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ICC Note: Christy Welhelmina fled from Indonesia when she was 4 in order to escape religious persecution. She is very grateful for the partnership between the University of New Hemisphere and the Great Bay Community College (GBCC) because she was able to get an education. Ms. Welhelmina was not able to receive federal financing or student loans because of her immigration status; therefore, her advisor suggested her to start college at GBCC. Last year, UNH accepted 85 percent of GBCC graduates. The initiative, now known as the NH Dual Admissions program allows younger generations who fled persecution to achieve their economic goals at a manageable cost.  

10/16/2017 Indonesia (Union Leader) – University of New Hampshire’s president was honored by officials at Great Bay Community College during its Distinguished Leaders Award reception Thursday evening.

Officials said under Mark Huddleston’s 10-year tenure in Durham, the two schools have collaborated to foster advances in STEM and humanities curriculum. In 2013, UNH partnered with GBCC to develop a pilot program designed to ensure seamless transfer pathways for graduates.

The initiative, now known as the NH Dual Admissions program, has been adopted statewide by the community college system and the university system.

“The strong articulation agreements that have been developed between our two institutions let students know from day one at Great Bay what they need to accomplish to be admitted to the college of their choice at UNH,” said Deanna Friedman, interim associate vice president for academic affairs at GBCC.

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