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Senior Capstone Presentations

The past week at NHTI was marked by Senior Capstone presentations in a number of the school's most prominent majors.  The Visual Arts department held its end of year reception at its studios on North State Street; an ongoing exhibition of graduating senior majors' work is being held all this month in the Library (see page 3).  Graduating AET, EET, AGGP and Robotics majors also gave their senior presentations this week.

Ashley BarrThis year, the first graduates of the new Natural Sciences program gave their Capstone presentations as well.  Among them was Ashley Barr, who has been coordinating the work being done by groups of students from both NHTI and Colby Sawyer College to sample and analyze soil from the Sycamore Community Garden.  The project aims to develop a plan for soil improvement tailored to the specific needs of the various ethnic groups which use the garden.  (See archive issues of Campus Comments from Jan 23 and April 24 for more detail.)

Ashley is headed to Colby Sawyer to continue her studies this fall.

Also presenting was Tom Swenson, who worked with the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) monitoring phosphorus in Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham.  Tom's studies confirmed that a recent re-routing of the lake's water flow has had the desired effect of exporting more phosphorus from the lake than in the past.

Tom Swenson

Tom Swenson measures water flow
at one of the outlets from Pawtuckaway Lake.

Tom has an internship with DES this summer, and is headed for the University of Southern NH in the fall.


Landscape Scholarship Winner!

Hunter Williams Landry

Hunter Williams-Landry of Concord, a student in the Landcape and Environmental Design Associate Degree program, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the New Hampshire Landscape Association (NHLA) at their Spring Conference in March.

Hunter is a graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, NH.  He attended Johnson State College (VT)'s Environmental Landscape Design program for a year before transferring to NHTI. 

Hunter has gained practical landscaping experience working with Kathan’s Gardens in Newport, NH.

Stress Relief is a Warm Puppy

Student playing with puppy

A formerly stressed-out student forgets about finals and plays with a puppy at one of last week's Stress Relievers events.


Last week's Unsung Heroes article mistakenly stated that Jessica Vintinner-Robinson had established a three-day training program, funded by a NAMI grant, for student gatekeepers at NHTI.  While NAMI has such a program, Jessica had NAMI come to campus to do a three-hour training.  It should also be noted that NHTI’s suicide prevention committee has since been dissolved.

 To Honor and Remember

Honor and Remember

On Monday May 4, members of the NHTI Veterans Club presented an "Honor and Remember" flag to the parents of Army Captain Jonathan Grassbaugh, who was killed in action on April 7, 2007 in Iraq.  Captain Grassbaugh was an Army Ranger from Hampstead, NH, attached to a Calvary Unit out of Ft. Bragg.  He and three others died in a roadside bomb explosion.

The Honor and Remember flag recognizes all individuals who have died as a result of serving in the United States military dating back to the founding of the nation.


May 8, 2015



Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of April 27 - May 3, 2015.  The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly.  To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please visit the Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.

Dating Violence:  2
Fire Alarm:  1
Lock/Key Issues:  60
Lost and Found:  8
Motor Vehicle:  1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:  8
NHTI Campus Policy:  1
Tickets Issued:  1
Vandalism:  1
Outside Vendor Assists:  11
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)

Campus Safety
Info Corner

The NHTI Campus Safety Department would like to congratulate the graduating class of 2015!!  We wish you great success in your future endeavors.  May all your hopes and dreams come true!

Lost and Found

Have you lost or misplaced something?  Here is a list of items brought to “Lost & Found” at Campus Safety:

Charger Ring
Keys Shirt
Shoes Catalog
Glasses Bicycle Lock
Backpack Umbrella
Thermos Mug ID's
Purse Coats/Jacket
Tree Stand  

Please contact the Campus Safety Department at 603-224-3287 or via email at to find out if any of these items might be yours!