Submitted by Northern Essex Community College
Despina Lambropoulos of Bedford was recently named a recipient of the Northern Essex Community College employee recognition award. The Employee Recognition Award recognizes the many and varied contributions of the college’s nearly 700 employees. Employees are selected each quarter based on recommendations from supervisors and co-workers. Recipients receive a $150 certificate to the restaurant or mall of his or her choice.
Lambropoulos, a senior financial aid counselor, has worked at Northern Essex since 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Regional Economic and Social Development from UMass Lowell.
In nominating Lambropoulos for the award Tina Favara, Dean of Enrollment Services, wrote, “Despina played an integral role in solidifying the financial aid team during some of the most trying times…Despina takes her time …ensuring that she has contributed in every way possible to their success. Despina is often requested on both campuses because once she has worked with a student, they tend to become “hers”. She too is a student, always eager to learn on the job and off. Despina has learned nearly every program in Financial Aid and has either run them or served as the back up to the person who does run a given program. She also continues her studies; most recently completing a Graduate Certificate in Communications…She is a budding leader and will no doubt be part of NECC’s future successes.”