2016 Distinguished Leaders: Education and Healthcare


Our Distinguished Leaders event celebrates our connection to our many industry partners and raises funds that assist dozens of students every year to gain a college education and training for New Hampshire’s workforce. Over the last four years, through corporate and individual generosity, we have raised over $1.2 Million in support of this effort. This year, we seek to raise at least $400,000.

Our goal is to provide an affordable and accessible college education to help build the workforce in New Hampshire. Each year, over 5,000 students enroll in the college; over 300 students graduated in 2016 in a variety of fields and many transferred onto four-year institutions, just as they do every year. We specialize in training New Hampshire’s students (90%) that stay in the state to support the New Hampshire industry and economy. Over 85% of these students request financial assistance in order to make their education and long-term goals a reality. 

Event Details:

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Great Bay Community College

5:00pm — Cocktail Reception and Hors d’oeuvres 
6:45pm — Welcome by President Will Arvelo 
7:00pm — Dinner
7:30pm — Distinguished Leader Celebration (Speakers, Videos, Awards)
8:30pm — Gala Ends

Business Casual Attire

All other inquiries please email Joan Belladue

​To Highlight Great Bay's work with our Healthcare Partners: Exeter Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital