Wildcat Spotlight

Classics Major
Ari Toumpas enjoyed a classic UNH education. Yes, he majored in the classics, but a major is only what you make of it, and Ari made the most of his. Let’s start in the classroom where Ari fell in love with the Introduction to Classical Myth. He took the course his first semester at UNH and was an...
Psychology Major
As an international student from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Malaa Sultan was both excited and nervous about attending a foreign university; but, she says, “the academic reputation of UNH and the beauty of its campus” made her decide to come to Durham. Today, it seems as if ages have passed since the...
English/Journalism Major
Once her classmates got over the fact that she’d never skied, Olivia Olbrych’s UNH career was all fresh powder, so to speak, from there. Olivia’s is a tale in two parts, with part one involving the Charleston, R.I., native coming to UNH to study English journalism and, upon meeting professor Tom...
Communication Major
Abigail McIntosh believes the university experience is “beautiful because students are supposed to come out on the other side a totally different version of themselves.” The high school version of Abigail initially “wrote off” UNH as a less appealing option because it was close to her hometown of...
History and Russian Majors
There’s often a difference between the things that bring you to UNH as a high schooler and those that keep you here as a Wildcat. Peter Jaarsma, a history and Russian major from Cornish, N.H., demonstrates the point. He chose to come to UNH because he liked the campus, wanted a university that was...
English Teaching Major
If you want to be successful, there’s simply no substitute for putting in the time and effort, says Parker Gauthier. An English education major from Dover, N.H., Parker never confused himself with Bill Nye The Science Guy and frankly admits to being “the kind of person who reads Emerson, Thoreau,...
Art History and Geography Majors
Megan Cooper has either attended or worked at sleepaway camps more summers of her life than not. These experiences instilled in her “a love for environments created for kids to be themselves, grow, explore, create, and gain confidence and independence.” Such a childhood can also produce the kind of...
Political Science and Justice Studies Majors
Cameron Brusko grew up in the football rich community of Bethlehem, Pa. However, when it came time to choose a university to attend (and play football), he chose to bring his talents to UNH and Sean “Coach Mac” McDonnell ’78. As a justice studies and political science dual major and Wildcat...
Communication and International Affairs Majors
As a sophomore from Vassalboro, Maine, Adam Bovie started making a podcast with some friends — essentially, they recorded some sessions of a game they liked to play and, after some editing, Adam would post it online. On the surface, says Adam, this would seem to have no special relation to UNH. “I...
Anthropology Major
When Riley Boss was a kid growing up in Weare, N.H., her mom used an expression whenever Riley was panicking about getting good grades. The saying, “take the grade and move on,” delivered sound, practical advice about “trusting that things will work themselves out, and that I should focus on things...