NH Colleges and Universities Help Communities During Covid-19

March 22, 2021

In times of hardship it is critical to come together and support each other and those in need. New Hampshire’s colleges and universities are doing just that. Initiatives to support communities during Covid-19 range from providing essential medical equipment to designing and producing masks to organizing food drives and donations.

If you know of a higher education institution doing work that is not listed here, please share with CCNH staff so we can highlight the incredible work being done by NH institutions in their local communities.

  • At Great Bay Community College, community engagement benefits students, communities in Need

    Great Bay Community College is working to meet the needs of students at risk of going hungry or falling into isolation while working to boost communities through volunteer programs.

  • Small NH Colleges Report low COVID-19 transition this Spring

    Granite State colleges are working to keep COVID-19 cases on campus low, as some are currently dealing with surges. https://www.wmur.com/article/colleges-new-hampshire-covid-19-cases-low/35578439

  • PSU graduates first class of nurses to join COVID-19 fight

    The new graduates of the Plymouth State Nursing Program are ready to join the ranks in the fight against COVID-19. Wish them luck!

  • WMCC using 3-D printers to create supplies for medical professionals

    White Mountains Community College is using its 3D printing capacity to supply hospitals with needed equipment.

  • Rivier University assisting St. Joseph Hospital

    The University is proud to assist St. Joseph Hospital ramp up to provide even more patient care. St. Joe’s Gerry Berube and movers from McLaughlin Transportation transferred 11 beds from the Nursing Simulation Lab to the hospital. https://twitter.com/RivUniversity/status/1250888223255126030

  • Plymouth State printing masks to support medical professionals

    From the Plymouth State Maker’s Space. Watch as 3D printers simultaneously print Montana Masks, a highly effective filtration mask that is easy to sanitize, to assist with the critical #PPE shortage. Check it out: youtu.be/X1BWv301DqA

  • Colby-Sawyer College Donates medical supplies

    Colby-Sawyer has donated 60 face masks with shields, 450 surgical masks, 475 simulation masks, and a box of hand sanitizer to Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center, as well as a case of hand sanitizer to the New London NH Fire Department

  • UNH Manchester 3D printing protective equipment

    UNH Manchester is using their 3D printers to produce personal medical equipment for those in need. See the video of the printers at work here.

  • NCC hosting food drive

    Nashua  Community College is collecting food donations that are then turned into care packages for local hospitals.

  • RVCC and UNH designing and producing masks

    River Valley Community and the University of New Hampshire are working with Whelen Engineering and the Portsmouth Naval Base to design and produce 3D masks for health care workers in their regions to assist with COVID-19. See the WMUR News 9 story here.

  • WMCC donates medical supplies to three area hospitals

    White Mountains Community College has sent more personal protective equipment to Memorial Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, and Adroscoggin Valley Hospital which are all located in the same towns that house a WMCC campus.

  • PSU becomes flex site

    Plymouth State, in conjunction with the National Guard opens flex site in their ice arena in case there is an influx of COVID patients in the area.

  • UNH in Durham becomes Flex Site

    UNH opens flex site in the Recreation Center on their Durham Campus in case there is an influx of COVID-19 cases in the area.

  • SNHU donates hand sanitizer to first responders

    SNHU has continued to be an important partner for the City of Manchester as city leaders develop emergency response plans. So far we have donated more than 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to first responders.

  • NHTI becomes flex site

    NHTI has worked with local officials to open its facilities for a flex site for the local Concord area in case there is a large uptick in patients with Coronavirus.

  • SNHU provides weekend meals to Manchester School District Students

    Starting 3/28/2020 SNHU will provide 5,000 meal packs containing two lunches to support Manchester School District students. The School district is provides breakfast and lunch during the week, so SNHU is meeting the need for weekend meals. For many students, the provided school breakfast and lunch they had each day in school were their most consistent meals.

  • WMCC Donates Medical Supplies

    White Mountains Community College donates medical supplies to Androscoggin Valley Hospital from nursing program to address medical supply shortages due to COVID-19. A special thank you to CCNH AmeriCorps VISTA Tiffiney Poirier for assisting in collection of these materials!

  • SNHU encouraging service projects from home

    Students and SNHU Affiliates are coming together, in their homes, in card making campaigns for those in need, sewing medical masks to address medical supply shortages, and general local donations.

  • NHTI hosts Blood Drive

    NHTI, Concord’s Community College hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive 03/24/2020.

  • GBCC donates personal protective materials

    Great Bay Community College on the seacoast, donated personal protective gear to local medical professionals amid the shortage of supplies during this crisis.

  • SNHU develops free online resources

    SNHU is working to address community needs by providing resources for free online spanning topics like effective online teaching, self-support practices, and best practices for those on the front line of the crisis. Please visit the SNHU landing page to access these resources.

  • SNHU sets up flex site

    SNHU is offering their facilities to Manchester Hospitals and set up a 250-bed flex site in case the hospitals need extra space to treat patients amid the COVID-19 outbreak.