Seven Students Receive Nontraditional Scholarship Award at Great Bay Community College

11/12/2015 by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Seven students from Great Bay Community College were each recipients of the College’s Nontraditional Student Scholarship.  The scholarship, funded through the 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. 

A nontraditional career is defined as one where less than 25% of the workforce is of the student’s gender.  According to Jody Mancini, Student Success Mentor at the College’s Center for Academic Planning & Support (CAPS), for male students, academic programs that are considered non-traditional to a specific gender at GBCC include: Early Childhood Education, Massage Therapy, Nursing, Surgical Technology, Veterinary Technology, or Medical Office Administrative Assistant.  For female students, programs include: Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Computer Technologies, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Information Systems Technology, Management, and Welding.

Scholarship Recipients include:

Kirk Lufkin-Kensington, NH, Therapeutic Massage
Jacquelyn Tormey-Dover, NH, Criminal Justice
Anthony Raimondo III-Dover, NH, Early Childhood Education
Lois Davis-Berwick, ME, Advanced Composites Manufacturing
Michael West-Nottingham, NH, Nursing
Tammy McKay-Milton, NH, Computer Technologies
Brenda Collins-Newmarket, NH, Management