NHCUC and WKXL Radio Segments Take Pulse of Higher Ed Through COVID-9

https://soundcloud.com/wkxl/nh-now-john-lappie-4-30-20 – John Lappie, Plymouth State University, Political Science Professor, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the presidential campaigns and election.

https://soundcloud.com/wkxl/nh-now-plymouth-state-university-4-23-20 – 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.

https://soundcloud.com/wkxl/nh-now-lakes-region-community-college-4-16-20 – Dr. Larissa Baia, President; Carlene Rose, Professor of Business; Joyce Larson, Director, Enrollment Management

  • 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.

https://soundcloud.com/wkxl/nh-now-steve-thiel-4-9-20 – Steve Thiel, SNHU, AVP, Social Impact and Community Relations

  • 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 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


https://soundcloud.com/wkxl/nh-now-wayne-lesperance-4-9-20 – 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