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Granite State College Honors Veterans
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Portsmouth, NH – On Wednesday, May 23rd, Granite State College will be joining with the Pease Greeters to give a warm send-off to troops leaving overseas. The Pease Greeters are an all-volunteer group that provides a formal welcoming ceremony to troops passing through Pease International Airport on their way to, or from, military service in areas of conflict throughout the world.
A contingent of Granite State College’s faculty, staff, and students will be participating in the ceremony, and all members of the GSC Community are invited to attend. The welcoming party will meet at 4:30 PM at the College’s Portsmouth Campus to travel to the airport on International Drive. Attendees are encouraged to wear GSC Colors or Spirit Wear and to bring signage to wish the troops well.
Immediately following the ceremony, Granite State College will host a reception at the Portsmouth Campus honoring the College’s military students in observation of the Memorial Day holiday.
Please contact Sherilee Poisson, Army (ret.), Granite State College Military Representative, or Bette Papa, Academic Coach at the Portsmouth Campus, for more information.
About Granite State College:
Granite State College is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2012, along with record enrollments college-wide. As part of the University System of New Hampshire, GSC empowers students to fulfill their dreams via innovative higher education degrees and programs. GSC serves over 3,500 students statewide and beyond annually, and has served over 54,000 New Hampshire students since 1972. GSC proudly delivers practical and relevant education in the classroom and online, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teacher education, and a variety of transfer opportunities. GSC is committed to empowering and educating students, by delivering unparalleled, high-quality education in an affordable, flexible, and innovative setting. Granite State College provides access at 10 locations across the state, including Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Portsmouth, Rochester, Claremont, Lebanon, Conway, Littleton and Berlin.