J.T. Ellis spent his life serving the Merchant Marine while collecting art and books as a hobby.

Former Student J.T. Ellis Donates Art and Book Collection to Plymouth State

October 23rd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– For more than half a century, J.T. Ellis guided cargo ships through the world’s oceans as a Merchant Marine navigator. From humble roots in Bridgewater, N.H., Ellis became an accomplished mariner, visiting hundreds of ports and foreign countries, gaining a unique perspective on the world while pursuing his hobby of collecting valuable pieces of […]

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Plymouth State University Creates Honor Society of Nursing

October 20th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- Plymouth State University recognized 31 nursing faculty and students with the institution’s first induction ceremony into the PSU Honor Society of Nursing. The inductees are recent graduates who maintained at least a 3.5 GPA, community nursing professionals and qualified faculty members who have graduated from an accredited institution. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen […]

The grants PSU are receiving were created in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting to provide better-trained school professionals to identify and treat troubled students.

PSU Receives $2.2 Million in Grants to Train Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors

October 17th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– Plymouth State University is taking the lead on combatting mental health and substance abuse problems throughout New Hampshire with the help of $2.2 million in federal grants.The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) allows the University’s professional counseling and school psychology program to recruit more students […]

Left to right, Phil Bryce, Director of the New Hampshire’s Division of Parks and Recreation, Catherine Amidon, Director, Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains and Mike Pelchat, Park Manager, Mt. Washington State Park, pose next to historic summit signs and rock cairns taken from Mt. Washington and erected at the Museum of the White Mountains for the parks 50th anniversary celebration.

“The Jewel of New Hampshire” Celebrates 50th Anniversary: Mt. Washington State Park Honored at Plymouth State University

October 16th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– New Hampshire celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Mt. Washington State Park Thursday, October 16 with an event at Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains. The 6,288 foot peak is the highest in the Northeast and is famous for dangerously erratic weather; it is also one of the state’s most popular […]

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USNH to offer M.Ed for $10,000; Three institutions of the University System of New Hampshire unite to develop innovative degree

October 9th, 2014 by blyndes

Manchester, NH – Granite State College, Plymouth State University, and the University of  New Hampshire-­‐Manchester have developed an affordable Master of Education for less than $10,000. The initial rollout of this new degree opportunity is being offered exclusively to the educators within the Manchester School District, providing an important local impact. “The new M.Ed. degree […]

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PSU alum honored for work with student interns

October 8th, 2014 by Tim

Annette Blake ’91, a school counselor at Belmont (N.H.) Middle School was recently awarded the “Janine Bernard Supervisor of the Year Award.” The award, presented by the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, honored Blake’s work with school counseling students. At Belmont Middle School, Blake typically supervises two to three graduate-level students each […]

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PSU grad leads 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Congratulations to Jonathon Bownes ’91 ’02G, principal at Thornton Central School, for the school’s designation as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. Thornton Central School is one of 337 schools in the United States honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with the Blue Ribbon designation, and one of three in New Hampshire to […]

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Taken by Monsters: Young musicians shine at PSU program

October 3rd, 2014 by Tim

Monsters are rare, marvelous, powerful and amazing. They are awe-inspiring and unstoppable. For a musician, to be called a monster is to be given the ultimate compliment.  No matter the genre, no matter the instrument, the true power of musicianship lies in the ability to bare the soul. The honesty of this act takes a […]

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Research Program Introduces Science Teachers to New Technologies and Fosters Collaboration

October 2nd, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– With every buzz of a cell phone, technology can be a leading culprit in distracting a student. But that same technology can encourage a student to question an idea, type a few key strokes, and retrieve information all within a matter of seconds. The challenge for teachers is not only how to keep […]

A national study shows that PSU graduates are better positioned for work in their chosen field and earn better-than-average salaries.

PSU Receives High Ranking for Employability of Alumni: ETC College Rankings Based on Tuition, Job Placement and Average Salary

September 19th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University alumni rank in the top 15 percent in a recent national review of more than 1,200 institutions that was conducted by a national non-profit agency, Educate to Career (ETC). PSU alumni are better positioned to work in their chosen field and receive better-than-average salaries compared to graduates from competing […]

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PSU’s Christine Hoch wins 2014 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

PLYMOUTH — A dedicated Plymouth State University financial aid counselor who strives to provide superior customer service has been named the recipient of the 2014 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff (OS) Service award. Christine Hoch of Plymouth has worked at PSU for more than 10 years. Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen said Hoch […]

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Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree project provides Christmas gifts to area families

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University’s Angel Tree Project provided nearly 700 gifts to area children for this year’s Christmas season. The Angel Tree Project partners with 14 Plymouth-area schools and non-profit agencies to provide gifts for youth and teens during the holiday season. PSU Community Service Advisor Linda Corriveau ’11G, said this year’s Angel tree […]

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Plymouth State names Leslie Castonia the Patricia Storer Award Recipient

PLYMOUTH — Leslie Castonia has been named the 2014 recipient of the Patricia Storer Award by Plymouth State University. Jim Hundrieser, PSU’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, presented the award at a Nov. 7 ceremony. He noted Castonia has been an integral part of Plymouth State University for nearly 11 years as […]