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March 11, 2015

ACM Students Build 14’ Carbon Fiber Bridge

by Lisa Proulx

Students enrolled in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate program at Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology and Academic Center (ATAC) in Rochester, recently completed a new High Performance Fabrication course. Added in February, the course is part of a new specialization within the 6-month Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate (ACM) program which provides students with industrial training for employment in composites materials manufacturing.

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February 26, 2015

Maltagliati named GBCC volleyball coach

by Justin Sullivan

PORTSMOUTH — Amy Maltagliati, a native of Rye, has accepted the position of head coach of Great Bay Community College’s women’s volleyball team. The women’s volleyball program is a new addition to Great Bay’s current athletic programs and the season begins fall of this year.

Maltagliati, who spent the previous four years as the head volleyball coach at Baltimore City Community College, returns to coach in the place she calls home. A scholar athlete during her four years at PHS, she went on to attend Saint Michael’s College where she starred both on and off the court. 

“My coaching style focuses more on coaching the person, versus just the athlete. I think it is important to use the sport of volleyball as a catalyst for student athletes to learn about themselves and what type of person they want to be. The most important thing that I expect of my student athletes is that they understand that they must be a student before they can be an athlete for any team that I coach,”said Maltagliati, regarding her expectations of her players. 

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February 25, 2015

WorkReady NH Prepares Employees with Soft Skills

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH -  According to CareerBuilder, 77 percent of employers currently seek job candidates who possess “soft skills” – specifically, the personal attributes that enable them to positively interact with colleges and customers.   WorkReady, NH, a practical career-readiness program offered at Great Bay Community College offers job seekers and career builders an opportunity to improve these highly sought-after skills.

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February 24, 2015

GBCC’s WorkReadyNH Program is Now Accepting Students for the March Sessions

by Lisa Proulx

WorkReadyNH, a career and professional development program offered at Great Bay Community College, is now enrolling students for their March day and evening classes. The program, offered at both the Portsmouth and Rochester college campuses, includes  60-hours of  soft skills  in a  simulated work setting to teach   communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills. Upon completion, participants receive two nationally recognized credentials. WorkReadyNH is free! To be eligible participants must be 18 years or older, not a full time student and a US resident. For more information on the next available class contact: 

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February 24, 2015

Mentors Share Professional Experience and Life Lessons - Two New Programs Offered to Students at Great Bay Community College

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – “There should be a required course on all life lessons and career development before graduating college” said Jo Ann Hampson when explaining the rationale behind two new mentoring programs offered at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth. She, along with Monique Shevlin, Principal at Signature Escrow & Title Services recently launched the Women in Business Executive Mentor Program for female students enrolled at the College. Through a lunchtime speaker series and group mentoring sessions, the program provides students with insight from successful female business leaders on a variety of topics including how to prepare for an interview and manage personal finances to navigating the demands of work, school and home.   In addition to the Women’s Mentoring Program, the College also offers a new individualized executive level coaching experience pairing industry mentors with student mentees.  The new Executive Mentoring program was recently developed by David Hampson, President & CEO of Willis Programs and husband of Jo Ann. “Because both programs are aimed at complimenting the education students are receiving in the classroom” said Mike Fischer, Associate V.P. of Student Affairs at Great Bay, “they fit perfectly into the Student Leadership program objectives established by the College.”

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February 13, 2015

GBCC Professor Prepares High School Teams to Compete in National Math Challenge

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – On Friday, February 13th, teams of students from Noble High School and Raymond High School recently gathered at Great Bay Community to learn college-level math and “R Studio” one of the top programming languages, all  in preparation to compete in “Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge” a national math challenge awarding up to $125,000 in scholarships.

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January 30, 2015

College Basketball: Great Bay CC names Britton women's head coach

by Mike Zhe

PORTSMOUTH – It’s got a conference affiliation in place and a facility under construction. Great Bay Community College took the latest step toward its new athletic identity Friday when it named Allyson Britton the coach of its new women’s basketball team, which will begin play in 2015-16 as a member of the Yankee Small College Conference.

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January 7, 2015

High Tuition Costs? You Have Options

Headshot President ArveloWe all want the best for our children.  However, skyrocketing tuition costs can have negative financial implications for parents and families for years to come. As President of Great Bay Community College, I am committed to building public awareness and letting people know that there are options for successfully pursuing higher education without ending up in the poor house. With strategic planning people can have access to a quality education and offset the long term implications of escalating college tuition.

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December 22, 2014

How One Student Went from GBCC to UNH

Sometimes it just takes a nudge, a suggestion, a gentle push in one direction for a person to find their way. For Jackie Lemaire, it was an invitation.

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November 13, 2014

Students get humor, fun and lessons on metrology day

by Desiree Crossley

ROCHESTER — What’s the difference between accuracy and precision? Turns out, quite a bit — and knowing the difference is critical in high-tech manufacturing of equipment and infrastructure like modern jet engines and city bridges.

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October 10, 2014

Demand high for Great Bay Community College high-tech manufacturing students

by New Hampshire Business Review

From the lighter, stronger jet engines of the future to turbines that transform wind and water into green energy to prosthetics that change patients’ lives — advanced composites are emerging in the world’s leading markets and driving demand for highly skilled manufacturing technicians.

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October 3, 2014

'Cliff' weighs in on America's future: At lab stresses we must continue to manufacture things

by Liz Markhlevskaya

ROCHESTER — John Ratzenberger may have made his career in acting, but in Rochester on Thursday, he said it is skills in manufacturing — not the arts — that are essential to the American future.

“If we can't make things,” he said, “that's the end of our civilization.”

In addition to having played Cliff Clavin on the show Cheers, Ratzenberger for several years hosted the cable program, “Made in America,” in which he toured various manufacturing facilities across the country.

On Thursday, he toured the advanced composites lab at Rochester's Advanced Technology & Academic Center, a satellite of Great Bay Community College.

There, students of all ages were using the same type of machinery being used at hi-tech companies in the area, such as Albany Engineered Composites and Safran Aerospace Composites, which recently began operating a joint advanced manufacturing plant in Rochester. The companies are planning to hire hundreds of a new skilled workers for the plant. 

As he toured the composites lab Thursday, Ratzenberger said, “It is really heartening to see young people realizing the future is in manufacturing.” 

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October 3, 2014

Former 'Cheers' star advocates for manufacturing jobs

by Karen Dandurant

NEW CASTLE -When John Ratzenberger spoke at the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel Thursday night, it was about a topic he feels very passionate about, that being how important it is for this country to recognize the need for, and to provide the training to produce skilled laborers.

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September 11, 2014

Great Bay Community College’s ATAC initiative wins 2014 NEDA Project of the Year

by Lisa Proulx

ATAC Advanced Materials Manufacturing Program Director/Designer,  Debra Mattson named Educator of the year

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August 26, 2014

GBCC Success Center gets go-ahead from PDA

by Jeff McMenemy

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College is moving forward with a new version of its Student Success Center after the Pease Development Authority approved the college's conceptual plan.

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August 12, 2014

Great Bay Community College hosts “Super Saturday”

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH – Great Bay Community College will be hosting “Super Saturday” on Saturday, August 23rd from 8:00AM – 1:00PM at the College’s campus in Portsmouth at the Pease International Tradeport.The event provides a convenient option for students seeking to complete the enrollment process and still be ready to start classes this fall.

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August 6, 2014

UNH, Great Bay launch dual admission program

by Robert Michaelson

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College and the University of New Hampshire have combined forces to give more students the chance to earn a bachelor’s degree.

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August 4, 2014

New Dual Admission Program between UNH and GBCC Increases Access to a 4-Year Degree

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Great Bay Community College and the University of New Hampshire  have announced a new dual admission program that will allow students to seamlessly transfer into UNH to complete a bachelor’s degree after completing their associate degree at Great Bay. Qualified students can earn credits that apply to both their associate degree and bachelor’s degree while at GBCC. Upon completion of an associate degree and a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher, program participants are guaranteed seamless entry into UNH’s College of Liberal Arts.    

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July 21, 2014

Great Bay Community College Hosts Express Admissions Day August 1st and Announces Dual Admission Program with University of New Hampshire

by Lisa Proulx

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College will host Express Admissions Day on Friday, August 1st from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the College’s campus in Portsmouth at the Pease International Tradeport .  The event provides a convenient option for students seeking to complete the enrollment process and be ready to start classes in September or upcoming semesters.   

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