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Student Profile: Kait Richmond

Release Date:
10/8/2009 1:30 PM
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Hometown

Waterbury, CT

Major

Communication (Concentration in Journalism, Minor in Music)

Year

Junior

How did you make the transition to UNH? 

There are a lot of other schools in and around the New Haven area that many of my high school friends go to, so I was able to have the excitement of meeting new people while enjoying the comfort of being with my friends from home.

What do you think is UNH’s greatest feature? 

I like the size of the university in general. Class sizes are small and so I never feel embarrassed to ask a question. The campus itself isn’t too big so there’s no rush getting from one place to another. Also, it feels very much like a community that we’re all apart of; you aren’t just a stranger walking around, you always pass by friends.

What activities are you involved with on campus? 

I work in the admissions office, and also participate in their Charger Ambassador program, which consists of promoting the university. I write for PULP Magazine, the music magazine on campus. I am also part of the Honors Program, and serve on the Honors Student Council. This fall I will be an experienced student in a Freshman Experience class, and also plan to participate in the LEAD and College Republicans programs.

What are your plans for the future? 

There are so many things I want to do after UNH that I’m not entirely sure where I want to end up. My immediate plan is to go to law school. After that, I’d like to look into being an entertainment lawyer or a political journalist. With the backgrounds I get at UNH in television, journalism, music industry and politics, combined with a law degree, I think those fields will be perfect for me. 

What is your favorite UNH tradition? 

I’ve really enjoyed Midnight Madness. Every year we go up to the athletic gym and all the sports teams are introduced, the dance teams perform their routines, other clubs participate and there are different basketball tournaments. After that, they serve a midnight breakfast. It’s always been a fun event.