Noelle Vargo, a resident of Pen Argyl and a business administration major, enrolled at Northampton Community College (NCC) because of its affordability and high academic reputation.

Like many entering college students, she did not at first know what major to choose. “I started off undecided, but I eventually learned that I wanted to be involved in business and specifically marketing. The best thing about this program is that it gives a good baseline for whatever that field may require of you in the future,” she says.

Online learning took some getting used to, Vargo says, but she believes the switch to all online classes during the pandemic gave her an opportunity to better organize her work, a skill she can transfer to other uses.

As a Presidential Ambassador, she has participated in volunteer activities, while also working and studying. In her free time, she loves to work out, play basketball, read, and bake.

Vargo hopes to be a pharmaceutical sales representative or start her own business.

Noelle Vargo/Photo by Randy Monceaux