We hope this newsletter finds you and your family well. Much like our member institutions, the NHCUC has transitioned to the virtual world this spring. We continue to be a voice within higher education advocating support for our colleges and universities amidst the pandemic.  

While this certainly is a challenging time, we are extremely proud of our member campuses for their tireless effort within their communities. Stories range from opening up campuses for hospital overflow, providing meals to students and families, developing PPE's for healthcare workers, and the list goes on and on. 

We congratulate all students for persevering through these challenging times, especially this year's graduating class of 2020.       

We wish everyone the best.  Be well!

A Virtual Spring

Amidst the stay at home order and social distancing, NHCUC programming and advocacy transitioned to virtual strategies. 

The 3rd Annual Higher Education Summit was presented via Zoom webinars by Robert King, Assistant Secretary for Post Secondary Education, USDOE, and Lauren Walizer, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy.
Click here to listen to Lauren's presentation and click here for her PowerPoint. 

We will recognize our largest class of New Hampshire Scholars this June. The Class of 2020 proudly honors 5,599 high school seniors who have accepted the challenge of the rigorous curriculum.

Both the statewide and Manchester GEAR UP projects continue to provide services to under served New Hampshire communities through a variety of strategies including student academic support and professional development.

Public awareness campaigns through partnerships with WMUR and WKXL promote New Hampshire as a study destination, both pre-and post-pandemic.  Highlighting positive responses from member institutions through media outlets and social media have been successful. Check out some of the news stories and radio segments below.  

Campus Spotlight

Antioch University New England
Organizers Plan Tri-Weekly Socially Distant Bioblitzes

Colby-Sawyer College
Will Honor Two Faculty Members with Susan Colgate Cleveland Medal Awards at Aug 8th Commencement

Community College System of NH
Susan Huard Named Interim Chancellor and Brian Bicknell Appointed MCC President

Franklin Pierce University
Unveils Virtual Academic Showcase

Granite State College
Earns Distinction and Named on Military Friendly Schools List

Hellenic American University
Student Recognized for Work Supporting Refugees

Keene State College
Launches New Programs to Meet Student and Workforce Needs, Including Neuroscience and STEM for Educators
MCPHS University
How "Graphic Medicine" Helps People During Times of COVID-19 

New England College
Announces Plans to be Open This Fall for In-Person Living and Learning

Plymouth State University
Nursing Students Graduate Early to Help with COVID-19

Rivier University
Alumni Are On the Front Lines Providing Home Care to Patients

Saint Anselm College
Partnership with Catholic Medical Center Provides On Campus Housing for Health Care Workers

Southern New Hampshire University
Launches Program to Redefine and Reimagine Campus-Based Learning 

University of New Hampshire
Experts Weigh In on Strategies to Restart the Economy

In the News

How Are Colleges Responding? 
Hippo Press Article
Colleges Offer Virtual Support as May 1st Looms

Manchester Ink Link Story

CARES Act Provides Relief but Colleges Still Face Millions in Losses
Union Leader Story

April Vacation is a Popular Time for College Visits but Pandemic Pushes Admissions Online
Concord Monitor Story

Uncertainty May Keep High School Seniors Closer to Home
Union Leader Story
Manchester Ink Link Story

NH Colleges Using 3D Printers to Develop Masks for Communities
WMUR Story

Whelen Engineering Partners with Local College to Equip Health Care Workers
Eagle Times Article
PSU's D&M Makerspace has produced 200 pieces of personal protective equipment in just over a month.
Click to Listen to the WKXL Story

PSU Political Science Professor Talks to Chris Ryan About COVID-19 Impact on Upcoming Elections
Click to Listen to the WKXL Story 

Lakes Region Community College heightens efforts to support students. President Baia and other leaders discuss with Chris Ryan. 
Click to Listen to the WKXL Story

SNHU Provides 10,000 Meals Every Saturday for Manchester Families. 
Click to Listen to the WKXL Story

New England College Outlines Strategies to Balance Online and In-Person Learning Moving Forward. 
Click to Listen to the WKXL Story

Upcoming Events

We will continue to work closely with member institutions and health officials to determine how events this coming fall are offered. Stay tuned for updates for our annual events such as the school counselor tour, mini college fairs, New Hampshire Reception, and College Access Conventions.

The Annual Halias Safety Symposium scheduled for August is moving to a Three-Part Virtual Series. Topics will include Tele-Mental Health, Behavioral Intervention Teams, and Veterans on Campus. Registration information coming soon.    

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