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At 75, Barbara Finishes Her Bachelor’s Degree Online

Not long after her retirement, 75-year-old Barbara Bixby started to get restless. As she entered her golden years, Barbara’s vivacity and passion for life remained, but she no longer had an outlet for that energy. During a visit, her daughter and son-in-law suggested that she find a good hobby. I had already taken up knitting, which I found calming, but ... Read MoreRead More

5 Advantages of Taking Summer Courses Online

It’s the middle of July and it seems like everyone around you is having the best vacation ever. Your friends are uploading great photos to Facebook. Meanwhile, you’re uploading your assignments to Canvas. Striking the perfect work/life balance is always tough, but it gets especially challenging during the summer. Every student taking summer courses will feel this way to some ... Read MoreRead More

Father, Daughter, and Two Nontraditional Journeys

A Granite State Family Legacy In 2018, Paige McAfee reached a crossroads with her education. A talented ski racer and dedicated student, Paige was able to adjust her schooling starting in fifth grade with the help of the Franconia Ski Club’s “winter term” program for kids, which brings the classroom to the mountain during New Hampshire’s ski season. It allows ... Read MoreRead More

Madison Makes the Most of Online College

In many ways, Madison Vasquez is exceptional. While earning her online B.S. in Human Services, the 22-year-old Granite State College graduate balanced her schoolwork, career, and the demands of her everyday life with remarkable maturity. Throughout her experience at Granite State College, Madison was determined to take full advantage of online learning. She didn’t hesitate to interact with her classmates ... Read MoreRead More

Career Paths in the NH Tourism Industry

With its breathtaking mountains, pristine lakes, and beautiful coastline, New Hampshire is a popular and desirable tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors each year from around the world. From ski resorts to amusement parts, luxury hotels to rustic campgrounds, the Granite State has something to offer tourists of all ages and interests year round. New Hampshire’s tourism industry ... Read MoreRead More

Top 5 Advantages of Online Nursing Programs

Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career, and now more than ever, there’s pressure on nurses to continue their education beyond just an RN or associate’s degree to unlock greater career potential. But is pursuing an advanced degree while working as a full-time nurse feasible? And is it worth it? Absolutely! There are a lot of great benefits to continuing ... Read MoreRead More

Five Tips for Teachers to Maximize Summer Vacation

It’s no secret that the school year is jam-packed for teachers. Not only are they in the classroom all day, but many teachers volunteer at sporting events and extracurricular activities. Then there’s the endless stream of grading, assessments, and lesson planning. As the school year winds down once more, teachers may be looking forward to the break that summer provides. ... Read MoreRead More

Sara Pursues Her RN to BSN Degree

A Calling to a Nursing Career When you commit to the nursing profession, you’re choosing a strong and reliable career pathway. The health care field continues to grow and earning potential for qualified nurses is on the rise. The practical reasons to pursue a nursing career are evident, but many nurses will tell you that their career was much deeper ... Read MoreRead More

The Benefits of Taking 6-Week Courses Online

If you’re looking to finish your degree quickly, our online 6-week courses offer a unique opportunity to accelerate your academic progress! Half the length of our regular courses, the condensed 6-week format makes it possible to focus on one course at a time while qualifying as a full-time student over the 12-week term. You’ll benefit by graduating sooner and putting ... Read MoreRead More

Graduate Capstone Profile: Dagmar Leans Into Leadership

When the time came for Dagmar Vlahos, M.S. Leadership ‘21, to select her graduate capstone project, she decided to focus on what she knows best.Read More

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