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
Myra Saturen has been a writer for organizations for thirty years, including 14 for NCC. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton and a master's degree in social work from Columbia University. In addition to writing for organizations, she has written for a variety of magazines and has had two young adult novels published. She also works as a writing tutor in NCC's Learning Center. She is a native New Yorker who has lived in Bethlehem Township for thirty-one years. She is married with two adult children. Her hobbies are reading, yoga and exercise.