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PSU partners with LRCC in a new enrollment agreement

PLYMOUTH — Earning a two-year degree at Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) in Laconia now guarantees acceptance into Plymouth State University's undergraduate degree programs. In a February 23 signing ceremony, leaders of both institutions expressed support for the agreement.

"Students who start at Lakes Region Community College know they can come to PSU to receive a quality education and stay in the region," said PSU President Sara Jayne Steen. "When students complete their work at Lakes Region, they are automatically accepted into a four-year program; they don't need to go through the application process. This is about providing improved access to advanced educational options."

"The community college system is all about pathways. This is a significant step for students to start with us by earning an associate's degree and then have a natural path to continue their studies toward a bachelor's at Plymouth State," said LRCC President Scott J. Kalicki.

PSU's Associate Director of Admissions Tony Trodella believes the admissions agreement provides some significant advantages for LRCC students, including academic advising services provided by Plymouth State.

"In many cases, transfer students are frustrated because they don't know which courses they need to earn a bachelor's degree," Trodella said. "This program helps us identify their needs early on, so the courses students successfully complete at Lakes Region may be transferred into their PSU degree program," Trodella said. "The admissions agreement is a great benefit for students because it provides the potential for cost savings combined with a rich academic experience."

LRCC Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management Larissa Baia noted the agreement opens doors for people who may never have considered earning a bachelor's degree. "We have students of all ages, and to be able to say to those individuals, 'If you finish your associate's degree at LRCC, here's a pathway to a bachelor's degree,' that has real value for them," Baia said.

For more information on the transfer agreement, contact PSU Transfer Admissions Counselor Marylynn Cote at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 535-2183. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 09:14

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Center Harbor Church offers scholarships

CENTER HARBOR — The Center Harbor Congregational Church, UCC, will be offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing further education. Applicants must be residents of either Meredith, Moultonboro, Sandwich or Center Harbor.

Awards will be determined by academic achievement, participation in school and community activities, a written application, and personal interview with the Church's Scholarship Committee.

All applications must be received in the Church office by Wednesday, April 15. Applications are available from area high school guidance offices or by calling the church office at 253­7698.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:18

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Circle Trot’s School Spirit Challenge offers chance to raise funds for your school

PLYMOUTH – The Circle Program and Plymouth State University host the 5th annual Circle Trot race on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Plymouth University Welcome Center.

A 10K, 5K and 2K course will be offered to walkers and runners of all levels and abilities. All proceeds go to the Circle Program, a non-profit organization that supports low income NH girls with mentorship and summer camp opportunities. Race participants have the option to create their own fundraising webpage to further help the program.

The School Spirit Challenge, sponsored by Sippican Partners, is a fun way for children and schools to become involved. The school with the greatest percentage of participants and supporters at the Circle Trot will be awarded $400, to be used towards physical education and wellness equipment and supplies.

While invitations have been sent to many area schools to involve the students, anybody can vote for their school of choice when they register for the race.

To register, visit circleprogram.org. All registrants all receive a free t-shirt and discounts will be honored until Tuesday, April 7. For more information about the School Spirit Challenge, contact Pasha Marlowe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Taste of Central NH to take place March 15 in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — The Taste of Central NH is back once again this year and will be hosted by the Pemi Valley, Plymouth Regional and Squam Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce at the Plymouth State University Prospect Hall on Sunday, March 15 from 4-7 p.m.

This year's event includes Six Burner Bistro, M&M Scoops, The Vineyard at Seven Birches, Sodexo Catering, El Charro, Foster's Boiler Room, Newfound Grocery, Woodstock Station, Indian Head Resort, and more. Live music to be performed by Just BECAUSE for the evening.

There will be a Super CASH Raffle and raffle prizes from regional businesses including Highland Links Golf Club, Eric Johnson Furniture, Flying Monkey, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, White Mts. Athletic Club, and the Vineyard at Seven Birches. The events Gold event sponsor is Finishing Touches by Mark, along with our Silver event sponsors Community Guaranty Savings Bank and RockyWold Deephaven Camps.

The transition to the new Central NH Chamber is well underway, and will officially start on May 1, 2015. A brief logo presentation for the new Chamber will be held at this event.

Restaurants interesting in participating are asked to call 726-3804, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets to attend are available at the Exit 28 Visitor Center or online at www.pemivalley.com, or by calling 726-3804.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:11

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