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July 10, 2015

Great Bay Community College Rolls Out New Associate Degree and Certificate Programs Starting this Fall

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Great Bay Community College is launching several new programs for the start of the Fall 2015 academic year.  The new credit programs are designed to prepare students with the skills to enter a variety of in-demand careers ranging from data analytics and software development to aviation technology and massage therapy.

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July 9, 2015

Associate V. P. of Student Affairs, Appointed to United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Board of Directors

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH- Great Bay Community College’s Associate Vice President of Student Affairs,  Michael Fischer has been named member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Board of Directors. He was nominated by the USCAA Board and voted in by the USCAA membership.  One of six board members appointed to the national organization, Fisher is the only one to serve from the New England region. The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) is a national organization for the intercollegiate athletic programs of 81 mostly small colleges, community colleges and junior colleges, across the United States, stretching from Washington state to Maine.

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June 26, 2015

Seacoast Helicopters, GBCC partner to offer pilot program

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College and Seacoast Helicopters have collaborated to offer a new associate’s degree program in aviation technology to meet the growing demands for helicopter pilots.

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June 5, 2015

Governor, Higher Education Leaders to Announce New Dual Admission Pathway between Community College and University Systems

by Shannon Reid

Concord, N.H. – A single application, joint advising, access to campus events at both institutions, and seamless transfer are the hallmarks of the new “New Hampshire Dual Admission” program developed by the state’s Community College and University Systems.  

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May 26, 2015

Great Bay launches new medical assistant program

by Lisa Proulx

EXETER – Great Bay Community College (GBCC) has partnered with Exeter Hospital’s primary and specialty care affiliate Core Physicians and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to launch a new medical assistant training program.
The program includes eight weeks of full time classroom education at Great Bay, followed by four weeks of clinical training. After the successful launch of the program in April with a 100% hiring rate, GBCC is currently registering for the next session, starting July 13.

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May 8, 2015

GBCC Hosts 69th Commencement

by Lisa Proulx

Commencement exercises for the more than 275 members of the Great Bay Community College class of 2015 will be taking place on Saturday, May 16th at 11:00AM the College’s Portsmouth campus on the Pease Tradeport.  The Speaker for the College’s 69th Commencement ceremonies will be David Hampson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Willis of New Hampshire, Inc. and National Partner of Willis Programs in North America.  The class of 2015 is comprised of both traditional and non-traditional aged learners from across New England as well as a number of foreign/International students. 

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April 27, 2015

GBCC Hosts First Annual Campus2Campus Event for High School Students Enrolled in Career or Technical Courses at High School or Regional Technology Center

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH: On Thursday, April 16, forty high school students and their families attended the first annual Campus2Campus event at Great Bay Community College.   The program, held at the Portsmouth campus at the Pease Tradeport catered to student currently enrolled in career and technical courses at their local high schools or regional technical centers.  Attendees included students from  Rochester , Hampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Milford, Somersworth, Derry, Dover, Newmarket, and Hudson.

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April 22, 2015

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

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - On Monday, April 20 and Tuesday April 21st, close to forty students had the opportunity to show off their work during Great Bay Community College’s third 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.  
Diane King, Center for Teacher and Learning Coordinator for Great Bay, has directed the S.H.O.W. program since 2013.  “Not only does the event showcase our students’ work quality” said King, “but students who elect to participate are stretched even further in their educational experience.   Developing brief presentations for the public is a step beyond the completion of the assignment that allows them to reflect on their work and practice presentation skills.  It’s professional development.”

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April 13, 2015

Great Bay Community College Hosts Job Fair at ATAC in Rochester

by Lisa Proulx

Event open to job seekers interested in a variety of positions including advanced manufacturing

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April 10, 2015

Great Bay Community College President Signs Statement of Support from ESGR

by Lisa Proulx

Reaffirms the College’s commitment to supporting members of the Guard and Reserve

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March 25, 2015

Dave Sokolnicki Named Head Coach of GBCC Men’s Basketball Team

by Justin Sullivan

PORTSMOUTH — Dave Sokolnicki, former head coach of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, has accepted the head coaching position of the men’s basketball program at Great Bay Community College. Sokolnicki joins Allyson Britton and Amy Maltagliati as the inaugural head coaches of Great Bay’s three new athletic programs.

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March 20, 2015

GBCC Hospitality Club Students Attend National Conference in Las Vegas

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH -On March 9th, students from Great Bay Community College’s Hospitality program attended the Catersource & Event Solutions Conference in Las Vegas, a four day event that attracts over 7000 attendees annually.  During the event, they stayed at the world renown Venetian Hotel,  attended seminars on the latest trends and developments in both catering and event planning, met with professionals in the field at Caesar’s Hotel,  toured the Bellagio, Paris, and MGM hotels and had the opportunity to network at the convention tradeshow held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  “The majority of our students are already working in hospitality or have or are planning internships in the surrounding area” said Hospitality Department Chair, Dawn Comito.  “Through this trip, it has been great to expose them not only to one of the top destinations in lodging and entertainment, but also to opportunities within the industry outside the New England area.” 

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March 11, 2015

ACM Students Build 14’ Carbon Fiber Bridge

by Lisa Proulx

Students enrolled in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate program at Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology and Academic Center (ATAC) in Rochester, recently completed a new High Performance Fabrication course. Added in February, the course is part of a new specialization within the 6-month Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate (ACM) program which provides students with industrial training for employment in composites materials manufacturing.

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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 30, 2015

College Basketball: Great Bay CC names Britton women's head coach

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH – It’s got a conference affiliation in place and a facility under construction. Great Bay Community College took the latest step toward its new athletic identity Friday when it named Allyson Britton the coach of its new women’s basketball team, which will begin play in 2015-16 as a member of the Yankee Small College Conference.

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