dr. Lillian Derderian Award for Outstanding Service to the Student Association, a top honor presented each year to a student whose contributions have won the respect of peers and enhanced the co-curricular programming for the entire college community. Perkins, a US Marine Corps Veteran, is actively involved in the Veterans Club, which won NSCC’s Club of the Year award, where he has “breathed life into the organization and brought a sense of dedication in from fellow members to truly advance the missions and goals for their club.”
Perkins has met before the NSCC Board of Trustees to discuss campus services, assisted students through personal troubles and shown how to be a leader to others through leading by example. He was also just elected to serve as student trustee to the NSCC Board of Trustees for the 2016-2017 academic year beginning in September
Record, an accounting major, received the Thomas Bourke Helping Hands Award. This annual award honors a student who generously and unconditionally gives time to support and enhance the College community.
She engaged in personal and professional development workshops within the campus, contributed to campus literary sources, attended the Topping Off Ceremony at NSCC’s Lynn Campus and emceed club events.
At NSCC, Record demonstrated the true spirit of servant leadership, giving tremendous time and direction to the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society club, serving as its president, and nurturing pride, teamwork, intelligent decision-making, a sense of belonging and harmony among members. Her essay, “My Journey” was selected for inclusion in the club’s magazine, Chrysalis.