My advising work with students who are seeking affordable bachelor degrees and continuing education in the Lebanon NH and CLaremont NH regions, would never be possible without the hard work and talent of our GSC support staff. One such staff member, Anne Park, our office manager in the Claremont center has been working for Granite State College since 2005. Anne possesses a wealth of information about many aspects of the college, and endures constant questions with patience and a lively sense of humor. She has wonderful way in which she helps students. They stop by the center stressed about a situation with financial aid, or registration, and before you know it she has sorted it all out and they leave breathing a sigh of relief.
Well, I was stressing about this blog ...and my stressed out mutterings drifted over to Anne's desk. Ever helpful, Anne shared with me the story of our own GSC self published author and illustrator, Roseanne Veillette, and I asked Anne to help me tell her story...stress levels went way down. See how she has this effect?
"Roseanne Veillette, a GSC student from the Claremont Region, has written, illustrated and published a children’s book. The book is titled Buck & Ben Explore the Rainforest and is geared for children ages 7-11. Buck and Ben are squirrels who travel in a hot air balloon to the Amazon rainforest where they meet a variety of South American animals.
Roseanne is working on her BA in Liberal Arts with an Individualized Studies major of Art. Her passion is pen and ink drawing and her work is amazing when you realize how many minute pen strokes she uses to create a drawing! Her book incorporates color and some collage technique but each page is covered in art. Roseanne is working on a second book as part of an Independent Learning Contract.
Roseanne investigated the whole publication process and ultimately decided to publish her books herself. To do this she has created and registered her own publisher name, Little Paws Press, learned how to copyright her work and purchased a printer and other equipment that she uses to painstakingly produce each copy. An incredible amount of work but so inspiring!"
I continue to learn more about Granite State College everyday both from the staff and the students. It is place where you can count on help....and inspiration...to happen.