July 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 Campus Update
I hope you are doing well and continuing to enjoy the summer weather. I am pleased to report that there continue to be no cases of coronavirus or suspected cases on campus. However, we are making plans for this Fall expecting that the virus will continue to makes its way across the country. The implementation of necessary safety protocols across campus that impact faculty, staff, and students are are how we plan to mitigate the spread of infection.  

Despite all of these restrictions which may be discouraging to some, we will have the same excellence of academics that NHTI is known for. And, there will be student life- our athletes’ games will be livestreamed on Facebook and outdoor events can be viewed with social distancing. We will have weekly virtual events where students will have the opportunity to make friends and still have fun!   

There have been questions related to rescheduling our commencement. This year, we provided a virtual commencement; with the pandemic’s unknown nature, we are unable to schedule an on-site celebration at this time.  

On Monday, July 20th from 10-11am we will be holding an Open Public Forum for students and potential students, parents, and interested members of the community to provide opportunities to ask questions about NHTI and how we will look this Fall. Please join us by going to the Zoom link:   https://ccsnh.zoom.us/j/96062438491

Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki
President  
Alumni Spotlight
Erica Smith (Dental Hygiene & Health Science/2020) , presented a TED-style talk at the ADHA Annual Session in June. This was to be an in-person event, but with COVID-19, a quick change to a virtual format was needed, a first for ADHA. Erica was one of 6 hygienists chosen nationwide to present, and the only student! The TED talks were just one of many educational sessions that were provided via virtual format, and Erica’s presentation was fantastic!   Watch the YouTube Video
New Scholarship Established by Student Organization
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for students attending two-year colleges. Alpha Upsilon Omicron is NHTI’s campus Chapter, which seeks to recognize and encourage scholarship among students, develop opportunities for leadership, fellowship, and service, as well as provide an intellectual climate for continued academic excellence. 

As a way to leave a lasting legacy at NHTI, the 2019/2020 student members of PTK established a scholarship with an initial donation of $5,000. The first scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2020 semester.

PTK would like to raise at least double that amount and hope that you will be willing to donate today to help NHTI students reach their educational goals.
Alumni Updates & News
Updates
Jennifer Codding (Paralegal/1998) received her law degree from UNH Law and is now a real estate litigation attorney in St. Petersburg, FL. She was recently appointed as a member at-large to serve on the administrative council at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg.

Tim Near (Mechanical Engineering Technology/2012) , founder and CEO of Cyborg, has spent the past 2 years developing a social fitness platform where athletes, trainers, and gym owners can congregate digitally. Read how COVID-19 has shifted those plans.

Obituaries
Christopher Lookwood (General Studies/1999)

NHTI Blog
Do you have a passion for writing 300-500 words at a time? Do you want to share how NHTI made a difference in your life? We will be starting a blog in August and once a month, an alum will be the featured contributor. Contact me if you want to be that special guest author.

If you have alumni updates & news you want to share, email me so I can include it in future e-newsletters.
Academic Program Spotlight - Microcredentials
NHTI recognizes the need to design programs to meet the needs of workforce development by focusing on high demand skills. That is why we created 8 new Microcredential for anyone who wants to learn a focused skill, as well as for those who want to improve professional practice. 

Microcredentials are offered in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Four Domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW)
  • Information Technology
  • Math for Business
  • Math for Engineers
  • Social, Educational and Behavioral Sciences

All microcredentials lead to an NHTI certificate and/or degree program.  

Benefits of microcredentials:
  • No formal college admissions process
  • Targeted courses 
  • Fast track to improving professional practice and career advancement
  • Online ~ anywhere learning
  • Most courses are just 8 weeks!
NHTI Lynx Golf Series
Who is ready to get out of the house with some friends to play golf? We have two opportunities for you in August to do just that, while supporting a good cause - NHTI Athletics.

August 18th at Loudon Country Club ; 9-hole scramble with a 3pm shot-gun start.

August 28th at Beaver Meadow Golf Course ; 18-hole scramble with a 8:30am shot-gun start.

You can register through the links above or contact NHTI Athletics at nhtiathletics@ccsnh.edu
Announcing the Return of Dental Continuing Education Classes
NHTI is firmly committed to developing and delivering continuing education programs that will enhance the professional lives of Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists and is excited to announce that registration is now open for several Fall classes, including those that were rescheduled from Spring 2020. 

Classes will be offered online and on campus, depending upon the needs and requirements. 

We are working with NH DHHS on the safety measures and protocols that need to be in place to ensure a safe environment for all and therefore, we have had to decrease course capacity. Register early to guarantee your space! 
Information on specific course offers, schedule
& registration is available at: