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John Lappie, Plymouth State University, Political Science Professor, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the presidential campaigns and election.

Bonnie Bechard, professor of business, Plymouth State University, talks about the 3rd annual ‘Climb Above Addiction’ event happening Saturday, April 25th. Great example of student entrepreneurship.  Also, Bret Kulakovich of PSU’s Draper & Maynard Makerspace, talks about the equipment they have designed and are producing to support COVID-19 efforts, which is different than others. Bret and his team are making branching tubing for vents, and other vent components.

Listen to Dr. Larissa Baia, President; Carlene Rose, Professor of Business; Joyce Larson, Director, Enrollment Management discuss:

  • Lake Region Community College’s continued efforts to support current students amid the crisis (payment plan extensions, food pantry, computer/internet, and IT resources).
  • In light of the current crisis, LRCC will be awarding $50,000 in scholarships to new students. 
  • Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, LRCC has had to cancel all face-to-face enrollment and marketing efforts with prospective students. LRCC has adapted and is now offering virtual efforts to assist prospective new students, including a virtual open house and a virtual tour.

Steve Thiel, SNHU, AVP, Social Impact and Community Relations discusses

  • Meals for Manchester provides up to 10,000 meals every Saturday to Manchester families
  • Free online resources for K-12 and Higher Education on strategies how to excel in teaching remotely
  • Free online resources for front line workers and front line healthcare workers including financial management, COVID FAQ – documented credentials
  • SNHU’s promise to stay accessible and affordable as a growing percentage of high school students will take a gap year, stay closer to home, and have less money to pay for college

Wayne Lesperance, NEC, VPAA

  • Highlights NEC’s strategy regarding remote learning (i.e. all classes still meet at the scheduled time via zoom, etc)
  • Outlines strategies to balance online and in-person learning moving forward
  • Preparing for summer and fall terms

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