Nik Sheats, an electrical technology major from Bangor, chose Northampton Community College (NCC) because he had heard great things from his friends who attended the College and because he wanted to further his education. 

He recommends that incoming students considering electrical technology not to take anything for granted, take plenty of notes for each class, take their time, and study over everything they have learned. 

“The professors in all the electrical technology courses are phenomenal to work with,” he says.  “They help every student with whatever is needed.  Do not be fooled; there are courses that seem easy, but these courses have a lot of information to obtain and a lot of notes to be taken.”

Sheats has a visual impairment due to a benign brain tumor, for which he gets chemotherapy treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a challenge he is meeting in succeeding in college. 

“My experience at NCC has changed me because it has made me a better man and more open-minded on what the real world will be like when I get a job,” he says.  

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.