Throughout the year, NHTI is host to many special events that include our students and local community. See below for our current list of special events at NHTI:
Wings of Knowledge
Launched in 2001, our Wings of Knowledge is an annual series of cultural events that are free and open to the public. The series supports and expands upon NHTI’s variety of academic offerings and is another element in the college’s expanding community college mission.
All presentations start at 6 p.m. in the NHTI Library Living Room unless otherwise noted. Wings of Knowledge is generously supported by the NHTI Student Senate and Campus Activities Board. For more information, call 603-230-4028.
Annual Wheelchair Basketball Benefit for the Zech DeVits Memorial Equipment Fund
This wheelchair basketball game is held each year to raise money and awareness for the Zech DeVits Memorial Equipment Fund, providing NHTI students access to assistive technologies and equipment so they can be successful in school and be prepared for all that life has to offer.
In a typical year, four NHTI teams and four community teams play for bragging rights and a good cause. Each game is 10 minutes long.
Contact Deb Smith, director of Recreation and Wellness, at 603-230-4041, for additional information.
The event is organized by the NHTI Accessibility Services Office, Athletics, Wellness, Alumni and Development, and Alternative Spring Break Club, along with our partners Granite State Independent Living and the N.H. Spinal Cord Injury Association.
History of the Event
The first wheelchair benefit evolved as part of an education course project in which students raised funds to help refurbish NHTI student Zech DeVits’ wheelchair-accessible van. Born with gigantism and skeletal dysplasia, Zech used a wheelchair since age 6 but never let that limit him or his dreams of helping others. With his towering 7’8” frame, Zech quickly became a beloved role model on campus. Unfortunately, he died in 2005 weeks before graduating from NHTI with an Associate Degree in Addiction Counseling.
All qualified NHTI students with documented disabilities are encouraged to apply for assistive technology through the Zech DeVits Memorial Equipment Fund. For more information, contact the Accessibility Service Office at 603-230-4027 or TTY 603-223-2316, or stop in the library office M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Come dance with our stars! This fun event took a short break in 2021, but you can click here to see all of the details from our 2020 fling.
A fundraiser to support the President’s Fund for Excellence at NHTI.
If you have questions, please contact Laura Scott, Director of Alumni and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-271-6484 x4239