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The new FAFSA: What you need to know to get financial aid for college

There’s one form prospective and current college students must submit in order to receive federal financial aid, and it looks a lot different than in prior years.

FlexABLE Owner Shares His Journey From Addiction to Entrepreneurship

After years of struggling with addiction, Nate Lavallee is now focused on not only his own health but the wellness of others as the owner of FlexABLE, a company that specializes in assisted stretching and mobility training to help people improve the quality of their lives.


Grace Orzechowski, never one to sit on life’s bench, gets one of her own

The center of this universe, the granite bench paying tribute to Grace Orzechowski, was unveiled Friday at New Hampshire Technical Institute. It stands rock-solid, honoring a Concord woman who knew she was dying from brain cancer, yet made people laugh and helped them reach their potential.

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Welding contest aims to show students paths forward, strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers

With national competitions for vocational high schoolers still on hold, a group of NH metal fabricators teamed up with welding programs at community colleges and high schools to hold a welding contest of their own.

GBCC alumni on frontlines of COVID vaccine development and production

Graduates of Great Bay Community College are working in the research labs where vaccines for Covid-19 are being developed, on the frontlines where people are getting tested for the disease and in hospitals and clinics, where the therapeutics are being administered.

Larissa Baía: Gap Year 2020: Making a case for contributing and learning locally

Lakes Region Community College President Larissa Baia discussed how students considering a gap year can use the time to stay in their community and give back and/or take classes at their local community college.

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LRCC student was up to challenges of 2020

While 2020 may have been memorable for most people in ways that were less than positive, Nina Sanborn had much to celebrate. Her life and plate were filled with marrying her high school sweetheart, having a baby, and earning a college degree in 2020. Even emergency gallstone surgery did not keep her down.

Helping community college students through a difficult time

The Foundation for NH Community Colleges and NH Charitable Foundation allocated $90,000 to cover emergency needs for CCSNH students at the seven colleges. The funds were distributed by the colleges to cover expenses ranging from tuition to food and utilities for students who were in great financial need due to the effects of the pandemic.

GBCC offers $100K in tuition assistance to students this fall

Great Bay Community College is providing a significant amount of funding to students for the fall of 2020 for tuition assistance. The college is partnering with the Foundation to help current and new students with significant financial needs start or continue their education.

GBCC vet tech graduates outperform in licensing exam

Great Bay Community College veterinary technology graduates are outperforming their peers nationally by achieving a 95% pass rate on their Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2019. The national average was 78%.