LRCC Running Start Program provides college credits for high school students

PLYMOUTH — Lakes Region Community College Business Management Professor Max Brown of Loudon and Business Management Honor Student Chris Gowen of Thornton recently visited Plymouth Regional High School where they spoke to a Running Start class in which students earn college credits at a reduced tuition rate while still in high school. Gowen is a member of Brown's Small Business Management class at LRCC.
Among those students taking the Principles of Marketing Running Start class at PRHS taught by LRCC Running Start partner John Spear of Northfield are Amanda Bragdon of Ashland and Elisabeth Dreshaj of  Campton.
"The presentation made by Mr. Brown and Mr. Gowen was awesome," says Dreshaj. "I really got an idea of what community college classes are like."
Students in Running Start across the State are able to earn college credit at a reduced tuition rate while in high school at the same time as they are completing their secondary school requirements. For additional information about LRCC's Running Start Program, contact LRCC Running Start Coordinator, Kalene Barney  at 524-3207 ext. #6772.
LRCC: Lakes Region Community College is a fully accredited, comprehensive community college that serves over 1,200 students annually. LRCC offers 23 associate degree programs including Nursing, Fire Technology, Energy Services, Media Arts, Culinary Arts, Automotive, and Marine Technology, as well as short-term certificate programs. In addition, LRCC provides a strong background in Liberal Arts for students who choose to do their first two years at a community college and then transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree. LRCC is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

Plymouth Regional High School Running Start partner, John Spear, center, of Northfield; is shown with Lakes Region Community College Principles of Marketing Running Start students, Amanda Bragdon, left, of Ashland, and Elisabeth Dreshaj, right, of Campton in the PRHS Cat's Corner School Store. (Courtesy photo)