Spotlight

Music Education Major
Why did you choose UNH? I chose UNH because I found a very supportive, kind, and welcoming community when I visited for my audition. I met several students and professors that day, all of whom were willing to talk to me about the program and their experiences. How did you choose your major and why...
Anthropology and History Majors
Growing up in Sunapee, N.H., Katie Titus had a strong feeling she’d wind up at UNH. Both of her older brothers attended UNH, and the university met her chief criterion of being “not too far away to go home when I wanted to,” yet rife “with opportunities to study different subjects and see a bit of...
Psychology Major
If you ask Kayla Sliz to single out her highlight as a UNH student-athlete, she probably won’t mention such accomplishments as being named the 2016 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction and being named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad three years running. Nor...
Political Science and International Affairs Majors
Granite Stater Darby O’Neil came to UNH in order to discover the world. She originally wanted to attend a university in Washington, D.C., but ultimately chose UNH because it was a better financial fit for her and her family. But that didn’t stop the political science and international affairs dual...
Fine Arts Major
A native of Dublin, N.H., Tejas Moses came to UNH because he wanted to maintain his relationships to people and places he had before college, while feeding his desire “for challenge and adventure and bliss.” Those and “a really good financial aid package” that included a prestigious Hamel...
Humanities and Italian Studies Majors
Camryn Luby has always had a passion for Italian studies, so when her high school didn’t offer it, she put together a plan: she would apply to UNH as a neuroscience major and later, if things worked out, add Italian as a second major or minor. Ah, sometimes the best laid plans . . . “In my freshman...
English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
Looking back, Jordyn Haime describes her high school self as “very quiet, introverted and unmotivated,” the kind of student who didn’t think she would end up going to a university in the first place and never saw herself as a future student leader, involved in many organizations, who would spend an...
Geography and Sustainability Majors
College choice stories could be their own literary sub-genre, involving as they often do dramatic decisions and “what ifs” we never forget. Jordan Garrett had her moment of decision while driving back to her hometown of Portsmouth, N.H., after visiting a pricey university she was considering along...
English Major
Stories about UNH students can make it seem as though only the most relentless go-getters and extroverts thrive around here. But the truth is you don’t have to aspire to be the life of every party to enjoy an extremely rewarding undergraduate experience at UNH. Take Presidential Scholar Keenan...
History Major
Abby Colby came to UNH all the way from Durham, N.H., and that’s no joke. Going to UNH from Durham is like Alice stepping through the looking glass: on the other side is a magically different world. Sometimes, when you attend a university that’s in your hometown, you make a deal with yourself: you...
Communication Major
When Emily Bourne came to UNH from Cornish, N.H., she knew she wanted her future career path to fall “somewhere along the lines of music management.” While she chose a very specific future career, she discovered there was no academic major called “music management.” Not a problem. “When I started...
Music Education Major | Music Teacher
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I am currently the band director at Woodbury Middle School in Salem, NH. My path to music education started when I came to the SYMS (Summer Youth Music Program) here at UNH. I was certain I wanted music to be a part of my life...