August 2012

CCSNH understands the importance of mathematics in students’ ability to transition successfully from high school to college, and is partnering with NH high schools to improve the levels of math readiness of incoming college students. 

Protein biomanufacturing processes, phytoplankton populations in the Great Bay Estuary, bioinformatics and molecular genetics were the topics of research presented by NH community college students at a July conference sponsored by the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence (NH INBRE).  For the past year, community college students have been conducting research alongside instructors and students from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering and other institutions as part of a program designed to enhance the science training of NH’s future workforce.

In 2011, the Community Colleges of NH Foundation awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships to nearly 3,500 students at the seven community colleges statewide. 
With community college enrollments on the rise, students facing sustained economic challenges, and the need for new skills to keep pace with changing workforce demands, there is strong need for the Foundation’s assistance. The Foundation awards both need-based and program-based scholarships. 

Work is underway this summer that will add classrooms for MCC’s automotive technology programs, modernize and expand MCC’s welding program, and add space for student activities at the Front Street campus.  Once these projects are complete, MCC will begin to renovate labs for its computer science programs. 

Vice President, Commercial Banking Group, Northway Bank

James is a lifelong resident of Concord. Following high school and a tour of duty with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division,  he came to NHTI in 1996. After receiving an associate degree in General Studies, he transferred to Franklin Pierce University for a Bachelor’s degree and then attended Southern NH University, where he earned a Master’s of Business Administration.  Today, James is a Vice President at Northway Bank in Concord.