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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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May 11, 2016

GBCC's 70th commencement ceremony Saturday

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Commencement for the 200 members of the Great Bay Community College Class of 2016 is Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. the Pease International Tradeport campus.

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May 4, 2016

Students Earn Both High School and College Credits through Great Bay Community College’s Early College Institute

by Bob Keyes

Seven College-Level Courses offered Starting June 27 at GBCC

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May 3, 2016

GBCC Students Participate in Fourth Annual S.H.O.W. Event

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - On Monday, April 25 and Wednesday April 27th, students had the opportunity to show off their work during Great Bay Community College’s fourth annual S. H. O.W. (Students Highlighting Outstanding Work) event.  Described as a forum beyond the classroom, each year, the event allows students enrolled in a wide spectrum of programs to gain experience presenting their work to the public and college community.  For the first time, scholarships were awarded to those whose projects were judged among the best from the Project Poster and Multi Media categories.

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May 2, 2016

Renee Plummer to Speak at Great Bay Community College Commencement on May 14

by Lisa Proulx

Entrepreneur and Business Leader, Jacqueline Eastwood to Receive Honorary Degree

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April 29, 2016

GBCC Announces Nontraditional Scholarship Award Winners for Spring 2016

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Thirteen students from Great Bay Community College were each recipients of the College’s Nontraditional Student Scholarship for Spring 2016.  The scholarship, funded through the Carl D. 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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April 28, 2016

GBCC Student Veterans Receive Stipend from NH Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Two students from Great Bay Community College were each recently awarded a $500 stipend from the NH Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.  Each year, the Association chooses students from area colleges and universities who have served in a combat zone and are working to continue their education to receive the award. “We have been doing this for the past five years” said Lynn Santosuosso, PR Officer and Road Captain from the NH Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.  “As vets started coming back and colleges began offering programs to benefit them, we saw a need.”

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April 26, 2016

GBCC Criminal Justice Associate Degree Now Also Offered 100% Online

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College’s Criminal Justice program has long been hailed for its rigorous academic curriculum, successful internship program and high student placement.  Faculty members have extensive experience in the field of criminal justice and small class sizes often result in improved professional success among students.  Upon completion of the associate degree, graduates are trained to work in local or state law enforcement as an officer, in corrections as an officer or within the state and federal court systems.  Until now, the program has been offered in a face-to-face and hybrid format.  Beginning in the fall of 2016, the College will add a second program that will be delivered fully online. This is the first online associate degree program offered at Great Bay and the only Criminal Justice program of its kind in New England. The College’s Homeland Security certificate program is also offered 100% online.

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April 6, 2016

Veterans, Civilians, Career Changers Find Exciting Start to New Career in Aviation

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Before he learned to fly helicopters at Great Bay Community College, Keith Turgeon was working in a trade he didn’t love. “I didn’t want to spend my life doing something I didn’t enjoy. I was looking for something more exciting,” he said.
He found excitement in the aviation program at Great Bay Community College, where Turgeon is learning to fly helicopters. He is one of the first students without a background in the military to enroll in the new two-year Aviation Technology program offered through a partnership with Great Bay and Seacoast Helicopters of Portsmouth, N.H.  Doing so satisfied a long-held desire to fly and learn a career that’s different from anything else he’s considered, and at the same time add unrivaled adventure.
When he graduates, Turgeon expects to work in the aviation field, and hopes soon after to earn an annual salary of at least $60,000 and as much as $250,000 as he advances in his career. His potential jobs include working as a flight instructor, flying supplies and workers to remote job sites, giving sightseeing tours or working for energy companies. He could work in law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services (EMS – MedEvac) or wildlife management. Training to be a helicopter pilot also opens up employment opportunities in airport management and aviation maintenance, said Bruce P. Cultrera, president and CEO of Seacoast Helicopters of Portsmouth, which operates the program in partnership with Great Bay.

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April 4, 2016

GBCC Veterinary Technology Students Ready for New Demands of Animal Care Field

by Bob Keyes

PORSTMOUTH - There are many requirements of students who enroll in the Veterinary Technology program at Great Bay Community College.

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March 25, 2016

Gray gets GBCC women's nod

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH – Great Bay Community College has completed its basketball head coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, hiring Portsmouth native Jeff Gray as its women’s basketball coach.

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March 21, 2016

Sean Young named new men's basketball coach at Great Bay

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — Whoever was going to be named the new men's basketball coach at Great Bay Community College was going to have a recruiting challenge in front of him, with no on-campus housing to offer prospective players.

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March 14, 2016

SkillsUSA NH Contest Held at Great Bay Community College

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College was one of 7 contest sites hosting students as part of the annual SkillsUSA NH competition happening this week and next week.  SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, middle school, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. A total of 52 contests will take place statewide through March 18 with students competing in a variety of different areas, culinary, carpentry, leadership, and electrical to name a few.  These students are hoping to win a gold medal in their field to have the opportunity to go to the SkillsUSA National Conference that is held in Louisville, Kentucky.

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March 9, 2016

Curriculum expansion and convenience enhance appeal of Great Bay’s Rochester campus.

by Bob Keyes

ROCHESTER – In its brief existence, the Rochester campus of Great Bay Community College, otherwise known as the Advanced Technology & Academic Center or ATAC, has earned a reputation as a place where students can learn the latest in advanced composite manufacturing, qualifying them for immediate jobs when they graduate.

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March 7, 2016

Great Bay Community College Hosts “Getting Your Degree is as Easy as A to B, Associate to Bachelor”

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - High school students across New Hampshire are invited to Great Bay Community College’s expanded Transfer Pathways Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the College’s main campus in Portsmouth. At the event,“Getting Your Degree is as Easy as A to B, Associate to Bachelor,” students will learn cost-effective and convenient ways to transfer from Great Bay after receiving a two-year degree to many of the state’s four-year colleges. The program will be in the Great Bay gymnasium, and will include representatives of from more than a dozen four-year New Hampshire and Maine colleges with whom GBCC has a formal transfer partnership agreement. Those schools include the University of New Hampshire at Durham and Manchester, Plymouth State College, Granite State College, Keene State College, Southern New Hampshire University, University of New England, Maine College of Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Colby Sawyer College and Franklin Pierce College.  Students will have the chance to talk to admission representatives about their academic programs, as well as ask questions and take home information.  For more information on the event, contact GBCC’s Advising Center:(603) 427-7728

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March 3, 2016

Students Seeking Non-traditional Career Path Find Motivation through Academic Coaching, Support, Services, Mentoring and Scholarships

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - There are 12 people in one of the Kenneth Bradstreet’s massage therapy classes. Three are men.

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February 29, 2016

Great Bay basketball coaches Sokolnicki, Britton both step down

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — One and done. Great Bay Community College is in the market for a pair of basketball coaches after men’s coach Dave Sokolnicki and women’s coach Allyson Britton made the decision to step down from their posts following seasons that concluded earlier this month.

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February 17, 2016

GBCC Surgical Technology Graduates in High Demand Open Dialog with Hospitals Results in Relevant Curriculum/Qualified Employees

PORTSMOUTH - The Surgical Technology program at Great Bay Community College is successful by many measures: It has a near-perfect graduation rate, graduates begin working immediately at hospitals across New England, and they are among the most prepared surgical technologists to enter the workforce.

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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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