“If you’re looking for a second home, a place where you can connect with professors and other students, and get involved, PSU is it,” says professional dancer Erin McDonough ’11, who recently started her own dance company.

From College to Career: Erin McDonough ’11

November 3rd, 2014 by Barbra

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-Erin McDonough ’11 applied to PSU because of the excellent reputation of its education program, and because of PSU’s “just right” distance from her hometown of North Adams, Mass. “It was far enough from home to make me feel like I was on my own, but close enough so I could easily go home […]

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The Tradition Continues: Plymouth State University Celebrates First Fire October 29

October 29th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.–Plymouth State University students, staff and faculty celebrated the University’s fall tradition October 29 with the fourth annual First Fire, in which the fireplace in the Hartman Union Building’s Fireplace Lounge is lit for the first time in the new academic year. The First Fire signifies the onset of colder weather and allows the […]

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New Firm Moves into Enterprise Center at Plymouth State University; High Tech Company Hopes to Hire PSU Students

October 27th, 2014 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.– A Massachusetts firm specializing in data integration, consulting and training services has relocated into the Enterprise Center at Plymouth (ECP). Rapidata Consulting works with hundreds of clients in data integration and data warehousing projects. This includes data storage, data quality, data analysis, metadata management, data governance, and business intelligence. Mike Mahoney, owner of […]

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 Jonathan 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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New museum exhibit features hiking trail clubs

PLYMOUTH — In the early 1900s, Americans were discovering the beauty and grandeur of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and hiking the scenic ridges became increasingly popular. Trail clubs began forming, with members creating hiking trails and overnight camping structures, beginning a proud legacy of enjoying and protecting New Hampshire’s most precious natural resource. The renowned hiking […]

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Bringing it back to New Hampshire

MEREDITH — Inter-Lakes High School students heard from local professionals on Wednesday about their jobs and how they got to where they are today. The event, called “Bringing it Back to New Hampshire,” was put on by the Career Partnership Program, which is a collaboration between the Greater Meredith Program and Inter-Lakes High School. It helps students […]

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Retiring PSU President Sara Jayne Steen delivers final State of University address

PLYMOUTH — Asserting that “Plymouth State University is vibrant and energetically moving forward,” President Sara Jayne Steen delivered a favorable report in her annual State of the University address on Wednesday. Citing continued success in experiential learning opportunities, an impressive recruitment and marketing effort, the culmination of a major fundraising campaign and campus capital improvements, Steen’s message […]