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Veteran Makes the Most of His NH National Guard Tuition Benefit

Derek Reiss (B.S. Communication Studies, 2018), will soon join hundreds of other veterans or active duty military personnel and become a graduate of Granite State College—and he did it tuition-free. The thrice-deployed Marine saw action in Iraq three times between 2003 and 2005, including the first battle of Fallujah in 2004. Since then, Derek has served in the National Guard and now works in Human Resources in the Guard’s Recruit Training Company in Center Strafford, New Hampshire. His...
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Chief Allen Credits Granite State College for Career Success

Originally from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Michael Allen joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. His service led him to New Hampshire. When Michael's active duty service ended, he retired from the military and transitioned to a career with the Rochester Police Department, where he's built an impressive career in law enforcement. A decade into his career with the Rochester PD, Michael crossed paths with a former police officer from a neighboring community, who happened to work...
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Going back to college? What you should know about our faculty

We call our instructors faculty. Our students often refer to them as mentors. As a student, the faculty will understand your goals, challenge you in the classroom, celebrate your milestones, and support you if you encounter any challenges during your experience. But who are they, really? Our experienced faculty are also business leaders and practitioners in their fields.There are three qualities that make a great instructor: Textbook + Tactics. We want our faculty to know the material you're...
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Granite Grad Uses Master's of Science in Leadership Degree to Inspire

  Siddartha's inspiration comes from helping others. For more than ten years, he worked for the New Hampshire National Guard: My whole career in the military has been about serving people in one way or another. When thinking about his personal and professional goals, he knew that a master's degree was a necessity. When choosing a graduate program, I originally considered social work, but I couldn't pay for it using my military benefits. The programs I was finding just seemed too "heavy" with...
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