Businesses partner with Keene State

Students receive internships, mentoring

Keene State College has launched the Business Partners’ Scholarship program, aimed at providing financial support to students and connecting them with sponsoring businesses to foster mentoring, internships and other ways of helping students gain experience and knowledge outside of the classroom.

Founding sponsors of the program are Hitchiner Manufacturing of Milford, Markem-Imaje of Keene, Safran Aerospace Composites of Rochester and Whelen Engineering of Charlestown.

“The level of engagement we are developing with business leaders in New Hampshire holds great promise as we educate the next generation of leaders in the Granite State,” said Keene State College President Dr. Anne Huot. “The vision and leadership demonstrated by the founding sponsors of the Business Partners’ Scholarship Program are outstanding. Their support underscores the importance of collaboration between higher education and business to the future of these businesses and the strength of New Hampshire’s economy. We look forward to expanding this program as Keene State broadens and deepens its relationships in New Hampshire’s business community.”

The students selected for the inaugural Business Partners’ Scholarships are:

 • Sarah Bushnell, a first-year student majoring in nursing

 • Ryan Milewski, a sophomore majoring in sustainable product design and innovation

 • Todd Patenaude, a first-year student double-majoring in economics and management

 • Eric Walsh, a first-year student majoring in management 

More about the program can be found online at 

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