Governor and State Leaders To Attend New Hampshire Launch of College Ready New England

When—Thursday, June 8, 2006
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (additional media availability will follow)

Where—CR Sparks, 18 Kilton Road, Bedford, NH

Contact—Charlotte Stratton, Sr. Director, Communications
617.357.9620, ext. 125, 978.569.7582

BEDFORD, N.H.—New Hampshire educators, business leaders and legislators will gather on June 8, 2006 at CR Sparks in Bedford for the New Hampshire launch of College Ready New England, a new regional initiative to increase the economic competitiveness of the region and its residents through college readiness, participation and success. This event will occur at a special New Hampshire Forum on the Future breakfast presentation entitled Growing A 21st Century Economy: Is NH College and Workforce Ready? The breakfast series is coordinated by the New Hampshire College and University Council and the New Hampshire High Technology Council.

Special guest speakers include:

  • Governor John Lynch
  • New England Board of Higher Education President Evan S. Dobelle

The subsequent panel discussion on Growing New Hampshire’s 21st Century Economy will feature:

  • Stephen Reno, Chancellor, University System of New Hampshire
  • Bill Simonton, Commissioner, NH Community Technical College System
  • Lyonel Tracy, Commissioner, NH Department of Education
  • Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, President, Saint Anselm College

College Ready New England is led by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) and its partners, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, The College Board, TERI (The Education Resources Institute) and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation.


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