February 2013

Once the only woman in her engineering class, Francie  was motivated to increase the numbers of women entering the engineering fields.  Francie has both donated and raised over $108,000 in scholarship money for young women through the Frances H. Benton Women’s Engineering Scholarship Fund which she founded in 2005.

NHTI hosted its third annual Winter Fling fundraiser last month, raising more than $38,000 for scholarships and technical equipment.

“It was another smashing success,” reports Lynn Kilchenstein, President of NHTI. “All of the dancers performed beautifully and our 500 guests enjoyed a great night of food, live music and dancing – all for a great cause.”

The winning performances included:

Seven innovative projects to enhance student success and workforce readiness outcomes at NH’s community colleges were selected for seed funding from the newly-created Community College Innovation Fund of NH. 

New Hampshire’s manufacturing sector is not only robust, it’s cutting edge with high demand for workers skilled in high-tech computer-aided manufacturing.  CCSNH celebrates the opening of three newly renovated labs where NH students will train in advanced machine tool technology, precision welding, mechatronics and robotics.  

Pictured, L-to-R: 

Dr. Andy Duncan, Energy Trainings Manager, LRCC
Professor Wes Golomb, Energy Services & Technology
Professor Carl Daniels, Energy Services & Technology
Tom Goulette, Vice President of Academic Affairs, LRCC