Local teacher recognized for LRCC Running Start Program

LACONIA — Prospect Mountain High School Social Studies Teacher, Kim Kelliher was awarded the 2013 LRCC Running Start Advocate of the Year at a statewide luncheon in Manchester honoring top high school instructors who teach in the Running Start Program with Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) partners. Kelliher is teaching Intro to Sociology and Intro to Psychology for dual credit at Prospect Mountain High School and LRCC thereby giving her students a "Running Start" on their college work.
"I want to say thank you to Kalene Barney for nominating me for the 2013 Running Start Advocate of the Year Award," says Kelliher, who is an adjunct professor at LRCC's Main Campus on Prescott Hill as well. "It is a great honor to receive the Award and thank you to my LRCC faculty partner, Dave Pollak, for letting me be part of such a great program which provides opportunities for students. The more opportunities that can be provided for students, the more successful they will be after high school; I'm looking forward to many more years helping students get a 'Running Start' on their college careers."
LRCC Running Start Coordinator Kalene Barney says, "Kim is a perfect choice for LRCC's Running Start Advocate of the Year. She has been a strong advocate of Running Start since 2003, helping over 250 students earn college credit while in high school. Kim understands the many benefits to her students including the increase in success rates for first year students as well as savings of over 75% in college tuition. She has an amazing connection with students and I think LRCC and Prospect Mountain High School are very lucky to have her on our team."

2013 LRCC Running Start Advocate of the Year award recepient, Kim Kelliher, reviews Lakes Region Community College’s (LRCC) Summer Semester schedule with LRCC Running Start Coordinator, Kalene Barney, in the Bennett Library. (Courtesy photo)