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History/Past Presidents


History of NETA


In 1971, twenty-one educators from Massachusetts got together to discuss problems associated with transfer students and transfer articulation. Most were admissions and transfer students coming from two- and four-year public and private colleges and universities. The State Transfer Articulation Committee (STAC) was formed at that meeting with the intention to collect statewide data about transfer students and to conduct workshops on articulation.

The committee learned through one of its first projects (a study of more than 15,000 two-year college students during the 1971-72 academic year) that there was little experience with transfer students among Massachusetts college faculty and administrators. This led to a 1972 subcommittee which wrote guidelines for transfer articulation for institutions receiving or securing transfer students. Guidelines were reviewed by more than 100 faculty and administrators from both two- and four-year colleges and universities at a conference on transfer articulation in May 1973. Within a month, these guidelines were approved and published as “Guidelines for Articulation for Receiving and Sending Institutions.” Yet another STAC committee, comprised of representatives from public institutions, developed guidelines that led to the signing of the Commonwealth Transfer Compact (CTC) in May 1974.

During the 70’s, STAC continued on its path by reviewing institutional policies, procedures, and problems pertaining to transfer students. STAC activities included the following: financial aid survey, transfer practices survey, orientation program survey, a transfer evaluation committee, compact review committee, and the publishing of the New England Transfer Personnel directory. STAC activities continued to expand in the 80’s.

Motivated by increased concerns of transfer recruitment, the 1983 annual spring conference led to STAC’s evolution into the New England Transfer Articulation (NETAA). This association acted as the forum for transfer articulation in the New England region throughout the 80’s. The 90’s have found the organization as busy and innovative as ever.

There have also been more changes. In 1992, NETAA changed its name to New England Transfer Association (NETA) to more accurately reflect its involvement with issues beyond articulation. Today NETA has membership of over 200 professionals, including associate members from states outside of New England. In 1999 NETA incorporated and granted non-profit status.

Past Presidents


Jude Tomasino
Community College of Rhode Island

Madeleine Bergstrom
Western New England University

Lori Gagne Pendleton
Charter Oak State College

Mark Broadbent
Holyoke Community CollegeĀ 

Avril Hevey-Doucette
Salem State College

Michael Stefanowitz
Manchester Community College

Debbie Suggs
University of Rhode Island

Tony Carberry
Central Connecticut State University

Kathy Dilks
Sacred Heart University

Mark J. Broadbent
Holyoke Community College

Jeffery H. Pruyne, Sr.
New England College

Merrily W. Lyon
Middlesex Community-Technical College (CT) (retired)

Catherine Pride
Middlesex Community College (MA)

Elizabeth Y. Brinkerhoff
University of Massachusetts- Amherst

Mary E. Dunn
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Dwight E. Cook
Bridgewater State College (retired)

Marke M. Vickers
Fitchburg State College

Gerald F. Desmarais
North Adams State College

Donald Dietrich
Amherst College

Kathy Ryan
University of Massachusetts- Amherst

Evelyn Clements
Middlesex Community College(MA)

William R. Bates
Boston University (retired)

Nick Lammerman
Massachusetts College of Art

Michael C. Behnke
Amherst College

F. Don Costello
University of Massachusetts- Boston (retired)

Paul J. Carey
Massachusetts State Community College (retired)

Ernest W. Beals
University of Massachusetts- Amherst (retired)


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