June 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
With the Alternative Care site demobilized (and thank goodness it never needed to be used), NHTI is gearing up for a Fall of choice for our students and community. This means that there will be both onsite and online classes; and hybrid classes that combine both modes of learning for both our credit and non-credit students. Safety is our number one priority so we are scheduling classes with cleaning and safety protocols in place; and lots of plexiglass, hand sanitizer and social distancing reminders and materials to keep everyone safe.

We will continue to provide virtual services including information sessions, open houses and Student Life programming. Additionally, the Sycamore Gardens is open and the boat launch has a steady stream of boaters getting ready for the summer! 

Learn about the programs that are open to the community by checking out our Facebook and website. Right now, the summer is remote but we hope to offer virtual experiences for our community this Fall.

Thank you for your continued support for the greatest community college in New Hampshire!

Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki
Alumni Updates & News
Jeffrey S. Campbell (Architectural Engineering Technology/1987) is the owner/inspector with Campbell Property Inspections in Maine. He is also the 2020 President of the Maine Coalition of Home Inspections Professionals.

David P. Durkin (Architectural Engineering Technology/1988) has been busy since he graduated from NHTI. He has traveled all over the country for 20 years as a piping engineer. He currently lives in Lakeland Florida with his wife of 12 years and is a consultant for a local engineering company. 

Gerrett Shane Rice (Criminal Justice) passed away on May 23, 2020

If you have alumni updates & news you want to share, email me so I can include it in future e-newsletters.
Celebrating Our Students
While implementing the necessary physical distancing requirements to keep all students, faculty, staff and members of the public healthy and safe, major in-person events and celebrations were cancelled and re-born online. The up-side of these changes are that you can take part in them. You have the opportunity to celebrate our students and their success.

Virtual Commencement - Although we could not all be together under the big white tent on May 22nd, our pre-recorded video commencement was still very emotional. Help celebrate our graduates success and honor their achievements now and in the future!

Virtual Awards Day - The NHTI Virtual Awards Day 2020 video is available and will fill you with pride. We are so excited to be able to congratulate our students on their wonderful achievements in this way.
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 or (603) 230-4041.
Academic Program Spotlight - Orthopaedic Technology Program
The Orthopaedic Technology program at NHTI is one of only seven in the country. Students will not only be trained in casting in splinting but a thorough education in anatomy and physiology of the body and patient care specific to the field. This program is recognized by the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists (NBCOT). 

This Fall, the Orthopaedic Technology Program will be partnering with 25 students enrolled in the Medical Terminology course at Concord Regional Technical Center (CRCT) to expose them to this program. These students will receive NHTI college credit, at no cost thanks to a NH Charitable Foundation grant, through the Running Start Program . In addition, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce and Concord Orthopaedics will provide real-world learning opportunities for these students.

Our programs are training and supporting the healthcare workforce of tomorrow!
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone that donated last week to NHTI as part of NH Gives. We raised $1,805 for The President's Fund for Excellence in 24-hours! This money will be used for student scholarships.

If you meant to give and forgot, you can still support NHTI and our students by donating today .
30th Annual Edition Released: Order The Eye on Amazon Today!
The Eye , NHTI's student literary journal, has published its 30th annual edition. Copies are now on sale for $15 at Amazon.com

Please join us in celebrating the excellence and perseverance of our editors and contributors. Sales of this 2020 edition support the work of NHTI students and college events, such as Campus Reads, workshops, author events, and future publications.

This year's edition is dedicated to all those on the front lines of the pandemic, along with contributors to The Eye over the past 30 years. This edition features outstanding writing and art by NHTI students and past favorites by alumni. 

Please contact The Eye 's faculty advisor, Paula DelBonis-Platt , if you have any questions.

To submit writing or art , check out The Eye 's website at  http://www.nhteye.com/
Thank you to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and The Junior Service League of Concord for your generous support of the Lynx Cupboard, our on-campus food pantry. These funds will be used to help purchase a commercial refrigerator and freezer so we can expand our food offerings to those students facing food insecurity.

If you are interested in learning more about the Lynx Cupboard or would like to help support this effort, please contact me .

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