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February 26, 2015

Maltagliati named GBCC volleyball coach

by Justin Sullivan

PORTSMOUTH — Amy Maltagliati, a native of Rye, has accepted the position of head coach of Great Bay Community College’s women’s volleyball team. The women’s volleyball program is a new addition to Great Bay’s current athletic programs and the season begins fall of this year.

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February 25, 2015

WorkReady NH Prepares Employees with Soft Skills

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH -  According to CareerBuilder, 77 percent of employers currently seek job candidates who possess “soft skills” – specifically, the personal attributes that enable them to positively interact with colleges and customers.   WorkReady, NH, a practical career-readiness program offered at Great Bay Community College offers job seekers and career builders an opportunity to improve these highly sought-after skills.

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February 24, 2015

GBCC’s WorkReadyNH Program is Now Accepting Students for the March Sessions

by Lisa Proulx

WorkReadyNH, a career and professional development program offered at Great Bay Community College, is now enrolling students for their March day and evening classes. The program, offered at both the Portsmouth and Rochester college campuses, includes  60-hours of  soft skills  in a  simulated work setting to teach   communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills. Upon completion, participants receive two nationally recognized credentials. WorkReadyNH is free! To be eligible participants must be 18 years or older, not a full time student and a US resident. For more information on the next available class contact: 

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February 24, 2015

Mentors Share Professional Experience and Life Lessons - Two New Programs Offered to Students at Great Bay Community College

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – “There should be a required course on all life lessons and career development before graduating college” said Jo Ann Hampson when explaining the rationale behind two new mentoring programs offered at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth. She, along with Monique Shevlin, Principal at Signature Escrow & Title Services recently launched the Women in Business Executive Mentor Program for female students enrolled at the College. Through a lunchtime speaker series and group mentoring sessions, the program provides students with insight from successful female business leaders on a variety of topics including how to prepare for an interview and manage personal finances to navigating the demands of work, school and home.   In addition to the Women’s Mentoring Program, the College also offers a new individualized executive level coaching experience pairing industry mentors with student mentees.  The new Executive Mentoring program was recently developed by David Hampson, President & CEO of Willis Programs and husband of Jo Ann. “Because both programs are aimed at complimenting the education students are receiving in the classroom” said Mike Fischer, Associate V.P. of Student Affairs at Great Bay, “they fit perfectly into the Student Leadership program objectives established by the College.”

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February 13, 2015

GBCC Professor Prepares High School Teams to Compete in National Math Challenge

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – On Friday, February 13th, teams of students from Noble High School and Raymond High School recently gathered at Great Bay Community to learn college-level math and “R Studio” one of the top programming languages, all  in preparation to compete in “Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge” a national math challenge awarding up to $125,000 in scholarships.

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January 7, 2015

High Tuition Costs? You Have Options

Headshot President ArveloWe all want the best for our children.  However, skyrocketing tuition costs can have negative financial implications for parents and families for years to come. As President of Great Bay Community College, I am committed to building public awareness and letting people know that there are options for successfully pursuing higher education without ending up in the poor house. With strategic planning people can have access to a quality education and offset the long term implications of escalating college tuition.

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December 22, 2014

How One Student Went from GBCC to UNH

Sometimes it just takes a nudge, a suggestion, a gentle push in one direction for a person to find their way. For Jackie Lemaire, it was an invitation.

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December 19, 2014

Great Bay Community College Chosen by Staples Associate to Receive $3,500 Grant

Great Bay Community College has been awarded $3,500 by Staples Foundation, under a program that lets Staples Associates direct donations. Matt Valcancick, a second year Marketing student and employee of Staples applied on behalf of his college. Staples believes its way to give back to the community is by giving employees a voice and letting them choose.

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November 13, 2014

Students get humor, fun and lessons on metrology day

by Desiree Crossley

ROCHESTER — What’s the difference between accuracy and precision? Turns out, quite a bit — and knowing the difference is critical in high-tech manufacturing of equipment and infrastructure like modern jet engines and city bridges.

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October 10, 2014

Demand high for Great Bay Community College high-tech manufacturing students

by New Hampshire Business Review

From the lighter, stronger jet engines of the future to turbines that transform wind and water into green energy to prosthetics that change patients’ lives — advanced composites are emerging in the world’s leading markets and driving demand for highly skilled manufacturing technicians.

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October 3, 2014

'Cliff' weighs in on America's future: At lab stresses we must continue to manufacture things

by Liz Markhlevskaya

ROCHESTER — John Ratzenberger may have made his career in acting, but in Rochester on Thursday, he said it is skills in manufacturing — not the arts — that are essential to the American future.

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October 3, 2014

Former 'Cheers' star advocates for manufacturing jobs

by Karen Dandurant

NEW CASTLE -When John Ratzenberger spoke at the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel Thursday night, it was about a topic he feels very passionate about, that being how important it is for this country to recognize the need for, and to provide the training to produce skilled laborers.

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September 11, 2014

Great Bay Community College’s ATAC initiative wins 2014 NEDA Project of the Year

by Lisa Proulx

ATAC Advanced Materials Manufacturing Program Director/Designer,  Debra Mattson named Educator of the year

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August 26, 2014

GBCC Success Center gets go-ahead from PDA

by Jeff McMenemy

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College is moving forward with a new version of its Student Success Center after the Pease Development Authority approved the college's conceptual plan.

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August 12, 2014

Great Bay Community College hosts “Super Saturday”

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Great Bay Community College will be hosting “Super Saturday” on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:00AM – 1:00PM at the College’s campus in Portsmouth at the Pease International Tradeport.The event provides a convenient option for students seeking to complete the enrollment process and still be ready to start classes this fall.

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August 6, 2014

UNH, Great Bay launch dual admission program

by Robert Michaelson

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College and the University of New Hampshire have combined forces to give more students the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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August 4, 2014

New Dual Admission Program between UNH and GBCC Increases Access to a 4-Year Degree

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Great Bay Community College and the University of New Hampshire  have announced a new dual admission program that will allow students to seamlessly transfer into UNH to complete a bachelor’s degree after completing their associate degree at Great Bay. Qualified students can earn credits that apply to both their associate degree and bachelor’s degree while at GBCC. Upon completion of an associate degree and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher, program participants are guaranteed seamless entry into UNH’s College of Liberal Arts.    

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July 21, 2014

Great Bay Community College Hosts Express Admissions Day August 1st and Announces Dual Admission Program with University of New Hampshire

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College will host Express Admissions Day on Friday, August 1st from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the College’s campus in Portsmouth at the Pease International Tradeport .  The event provides a convenient option for students seeking to complete the enrollment process and be ready to start classes in September or upcoming semesters.   

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July 17, 2014

Advanced Technology center to expand by 50% by next spring

by Liz Markhlevskaya

ROCHESTER — After a successful first year, the Advanced Technology and Academic Center in Rochester plans to expand by more than 50 percent by next spring.

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July 1, 2014

Great Things Come in Small Packages

by Sarah Bedingfield

Great Bay Community College (GBCC) in Portsmouth, NH, is small, with an enrollment under 2,500, but its value to students, the workforce and the community far exceeds its size. Cutting-edge degrees and certificates; excellent faculty; affordable tuition; small class sizes; extensive support systems; transfer agreements; non-credit options and high school, business, and community partners are just a few of the qualities that characterize Great Bay. There is something for everyone and everyone is welcome.

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