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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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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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2014 Commencement Highlights

Countdown to Commencement! In less than 100 days, we will celebrate Commencement for the Class of 2015. Let's revisit all of the wonderful moment's from last year's graduation!   Setting up the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, which will once again serve as the venue for Commencement.   It's always a family affair!   The graduates lining up for the processional. Picture perfect! The recipient of the Honorary Doctorate Degree, Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO of Dyn. Someone is proud of their...
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