Posts by Todd Bedard

FREE COLLEGE BENEFIT

In partnership with AFSCME, The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate degree completely online – for FREE.   Why Get Your Degree? A Degree Makes A Difference Balance Go back to school while you continue to work. If you’re unsure or get stuck, you’ll…

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Hassan plans to introduce bill to help train workers for better jobs

WMUR link MANCHESTER, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, plans to introduce workforce development legislation this week on Capitol Hill in an effort to help workers transition to better jobs. Employers in the Granite State are desperate for qualified workers, officials said, as the state’s unemployment rate sits at 2.7 percent, well below…

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Why Community Colleges Are Good for You

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Community-Colleges-Are/242359 By Carl J. Strikwerda JANUARY 28, 2018 The challenges facing higher education are almost always analyzed in terms of four-year colleges and universities, even though more students attend community college than any other type of higher-education institution. In my career as a faculty member, dean, and president in New York, California, Kansas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania,…

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From Community College To NASA

Joresa Blount, CONTRIBUTOR Jan 19, 2018 2:14 PM 23,808  Aisha Bowe Aisha Bowe, co-founder and CEO of STEMBoard Outdream yourself daily. That’s the motto that Aisha Bowe lives by.  Those words have helped to catapult her in a direction that years ago seemed unavailable. A high school guidance counselor recommended she become a cosmetologist.  Today, Bowe is an aerospace…

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Mike Syvinski Obituary

Michael W. (Mike) Syvinski January 06, 2018 South Berwick, Maine Michael Syvinski, affectionately known as Mike, of South Berwick, Maine passed away Saturday with his wife and three daughters surrounding him, in Wentworth Douglass Hospital after a fast moving illness secondary to his cancer. Mike, in his last days, faced his illness, as his did…

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Punishing community colleges — but why?

MIAMI HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD JANUARY 07, 2018 09:40 AM Many public-service institutions struggle to succeed, but Florida’s community college system is an exception. Its schools deliver a strong hand up to minority, low-income, first-generation and older students. Our own Miami Dade College leads the nation in the number of degrees awarded, and Broward College has…

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My Turn: Taxpayers deserve action on CCSNH mismanagement

By LINDA Z. MORGAN For the Monitor Saturday, December 16, 2017 Dear Gov. Sununu: For years, faculty, staff, students and administrators of the Community College System of New Hampshire have reached out to their legislators expressing concern about the financial mismanagement of the colleges by Chancellor Ross Gittell. As a result, a performance audit of…

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Family Fundraiser

 Sister Nicol Hall-Groulx started a foundation in memory of her son and has have a fund-raiser on December 20th at CHUNKY’S CINEMA PUB in Manchester, NH. The comedians are all PG-13 so children are welcome to come. It should be a great night for families. So come on out for a good cause.

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Concord Monitor Letter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 CCSNH changes neededI read with interest two articles published in the Monitor(“Report: CCSNH lacks clear policies,” Aug. 26 and “Community colleges go on defense,” Sept. 20) based on the 100-page audit completed by the New Hampshire Legislature. In the first article, the opening paragraph states that “unclear policies and inadequate controls had…

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