Spotlight

Classics and Russian Majors | Owner of Linguistics Company
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in classics and Russian and a minor in linguistics, I went on to earn my M.A. in translation from the University of Exeter in south England. From there, I worked as a...
German Major | Admissions Counselor Higher Ed
What are you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I am a military admission counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. I have always loved education, and applied for the admission counselor position to help others further their own. I help students every day to pick...
2019 Summer Institute in Public Humanities: Featured Projects by Participants
  Reenacting and Remembering the Battle of Greasy Grass, aka The Battle of Little Bighorn Elena Creef, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College Professor Creef says of her project, “As a non-native cultural historian, I have been participating for the past three years on what...
English/Journalism Major | Owner and Chief Copywriter at KGM Strategic Marketing
As an English/Journalism major, I spent a lot of time at Hamilton Smith. I remember how anxious I was to start my newspaper internship, which ended up being the best job training ever.
Studio Art Major | Self-Employed Artist
Matt's recent trip to Madagascar has inspired him to create artwork featuring the endangered radiated tortoise.
Political Science M.A. | Paralegal
What are you currently doing for work? Paralegal contractor with FSA, servicing the USAO. I work as a legal support for the attorneys of the Federal District Courts, preparing case files and filing motions in the criminal division. How did your education in COLA prepare you for life after college...
Music (Performance) Major | Professional Pianist
What are you doing for work and how did you get there? Currently, I manage my own teaching practice in Mississauga, Ontario, adjudicate for festivals and competitions, and perform both as a soloist and with my husband Gregory (Millar Piano Duo).  I also serve as Vice-President of one of the most...
Communication Major | New Teacher Support Coach
I am currently a new teacher support coach at University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC. I support 35 teachers in four different schools. My job is to go into classrooms and see how I can best support new teachers in areas of planning, instruction and assessment. I also provide professional...
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish)
Clara Esther Castro-Ponce, lecturer in Spanish, joined the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts in 2018. A native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico, Castro-Ponce completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in...
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...