News and Announcements

Read the latest news, updates, and insights from Granite State College.

Granite State College Wins Statewide Community Spirit Award

In a ceremony held on November 7, 2017, Granite State College was honored with the Spirit of New Hampshire Award from Volunteer NH, one of the organization’s highest honors. The award ceremony at the Capitol Center for the Arts celebrates the impact that a volunteer—and the organizations that support volunteers—has on life in the state. Through this recognition, Volunteer NH … Read More

Granite State College Welcomes New Faculty

Granite State College is pleased to announce the addition of the following full-time faculty members. “These seven individuals will greatly strengthen Granite State College’s reputation as a national leader in education for returning adult students,” said Carole Beauchemin, vice provost for academic affairs. Krista Olsen, has been named program director for the M.S. in Management, Graduate Studies. She has taught … Read More

Granite State College Turns 45 in Style

More than 120 people celebrated Granite State College’s 45th anniversary on the evening of September 14 at Derryfield Country Club. The College has served the needs of more than 67,000 adult students and active-duty military from New Hampshire and beyond since 1972. Granite State College provides a high-quality, personalized educational experience that considers each student’s past educational and work skills. … Read More

Granite State College Ranks #1 in New Hampshire and #13 in U.S. for Best Colleges for Adult Learners

Granite State College has once again captured a top spot in Washington Monthly’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners. Nationwide, Granite State College ranks #13; among institutions in New Hampshire, the College has secured the #1 position. Approximately 40 percent of college students in the U.S. are aged 25 or older, according to Washington Monthly. In 2016, this prompted the publication … Read More

Granite State College Celebrates the 2017 Graduation, Academic Honors, and Presents Honorary Degree and Awards at Commencement Ceremony

Concord, NH  – On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Granite State College celebrated the graduation of more than 500 students from its associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire. In addition, the College will celebrate various awards including an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters presented to Sarah Currier, Director of Workforce Development at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. … Read More

Intensive, Six-Month Program Inspires Emerging Leaders at Easterseals

Twenty-one Easterseals supervisors and managers have completed an intensive, six-month program in leadership, offered through the nationally-ranked leadership program at Granite State College. This is the second group of Easterseals staff that has completed this course. “Professionals in the nonprofit sector who have the capacity and desire to hone their leadership skills often face limited opportunities for professional development due … Read More

Introducing College Central Network

College Central Network is a web-based system for students to search, plan, and initiate field-based experiential learning opportunities. What is field-based experiential learning? Field-based experiential learning provides students with the opportunity to apply theory to practice in real-world workplace or clinical settings. Students move out of the ‘classroom’ to guided learning through direct experience in their field of study. Opportunities … Read More

Granite State College Earns Top Honors in 2017 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Granite State College once again earned recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s annual compilation of online programs. U.S. News assessed more than 1,300 programs to identify the best. Nationwide, Granite State College ranks at #99 for its online bachelor’s programs and #63 for its graduate business programs. In both categories, Granite State College is the #1 ranked institution in … Read More

Granite State College Announces its Summer and Fall 2016 Dean’s List

Granite State College congratulates students who earned recognition on the Dean’s List for the Summer and Fall 2016 academic term. This achievement is reached when students meet the following criteria: Be an admitted degree candidate Have completed a minimum of 12 credits toward the degree for the terms of consideration (summer/fall or winter/spring) with no grade below a C, no … Read More

Director of OLLI at Granite State College Honored with Volunteer Administration Award

Concord, NH – Granite State College congratulates Jane Fletcher, Program Director for OLLI at Granite State College, who was presented with the 2016 Judith Lonergan Award from the New Hampshire Association of Volunteer Administrators (NHAVA). Fletcher has supported and empowered volunteers for many years. In addition to her work at OLLI Granite State College, Jane was recognized for her efforts as … Read More