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July 18, 2013

Victims' memorial takes root

NECC plants tree to bloom annually at time of marathon

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NECC President Lane Glenn said the Campus Classic raises money for scholarships and promotes fitness on the campus and throughout the community. He said yesterday's tree planting ties in nicely with the Campus Classic, noting the tree was planted along the "home stretch" of the race — mirroring the area of the marathon where the bombings happened.

The site of the tree planting was selected by Lindsey Mayo and Margaret Pothier, co-chairs of the Campus Classic.

“I was taken by surprise at the recommendation and motion made by Betty and felt it was an extremely kind and thoughtful gesture,” said Jean Poth, NECC vice president of institutional advancement. “All board members overwhelming responded ‘yes’ to the motion. We will now hold the memory of that day at NECC for many years to come."

The Women of NECC is a volunteer organization which raises money for student scholarships and special projects by conducting a variety of fundraising events during the year, including a Fall Membership Tea and a June Gala Open House event.

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