Partner Colleges In the News

Here we highlight the amazing students, faculty, and staff at New Hampshire’s community and non-residential colleges! Have a news article you’d like to share? Email csappnh@gmail.com to have your story added to this page!


She Was a Refugee From Afghanistan. She May Soon Enter the New Hampshire Legislature
September 13, 2018
Safiya Wazir fled the Taliban in Afghanistan in 1997.  She became an American citizen in 2013 and earned a business degree at NHTI, Concord’s Community College in 2016. Recently, Wazir won the Democratic primary for a state house seat in a stunning upset.

White Mountains Community College’s STEM-Health Career Camp Concludes a Successful Summer
August 24, 2018
White Mountains Community College held its seventh annual STEM Camp this summer.  The camp is designed to allow 6th through 8th grade students to explore the unique aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health professions.

Together with Key Partners, Granite State College Introduces New Campus Sexual Assault Prevention App
Granite State College introduces the free smartphone app, uSafeUS, to its students. The app contains ways to prevent sexual assault including interactive features, helpful answers, and campus-specific resources.

Mindfulness in Society
July 5, 2018
On September 8th, 2018, New Hampshire Technical Institute will host a daylong conference on “Mindfulness in Society”. At this conference, there will be nationally known people speaking, and workshops on mindfulness, meditation, politics, education, and business. 

HRCU Presents 2018 Scholarships
July 3, 2018
HRCU awarded Alyssa Lavertue with a scholarship in recognition of her successful completion of The Banking and Financial Support Services, of HRCU’s SHS program, with a grade of “A” over two semesters. She will be attending Great Bay Community College this fall.

New Program Offers Advance Training While Students are Still in High School
July 2, 2018
“Thirteen students have been chosen to pilot the Rochester Schools/Great Bay Community College Workforce Development Program, jointly supported by both schools and the N.H. Department of Education. Through participation in this program, senior students earn credit toward both a high school diploma and an ACM certificate in bonding and finishing with OSHA 10 certification at the same time and at no cost.” 

Youthful Enthusiasm: Manchester Millennials Running in Midterms
July 1, 2018
A number of younger candidates are running for office in the upcoming election, including 1 students who has graduated from a New Hampshire community college, Andrew Bouldin, who earned his degree in Information Systems Technology at Great Bay Community College. His top three issues are the opioid epidemic, education funding, and unions and collective bargaining rights. 

Community College Launches New Veterinary Assistant Program
June 26, 2018
In partnership with the Conway Area Humane Society and area veterinary hospitals, White Mountains Community College will begin its new Veterinary Assistant Program this fall. This program provides opportunities for students to use their clinical skills in a number of settings.

Great Bay Community College Names New President
June 18, 2018
Dr. Pelema I. Morrice has been appointed president of Great Bay Community College.  In the article, Morrice talks about the great impact community college had on his educational career: “I am very excited to join Great Bay Community College and help the very talented faculty and staff achieve a shared vision for institutional and student success, and contribute to the strength of New Hampshire and the Seacoast region.”

NH College Class Could Become National Model to Attract Home Care Workers
June 17, 2018
The Registered Apprenticeship Program for Home Health Aides at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth is a community college training and apprenticeship program for home health aides. It is free to students and is poised to become a model for attracting new workers to home care.

Nashua Community College Grads Prepare for Future
June 8, 2018
Nashua Community College proudly hosted its 47th commencement ceremony on May 19, with 300 graduates receiving their associate degrees and certifications.

Perseverance Pays off for Night School Students
June 7, 2018
Kelsey Gross will attend Great Bay Community College in the fall after receiving her high school diploma at the Exeter Adult Education graduation. She could not attend college originally because she became pregnant her senior year of high school, but now, she is excited to earn her college degree from Great Bay, saying, “It took a lot to get here and I had to push myself. I’m happy, I’m excited, and I’m glad I made it”.

New President Announced at River Valley Community College June 6, 2018
Alfred Williams IV has been announced as River Valley Community College’s new president.  Williams states, “I see a lot of potential and opportunity at River Valley and in higher education in New Hampshire and that is what drew me there.” 

Kuster Announces Jobs and Opportunity Agenda
May 30, 2018
Congresswoman Annie Kuster released her jobs and opportunity agenda at Nashua Community College. The legislative agenda will support job training and apprenticeship programs, workforce development, improving college affordability, and fostering small business growth. 

Best College Reviews Names 25 Best Bachelor’s in Special Education Online Degree Programs
May 29, 2018 
Granite State College makes number 15 for the list of the 25 best bachelor’s in special education online degree program for 2018!

Marine Veteran Overcame Brain Injuries, Now Plans to Help Others with PTSD
May 24, 2018
Marine Corp veteran from Hampsted, Jeremy Clague exited Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College with a degree in hand following Manchester Community College’s 72nd commencement ceremony. 

Single Mom Wants to Help Others Struggling with Homelessness
May 13, 2018
Nicole Van Coppenolle took a bookkeeping class at Granite State College and hopes to pursue an accounting degree after completing this class! She and her son were homeless for 7 months, but she is now trying to help others who are struggling with homelessness to pursue a college degree.

Nashua Community College ‘Swings into Spring’
May 12, 2018
‘Swing into Spring’ is the Nashua Community College’s largest fundraiser, using the money raised for the school’s scholarship fund to help make college education ‘accessible and affordable for all students’.

Community Colleges Rise to the Challenge of Changing Demographics and a Shifting Economy
May 10, 2018
New Hampshire’s seven community colleges prove themselves highly agile in meeting the changing needs of New Hampshire student’s economy and workforce. Some of these needs include affordability of postsecondary education, pathways to in-demand careers, and high quality programs which have a focus on student retention and success. 

National Governors Association Eyes NH’s Work-Based Learning Opportunities
May 2, 2018
Representatives of the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices familiarize themselves with the opportunities students in the Capital and Lakes Regions have with work-based learning programs. 

Employers Woo Students at Career Fair
April 20, 2018
Some students in the Lakes Region Community College automotive program get sponsorships from automobile companies, and a job at a dealership will await them upon graduation.

Clothesline Project Gives Domestic Violence Survivors a Voice
April 11, 2018
Colby-Sawyer College celebrates the 25th year of its Clothesline Project exhibit. This exhibit is a way for survivors to come together and share their stories of sexual or mental abuse. This year there was about 7,000 shirts displayed! The Clothesline Project is also at other New Hampshire schools such as Great Bay Community College in PortsmouthRivier University, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Plymouth State University. 

Bridges has won the 2018 Presidents’ Leadership Award! 
April 9, 2018
The award, sponsored by Nashua Community College, is given to a community organization who has enhanced the quality of life in the community of meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with a college or university.

College Forms Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention
February 14, 2018
White Mountains Community College forms a task force called “#ItsOnUsWMCC”, which is comprised of students, faculty, and staff. It represents WMCC’s three local domestic and sexual violence crisis centers. “It’s On Us” is a national campaign launched in 2014 by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. 

Numbers Don’t Tell Full Story of Sexual Violence on College Campuses
August 13, 2017
According to trauma specialist, Linda Douglas, how law enforcement officers respond to a disclosure of sexual assault can deeply affect the survivor’s healing process. Many of these crimes are not reported, however in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college. 

HHS Awards $6M to Prevent Sexual Assault on College Campuses
July 19, 2016
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health awards nine cooperative agreements of approximately 2 million dollars a year, for three years. One such cooperative participant is the University of New Hampshire! This funding goes towards raising awareness for sexual assault prevention on college campuses.