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NHTI Hosts Girls Technology Day

Around 300 girls from 20 different New Hampshire middle schools descended on NHTI on Wednesday March 19 for the second annual Girls Technology Day.  An initiative of the NH Department of Education's Career Development Bureau, the program is designed to help address the severe shortage of women pursuing technical careers in New Hampshire, as in other states.

The girls could choose from a baker's dozen of hands-on workshops including:

  • 3D Modeling, presented by NHTI's Jen Galbraith and Jeff Beltramo
  • Careers in Technology Round Table, presented by Bethany Ross, Dyn Corporation
  • girls tech day ethernet workshopGame Programming with Greenfoot, presented by: Michael Jonas, UNH Manchester
  • Inventing Apps for Android Phones, presented by Mihaela Sabin, UNH Manchester
  • Kodu Game Lab, presented by Melissa Dunham, Microsoft
  • Making Ethernet Cables 101, presented by Suzanne Snow and Amy Davies, UNH, and Fred Lance, NHTI (workshop pictured at right)
  • VEX Robotics, presented by Dan Larochelle, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, and Bob Arredondo, NHTI
  • Measuring Voltages with Digital Multimeters and PC Power Supply Testers, presented by Gary Hendley, NHTI
  • girls in reverse engineering workshopSocial Media Web Pages, presented by NHTI's IT Dept.
  • Industrial Robotics, presented by Brenda Quinn and Mike Ogilvy, e-stem solutions
  • Reverse Engineering, presented by Christine  Ouellette, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (workshop pictured at right)
  • Architecture, Building & Stability, presented by David Schatzle, NHTI             
  • Networking, presented by the UNH-IOL Lab

girls tech day - robot tag

A lively game of Robot Tag, in the VEX Robotics Workshop at Girls Technology Day

Veterans Fair

Wednesday March 26
11 am – 5 pm
Student Center Rotunda

For current and prospective students, and the general public.  Meet community organizations that work with veterans on campus.  Student Veterans, Veterans, Service Members or family members who have questions regarding VA and Community benefits/resources can receive assistance.  NHTI admissions representatives will also be on hand.

Attending organizations include:

  • VA New England Healthcare System, Community Outreach Specialist, James Christie
  • VA Medical Center - Mental Health Dept., Peer Support Specialist Ryan Gould
  • Manchester VA Center, Readjustment Counselor, Kevin Sullivan
  • Vet to Vet Program, Kaitlyn Meisel
  • NHTI Admissions, Tom Warner
  • NHTI Veterans Club, Liz Pontacoloni, Allen Hall
  • NH National Guard, Personal Financial Counselor, Jena Palisoul
  • NH Transition Assistance Advisor, Lisa Aldridge
  • NH National Guard, Education Services Specialist, John Berube
  • DOD Contractor Team, Employment Transition Coordinator, John Willbarger

Free & open to the public. Contact Liz Pontacoloni, 271-6484 x4279.


Sekou Elected PTK Regional VP

Krenzien Appointed to Advisory Committee

NHTI's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, is proud to announce that member Ali Sekou has been elected to represent the Northern New England Region as Northern Vice President.  Ali will be assisting chapters from Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire with officer training, inductions, conference planning and other Phi Theta Kappa events.

Steve Caccia, Ali Sekou, Trish Loring

Ali Sekou, pictured with NHTI Interim President Steve Caccia and PTK Advisor Trish Loring.

Ali is well-prepared for his new executive duties.  He speaks four languages (Fulani, Hausa, French and English), and worked at the U.S. Embassy in his native Niger before coming to the States two years ago.

PTK advisor Susan Krenzien has also been appointed to the Regional Advisory Committee

Eight NHTI Phi Theta Kappa members and two advisors recently attended the New England Regional Conference at Nashua Community College where these elections/announcements were made.  Please congratulate Ali and Sue!

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March 21, 2014

Also In This Issue ...

Veterans Fair
Sekou is PTK Regional VP
Win $ from Senate!

Bonnie Farren
Healthcare Fair
Job Fair

Wellness Fair
Casino Night
Multicultural Day
WorkReady Workshops
ESOL Healthcare
Library Madness

Dental Dental 5K

Capital Center
Red River Theatres



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4-Year College
Transfer Representatives
On Campus
This Week

Southern NH University (SNHU)
Monday, March 24
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wellness Center Lobby

Plymouth State University (PSU)
Tuesday, March 25
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wellness Center Lobby