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November 6, 2019

Great Bay Community College to Offer New Career Pathway Certificates in Advanced Manufacturing

Rochester, NH – Great Bay Community College (GBCC) will offer two new advanced manufacturing certificates, a Certificate in Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Programming and an Industrial Maintenance Certificate, beginning in January 2020. Both programs will be offered at the Great Bay Community College Rochester Campus and are designed for professionals looking to enhance their skills and advance their careers in manufacturing.

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October 29, 2019

GBCC Vet Tech Graduates Outperform in Industry Licensing Exam

For the second consecutive year, graduates of the veterinary technology program at Great Bay Community College outperformed their peers on a national industry licensing exam. The 2019 graduating class achieved a 95-percent pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam. The 2018 graduating class had a 94-percent pass rate.   The national average was 78 percent.

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September 27, 2019

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Congressional and Public Affairs Office

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard entered into an educational partnership agreement (EPA) with the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) at a formal signing ceremony Friday, September 27.

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August 28, 2019

Insight of Lifelong Professional Experiences Adds to Instructor’s Teaching Style

Business and Training Center Instructor Del Record brings the same intensity and commitment to the Microsoft skills classes that he teaches at Great Bay Community College as he does to his other work as harbor master of Portsmouth Harbor and as an award-winning member of regional ski patrol teams.

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August 28, 2019

Student Transfers from University as Strategy Towards Graduating Debt-Free

PORTSMOUTH - Cameron Strukel saved so much money transferring to Great Bay Community College, he treated himself to a two-week summer vacation.

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August 19, 2019

NH Community College Students Get AMP-ed Up Through Work-Based Learning Program

NH Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP) readies students for in-demand engineering jobs

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August 7, 2019

Chinburg Properties Invests in its Employees through Comprehensive Training Partnership with Great Bay Community College

Rapid growth often requires employees to quickly adapt, take on new responsibilities and advance into leadership roles. It can also change a company’s identity. Chinburg Properties, which has grown from a small family business to one of the largest builders and developers of homes and housing units in the Seacoast region, recognized the challenges associated with this level of growth and sought out a partner to help them through it. Great Bay Community College (GBCC) teamed up with Chinburg employees and leaders and just completed customized training programs that have helped them learn and grow, while embracing the company’s core identity.

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August 6, 2019

Transfer Students Shares Tuition Saving Strategy

PORTSMOUTH - Cameron Strukel saved so much money transferring to Great Bay Community College, he treated himself to a two-week summer vacation.

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July 9, 2019

AVP of Academic Affairs offers Expertise on Transfer Pathways

As Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Deanna Friedman enjoys helping students achieve their goals. She worked in a variety of public and private colleges before joining Great Bay in 2012.  

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July 9, 2019

GBCC’s Center for Academic Planning & Support Expands Community Resources

Initiative Strives to Offset Barriers to College Completion

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May 2, 2019

From Great Bay to Down Under: Former students follow their adventure to Australia

PORTSMOUTH - Henrik Strand enrolled at Great Bay Community College in 2015 to study criminal justice and homeland security. Anna Muskopf signed up for classes in liberal arts at the same time, having moved to the Seacoast from Long Island, N.Y., just 10 days before the semester began.

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April 29, 2019

College Students Unveil Their Great Bay Bobber

ROCHESTER -- Seven students of Great Bay Community College graduated with an accomplishment not many can claim -- they built a custom motorcycle that is now entered into a competition that could land them a trip to Milan, Italy.

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March 21, 2019

GBCC nursing students holding food drive for Gather

PORTSMOUTH -- The Great Bay Community College Student Nurses Association has partnered with St. John’s Episcopal Church to organize a food drive. Donations gathered during the drive will directly benefit Gather food pantry.

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February 27, 2019

GBCC Expands Athletic Program

Students and recruits show increased interest in GBCC’s varsity sports and intramural programs

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February 11, 2019

Great Bay Community College Builds in Scheduling Flexibility for Working Students

Rochester and Portsmouth, NH - Recognizing that many of its students work full time and need flexibility to further their education, Great Bay Community College (GBCC) has added morning classes for its Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate. This change will enable those individuals working the second or third shift to attend classes and directly benefits many employees at Safran Aerospace Compositesin Rochester.

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January 5, 2019

Tuition-free associates degree about to become an option for NH high school grads

CONCORD — Tucked into Gov. Chris Sununu’s second inaugural address was a promise to create the New Hampshire Career Academy, a partnership involving community colleges, employers and local high schools that will enable motivated and capable students to get a tuition-free associate degree.

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January 4, 2019

N.H. Program Would Combine High School, College

Rochester, N.H. — By the time he graduates from Spaulding High School in June, P.J. Perkins already will have interviewed with a local aerospace manufacturing company. And the ink will barely be dry on his diploma when he collects a college certificate a few days later.

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December 27, 2018

New GBCC Course Key to Helping Students Identify Career Path

PORTSMOUTH - A popular class at Great Bay Community College is helping students differentiate their passions from their passing interests so they can make smarter decisions about their careers. Introduction to Ethnography: The World of Work, which the college introduced last year, approaches the working life as a cultural system of norms, said Dr. Aimee Huard, chair of social science at Great Bay. Students explore careers through the cultural meaning entrenched in workplace expectations and values.

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November 26, 2018

Great Bay Partners with Preschool, Childcare Centers

PORTSMOUTH -- Ten area preschools and child care centers are partnering with Great Bay Community College’s early childhood education program to provide mentorship and workplace training opportunities for students and deepen connections between current providers and educators in the field.

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November 3, 2018

Manufacturers Work to Build New Workforce

by Kyle Stucker

ROCHESTER -- The local business community says the recent closures of Pear Tree in Dover and 900 Degrees in Portsmouth due to labor shortages make it more important than ever that the Seacoast and state strategically grow their workforce.

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