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WMCC Alum John Holt

Full Circle: Back home to NH for North Country educator

John Holt has designed a factory in England, done CAD design at Ford Motor Company in Detroit and worked on the electronic warfare suite for the F22 fighter for international aerospace company BAE Systems. But he found his home and passion in teaching in New Hampshire’s North Country, at White Mountains Community College (WMCC). Holt, …

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Nashua Community College Alum Hannah Croce

Hannah Croce Found Her Drive to Lead at Nashua Community College

As the youngest of three siblings, Hannah Croce of Hudson, NH had watched her two older brothers begin their post-high school pathway at Nashua Community College  (NCC). While Hannah didn’t know exactly what she wanted to do in the future, her brothers had gone on to find success in their respective fields and encouraged her …

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Christopher Umbreit

GBCC’s Christopher Umbreit went from yogurt maker to building radio and antennae systems for satellites

Before he began building satellites, Christopher Umbreit made yogurt. Umbreit works in the microelectronics field as a Production Technician for CAES in Exeter, where he builds radio and antennae systems for satellites. He came to CAES three years ago through an apprenticeship offered through Great Bay Community College and the job-training program NH Works. Prior …

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LRCC Jackson Musgrave

Jackson Musgrave’s time at LRCC planted a seed that grew into a budding Christmas tree empire

Growing up in Bedford, NH, Jackson, the second-eldest of five boys in the Musgrave family, was unsure of his next steps after high school. He spent the months following graduation working a series of odd jobs with a moving company, officiating youth hockey games and selling Christmas trees. Little did he know, the latter experience …

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RVCC Alum Carol Robbins

Encouraged by an RVCC instructor, Carol Robbins pursues a path towards a career as a senior economist

Carol Robbins River Valley Community College Associate of Science, Industrial Electronics Technology   Carol Robbins will be the first to admit that as a teenager, she did not fit the profile of what she describes as the typical “college-after-high school” type of student. Although she was bright and academically successful, she found her high school …

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