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July 9, 2019

AVP of Academic Affairs offers Expertise on Transfer Pathways

As Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Deanna Friedman enjoys helping students achieve their goals. She worked in a variety of public and private colleges before joining Great Bay in 2012.  

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July 9, 2019

GBCC’s Center for Academic Planning & Support Expands Community Resources

Initiative Strives to Offset Barriers to College Completion

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May 2, 2019

From Great Bay to Down Under: Former students follow their adventure to Australia

PORTSMOUTH - Henrik Strand enrolled at Great Bay Community College in 2015 to study criminal justice and homeland security. Anna Muskopf signed up for classes in liberal arts at the same time, having moved to the Seacoast from Long Island, N.Y., just 10 days before the semester began.

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April 29, 2019

College Students Unveil Their Great Bay Bobber

ROCHESTER -- Seven students of Great Bay Community College graduated with an accomplishment not many can claim -- they built a custom motorcycle that is now entered into a competition that could land them a trip to Milan, Italy.

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March 21, 2019

GBCC nursing students holding food drive for Gather

PORTSMOUTH -- The Great Bay Community College Student Nurses Association has partnered with St. John’s Episcopal Church to organize a food drive. Donations gathered during the drive will directly benefit Gather food pantry.

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February 27, 2019

GBCC Expands Athletic Program

Students and recruits show increased interest in GBCC’s varsity sports and intramural programs

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February 11, 2019

Great Bay Community College Builds in Scheduling Flexibility for Working Students

Rochester and Portsmouth, NH - Recognizing that many of its students work full time and need flexibility to further their education, Great Bay Community College (GBCC) has added morning classes for its Advanced Composites Manufacturing Certificate. This change will enable those individuals working the second or third shift to attend classes and directly benefits many employees at Safran Aerospace Compositesin Rochester.

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January 5, 2019

Tuition-free associates degree about to become an option for NH high school grads

CONCORD — Tucked into Gov. Chris Sununu’s second inaugural address was a promise to create the New Hampshire Career Academy, a partnership involving community colleges, employers and local high schools that will enable motivated and capable students to get a tuition-free associate degree.

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January 4, 2019

N.H. Program Would Combine High School, College

Rochester, N.H. — By the time he graduates from Spaulding High School in June, P.J. Perkins already will have interviewed with a local aerospace manufacturing company. And the ink will barely be dry on his diploma when he collects a college certificate a few days later.

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December 27, 2018

New GBCC Course Key to Helping Students Identify Career Path

PORTSMOUTH - A popular class at Great Bay Community College is helping students differentiate their passions from their passing interests so they can make smarter decisions about their careers. Introduction to Ethnography: The World of Work, which the college introduced last year, approaches the working life as a cultural system of norms, said Dr. Aimee Huard, chair of social science at Great Bay. Students explore careers through the cultural meaning entrenched in workplace expectations and values.

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November 26, 2018

Great Bay Partners with Preschool, Childcare Centers

PORTSMOUTH -- Ten area preschools and child care centers are partnering with Great Bay Community College’s early childhood education program to provide mentorship and workplace training opportunities for students and deepen connections between current providers and educators in the field.

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November 3, 2018

Manufacturers Work to Build New Workforce

by Kyle Stucker

ROCHESTER -- The local business community says the recent closures of Pear Tree in Dover and 900 Degrees in Portsmouth due to labor shortages make it more important than ever that the Seacoast and state strategically grow their workforce.

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November 2, 2018

Great Bay Honors Community Leaders, Students and Alumni

by KIMBERLEY HAAS

NEW CASTLE — The executive director of Portsmouth Housing Authority says Great Bay Community College has been a partner in improving the lives of the people they serve.

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October 20, 2018

GBCC Nursing Students Participate in Mass Casualty Drill

PORTSMOUTH -- Thirty senior nursing students from Great Bay Community College each played the role of “victim” in a mass casualty drill Oct. 16 at the Edgewood Center.

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September 30, 2018

New GBCC president comes full circle in academics

by Paul Briand

PORTSMOUTH -- With his hiring as the newest president of Great Bay Community College, Dr. Pelema Morrice has come full circle.

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September 27, 2018

GBCC Hosts 7th Annual Distinguished Leaders Award Fundraiser

by Lisa Proulx

Honorees include Craig W. Welch, executive director for the Portsmouth Housing Authority,and Chris J. Delisle of LTC Partners

PORTSMOUTH - Great Bay Community College will host its seventh annual Distinguished Leaders Award reception on Nov. 1st, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The annual fundraiser highlights the relationship between the community college and its external community partners. This year, GBCC honors Craig W. Welch, executive director for the Portsmouth Housing Authority, and Chris J. Delisle, a Great Bay graduate, small-business entrepreneur and team leader at LTC Partners of Portsmouth, a third-party administrator of large-scale insurance and benefits programs.  The event will be at Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, N.H.

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September 3, 2018

Great Bay Community College's new classroom is set up as model doctor's office

by KIMBERLEY HAAS

PORTSMOUTH — Medical assistant and medical office specialist students at Great Bay Community College are studying in a brand new lab that is set up like a doctor’s office.

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August 29, 2018

Spaulding students in Great Bay workforce program get big boost

ROCHESTER — Spaulding High School students enrolled in a new workforce development program at Great Bay Community College’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center have everything they need to start their school year this fall, thanks to the collaborative efforts of educational partners, community businesses and organizations.

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August 6, 2018

CCSNH/ATAC Welcomes Governor and Executive Council

ROCHESTER – Great Bay Community College and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) are honored to welcome Governor Chris Sununu and the NH Executive Council to the College’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center (ATAC) at 5 Milton Road, as part of a 3-stop tour of Rochester on Wednesday, August 8. At a breakfast, the Governor will hear a presentation from workforce partners Safran Aerospace Composites and Albany Engineered Composites, and will hear about ATAC’s partnerships with  Spaulding High School and the Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center that provide innovative pathways for students to acquire postsecondary credentials and prepare for careers in advanced composites.

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June 18, 2018

President Chosen for Great Bay Community College

by Shannon Reid

photo of new GBCC President Dr. Pelema I. MorricePortsmouth, NH - The Board of Trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) has appointed Dr. Pelema I. Morrice as the President of Great Bay Community College.  The unanimous appointment was made by the CCSNH Board of Trustees upon recommendation of CCSNH Chancellor Ross Gittell. Morrice succeeds Dr. Wildolfo Arvelo, who departed last fall to become NH’s Director of Economic Development.

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