Great Bay Community College celebrates Class of 2022

PORTSMOUTH – Great Bay Community College celebrates its 76th commemorative outdoors on its Portsmouth campus. Unlike the past year, where multiple smaller ceremonies were held to accommodate spacing restrictions due to the pandemic, the college was able to hold an event for all graduates on Saturday.

Great bay conferred over 300 degrees or certificates during the weekend festivities.

The college began in 1945 at the State Trade School at Portsmouth and has become one of northern New England’s leading two-year institutions of higher learning, offering over 50 degree and certificate programs in the sciences, technical studies, and liberal arts while serving as an. Educational and career hubs for students, businesses, and the community.

Brigid Emma Murphy speaks during the Great Bay Community College Class of 2022 graduation ceremony Saturday, May 14th.

Recently acting President, Dr. Cheryl Lesser welcomes the class of 2022 and the crowd of close to a thousand family and friends to cheer on the graduates. “I’ve come to recognize in just six weeks at Great Bay, that students, faculty, and staff are passionate and compassionate. They have shown strength, resilience, and intelligence to meet challenges in our classes, our community and in the world. The Great Bay community is committed to providing the path for our students to achieve excellence and be prepared for our world beyond our doors. This is the mission of GBCC, to prepare students to meet life’s challenges at all levels and our hopes are that they become, that you become partners, us, with your communities and beyond and that we all thrive in the future. “

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