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NHTI Cuts Tuition
NHTI students will see lower tuition bills starting in the Fall 2014 academic year. The Community College System board of trustees today announced a five percent tuition reduction, bringing the in-state per credit cost to $200 from its present level of $210. A three-credit course will cost $600, down from $630. For an in-state student taking a minimum full-time course load of twelve credits per semester, annual tuition costs will drop from $5,040 to $4,800.
The New England regional program (NERSP) rate will be $300 per credit, and the out of state rate will be $450 per credit, down from $315 and $478 respectively. Ninety-five percent of students at New Hampshire’s community colleges are NH residents.
The reduction came after the Governor and NH Legislature restored funding to the community college system that had been cut in the previous state budget. Paul Holloway, chairman of the board of trustees, said, “We committed to the Governor and Legislature that investing in the community colleges would help New Hampshire families and New Hampshire’s economy. Last year, we froze tuition. We are reducing tuition for the upcoming year. We have invested in programs like advanced manufacturing and health professions, which helps employers fill high-skilled jobs and strengthens our state’s economy. And we focused on innovation and efficiencies that help us achieve our mission more cost effectively for students, families and taxpayers.”
“Making higher education more affordable for all of our families is one of my highest priorities as we work to build a stronger workforce that will lead to innovative economic growth,” said Gov. Maggie Hassan. “I applaud the leadership of the Community College System of New Hampshire for their decision to reduce tuition and their continued commitment to the success of our students."
Ross Gittell, chancellor of the community college system, said that he and system leaders have been modeling a tuition reduction scenario and were ready to announce the reduction now, instead of making a decision in June as in years past. “Reducing tuition and bending the cost curve in higher education helps students and their families fit a college education in their budgets,” Gittell said. “Whether students come to the community colleges to train for a career, or as a first step in a four-year college pathway, affordability is essential to their ability to succeed.”
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Awards Day 2014
Breault, Quigley and the Environmental Action Club Win Top Honors
Every April, NHTI holds its annual Awards Day ceremony to honor those students and organizations who have distinguished themselves academically and otherwise during the course of the school year. The climax of the event is the presentation of the three highest honors given to students and/or student organizations at NHTI.
The Capital Award
The Capital Award is presented to a student, club, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution in a general area such as community service, athletics, a student organization or academic department. This year’s recipient is Environmental Action Club. This club’s mission is to educate the campus about sustainability, and to lead green initiatives. Their whole purpose is to better their community and campus – and they had fun doing it! They have organized several projects in support of those goals. This group has participated in many service activities on and off campus including film screenings, the recycling program in the Residence Halls, the "Bring Your Own Mug" program, and Campus Clean-up. Additionally, they were awarded the Campus Compact for NH President’s Leadership Award this year.
Institute Leadership Team Award
This award is presented to a student whose extraordinary contribution to the academic and social mission of NHTI has benefited the campus community. This year’s recipient is Benjamin Breault (shown at right with VP of Academic Affairs Pam Langley). Ben has a current GPA of 3.57 and has made significant contributions to NHTI.
Here are just a few of the things Ben does on campus. He is an Accounting Tutor, a Student Ambassador in Admissions, and a New Student Orientation Leader (14 orientations in total, and he also helped with the last three training sessions). Ben is a Voluntary Work-Study supervisor in the Office of Student Life, a Volunteer for the Charity Wiffle Ball tournament (coordinating the Silent Auction among other things), helps organize the campus biweekly novelty programs, planned this year's kick-off "Taste of Concord" event, is currently the Student Representative on the Presidential Search Committee, was a member of the Campus Activities Board, was the Casino Night Committee Head, has been in charge of all Spring Show ticket sales, and was a member of the L.E.A.P. 101 Program.
President’s Award for Outstanding Citizenship
This award is presented for outstanding citizenship, which must include extensive participation in social and academic activities. The recipient must be in good academic standing and a campus leader. This award signifies the total contributions of the student to NHTI.
This year’s recipient is Jane Quigley (shown at right with interim president Steve Caccia). Jane first became involved on campus through our orientation leader program. Her ability to pick up on the social cues of our incoming freshman students allowed her to reach out to students who felt uncomfortable during their orientation day. She is known on campus as one of our most helpful volunteers, never leaving a question unanswered.
After Jane’s involvement lead her to a work study job, joining Student Senate, and a variety of other campus involvement, she quickly chose to seek out additional opportunities through the Office of Student Life. Jane created a civility project through the LEAP 101 course, assisted with the Bookstore and Food Committees, and is an officer in both Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate. She was also just recognized as a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar – an award given to the student receiving the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in each state – and will represent New Hampshire at the annual Presidents Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.
For complete Awards Day coverage see page 4 > >
April 18, 2014
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