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January 5, 2017

Calero to coach GBCC's inaugural baseball team

by Mike Whaley

PORTSMOUTH - After a 20-year hiatus, college baseball is returning to the Seacoast.

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December 28, 2016

Great Bay Community College offers new Business Relationship Management Course

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College introduces a new, 16-week Business Relationship Management class in January.  The new three-credit course (MKGT201) will focus on understanding the importance of developing, managing and retaining quality business relationships. Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management tools and software, a popular contact management system (CRM) used in the business and marketing sector, will be introduced and utilized.  According to Ray Pasquale, an adjunct professor in Business Administration at GBCC, it is one of several similar systems available in real-world applications.  Enrollment is now open for the course offered at the College’s Portsmouth campus.

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December 27, 2016

Solving the education dilemma - The quest for affordability should be the norm rather than the exception

by Casey Snyder and Tom Sedoric

Never has the need for education been so great, yet never have the majority of options consumed such a high percentage of gross income, nor left students with such burdening sums of student loan debt. No state represents this conundrum better than New Hampshire which was recently ranked first for the highest average debt per student ($36,101) upon graduation. This cost benefit analysis is no longer a dilemma for only lower and middle class families – it’s now a conundrum for most families, especially if they have more than one child.  It’s increasingly important that we explore and understand all of the educational options within an evolving workplace, while prioritizing the importance of value. Fortunately, Community Colleges, especially our own Great Bay Community College, are raising the bar and are likely to drive innovative educational solutions throughout the state. 

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December 20, 2016

Free WorkReady NH Program Opens Door to Job Opportunities, Promotion and Career Change for Over 2500 NH Residents

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH -  More than 2,500 New Hampshire residents have sharpened their workplace skills and made themselves more attractive to employers since fall 2011 through WorkReadyNH, a model workforce development program offered through the Community College System of New Hampshire.

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December 16, 2016

Great Bay Community College to host open house

ROCHESTER and PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College will be hosting an Open House from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, January 5th at their Portsmouth campus at the Pease International Tradeport and at their campus in Rochester, the Advanced Technology & Academic Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about over 50 degree and certificate programs including new degree programs in Bioengineering, Analytics, History, English, Psychology, Fine Arts and certificate programs in Practical Data Science. New short-term certificate programs will be offered starting this January at the College's Rochester center in Nondestructive Testing, Medical Assisting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, CNC and Supervision & Business Communication.

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December 11, 2016

PHS offers computer science pathway

by Suzanne Laurent

PORTSMOUTH - Reece Carolan and Jeffrey Pitts have the chance to earn 12 computer science credits from Great Bay Community College - without leaving their high school.

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December 2, 2016

GBCC’S New A.S. degree in Analytics Positions Students for In-Demand Data Science Career

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - As a little boy, Bob Rudis imagined having super powers like the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound or travel at the speed of light. As a middle-age man, his superpowers are effective in other ways.
Rudis, an adjunct math teacher at Great Bay Community College, has the ability to take limitless amounts of raw data, sort it and make sense of it so the world functions more smoothly, smartly and efficiently.
Rudis, a chief data scientist for the Boston software company Rapid7, is helping Great Bay launch a new associate’s degree program in analytics. It’s a family effort. Rudis’ wife, Mary, heads up Great Bay’s math department, and together they are spearheading an initiative they believe will help distinguish Great Bay by offering an associate’s degree in one of the top growth fields in the information economy.

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December 1, 2016

Great Bay CC and UNH Manchester Celebrate Ongoing Commitment to Transfer Pathway Programs

by Lisa Proulx

Latest program offers direct pathway from A.S. to B.S. in Analytics

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November 7, 2016

Great Bay Community College Offers New Non-destructive Testing Certificate Program

by Lisa Proulx

ROCHESTER – Great Bay Community College (GBCC) will begin offering a new Non-destructive Training (NDT) certificate as part of its Advanced Materials Manufacturing Program. Designed in partnership with industry experts, the Non-destructive Training Certificate Program aims to meet the hiring demands of businesses like Hitchiner Manufacturing Co and Safran Aerospace Composites who seek skilled specialists in non-destructive testing. The program will be run out of the Rochester campus, where space is being built out to meet the needs of this unique program.

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October 31, 2016

Great Bay a Tradition for one Brentwood Family

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - It’s no surprise that Erica Kneeland enrolled at Great Bay Community College. It’s a family tradition for the Kneelands of Brentwood. Erica, 18, a first-semester biology student, is the latest of four Kneeland siblings to enroll at Great Bay in five years.

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October 5, 2016

Great Bay Community College and Southern New Hampshire University Renew Dual Admission Agreement

by Lisa Proulx

Manchester - Great Bay Community College (GBCC) and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) renewed an eight year Dual Admission agreement on September 22, 2016.  The academic articulation agreement allows students who have completed an associate degree program at Great Bay Community College to seamlessly complete their bachelor’s degree at SNHU without additional admissions requirements.

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September 29, 2016

President and CEO of Granite Health to be Featured Speaker at GBCC’s Distinguished Leaders Award Event

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, NH Great Bay Community College will be hosting its annual Distinguished Leaders Award reception on Thursday evening, October 13, 2016.  The event is the College’s largest fundraiser in support of scholarships and student support services and also serves to highlight the relationship between the College and its external community partners. This year, the focus will be on the healthcare industry.  Among those honored will be Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Wentworth- Douglass Hospital,  Exeter Health Resources and Frisbie Memorial Hospital. “Our partnerships with the healthcare community span decades” said College President Will Arvelo.  “They have provided input on curriculum, offered sites for clinical experiences that are essential to our students, served on our advisory boards and worked with us to develop programs to serve specific populations. We in turn, have been able to provide relevant programs and a talented pool of employees willing to work and stay in New Hampshire from surgical technologists, nurses, massage therapists, and medical assistants to administrative and IT workers.”

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September 21, 2016

GBCC Celebrates Manufacturing Week with Event at ATAC Public Invited to Campus for Tours, Info and to See Advanced Composite Processes in Action

by Lisa Proulx

ROCHESTER - Ever wonder how jet engines are made? Great Bay Community College (ACM) students are learning how to build lightweight, high-performance composite components for industries including aerospace, automotive, energy, marine, and infrastructure.  In celebration of N.H. Manufacturing Week and National Manufacturing Day on October 7th, Great Bay Community College is inviting the public to visit their Rochester campus to see advanced composite manufacturing processes and equipment in action.

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September 13, 2016

Great Bay Community College Part of Hiring Strategy for Amadeus

PORTSMOUTH - Amadeus is one of the world’s leading global advanced technology solutions provider to the travel and tourism industry, with 14,000 employees worldwide. The hospitality division of Amadeus (formerly Newmarket International) is headquartered in Portsmouth.   

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September 12, 2016

Grand Opening of Portsmouth location of ConvenientMD, a Great Bay new partner

ConvenientMD's grand opening of its newest clinic on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 

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September 8, 2016

Great Bay Honors Healthcare Partners at this Year’s Distinguished Leaders Award Fundraiser

PORTSMOUTH - For the fifth year in a row, Great Bay Community College will be hosting their annual Distinguished Leaders Award event, a fundraiser in support of student scholarships. The event, held on October 13 beginning at 5PM, also serves to highlight the relationship between the College and its external community partners. This year, the focus will be on the healthcare industry.  Among those honored will be Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Wentworth- Douglass Hospital, Exeter Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital.

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August 29, 2016

GBCC Expands Liberal Arts Options

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College has added more options for college students seeking to pursue studies in the Liberal Arts.

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August 11, 2016

Ross Gittell Re-Appointed Chancellor of NH Community College System

by Shannon Reid

Concord, NH – Dr. Ross Gittell will remain at the helm of the Community College System of NH, the CCSNH board of trustees announced following a unanimous vote to reappoint him to the position he has held since February 2012.  The new appointment is for a 5 year term.

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August 3, 2016

New Student Success Center Exceeds College’s Goals

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Over the course of four days in February, three presidential candidates rallied at Great Bay Community College, packing the school’s bright new Student Success Center with more than 1,000 people at each event.

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July 26, 2016

Great Bay Community College, Exeter Hospital partner to create trained workers

EXETER — Gov. Maggie Hassan visited Exeter Hospital Monday morning, applauding a partnership between the administrations of the hospital and Great Bay Community College.

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