GBCC encourages students to further develop skills that will contribute to their academic, professional, and personal success.  Our goal for the Student Leadership & Development Program is to provide leadership & development opportunities to learn valuable life skills. These opportunities build leadership skills through workshops, seminars, and structured retreats.

We recognize that there are many different types of leaders in different roles on campus. These programs are open to all GBCC students.

If you are interested in the program or would like more information, please contact Brian Scott, [email protected] or Brittanie Mulkigian, [email protected] or visit Student Life in the Student Success Center.

Leadership Retreat

Since the first Leadership Retreat weekend in 2009, over 200 GBCC students from ages 18 to 67 have earned leadership certificates. The Leadership Retreat weekend is held at Camp Mi-Te-Na in beautiful Alton New Hampshire and is specifically designed for students who want to further their leadership skills.

Students who participate in the Retreat will develop an understanding of their individual leadership style, participate in collaborative leadership activities, master a ropes course, and enjoy getting to know other GBCC students at a bonfire.

All GBCC students are welcome to attend the Leadership Retreat.

Leadership Video Series

Ed Gerety is an author and a professional leadership trainer who has reached over 3,000,000 youth and young adults in the United States. Ed has specifically created a three-part video series for GBCC students that emphasizes skills including respect, character, leadership, goal setting and making a difference.

Students are welcome to view Ed’s videos and experience his contagious energy and positivity by clicking the links below.

Winning Mindset 



Volunteer Opportunities

Community service is a very important part of campus life at GBCC. Students are encouraged to serve and help make a difference in their communities.

GBCC works closely with Operation Blessing in Portsmouth, an organization that provides food, clothing, and household items free of charge to its clients and over the years, many GBCC students have assembled Thanksgiving baskets and gift-wrapped hundreds of holiday presents for children in the community.

GBCC also works closely with Gather, a Portsmouth organization that strives to end hunger throughout the Seacoast in NH and ME. Many GBCC students have volunteered at Gather’s Pantry Market and the Farm Shares for Families program.

For more information about group volunteer opportunities, please contact Brittanie Mulkigian, [email protected] or Brian Scott, [email protected].

100 Hour Club

The 100 Hour Club is an opportunity for Great Bay Community College students, faculty, and staff to complete 100 hours of community service during their time spent at GBCC. After 100 hours (or more) have been completed, students are recognized at the Student Leadership Banquet in May, and their names added to a plaque displayed in Student Life.

For more information about the 100 Hour Club, please contact Brittanie Mulkigian, [email protected].