Distinguished Leaders 2014 Advanced Manufacturing's Night Out


Our Distinguished Leaders event raises funds that assist dozens of students every year to gain a college education and training for New Hampshire’s workforce. Over the last two years, through corporate and individual generosity, we have raised over $450,000 in support of this effort, as well as established over 30 new industry partnerships. This year, we seek to raise at least $250,000.

Our goal is to provide an affordable and accessible college education to help build the workforce in New Hampshire. Each year, 3,000-4,000 students enroll in the college; over 250 students graduate yearly in a variety of fields and 300 or more transfer onto four-year institutions. We specialize in training New Hampshire’s students (90%) that stay in the state to support the New Hampshire industry and economy. Over 75% of these students request financial assistance in order to make their education and long-term goals a reality. 

Event Details:

Thursday, October 2, 2014 6:00 pm
Wentworth by the Sea Hotel
All inquiries please email Bryan Godduhn

Guest Speaker - John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger is best known for playing Cliff Clavin on “Cheers”, his voice-over work for Pixar in all of its feature films to date, producing and hosting “Made in America” for the travel channel, being a Senior Fellow at the Center for America, and most recently, speaking around the country on the importance of Advanced Manufacturing. John believes the poor image of manufacturing during recent years – and still today – may be the most powerful factor driving the skilled workers shortage. Manufacturing has always been the real strength of United States.


Note: When you donate you will be redirected to the Community College Foundation where you will have to select Great Bay Distinguished Leaders' from the drop down menu. If you wish to designate your funds to a specific scholarship please choose from the following to complete other field. 

  • Jackie Eastwood Scholars Fund for students in the health, medical, engineering, science, and manufacturing careers/professions
  • Craig Brady Scholars Fund for veteran students, or students who will transfer to pursue a 4-year degree and/or who have special challenges
  • PixelMEDIA Scholars Fund for students pursuing a degree in computer technologies, business, or in digital/electronic media