There are many paths back to college and our students are a great example of what you can accomplish when you finish your degree. Whether you are starting college for the first time or returning after life took you in different direction, we are here to help support your goals and give you confidence as a student.
These success stories spotlight the journeys of students and alumni who decided to invest in their future and earn their degree.
Granite State Inspiration
Hear about the important role that Granite State College plays in the lives of our alumni and friends.
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.
Sandra Uses Career Services to Chart Her Next Move
Creativity through writing and art has always been very important to me. From a young age through high school I could be found expressing myself through drawing, painting, journaling, and telling stories. But when it came time to choose a degree program after high school, I wasn’t sure how to combine a career and my passions.
Associate to Bachelor’s: Jessica Finishes Her Degree in Nashua
Jessica received her associate degree in Human Services at Nashua Community College in 2011. As a human resources administrator at a non-profit organization in Nashua, the degree gave Jessica a great foundation to build her career and she wanted a bachelor’s degree to qualify her for even more great opportunities.
Siddartha Uses Master 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.
Heather Becomes a Teacher
“I first visited Carpenter Elementary 17 years ago while holding the sweaty palm of my nervous five-year-old son. I felt warmth and acceptance from the principal, kindergarten teachers, and staff as I set foot inside. This year was different. When I entered those big front doors and walked across the gleaming hard floors, I was the kindergarten teacher. I was reaching out and welcoming my new students and their families, assuring them of the exciting journey of learning we would all be taking together.