Spotlight

Political Science and Justice Studies Majors
Why did you choose UNH? I picked UNH because immediately stepping on campus it felt like home. At the time I had absolutely no idea where I wanted to go to school let alone what I wanted to do, and there was just something so special about campus that let me know UNH was where I was meant to me....
Music Education B.M, Conducting M.A. | Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get there? Currently I am a D.M.A. candidate focusing in wind band conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I will be serving as the band graduate assistant. I graduated with my B.M. in music education at UNH before teaching at...
German and Genetics: Genomics Majors | Graduate Student, Universität Würzburg
What are you currently doing for work or further education? I am currently enrolled as a master’s student at the Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg and am in the last 6 months of my studies; I plan to stay here for my Ph.D. as well.  I had always wanted to move to Germany after my...
Political Science Major | Political and Economic Affairs Officer
What are some of your strongest memories of UNH? I have so many great memories from my time at UNH, but my involvement with the UNH College Democrats really sticks out in my mind. By getting involved with the College Dems, I made lifelong friendships with other students and faculty and was able to...
Theatre Major | Actor and Theatre Teacher
My time at UNH was consumed with theater and dance. I spent a lot of time in the dance studio with Gay Nardone, who is still teaching. I also spent a lot of time in PCAC with Carol Lucha Burns, she was tough but so honest. ...
Psychology, Philosophy and Justice Studies Majors
A triple major in psychology, philosophy and justice studies with a minor in German, Gordon Unzen is busy. Interestingly, the most important lessons he’s learned at UNH...
History Major
When he stepped onto campus as a freshman, Peter Murray knew he wanted to study history. By the time he was a senior, he had added photography and a new appreciation for the visual arts to his varied interests, which include competitive powerlifting and working for the New Hampshire Air National...
Music Education Major
Brendan McWalter has enjoyed music since he was a child in Franklin, Mass.: music was his favorite class in elementary school, and he started playing saxophone when he was in 6th grade. “Music was a stress reliever for me,” he says. During high school, as a counselor at a summer music camp, he...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
When she first arrived at UNH, Abrita Kuthumi thought she would study medicine. But, after studying abroad and a Washington, D.C., internship, she switched her major to political science and ...
Anthropology and History Majors
Originally from the small town of Homewood, Ala., Sarah Jarrar found a home at UNH as a sophomore transfer student in 2018. “I immediately felt welcomed by the faculty,” she says, “and was eager to learn more about what UNH had to offer.” A commuter student from Bow, NH, Jarrar has maximized her...
Women's and Gender Studies Major
Whether it’s participating in a campus-wide discussion on equity, justice and freedom or working at the Beauregard Center, Taryn Duncan draws energy from connection. It has, however, required her to step out of her comfort zone. “I’m shy, but I still enjoy meeting new people,” she says. The Windsor...
Communication Major
Although she entered UNH undeclared, Makenna Comeau trusted that COLA had many options for someone with diverse interests in anthropology, psychology and the humanities.  “It was important for me to test the waters before settling into a major because I wanted to make the very best decision for my...