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November 12, 2015

Seven Students Receive Nontraditional Scholarship Award at Great Bay Community College

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. 

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November 3, 2015

Great Bay CC ready to storm the court

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — On Thursday night the lights come on, the training wheels come off and the newly-formed men’s basketball team at Great Bay Community College gets its first idea of how it stacks up against its peers.

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November 2, 2015

Governor to Speak at GBCC Ceremony Commemorating 70 Years of Student Success

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – To celebrate their 70thAnniversary, Great Bay Community College is hosting an event on Thursday, November 5th to honor student success and commemorate the opening of the College’s new Student Success Center. Featured speaker, Governor Maggie Hassan will address a crowd of honored guests, faculty, staff, and students beginning at 4:30PM in the College gymnasium at the College’s campus in Portsmouth at the Pease Tradeport. Festivities will also include a ceremonial ribbon cutting and tours of the new center. Following the event, GBCC’s new men’s basketball team, the Herons, will play their first home game in the new gym vs. Northern Essex Community College at 7:30PM.

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October 28, 2015

Nursing students from Great Bay Community College asked to Participate in Drill Simulating Mass Casualty to Evaluate Emergency Preparedness

by Lisa Proulx

HAMPTON BEACH, NH - On October 7, the NH Department of Health and Human Services organized a mass casualty drill to evaluate emergency preparedness of the NH Seacoast Region in the event of chemical exposure of a large amount of civilians.  Forty nine Great Bay Community College second year nursing students served as participant victims of the drill which simulated an imaginary chemical exposure occurring during the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.

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October 8, 2015

Students first, athletes second

by Paul Briand

New Student Success Center opens amid growing enrollment at Great Bay Community College

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October 1, 2015

Community Colleges Announce Tuition Freeze

by Shannon Reid

Berlin, NH  - NH’s community college system trustees today formalized a tuition freeze for the current academic year.  The colleges had promised a freeze based on the level of state funding in the budget, but could not formally adopt the rate until the state budget was enacted.  CCSNH had frozen tuition costs provisionally for the current semester.  The board voted on the freeze at its meeting held today at White Mountains Community College in Berlin.

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September 30, 2015

Great Bay Community College and University of New England Partner to Create Pathways to Academic Degree Completion

by Lisa Proulx

Agreement allows transfer pathways from GBCC to over 20 UNE programs

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September 17, 2015

Great Bay Community College offers National Test Prep Course for Medical Assistants

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Starting in October, Great Bay Community College will be offering a National Test Preparation Course for Medical Assistant professionals.  The course will be held at their Portsmouth campus at the Pease Tradeport.  According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Guidelines for Meaningful Use, medical assistants will soon be required to be credentialed to enter orders into a patient’s medical record. To obtain necessary credentials, medical assistants commonly turn to nationally recognized certification organizations to take the required national exam.  Now, according to CMS, credentialing for a medical assistant must come from an organization other than the organization employing the medical assistant.

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September 14, 2015

College celebrates milestone for local workers

by Caitlin Andrews

ROCHESTER — New Hampshire state leaders and community college officials came together Monday morning at Great Bay Community College’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center to celebrate the accomplishments made under a $19.7 million federal grant designed to educate more workers in advanced manufacturing skills.

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September 2, 2015

New Exhibit at GBCC’s Gateway Gallery Features 3-Dimensional Soft Sculpture

by Lisa Proulx

Portsmouth- Great Bay Community College is pleased to feature the soft sculpture cloth constructions of artist Rosalind Revilock-Frost at their Gateway Gallery located at the College’s Portsmouth campus at the Pease Tradeport.  The exhibit will run from September 3 through November 20, 2015.

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August 28, 2015

Great Bay Community College Hosts Annual Distinguished Leaders Reception

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College will host its fourth annual Distinguished Leaders Award fundraiser in support of student scholarships on October 8 at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH.  Each year, the reception serves to celebrate the relationship between the College and its external community partners. This year’s, the College will honor achievements within the Insurance industry in the Seacoast Area.  Co-hosts include David Hampson, President  & CEO of Willis Programs,  Paul Forte, President & CEO of Long Term Care Partners, and Community Chair Renee Plummer, SVP of Marketing at Two International Group in Portsmouth.  Both Willis Programs and Long Term Care Partners have developed programs in partnership with Great Bay that help train and provide a highly-skilled workforce for the Insurance industry.

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August 26, 2015

A new era for Great Bay CC

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH — At most colleges across the region, the last days of August are a game of beat-the-clock.

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August 25, 2015

Sean Clancy, Professional Coach, Educator and Leadership Expert to Address Students at Great Bay Community College’s Convocation Ceremony

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - On Thursday, September 3rd students, faculty and staff at Great Bay Community College will participate in the College’s 7th annual Convocation ceremony at 12Noon. This year’s featured speaker will be Sean Clancy, Manager of Leadership Development for Legacy Supply Chain Services.  In addition to his role as an educator, professional leadership coach and student of leadership development, Clancy has over 30 years of experience in corporate America.  He is an Adjunct Faculty member at Granite State College, Principal with Leverage Professional Coaching and General Partner with Influential Intelligence. Clancy is also a longtime advocate of Great Bay Community College and is currently serving as the Chair of the Student Development Advisory Board.

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August 20, 2015

Undergraduate Scientific Research Opportunities Continue to Grow at GBCC Experiences on par with four year programs, attract talented cohort of students

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – For the past 8 weeks students from Great Bay Community College have been collecting water samples, generating, and analyzing data as part of  undergraduate research work in coastal observation, bioinformatics and biomedical research. Until recently, high- level research opportunities like these have been hard to find  at the community college level. Because of collaborations with organizations like NH INBRE and NH-EPSCoR, Great Bay Community College continues to attract and challenge aspiring STEM students with experiences on par with those offered at four year institutions. 

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August 10, 2015

Seeking Nominations for 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - The Alumni Association at Great Bay Community College is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Alumni Award for Excellence.  The award, given out annually, honors an alumnus who has best exemplified excellence in service to his or her profession, community, or the College. Presentation of the award will take place during Great Bay Community College’s Convocation ceremony held at their Portsmouth campus on September 3, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. 

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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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