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September 21, 2016

GBCC Celebrates Manufacturing Week with Event at ATAC Public Invited to Campus for Tours, Info and to See Advanced Composite Processes in Action

by Lisa Proulx

ROCHESTER - Ever wonder how jet engines are made? Great Bay Community College (ACM) students are learning how to build lightweight, high-performance composite components for industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, marine, and infrastructure.  In celebration of N.H. Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day on October 7th, Great Bay Community College is inviting the public to visit their Rochester campus to see advanced composite manufacturing processes and equipment in action.

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September 13, 2016

Great Bay Community College Part of Hiring Strategy for Amadeus

PORTSMOUTH - Amadeus is one of the world’s leading global advanced technology solutions provider to the travel and tourism industry, with 14,000 employees worldwide. The hospitality division of Amadeus (formerly Newmarket International) is headquartered in Portsmouth.   

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September 12, 2016

Grand Opening of Portsmouth location of ConvenientMD, a Great Bay new partner

ConvenientMD's grand opening of its newest clinic on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

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September 8, 2016

Great Bay Honors Healthcare Partners at this Year’s Distinguished Leaders Award Fundraiser

PORTSMOUTH - For the fifth year in a row, Great Bay Community College will be hosting their annual Distinguished Leaders Award event, a fundraiser in support of student scholarships. The event, held on October 13 beginning at 5PM, also serves to highlight the relationship between the College and its external community partners. This year, the focus will be on the healthcare industry.  Among those honored will be Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Wentworth- Douglass Hospital, Exeter Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital.

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August 29, 2016

GBCC Expands Liberal Arts Options

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College has added more options for college students seeking to pursue studies in the Liberal Arts.

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August 11, 2016

Ross Gittell Re-Appointed Chancellor of NH Community College System

by Shannon Reid

Concord, NH – Dr. Ross Gittell will remain at the helm of the Community College System of NH, the CCSNH board of trustees announced following a unanimous vote to reappoint him to the position he has held since February 2012.  The new appointment is for a 5 year term.

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August 3, 2016

New Student Success Center Exceeds College’s Goals

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Over the course of four days in February, three presidential candidates rallied at Great Bay Community College, packing the school’s bright new Student Success Center with more than 1,000 people at each event.

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July 26, 2016

Great Bay Community College, Exeter Hospital partner to create trained workers

EXETER — Gov. Maggie Hassan visited Exeter Hospital Monday morning, applauding a partnership between the administrations of the hospital and Great Bay Community College.

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July 25, 2016

GBCC’s Customized Advising Key to Navigating Transfer Pathway

by Bob Keyes

PORTSTMOUTH - The best part of Deanna Friedman’s job is changing people’s lives.

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July 22, 2016

For GBCC ACM Graduates, Relevant Curriculum and Industry Partnerships Provide Key to Long-term Career Path

by Bob Keyes

ROCHESTER, NH - Great Bay Community College adjusts its academic programs to reflect changes in the job market and the needs of employers in the Northeast. Great Bay responds to trends in industry by forming partnerships with the companies that hire Great Bay graduates, creating career pathways that begin in the classroom and lead to jobs in advanced manufacturing plants across the region.

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July 20, 2016

Sean Clancy joins Great Bay Community College

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Great Bay Community College is pleased to announce that Sean Clancy has joined the College as the new Associate Vice President of Corporate and Community Education. In his new role, Clancy will be leading both the Business and Training Center and the WorkReadyNH divisions of the college. These divisions provide professional development and entry level training options for the workforce of the greater seacoast region of NH.

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July 11, 2016

Largest Number of GBCC Students in College’s History Transfer to UNH Durham

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Seventy-one of the 324 Great Bay Community College graduates this year applied for fall admission to the University of New Hampshire. This represents the highest number in GBCC history.

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June 21, 2016

GBCC Launches New Degrees in Bioengineering and Engineering Science

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Engineering continues to be near the top in terms of numbers of job listings by employers as we progress in the 21st century.

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June 15, 2016

GBCC Medical Assistant Program helps to Fill Hiring Shortage

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH – Great Bay Community College (GBCC) has partnered with Core Physicians and Wentworth-Douglass Physician Corp Core Physicians and to offer a medical assistant training program. The program includes classroom instruction, hands-on lab experiences and a 160-hour practicum at local medical offices and is designed to meet standards set by the Affordable Care Act.  Students learn the skills sets required by regional employers and are prepared for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national exam.

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June 14, 2016

Hospitality Students Learn Life Skills at New Orleans-based Non Profit

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - Seven students from the Great Bay Community College Hospitality Club recently returned from New Orleans, where they spent time with students and staff at a nonprofit restaurant and event center that helps at-risk youth.

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June 13, 2016

Trump has right to present his platform

by Will Arvelo, President

Trump’s visit to Great Bay Community College has me worried. Not because of his views. After all, I don’t agree with most of them. I am Latino and I love my Mexican brothers and sisters … legal or not.

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June 9, 2016

Students Find Summer Courses Valuable Part of College Strategy

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Summer Classes at Great Bay Community College are widely perceived as a smart choice for new, returning and visiting students. For current college and high school students entering Great Bay in the fall, summer courses offer the chance to lighten course loads, move through degrees faster or fulfill course prerequisites. For others, they offer the opportunity to explore a new interest or develop professional skills. For students attending other institutions, taking a course at Great Bay for $200 per credit also makes financial sense as most credits transfer to partner four year colleges and universities.

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June 2, 2016

CCSNH Announces Tuition Freeze for Upcoming Academic Year

by Shannon Reid

Concord, NH - The Board of Trustees of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) today voted to freeze tuition for the 2016-17 academic year, formalizing a commitment made to legislators and the Governor during the development of the state's biennial operating budget for FY16-17. In-state tuition will remain at $200/credit, which translates into roughly $6,000 for a year for full-time tuition. 

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June 2, 2016

NH Community Colleges Honor High School Partners “Running Start” Dual Credit Program Expands to 100 High Schools

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Governor Hassan joined New Hampshire’s Community Colleges recently to honor seven individuals from high schools across the state who have been advocates for the Community College System of NH’s Running Start program.  Running Start enables high school students to take courses at their schools for dual high school and college credit.  Great Bay Community College and the Community College System of NH recently honored Seal  Peschel , Director, Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center, Rochester.
By earning college credits while in high school, students get a head start on their college education, can shorten the time to obtain a degree and reduce college costs. Each course taken through Running Start costs $150, a significant savings from the costs of a course taken directly through a college.  Running Start credits have been accepted at more than 200 colleges in recent years, including all seven of NH’s community colleges as well as institutions that include Stanford, Tufts, John Hopkins, the University of Connecticut, Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, George Washington University, the University System of NH and SNHU, among many others.
The Community College System of NH (CCSNH) created the Running Start program in 1999, with an initial group of seven NH high schools. Since then, the program has expanded to 100 schools.  Course offerings range from technical studies in software applications, automotive, and engineering, to advanced chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, college composition and other humanities courses among others.  Student registrations have increased 25 percent over the last five years.  
“Ensuring that students in New Hampshire have access to affordable higher education is critical to their success in the 21st century innovation economy and to building a stronger workforce in the Granite State,” Governor Hassan said. “Because of CCSNH’s Running Start program, New Hampshire high school students have the opportunity to pursue college credits at significantly discounted rates, allowing them to get a head start on their higher education. I commend our local high schools, community colleges, and most importantly, this year’s Running Start Advocates Award winners for working together to help prepare our young people for success.” 
“Running Start is an important way for NH families to save money on college and get a real head start,” said Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of NH.  Gittell also thanked Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation for supporting the program through grants for student scholarships and outreach activities.

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May 16, 2016

A great day for Great Bay graduates

by Kimberley Haas

PORTSMOUTH - Students graduating from Great Bay Community College on Saturday morning heard the message that they can sit down with the President if they want to, from a woman who literally spends time with presidential candidates.

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