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Spring 2014: The Work Issue

The current issue of Keene State Today has a focus on work – how we define it, how we find it, why it matters, how it’s changed, and what it has to do with the liberal arts, among other work-related topics. Here’s some additional content to supplement the print publication.

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Anthony Munoz
June 2, 2014 –

Work. Whether it’s blue, pink, or white collar, physical or analytical, in the home or in the office, for love or for money, we all do it. But the work world, like it or not, has dramatically changed since the days that our Golden Circle grads went pounding the pavement...

Daniel Henderson
May 16, 2014 –

Need Workers? We’ve Got ‘Em…

The state’s businesses and industries are growing. That’s terrific news. The workforce, however, is aging, and the skillset changing.

Those, say Daniel Henderson, are great problems for a New Hampshire college to help solve. As Keene State’s corporate relations officer, a position created in 2012...

Kian Stewart
May 16, 2014 –

Think of them as trial runs for a particular job or career. Internship opportunities abound for Keene State students, offering them a feel for a particular career path along with real-world experience for their resumes.

Hayley Kenyon ’14: ‘Building’ on Classroom Experience

After taking two construction management courses, architecture major...

Addie Howard
May 16, 2014 –

Three recent Keene State graduates got a head start on their business careers and earned national honors for a project they completed while students in a class taught by Professor Neal Pruchansky. At the national Small Business Institute conference held in Las Vegas in February, Addie Howard ’14, Amanda Mills...

Emily Porschitz
May 16, 2014 –

Management Professor Emily Porschitz Documents Initiative to Keep Young Workers in NH

You need skilled workers to attract business, but it takes more than just fulfilling jobs to attract – and keep – skilled workers.

Research has been plentiful on the early careers of today’s young adults, but most of...

Online Extras

On the Job for the Alma Mater

Some are full time, some part time, some adjunct, and some temporary, but in all, 229 Keene State graduates work for the College. That number includes staffers who earned a degree here and were and were hired after graduation as well as those who completed degree requirements while employed at Keene State.

Here’s a loose breakdown of the total into job categories:

  • 77 Adjunct faculty
  • 30 Administrative
  • 27 Administrative support
  • 21 Faculty
  • 18 Information technology / web and graphic services
  • 16 Athletics
  • 15 Student support
  • 8 Physical plant/grounds
  • 4 Campus Safety
  • 4 KSC-affiliated programs
  • 3 Alumni/parent relations
  • 2 Development
  • 4 Lab or other technician

Linking Students and Jobs

Employers with jobs and internships to fill in the safety field came to the Technology, Design and Safety Center March 7 for the annual Safety Internship and Job Fair coordinated by the Academic and Career Advising Office.

Class Notes Extras

What have your classmates been up to? Check out these additional photos from alumni.

Alpha Pi Tau alumni from the late 1980s gathered to celebrate “Mo”vember, sharing lots of laughs during skits around a blazing campfire. Scott Belanger writes, “Funny how those old Greek life stories have remained perfectly etched in our minds but we’ve somehow forgotten the minor details of Prof. Leinster’s Western Civilization class. The group is looking to meet back up again in 2015 and the offer by John Hornyak to visit him in Key West looks extremely inviting.” From left to right; John “Yaks” Hornyak ’88, Mike “Corky” Flanagan ’89, Phil “Sal” Coco ’90, Tom “Cookie” Cook ’88, Jim Parsons ’91, Tom “Mac” MacDonald ’90, Jim “Tuna” Shauck, Paul “Bobby the Brain” Bransfield, Scott “Boy” Belanger. Missing from photo are Alan “Birdie” Burbank ’89 and Mik “Miko” Ojamaa ’88. Chris “McD” McDermott ’89 was in attendance electronically and Chelsea the Alpha dog was there spiritually.

Brian Razin ’08 and Rebecca Roy Razin ’07 were wed September 7, 2013, at the Colonial Theatre with the reception held at the Marriott in downtown Keene. Left to right are Kenny Snow ’07, Cody Henderson ’08, Brian Razin, Mike Lee ’07, Samantha Brillon and the bride, Rebecca Razin. Also in attendance were Emily Henderson ’08, Erin Carter ’08, Lyndsey Murphy ’09, Brad Martin ’09, Elaine Surrell ’92, and Psychology Professor Gary Bonitatibus.

Keene Staters at the Razin reception included, top from left, Emily Henderson ’08, Samantha Brillon, Rebecca Roy Razin ’07, and Erin Carter ’08; bottom from left, Mike Lee ’07, Cody Henderson ’08, Brian Razin ’08, and Kenny Snow ’07.

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