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February 11, 2016

New Hampshire college luring students from southern Maine with composites-making classes

by Edward D. Murphy

As Great Bay Community College offer Mainers in-state tuition and job prospects, Southern Maine Community College is revamping its program. That concerns Maine companies. 

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February 10, 2016

Great Bay and UNH Manchester offer Biotechnology Public Pathways Program

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Students studying biotechnology at Great Bay Community College now have a convenient path to a four-year bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership between Great Bay and the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

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February 2, 2016

GBCC Extends In-State Tuition to Border Areas to Help Meet NH Workforce Needs

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College announces a new initiative: in-state tuition to students in Maine and Massachusetts who enroll in one of three high demand programs offered at the College.  Programs selected to be part of this unique initiative include Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technology (ACM), Massage Therapy, and Surgical Technology. The in-state tuition plan will begin starting this Spring as a pilot with the potential for expansion. 

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February 2, 2016

Great Bay Community College Hosts Info Session on Advanced Composites Manufacturing Program

by Lisa Proulx

ROCHESTER, NH – Great Bay Community College will be hosting an info session from 9:00 to 10:00AM on February 5th for those interested in learning more about the College’s advanced composites manufacturing degree program.  The event will be held at the College’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center in Rochester, New Hampshire

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February 1, 2016

Great Bay Community College offers February Start Classes

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College is now offering an expanded selection of courses to accommodate those interested in starting a degree or taking a course this February.   Close to fifty courses in career and technical disciplines as well as the liberal arts are available at GBCC’s Portsmouth and Rochester campuses.  Classes are offered during the day, evening and online and span a number of programs including hospitality, criminal justice, computer technologies, biology, sociology, psychology and business. These late winter/early spring courses are an appealing option for individuals looking to explore a new interest, develop new skills or start working on a degree or certificate. To view complete list of courses offered starting February 16 visit www.greatbay.edu/latestart.  For more information or to get started, visit www.greatbay.edu/admissions  or contact the admissions office at (603) 427-7600.

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January 31, 2016

The art of big data

by Paul Briand

PORTSMOUTH – There is STEM, the education initiative that includes an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. And there is growing interest in STEAM, including the art of design principles and creative solutions in the mix.

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January 19, 2016

Massage Therapy Clinic at Great Bay Community College Accepting Appointments Clinic offers affordable option for massage therapy in professional learning environment

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – The massage therapy clinic is currently open at Great Bay Community College’s Portsmouth campus.  The general public can make an appointment for a 55 minute massage provided by a student enrolled in the College’s Massage Therapy Certificate Program.

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January 14, 2016

GRANITE STATE CONVERSATION SERIES: FISCAL POLICY AND OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE

by Shannon Reid

PORTSMOUTH — As the need for fiscal discipline in national policy intersects with other priorities such as rebuilding America’s infrastructure, what are the impacts of policy and spending decisions on America’s future?  Retired US Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell will offer their insights and prescriptions for a sound economic future.  Both are co-chairs of The Campaign to Fix the Debt, and they will be joined by private-sector leaders whose global business leadership includes a unique New Hampshire focus, in the latest in the Community College System of NH’s “Granite State Conversation” series focused on the major issues facing us today.  Rendell is also a co-founder of the bi-partisan “Building America’s Future” organization focused on investing in our nation’s infrastructure.

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January 14, 2016

Herons start hunt for playoffs

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — There’s no longer a fear of the unknown. Just an appreciation of the reality.

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December 24, 2015

College basketball: Great Bay CC providing second chance for local kids

by Ryan O'Leary

PORTSMOUTH — As word of a brand new college basketball program in the Seacoast began to spread, guys like Stratham’s Lucas Gaynor saw it as a second chance.

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December 22, 2015

New Exhibit at Great Bay Community College’s Gateway Gallery features Work of Award Winning Artist, Roger Goldenberg

by Lisa Proulx

Portsmouth – The Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH is pleased to feature “Express Vizzazza VeeBopanism – The Visual Jazz of Roger Goldenberg”.  The exhibit runs through January 29, 2016.  The playful, free form paintings included in the exhibit feature colorful lines and vibrant shapes that reverberate with improvisational rhythms.  

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December 18, 2015

LASER PROJECTION TECHNOLOGIES DONATES 3D LASER PROJECTOR TO GREAT BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

by Kathy Winn

Rochester, NH – Laser Projection Technologies (LPT) is the leading manufacturer of advanced, 3D, laser templating and measurement projectors in the world.  In the interest of giving back to the community, Laser Projection Technologies is donating a LPT1 model laser projector to Great Bay Community College. The LPT laser projector will provide students with actual hands-on training on equipment used today in the industry.

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December 17, 2015

Creative Workforce Solutions for New Hampshire Businesses: How to Attract and Retain Talent

Stonyfield Farm (www.Stonyfield.com) and the New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (www.NHBSR.org) present Business Speak, an event with panel discussions and a networking luncheon. Various topics on “Creative Workforce Solutions for New Hampshire Businesses: How to Attract and Retain Talent”, will be brought to the public by Stevenson Kellogg® (www.Stevenson-Kellogg.com) and 36creative (www.36creative.com) on January 22, 2016, at 8:30am, at Great Bay Community College’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus.

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December 14, 2015

Growing Pains

PORTSMOUTH — Karim Winn got the ball, put his head down and made a slashing drive for the rim. His 3-pointer from the bleachers had given his team life. This was about to put the Great Bay Community College men’s basketball team in a place few expected against powerful College of St. Joseph.

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December 14, 2015

Shorthanded Herons fall to St. Joseph

by Ryan O'Leary

PORTSMOUTH — More than a month after opening its inaugural season with a win over Unity College, the Great Bay Community College women’s basketball team is in need of reinforcements.

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December 2, 2015

Flewelling sparks win over Vermont Tech

by Dan Doyon

PORTSMOUTH — Markey Flewelling’s basketball career has seen its positives and, unfortunately, its share of frustrations.

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November 17, 2015

Great Bay Community College celebrates 70th anniversary

by Karen Dandurant

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Michael Fischer said the celebration held Thursday, Nov. 5 had three purposes, all good excuses to hold a party.

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November 12, 2015

Seven Students Receive Nontraditional Scholarship Award at Great Bay Community College

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Seven students from Great Bay Community College were each recipients of the College’s Nontraditional Student Scholarship.  The scholarship, funded through the Perkins Grant, recognizes outstanding GBCC students who excel in their non-traditional academic programs. In addition to maintaining a high academic standing, scholarship recipients were also required to write a compelling essay defining the goals they wish to achieve in their career. 

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November 3, 2015

Great Bay CC ready to storm the court

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — On Thursday night the lights come on, the training wheels come off and the newly-formed men’s basketball team at Great Bay Community College gets its first idea of how it stacks up against its peers.

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November 2, 2015

Governor to Speak at GBCC Ceremony Commemorating 70 Years of Student Success

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – To celebrate their 70thAnniversary, Great Bay Community College is hosting an event on Thursday, November 5th to honor student success and commemorate the opening of the College’s new Student Success Center. Featured speaker, Governor Maggie Hassan will address a crowd of honored guests, faculty, staff, and students beginning at 4:30PM in the College gymnasium at the College’s campus in Portsmouth at the Pease Tradeport. Festivities will also include a ceremonial ribbon cutting and tours of the new center. Following the event, GBCC’s new men’s basketball team, the Herons, will play their first home game in the new gym vs. Northern Essex Community College at 7:30PM.

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