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Posted: December 11, 2013 by Pat Grossmith, Union Leader
The idea of Manchester Community College (MCC) students building an energy-efficient home began three years ago when David Fischer and Steve Duffley were watching their sons play basketball. Fischer, an MCC professor of building construction technology, asked Duffley if he wanted to buy one of the 1,000-square-foot modular homes his…
Posted: December 02, 2013
On the evening of November 19th, dodgeballers from around New England came together at Manchester Community College for a special charity fundraising event benefiting 'Give Kids the World Village' and MCC's Community Service Team. Manchester Community College (MCC) teamed up with the New Hampshire Sports & Social Club (NHSSC) and…
Posted: November 15, 2013 by NewHampshire.com
Manchester Community College is teaming with the New Hampshire Sports & Social Club for a charity dodgeball tournament and raffle to benefit the "Give Kids The World Village" in Florida and the MCC Community Service Club. While some grade schools say dodgeball is too dangerous for students, there's no such…
Posted: October 21, 2013 by Sam Howe
Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, and Manchester Community College (MCC), a leading community college in Manchester, New Hampshire, have announced a partnership that will expand the career offerings through MCC's Workforce Development Center. The programs, which include…
Posted: October 10, 2013
New Hampshire students can now graduate from high school with a college certificate in computer programming, thanks to a new offering from Manchester Community College and the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS). The certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in computer programming, and provide the skills necessary…
Posted: September 09, 2013 by David Brooks, Nashua Telegraph
The last time you went to the doctor, were you suffering from "I-20.1"? Maybe "M-48.4"? Hopefully, it wasn't "A-20.0." This may seem a silly way to talk about chest pain, a stress fracture or bubonic plague, but it's part of what makes the world of health care go round –…
Posted: September 04, 2013 by Sheryl Rich-Kern
Tom Rolfe, of Temple, installed piping systems for 30 years and knew how to read blueprints, but he lacked the high-tech background in demand today. So when he was laid off in 2011, he took a computer-aided design certificate program at Manchester Community College (MCC). Before he finished, he was…
Posted: August 04, 2013 by David Lane, Union Leader
Not since it opened on Front Street in 1966 has Manchester Community College experienced so much construction activity at one time, all targeted at better preparing students for high demand careers and/or continuing their educations at four-year institutions. An expanded state-of-the-art welding lab, new computer lab, new advanced manufacturing lab,…
Posted: June 28, 2013
The trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire voted to freeze tuition in the coming academic year Thursday after passage of a state budget that boosts its funding by 25 percent in fiscal 2014. State university system trustees are scheduled to address tuition at a meeting Friday, spokesman…
Posted: June 25, 2013 by Pat Grossmith, New Hampshire Union Leader
Donna Pettengill of New Boston was unsure of herself and her skills after being laid off in March 2012 from Cobham, a defense contractor where she was a configuration manufacturing specialist. Newly unemployed, Pettengill felt she had no skills to get another job because her employment had been in such…
Posted: May 23, 2013
Manchester Community College held its 67th commencement May 22nd, celebrating the achievements of just over 200 graduates. The ceremony was held at the Sullivan Arena at St. Anselm College. In keeping with the recent MCC tradition of having alumni serve as commencement speakers, Ron Pinard (MCC Class of 1970, with…
Posted: May 23, 2013 by Kathy Remillard, Special to the Union Leader
Perseverance was the theme at Manchester Community College's 67th graduation Wednesday at St. Anselm College's Sullivan Arena, as 204 students from diverse backgrounds and areas of study received diplomas. MCC President Dr. Susan Huard recognized a mix of students who earned their degrees while juggling other commitments, including those who…
Posted: May 22, 2013
Manchester Community College held its 28th Nurse Pinning celebration May 21 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy and honored two students with special awards. "The tradition of nursing pins began in 1855, when Queen Victoria presented a pin to Florence Nightingale in appreciation for her work with the British…
Posted: May 16, 2013
Earn a BSN and/or MSN and save both time and money! Through a new partnership with Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), MCC nursing students who are New Hampshire residents can now apply for dual admission to the Online BSN/MSN programs at SNHU. RNs now have a convenient option for continuing…
Posted: April 26, 2013
Manchester Community College’s chapter of Kappa Beta Delta inducted 16 new members April 19. Membership in the international business honor society is by invitation to business students at community colleges who have at least a 3.5 GPA, and who are in the top 20% of their class. Among those inducted…