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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Unforgettable Memories from the 2016 #granitegrad Ceremony

As always, our 2016 Commencement ceremony was one to remember. Here are a few of our top moments from a wonderful day! 1.  Hosting Governor Hassan Governor Hassan is one of the New Hampshire's leading advocates for affordable, high-quality public higher education. That support was evident in her remarks. She recognized that our population of working adult students is uniquely prepared to serve as leaders. She encouraged the Class of 2016 to continue to support their New Hampshire communities.  ...
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Alum earns National Recognition after Finishing a Degree in Psychology

Shelia Sirois, a 2015 Granite State College graduate with a degree in Psychology, currently works as General Manager at a restaurant near her hometown of Littleton, New Hampshire. She completed her degree while working a hectic, full-time job. Since graduating, she has celebrated impressive career success and credits her Granite State College experience. What's special about Shelia is that she's not only an exceptional manager, but also a leader who inspires her staff, friends, and loved ones...
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Alumni Offer Advice to the #granitegrad Community

As we approach another Granite State College graduation ceremony, we wanted to share well wishes from our alumni community! Here are their life lessons and career advice for each and every #granitegrad in the Class of 2016.   Paul D. - B.S. in Criminal Justice Management, Class of 2004. M.S. in Leadership, Class of 2014 Learning doesn't end with your degree. In fact it's just the beginning. Engage your employer with the knowledge you have obtained. Tell them you're willing to step up and help...
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Thank your loved ones at Commencement

Hey Class of 2017! Are you looking forward to your big day on June 11, 2017? The journey to graduation is unique for Granite State College students. We're a college that embraces busy, working students. Throughout the process of completing a college degree, you often rely on your friends and family for support. These people have been with you every step of the way and we're sure they'll be there at graduation, too. Don't they deserve some love? We think so! We've developed a really cool way for...
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Associate to Bachelor’s: Finishing College in Nashua

“I want to graduate by the time I’m 25.” This was the goal that Jessica set for herself when she began college. I became a mother at the age of 16. I always knew I wanted to attend college. I didn’t think it was possible after getting pregnant at such a young age. Jessica received her associate degree in Human Services at Nashua Community College in 2011. As a human resources administrator at a non-profit organization in Nashua, the degree gave Jessica a great foundation to build her career and...
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Top 5 Moments from Granite State College's 2015 Commencement

There were so many memorable moments of this year's Commencement. A few of them stood out for us. Check out our top five #granitegrad moments. 1. The day was perfect with a beautiful venue and gorgeous weather. Check out our graduation day set up!     The #granitegrad stage is ready for the ceremony! Posted by Granite State College on Sunday, 7 June 2015     2. Our teachers and leadership were on the sidelines applauding the graduates as they made their way to their seats.   And we're off...
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What it’s like when mom is completing a college degree

At the 2014 graduation ceremony, Anne Dubois triumphantly crossed the stage, grabbed her diploma, hugged the Granite State College administrator who handed it to her, and matched the cheers that her family and friends were delivering from the audience.Upon descending the stairs, her daughter Angela was waiting to show her mom some more love. What makes these #granitegrad moments so powerful are the stories leading up to that special day. When Anne first approached Granite State College to talk...
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