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April 4, 2016

GBCC Veterinary Technology Students Ready for New Demands of Animal Care Field

by Bob Keyes

PORSTMOUTH - There are many requirements of students who enroll in the Veterinary Technology program at Great Bay Community College.

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March 25, 2016

Gray gets GBCC women's nod

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH – Great Bay Community College has completed its basketball head coaching staff for the 2016-17 season, hiring Portsmouth native Jeff Gray as its women’s basketball coach.

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March 21, 2016

Sean Young named new men's basketball coach at Great Bay

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — Whoever was going to be named the new men's basketball coach at Great Bay Community College was going to have a recruiting challenge in front of him, with no on-campus housing to offer prospective players.

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March 14, 2016

SkillsUSA NH Contest Held at Great Bay Community College

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College was one of 7 contest sites hosting students as part of the annual SkillsUSA NH competition happening this week and next week.  SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, middle school, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. A total of 52 contests will take place statewide through March 18 with students competing in a variety of different areas, culinary, carpentry, leadership, and electrical to name a few.  These students are hoping to win a gold medal in their field to have the opportunity to go to the SkillsUSA National Conference that is held in Louisville, Kentucky.

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March 9, 2016

Curriculum expansion and convenience enhance appeal of Great Bay’s Rochester campus.

by Bob Keyes

ROCHESTER – In its brief existence, the Rochester campus of Great Bay Community College, otherwise known as the Advanced Technology & Academic Center or ATAC, has earned a reputation as a place where students can learn the latest in advanced composite manufacturing, qualifying them for immediate jobs when they graduate.

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March 7, 2016

Great Bay Community College Hosts “Getting Your Degree is as Easy as A to B, Associate to Bachelor”

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - High school students across New Hampshire are invited to Great Bay Community College’s expanded Transfer Pathways Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the College’s main campus in Portsmouth. At the event,“Getting Your Degree is as Easy as A to B, Associate to Bachelor,” students will learn cost-effective and convenient ways to transfer from Great Bay after receiving a two-year degree to many of the state’s four-year colleges. The program will be in the Great Bay gymnasium, and will include representatives of from more than a dozen four-year New Hampshire and Maine colleges with whom GBCC has a formal transfer partnership agreement. Those schools include the University of New Hampshire at Durham and Manchester, Plymouth State College, Granite State College, Keene State College, Southern New Hampshire University, University of New England, Maine College of Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Colby Sawyer College and Franklin Pierce College.  Students will have the chance to talk to admission representatives about their academic programs, as well as ask questions and take home information.  For more information on the event, contact GBCC’s Advising Center:(603) 427-7728

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March 3, 2016

Students Seeking Non-traditional Career Path Find Motivation through Academic Coaching, Support, Services, Mentoring and Scholarships

by Bob Keyes

PORTSMOUTH - There are 12 people in one of the Kenneth Bradstreet’s massage therapy classes. Three are men.

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February 29, 2016

Great Bay basketball coaches Sokolnicki, Britton both step down

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — One and done. Great Bay Community College is in the market for a pair of basketball coaches after men’s coach Dave Sokolnicki and women’s coach Allyson Britton made the decision to step down from their posts following seasons that concluded earlier this month.

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February 17, 2016

GBCC Surgical Technology Graduates in High Demand Open Dialog with Hospitals Results in Relevant Curriculum/Qualified Employees

PORTSMOUTH - The Surgical Technology program at Great Bay Community College is successful by many measures: It has a near-perfect graduation rate, graduates begin working immediately at hospitals across New England, and they are among the most prepared surgical technologists to enter the workforce.

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February 11, 2016

New Hampshire college luring students from southern Maine with composites-making classes

by Edward D. Murphy

As Great Bay Community College offer Mainers in-state tuition and job prospects, Southern Maine Community College is revamping its program. That concerns Maine companies. 

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February 10, 2016

Great Bay and UNH Manchester offer Biotechnology Public Pathways Program

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Students studying biotechnology at Great Bay Community College now have a convenient path to a four-year bachelor’s degree thanks to a new partnership between Great Bay and the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

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February 2, 2016

GBCC Extends In-State Tuition to Border Areas to Help Meet NH Workforce Needs

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College announces a new initiative: in-state tuition to students in Maine and Massachusetts who enroll in one of three high demand programs offered at the College.  Programs selected to be part of this unique initiative include Advanced Composites Manufacturing Technology (ACM), Massage Therapy, and Surgical Technology. The in-state tuition plan will begin starting this Spring as a pilot with the potential for expansion. 

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February 2, 2016

Great Bay Community College Hosts Info Session on Advanced Composites Manufacturing Program

by Lisa Proulx

ROCHESTER, NH – Great Bay Community College will be hosting an info session from 9:00 to 10:00AM on February 5th for those interested in learning more about the College’s advanced composites manufacturing degree program.  The event will be held at the College’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center in Rochester, New Hampshire

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February 1, 2016

Great Bay Community College offers February Start Classes

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College is now offering an expanded selection of courses to accommodate those interested in starting a degree or taking a course this February.   Close to fifty courses in career and technical disciplines as well as the liberal arts are available at GBCC’s Portsmouth and Rochester campuses.  Classes are offered during the day, evening and online and span a number of programs including hospitality, criminal justice, computer technologies, biology, sociology, psychology and business. These late winter/early spring courses are an appealing option for individuals looking to explore a new interest, develop new skills or start working on a degree or certificate. To view complete list of courses offered starting February 16 visit www.greatbay.edu/latestart.  For more information or to get started, visit www.greatbay.edu/admissions  or contact the admissions office at (603) 427-7600.

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January 31, 2016

The art of big data

by Paul Briand

PORTSMOUTH – There is STEM, the education initiative that includes an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. And there is growing interest in STEAM, including the art of design principles and creative solutions in the mix.

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January 19, 2016

Massage Therapy Clinic at Great Bay Community College Accepting Appointments Clinic offers affordable option for massage therapy in professional learning environment

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – The massage therapy clinic is currently open at Great Bay Community College’s Portsmouth campus.  The general public can make an appointment for a 55 minute massage provided by a student enrolled in the College’s Massage Therapy Certificate Program.

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January 14, 2016

GRANITE STATE CONVERSATION SERIES: FISCAL POLICY AND OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE

by Shannon Reid

PORTSMOUTH — As the need for fiscal discipline in national policy intersects with other priorities such as rebuilding America’s infrastructure, what are the impacts of policy and spending decisions on America’s future?  Retired US Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell will offer their insights and prescriptions for a sound economic future.  Both are co-chairs of The Campaign to Fix the Debt, and they will be joined by private-sector leaders whose global business leadership includes a unique New Hampshire focus, in the latest in the Community College System of NH’s “Granite State Conversation” series focused on the major issues facing us today.  Rendell is also a co-founder of the bi-partisan “Building America’s Future” organization focused on investing in our nation’s infrastructure.

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January 14, 2016

Herons start hunt for playoffs

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — There’s no longer a fear of the unknown. Just an appreciation of the reality.

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December 24, 2015

College basketball: Great Bay CC providing second chance for local kids

by Ryan O'Leary

PORTSMOUTH — As word of a brand new college basketball program in the Seacoast began to spread, guys like Stratham’s Lucas Gaynor saw it as a second chance.

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December 22, 2015

New Exhibit at Great Bay Community College’s Gateway Gallery features Work of Award Winning Artist, Roger Goldenberg

by Lisa Proulx

Portsmouth – The Gateway Gallery at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH is pleased to feature “Express Vizzazza VeeBopanism – The Visual Jazz of Roger Goldenberg”.  The exhibit runs through January 29, 2016.  The playful, free form paintings included in the exhibit feature colorful lines and vibrant shapes that reverberate with improvisational rhythms.  

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