July 2012

For Immediate Release - July 12, 2012
Contact: Shannon Reid, 230-3504 

Concord, N.H. - Ron Rioux of Exeter was recently appointed Vice Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH).

As Vice Chancellor, Rioux will oversee internal operations of the central office that serves the seven-college system. Rioux will also focus on business partnerships that strengthen academic offerings and operational practices of the college system.

This summer, high school students from the lakes region are receiving an introduction to careers in allied health through a “Summer Scholars” program at Lakes Region Community College. The program, a partnership between LRCC and LRGHealthcare, is in its fifth year and provides a free course in Anatomy and Physiology to a group of talented local students interested in health care. Students earn four college credits, which can be applied toward a community college program or transferred to other colleges and universities. 

CCSNH is hiring individuals to be part of a grant-funded job training initiative to strengthen NH’s advanced manufacturing workforce.  CCSNH seeks applicants for a variety of positions needed to implement the grant programs at its seven colleges statewide.      

For the fourth year, CCSNH has partnered with the NH Fisher Cats on a middle school Reading Challenge program that rewards extra-curricular reading with free tickets and special recognition at the ballpark.  More than 7,200 students completed the CCSNH Reading Challenge this year by reading at least five books outside their assigned work.   Fungo, the Fisher Cats mascot, held assemblies at some forty NH schools to promote literacy and encourage participation in the Reading Challenge.

Kids in grades 6-8 are mixing science and fun at a “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics camp with a Health Care Careers Twist” this month at White Mountains Community College.  STEM - Health camp provides hands-on, fun-filled activities that are meant to be introductory, interactive, and project-based in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and healthcare professions.

Steve Gordon, Cornish, N.H.
River Valley Class of 2000, Massage Therapy program