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NC3 has some impressive team members in our ranks and this Staff Spotlight series aims to highlight the incredibly talented individuals who work with us. We’ll be featuring a new interview in our monthly newsletters, here on our website, and on our social media pages each month.


Elizabeth Newcomer

Elizabeth Newcomer | NC3’s Membership Coordinator

Prior to joining NC3, Elizabeth worked for The Army and Navy Club, a private, not-for-profit, city club in the heart of Washington, DC, serving a membership of both active duty and retired military personnel as well as civilians. Over the six years she worked for the Club she spent time in both the Membership & Marketing department as well as the Events department with her most recent position as Director of Events and Catering. 

In her new role as Membership Coordinator, Elizabeth works collaboratively with NC3’s Executive Project and Membership Manager, Hannah Peltier. Together they create engaging content for NC3’s communications and most importantly work to support NC3’s network of member schools and organizations.  



Check out our Q&A session below to learn more about Elizabeth!

I have always wanted to feel that the work I was doing in my career was making a positive difference in the world and at NC3 I feel like I’m accomplishing that. The mission of NC3 to ​​help build a workforce prepared to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s industries by connecting educators with industry partners, driving workforce development, enhancing technical education, and producing a sustainable, highly-skilled workforce really resonates with my goals and values both professionally and personally.  

As soon as you meet the NC3 team, it’s clear they’re a group of people you want to work with! Their passion, dedication and the supportive team environment they’ve built over the years is truly so cool; you feel like a valued member of the team from day one with NC3.  

NC3 has a fantastic and inclusive workplace culture despite being a fully remote company and a few fun things I learned about after starting work are: 

1. NC3 hosts a monthly “Coffee and Learn” session where we celebrate special staff milestones, company successes, and topical roundtable discussions.  

2. NC3 provides opportunities for colleagues to connect and I’m participating in a newly formed book club with some of my coworkers which has been so fun! 

3. I just learned about an NC3 staff golf outing in July and I’m really looking forward to that! 

Innovative, Collaborative, Impactful 

My three favorite things to do outside of work are reading, golfing, and cooking! After work, I grab the dog and hit the trail, and lose myself in the world of whatever audiobook I’m currently listening to and I love to start my weekend mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book on my balcony. I golf about once a week and am determined to break 90 this year; hopefully, the lessons I’m taking will pay off. Last but not least, I love to cook; the kitchen is my happy place where I can relax, be creative, and spend time with my boyfriend and our dog (her favorite food is cheese!). 

Days off are usually packed with sporting events and family events. My husband and I really enjoy watching the kids play and spending time together as a family once the day is done. We are also big K-State fans and enjoy watching whatever game is playing that weekend. I’m lucky to live close to my parents. They are always cheering on the kids at their events, and I love being able to see them whenever I want.

Hands down, it was my first solo trip which was to Portland, Maine. While the destination was certainly not exotic, I think there is something so empowering about solo travel, especially as a woman. The independence to do what you want, plan out the details or go with the flow, learn how to be comfortable spending time with yourself, and also put yourself out there to meet new people and explore new places is really special and sometimes challenging. Portland has an exceptional dining scene and it’s super easy to explore. On the final leg of my trip, I went up to Bar Harbor and spent time in Acadia National Park which, if you’ve never been during peak leaf-peeping season, 10/10 would recommend! 


To learn more about NC3 Leadership School membership benefits including the Annual Leadership Summit, and to connect with Elizabeth, email her at elizabeth.newcomer@nc3.net.

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