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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Posted: April 05, 2013
New manufacturing lab gives students real-world experience A big, blue robot spun quickly and nearly silently, paused for a moment, then carefully picked up a small rectangle of glass. The robot placed the glass, which would soon be part of an engraved pen holder, on a conveyer belt, which then…
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Posted: March 24, 2013 by Pat Grossmith, New Hampshire Union Leader
Five cobalt blue robots are the main attraction in a new $2 million Advanced Manufacturing Technology program unveiled Wednesday at Manchester Community College. Students, as part of a certificate program, learn to program the whirring robots in a laboratory that mimics a modern manufacturing plant. Skills taught include designing a…
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Posted: March 18, 2013 by Ginger Lever
Manchester Community College President Susan Huard and Ali Rafieymehr, Dean of the University of New Hampshire Manchester, signed an Articulation Agreement to provide students with a clear pathway to a business degree and a career. Under this agreement students have the option of dual admission into MCC's Liberal Arts or…
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Posted: March 04, 2013
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. The Innovation Fund was created by the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) in November of 2012 to support the ideas,…
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Posted: January 27, 2013 by Kenneth Gagnon
Young and old alike find their path at Manchester Community College It's the near-palpable energy that strikes you first when stepping onto the campus of Manchester Community College (MCC) – the sense of potential and possibility in the air. On the warm September morning that marked the beginning of the…
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Posted: November 07, 2012
William (Bill) Hoeker of Manchester has been named a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Committee at Manchester Community College. In addition, he has also accepted a position on the Steering Committee of that group. The Advisory Committee plays an integral role in designing and developing the new Advanced Manufacturing…
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Posted: September 30, 2012 by Dave Solomon, Union Leader
If manufacturing in New Hampshire was a person, it could safely say, "Tales of my death have been greatly exaggerated," with apologies to Mark Twain. Despite all the hand-wringing about the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and India, there are plenty of places in the Granite State where employees…
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