White Mountains Community College (WMCC) wants to help students follow their passions into careers, and in the process, aims to redefine what student support and success looks like.
Charles Lloyd, president of WMCC, says “Here at the White Mountains Community College, we focus on the greater success of our students by bringing affordable education to the area and by satisfying the needs and wants of our learners and community.”
The college’s offerings range from culinary arts, welding, and nursing to criminal justice, business, accounting, and liberal arts, among many other areas of study. With student needs in mind, courses are scheduled in a variety of formats and locations. Offerings currently include online, hybrid, day, and evening courses so that students truly have options that fit their lives and needs. With a main campus in Berlin, New Hampshire, the college also has academic centers in Littleton and North Conway to help serve students across northern New Hampshire in Carroll, Coos, and Grafton counties.
Coming out of the pandemic, WMCC wants people to know their doors are open, and they are actively planning community engagement events. Recently, these have included initiatives like workshops for local SAU offices, looking after children for parents, and providing free food services for students.
“Our mission of being a comprehensive, student-centered educational institution providing opportunities for educational and career mobility while sustaining community development is not just a statement—it is our passion,” says President Lloyd.
Mascoma Bank supports WMCC because we see the great impact this school has on education in the North Country. President Lloyd emphasizes this by saying, “White Mountains Community College and Mascoma Bank have overlapping missions of meeting the needs of the community. Instead of putting money into a billboard for us, Mascoma Bank supports the school in much bigger ways, like providing gap scholarships to students who might struggle financially getting back to school after time off.”
At Mascoma Bank, we know that WMCC is a critical piece of sustaining the North Country’s economic vitality today while building for the future, and we are proud to continue supporting its students and the college.