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Posted: September 23, 2009 by Madeline Sims
Enrollment in New Hampshire’s seven community colleges is up 12 percent this fall, an apparent reaction to the current economic climate. Students affected by the downturn - including recent high school graduates seeking an affordable way to continue their education, and older students looking to update their skills in a…
Posted: September 08, 2009 by Business NH Magazine
Fall enrollment at Manchester Community College is at record levels, with more than 2500 students beginning fall classes recently, an increase of 12 percent over last fall 2008, and 25 percent over fall 2007. This is the college's fourth consecutive semester of record enrollments. While enrollment is up in many…
Posted: September 01, 2009 by WMUR NH Chronicle
The recession has prompted some college students to rethink how much college they can afford. New Hampshire community colleges have reported record-breaking enrollment this year. Community colleges have suddenly found themselves struggling to keep up with demand. For example, fall enrollment at the New Hampshire Technical Institute is up by…
Posted: August 25, 2009 by Maryruth Belsey Priebe
Lights are being switched off in the Automotive Training Center at Manchester Community College (MCC) in Manchester, NH. But students won't be tinkering on vehicles in the dark. Instead, their work spaces will be illuminated by natural sunlight, thanks to the installation of 48 tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) in the…
Posted: June 15, 2009 by Daniel Barrick
Casey Dunn doesn't miss the early mornings, the sore backs and the inconsistent wages of his old life. Until recently, Dunn, 32, had spent a decade working construction, mostly on steel structures such as garages and warehouses. It was an exhausting, unreliable career. "By the time you get home, you're…
Posted: June 01, 2009 by Manchester Express
MCC held its 24th Nurse Pinning celebration on May 19th, in which many Manchester residents were awarded Clinical Achievement Awards. Click here to read the full article.
Posted: May 29, 2009 by Adam Sexton
The recession is turning into an enrollment boom for Manchester Community College. For three straight academic quarters, MCC has added students. Now the school's total population is 18 percent bigger than it was this time last year. MCC President Darlene Miller attributes the increase to people wanting to keep costs…
Posted: May 25, 2009 by Union Leader
MCC held its 24th Nurse Pinning celebration, and honored several students with special awards. Click here to read the full article.
Posted: May 25, 2009 by Brigit Quirk
MCC graduates are commemorated in this special graduation article. Click here to read the full article.
Posted: May 21, 2009 by Stephen Beale
MCC held its commencement ceremony at the Sullivan Arena at Saint Anselm College, in which the keynote speaker was Sister Carol Descoteaux. Click here to read the full article (PDF)
Posted: March 31, 2009 by SeacoastOnline.com
Manchester Community College students have designed logos for a fundraising bicycle race in May for the nonprofit Breathe New Hampshire. The school picked three finalists and is asking the public to vote for the winner online at the Breathe New Hampshire Web site. The winning design will be on T-shirts…
Posted: March 18, 2009 by Matthew J. Mowry
As the state’s largest city, Manchester has many elements of a vibrant downtown-–a large entertainment center, sports teams, a historic district, a growing airport and cultural opportunities. Many of those things have arrived or grown within the last decade, and now Manchester is trying to reach the next level–and some…
Posted: March 09, 2009 by Andrew J. Manuse
College president Darlene Miller discusses her work with the Workforce Alliance and their attempt to push the 111th Congress to pass new legislation for more funding of middle-skill job training. Click here to read the full article.
Posted: March 08, 2009 by Paul Bradley
It was not lost on community college leaders that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed into law by President Obama will invest nearly $80 billion in renewable energy, energy efficiency and green transportation initiatives. Direct appropriations for energy-related projects, along with tax credits and research and development grants, are…
Posted: March 02, 2009 by Andrew J. Manuse
Carrie Richesson, a former high school teacher and first-year welding student at MCC, is featured in the Manchester Express alongside MCC's Welding Technology degree program. In an economic recession, many like Richesson are "retooling" themselves to work in more high demand fields. Click here to read the full article.