Friday, March 28, 2014

Angela's Ashes

For his first memoir, Angela’s Ashes, school-teacher-turned-author Frank McCourt  won the Pulitzer Prize.  Not bad for a dirt poor Irish American kid who grew up to write about his hellish childhood with fondness, humor and compassion. 

On Monday, May 12, at noon, in Room 122 join the discussion about this controversial book (which was made into an award-winning film).  Bring your lunch!  Copies of the books are available in the library.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Broadband is coming to WMCC!

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Broadband Internet is being installed at White Mountains Community College.  The installation process will begin at 10:30, and last through mid-afternoon.

During this time, there will be no Internet in the library, and printing will be limited. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Library closed due to snow storm

Due to the storm, the WMCC Library will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 and will remain closed all day Thursday, March 13, 2014.  We expect to reopen on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 8 a.m.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Break

During WMCC's Spring Break, March 17-21, the Fortier Library's hours are remaining the same as our normal semester hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Welcome Spring!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Spotlight on: Accounting and Business Administration

Interested in accounting or business management?  Thinking of taking a class, or getting a degree in a the field of management?  Check out WMCC's Accounting or Business Administration programs!

From the WMCC Accounting program page:

An Associate Degree in Accounting provides students with the necessary skills to enter the business field and increase their earnings potential by a half a million dollars over a 40 year working life*. Our accounting program will prepare you for taking on small to medium business accounting records from daily entries through financial statements to tax returns and managerial analysis. 
Graduates of the program will be proficient in Windows XP, Quickbooks, Tax Cut software, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as packaged accounting software.

Upon graduation, students are prepared to enter the accounting profession in positions that may include the following: accountant, accounts payable and accounts receivable administrator, administrative assistant, auditor, office manager, or tax preparer. Several graduates have also chosen to use their accounting knowledge to begin their own business. We work with Plymouth State, Lyndon State and locally with Granite State College for students who wish to transfer credits after two years to a four-year college.

And from the Business Administration page: 

The Business Administration program at White Mountains Community College is meeting the challenge of today's dynamic business and economic environment. We recognize that global outsourcing is hollowing out the structure of many medium to large businesses. Many of the routine, well codified back office skill sets will see a decline in demand in the coming years as those jobs are outsourced to other nations. Our program will not only give its graduates academic skills, but will also provide them experience in using imagination to think creatively and strategically. 

The coursework has been designed to satisfy the requirements of the first two years of a four-year business administration degree, as well as to give the students core competency in all of the general business disciplines. By completing our program, the students will gain knowledge in management, accounting, finance, strategy, economics, statistics, marketing, operations/project management, entrepreneurship, and computer applications. This core set of operational and strategic business skills is complimented with general education courses from science, from the social sciences, from the humanities, and with courses in English composition and oral communications. We also require students to complete a semester course in comprehensive presentation methods so that our future business leaders can effectively communicate ideas through speech and multimedia.
Our Business Administration program integrates the use of the most current information technology tools. All courses require the use of computer applications, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, and the use of electronic collaboration.

Graduates of the program are qualified for a broad selection of jobs in the front office. They will also have the tools necessary to plan and start their own business. Finally, if they wish to continue their higher education, they will have the credentials to transfer into the third year of a four-year business.

For either program, contact Jack Verani at 603-342-3026 or email at

The Reader

The next book on the list for the lunchtime discussion group is The Reader by Bernhard Schlink.  

"Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany."

Sound familiar?  Maybe you saw the controversial movie, by the same name, starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes?  Join the WMCC Lunchtime Discussion Group on Thursday, March 27th, at noon, in Room 122, as we discuss this thought provoking book. Copies are available in the library.

Bring your lunch!