Great Bay Community College grads told to prepare themselves for life
“The economy is improving and more companies are hiring. But I ask that you not let your guard down. Continue your education,” Arvelo said.
Some students were planning to do just that, taking their associate’s degree and credits earned and pursuing a bachelor’s degree. For those who had no plans to return to the classroom, Arvelo’s advice was the same.
Continuing education was a common theme, mentioned by keynote speaker U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Class of 2014 speaker Natalie Landry. “What you’ve all demonstrated is that you understand learning is the key to success in today’s economy,” Shaheen said. “While you’ve learned specialized knowledge and job skills here at Great Bay, perhaps even more important, you’ve also learned how to adapt to changing circumstances and conditions.”
Landry, a Portsmouth native receiving her associate’s degree in teacher preparation and a certificate in special education, also received the outstanding student president’s award from Arvelo, who noted she was graduating with a GPA of 3.65 after being fully involved in Great Bay activities outside the classroom like student government.
“All that work has paid off. We are here today,” she said. “We are writing the final chapter of our Great Bay Community College story. However, the most important part of the story isn’t the ending but the journey that gets us there.”
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