UNH Puts the Class of 2016 on Fast Track to Success
During two Commencement ceremonies, UNH awarded more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees. “I always felt right at home asking for help and advice in all of my endeavors," Katie Seggerman, an electrical engineering major who will join IBM.
A data mapping project led by students in UNH’s Center for Analytics earned the Green Cross for Safety Innovation Award from the National Safety Council. “The program has been a remarkable opportunity for our students to contribute to a real and meaningful project,” said dean Mario Gaboury.
Kagya Amoako, assistant professor of biomedical engineering. is developing new surfaces that will thwart bacteria that he says are rampant in the areas astronauts in space use every day. The work is being supported by a NASA space grant.
Philanthropist Challenges Students to Make a Difference
Emily Tow Jackson, executive director of The Tow Foundation, a charitable organization, encouraged students to be the catalyst for change they want to see. “I feel very lucky to have met her,” said Kelly Tea ’15, ’16 M.S.
“After visiting campus, talking with the staff and learning more about the extensive criminal justice program, I moved the school to the top of my list,” said Megan Georges ’20 who will join the campus community in the fall.
The Charger Challenge, a $100 million fundraising campaign, will shape the future of UNH. A bold initiative, it will raise funds to invest in the potential of our students, the world’s next leaders, innovators and problem solvers.
"What I see as the best part of Model UN is the remarkable degree of personal and professional growth that it facilitates,” said adviser Chris Haynes. "This confidence, these skills and this new reality is what will propel them long after they leave UNH.
A group of nearly 30 students spent Spring Break volunteering at nonprofits and community agencies around New Haven and West Haven. "I have volunteered for Alternative Spring Break every spring of my undergraduate career because I want to make the most of my time," said Stephen Shepherd ’16.
UNH’s living-learning communities enable students to make friends, share intellectual experiences, and take part in different social, cultural and volunteer opportunities. “It’s not about simply living in a place; it’s about building a home here,” said Marissa Geraghty, LLC coordinator.
Fourteen students are participating in UNH’s new Nashville Study Away program, “If students are going to gain experience in the industry, why not in the nation’s music capital, in one of the premiere studios in the world?” said Susan Dodes, a veteran music industry executive.
UNH and Yale researchers are collaborating to discover a drug that could eradicate leukemia one day. Their work was chosen to be part of a three-year, $10 million investment by the Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund.
Bruce Barber, who brings decades of experience in both commercial and public radio, launched his career at his own college station. "What I enjoy most about college radio is the creative freedom," he said. "It energizes me the most."
Tarsila Seara, the new coordinator of UNH’s marine affairs program, most enjoys the opportunities to get her students out in the field. “Experiential learning is crucial, and it makes for a much more interesting and fun learning experience,” she says.
UNH’s Up ‘til Dawn campaign raised the third highest total in the country. “Helping the children of St. Jude and giving them a chance for a better future has been an unbelievable experience,” said Melissa Capalbo ’18, the top fundraiser.
Center for Learning Resources Receives Top Tutoring Award
The honor, which is given to one institution annually, recognizes excellence in training and the range of tutorial support. During the 2014-15 academic year, students visited the CLR more than 24,000 times to complement their classroom instruction.