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Theme: A Chance Can Change Everything

Henniker, NH, United States
November 9th, 2013

About this event

A Chance can Change Everything

This came from a very personal idea of what New England College means to me, Erin Faith Page. I scraped by and graduated from high school in 2007, a feat that was unexpected and surprising to many people in my life. All throughout high school I had struggled with drugs, friends, and life in general. My life was a mess, but I went through the motions of applying to colleges in the area. After being accepted to a few I decided on New England College, but once I moved into the dorms I quickly met all the wrong people at all the right times. My attempt at college lasted all of two months and ended in me living in a Merrimack motel fully relapsed into my addictions. After three years of struggle, hardships, and finally success I re-applied to New England College. When I received my acceptance letter along with a scholarship I was not only surprised, I was overwhelmingly thankful for the second chance that I had been given. New England College has changed my life, they gave me a chance that was not required and I have taken full advantage of that gift. Today I am a Dean’s list student, member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, training to be the student liaison to the NHPA student board, and a proud NEC student.

TEDxNewEnglandCollege is my way of saying thank you to the many people who have brought me to the place I am at today. The theme is meant to bring all of our differences together to inspire others the same way we have been inspired in the past and to discuss how chances have changed our lives. Speakers will present their forward-thinking ideas and all participants will leave the event inspired and empowered to effect positive change.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dr. William K. Preble
  • James Newcomb
  • Stephanie Downs
  • Wayne Lesperence
  • Eric J. Simon
  • Ryan Ouellette
  • Noah Britton
  • Krista Mosca
  • Benjamin Kilham
  • Jeff Bujak
  • Martina Cohran
  • Larry Taylor
  • Victoria Girmonde
  • Kris Shultz
  • Jack Shultz
  • Anthony Scioli
  • For speaker bios please visit...!speakers

Venue and Details

Simon Center Great Room
98 Bridge Street
Henniker, NH, 03242
United States
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Event Type (what is this?) University

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Erin Faith Page
Hillsborough, NH, United States

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Kimberli Kienia
Heidi Waugman-Page
Creative Director & Graphic Designer
Clorice Senno
Administrative Lead
Ashley Paul
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Abigail Treadwell
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Emily Howe
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