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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 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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May 26, 2015

Great Bay launches new medical assistant program

by Lisa Proulx

EXETER – Great Bay Community College (GBCC) has partnered with Exeter Hospital’s primary and specialty care affiliate Core Physicians and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to launch a new medical assistant training program.
The program includes eight weeks of full time classroom education at Great Bay, followed by four weeks of clinical training. After the successful launch of the program in April with a 100% hiring rate, GBCC is currently registering for the next session, starting July 13.

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May 8, 2015

GBCC Hosts 69th Commencement

by Lisa Proulx

Commencement exercises for the more than 275 members of the Great Bay Community College class of 2015 will be taking place on Saturday, May 16th at 11:00AM the College’s Portsmouth campus on the Pease Tradeport.  The Speaker for the College’s 69th Commencement ceremonies will be David Hampson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Willis of New Hampshire, Inc. and National Partner of Willis Programs in North America.  The class of 2015 is comprised of both traditional and non-traditional aged learners from across New England as well as a number of foreign/International students. 

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April 27, 2015

GBCC Hosts First Annual Campus2Campus Event for High School Students Enrolled in Career or Technical Courses at High School or Regional Technology Center

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH: On Thursday, April 16, forty high school students and their families attended the first annual Campus2Campus event at Great Bay Community College.   The program, held at the Portsmouth campus at the Pease Tradeport catered to student currently enrolled in career and technical courses at their local high schools or regional technical centers.  Attendees included students from  Rochester , Hampton, Portsmouth, Exeter, Milford, Somersworth, Derry, Dover, Newmarket, and Hudson.

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April 22, 2015

GBCC Students Participate in Third Annual S.H.O.W. Event

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - On Monday, April 20 and Tuesday April 21st, close to forty students had the opportunity to show off their work during Great Bay Community College’s third annual S. H. O.W. (Students Highlighting Outstanding Work) event.  Described as a forum beyond the classroom, each year, the event allows students enrolled in a wide spectrum of programs to gain experience presenting their work to the public and college community.  
Diane King, Center for Teacher and Learning Coordinator for Great Bay, has directed the S.H.O.W. program since 2013.  “Not only does the event showcase our students’ work quality” said King, “but students who elect to participate are stretched even further in their educational experience.   Developing brief presentations for the public is a step beyond the completion of the assignment that allows them to reflect on their work and practice presentation skills.  It’s professional development.”

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April 13, 2015

Great Bay Community College Hosts Job Fair at ATAC in Rochester

by Lisa Proulx

Event open to job seekers interested in a variety of positions including advanced manufacturing

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