President’s Fund for Excellence at NHTI

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Dr. Cathryn Addy, NHTI Interim President

Did you know that NHTI has more than 4,500 students?  They are young people who have just graduated from high school, Veterans returning from service, and adult learners who want to learn a new skill or change careers altogether.

The number of students isn’t the only change NHTI has seen:  we now have more buildings on campus, including the Library (2001), the Child and Family Development Center and Laboratory School (2001), the Student Center (2004), Beverly D. Grappone Hall (2009), and a renovated MacRury Hall (2011).

And we offer more academic programs than ever before, including:

  • 42 associate degree programs
  • 2 professional certificate programs
  • 46 certificate programs

Dr. Cathryn Addy,
Interim President, NHTI

While we welcome such exciting growth, there are challenges to address.  NHTI must have enough faculty to teach, classroom space, equipment, and advanced technology to meet the College’s mission.  Tuition, fees and declining support from the State isn’t enough to cover the actual cost of educating students.

In 2010, the President’s Fund for Excellence was established as a means to fund the highest priority needs for the College, and to award student excellence with scholarships. 

NHTI has raised about $360,000 for the President’s Fund for Excellence.

So far, we have awarded $18,500 in President’s Fund for Excellence scholarships to students with 4.0 GPA’s. 

The College also purchased a new U-Print Rapid Prototype 3-D Printer for the engineering technology programs.

New 3-Dimensional Printer

3-Dimensional PrinterThe Rapid Prototyping 3-D printer enables students in the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology programs to create visual models which can be seen and touched! Students create part models using CAD, a 3-D model is created on the computer screen and the 3-D Printer “builds” a model by building layer upon layer until the proper thickness is reached. Students can now go from an idea sketched on paper, to CAD file, then print the 3-D part within minutes. The new printer uses an ABS plastic media which is melted and re-fused into the shape of the CAD model. The equipment enhances student learning and preparation for employment in STEM related fields!

 To make a contribution to the President's Fund for Excellence, click here.

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