March 2020
News and Updates For You
Welcome to the monthly e-newsletter for NHTI alumni and community supporters. We want to keep you up-to-date on our academic programs, upcoming events, and let you know how you can support and stay in touch with us. Thank you for being part of NHTI - Concord's Community College.
NHTI Welcome Message
As we move into mid-March with everything being so uncertain right now, we want you to know how much your support of NHTI - our students, academic programs, athletics, and student services - means to us.

We know that you are balancing health and safety concerns, financial and economic impacts, and short- and long-term planning considerations and so are we. Spring Break just started but we will continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. All updates will be posted on our website and social media.

Thank you again for your support and enjoy reading some good news about what is happening at NHTI.

Laura Scott
Director of Alumni & Development
Academic Program Spotlight - Teacher Education Conversion Program (TCEP)
NH is facing a teacher shortage, find out how you can become a teacher!

This post-baccalaureate program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and would like to become a teacher or obtain an additional teacher certification. Affordable and flexible programming options including evening, online, and summer courses allow you to work and go to school.
The mission of the NHTI education programs is to prepare effective, knowledgeable educators who demonstrate the critical skills and dispositions needed for teaching all learners in today’s diverse classrooms. Candidates are prepared to become reflective educators and life-long learners.

Learn more about TECP at the April 13th, 5:30pm information session in the NHTI Library or check out our web site for more information.

Our program is training and supporting the education workforce of tomorrow!
Alumni Updates & News
Crystal (Burch) Andres (Human Services/2007) was crowned Mrs. NH International 2020.

Megan (Bush) Gardena (Liberal Arts/2017) received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and is in Dushanbe, Tajikistan for the 2019-2020 academic year teaching American English and culture.

Jess Hardiman (Early Childhood Education & Sports Management/2021) and Riselly Deoleo (Health Science & Radiation Therapy/2019) got married on February 1, 2020.

Walter Kroptavich (Management/2010) earned his Juris Doctor/MPA from Univ of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2016, is working for the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Devp, and recently married in December 2019.

Ginger (Janet) Macleod (Addiction Counseling/2008) is a Peer Recovery Specialist with the Mental Health Assoc. of Westchester, NY.

Heather (McDanolds) Rodeck (Hotel Administration/2005) is married with a 7 month old son and lives is FL. She is studying at SNHU for her BA in criminal justice.

If you have news you want to share, email Laura Scott, Director of Alumni & Development.
7 & 8-Week Classes Starting Soon
We have 7 & 8 week classes starting in March. Take a day, evening or online course to get ahead in your career. It is never too late to learn something new.

Business Partnerships & Training
NHTI values it partnerships with the business community. Thank you for supporting our academic programs and our students.

The Innovation Lab @ NHTI held its ribbon cutting on March 6th with a great crowd of business and industry supporters. We are looking to partner with interested businesses to create micro-projects for our students. Read here about the Innovation Lab or contact Sarah Hebert.

NHTI Business Training Center
The new Spring training schedule is now available for the Business Training Center. Check out all the wonderful opportunities available to help you advance in your career.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program - March 25th, 11:30am. Join the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and NHTI for a complimentary lunch and information session about this free Program, an intensive "mini-MBA" style educational program for business owners. This event is free to attend and you do not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce, but you must RSVP.
Student Organization Spotlight - The Eye Literary Journal in NYC
NHTI student editors of The Eye, a student journal that celebrates student voices, visited former Professor Aaron Keller (left) at the set of Law & Crime to learn about journalistic script writing on their annual NYC trip. Aaron also took some time to show them around the studio and explain the editing process.

Editors (left to right) Zac Chait, Hope Davids, and Brian Melendy are preparing the 30 th edition of The Eye, which will be released on April 28. You can also view their online edition.

The editors also visited the offices of Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press, the Center for Book Arts, the New York Public Library, the John Lennon memorial, and the Kraine Theater.
Men's Basketball Champions
NHTI Men’s Basketball Crowed USCAA National Champions with 74-70 Victory over Penn State Greater Allegheny, March 11, 2020.

Uniontown, PA – The Lynx are USCAA National Champions after defeating Penn State Greater Allegheny by a 74-70 final. NHTI Head Coach Paul Hogan captured his second USCAA National Championship with the victory his last coming in 2005. “I am just so ecstatic for our guys, we had great players on and off the floor. We showed a lot of heart and pulled it out.”

You can see photos, interviews and more on the NHTI Athletics Facebook page.
Upcoming Events
American Red Cross Blood Drive - March 24th, 9am-4pm. Saving lives one pint at a time. Schedule a time to donate online.

Friday Night Film: Wild Nights with Emily - March 27th, 7pm. Films are shown in Sweeney Auditorium. Admission is a suggested donation.

World Health Day/Wellness Fair - April 7th, 11am-2pm. This free event is held in the Wellness Center gym with over 50 exhibitors. Coinciding with World Health Day, the theme for this year is “Building a Healthier Community.” Free demonstrations, health screenings, wellness education, exhibits and more. There will also be free massages, free food and drink, door prizes and free cuddles with animals.

Poetry Reading by Jennifer Militello - April 9th, noon-2pm. Reading to be followed by a reception and open mic. The event will be held in the NHTI Library living room and it is free to attend.

8th Annual NH VegFest - April 11th, 10am-4pm . NH VegFest is a festival to celebrate veganism in NH. Admission is free and there are interesting speakers, samples and items to swap, and vendors to shop from.

16th Annual NHTI/Northeast Delta Dental 5k - April 17th, 6pm. All proceeds benefit the Jennifer Kemp Memorial Scholarship Fund. Help support this scholarship by running in the race, being an event sponsor, or bidding on a silent auction item.

Stage Lynx presents Puff (Two Act Edition) - April 17th & 18th, 7:30pm and 19th, 2pm. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Admission by donation in Sweeney Auditorium.

You can find more events happening at NHTI on our online calendar. This is updated frequently so check back often.

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