Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies 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...
Art History and Italian Studies Majors | Graduate Student
UNH was a place where I felt free to find what I was most passionate about. I also felt enormously supported by my professors, resident hall directors, bosses, and peers.
Classics and History Majors | Business Consultant
My name is Alex Johnson and I graduated from UNH in May 2011 with a BA in both Classics and History – I got the "Wow, so you REALLY want to teach!?" treatment – and when it comes to how I wound up in the Classics program and what I've done since, my path has been very zig-zaggy, for lack of a...
International Affairs and Humanities Majors | Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group
Following graduation from UNH I spent two years in Italy working in a law office in Rome--a wonderful experience though I realized how much more I could do with a law degree. Law school at Boston University was a rewarding and challenging experience. With the solid foundation provided by UNH and...
Classics, History and Philosophy Majors | Research Fellow at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan
Convinced that college was best spent exploring as many different paths as possible, Cory McKenzie (’15) of Hampstead, New Hampshire, followed many a rabbit trail during his years at the University of New Hampshire. Entering UNH as a history major, Cory dabbled in the histories of the Russian...
Classics Major | Biomedical Researcher
Concerning majoring in classics: having sat on admissions interviews for UConn, the old saying still rings true about medical schools wanting the “well rounded student.” Science majors are a dime a dozen, and it is what the candidate can do outside of the sphere of science that really makes them...
Classics Major | Latin Teacher
During my time as a Classics major at UNH, I found myself surrounded by expert professors who were truly invested in their students’ success, which at a large university, is quite a rare occurrence. It was this very zeal for the subject matter and their grace in teaching that sparked my own passion...
Classics Major | Firefighter/EMT
I graduated in 2007 with a degree in classics. Immediately after graduating I obtained a job in special education as a paraprofessional. After a cross country move in 2010, I began working in mental health as a wilderness therapy field guide and psych tech in a mental health facility. Finally, I’ve...
Classics Major | Attorney
On my desk sits a miniature of the Capitoline Wolf. Above that is a tag that reads “Πρόκνη,” naming the snaking, green philodendron (her predecessor Philomena sadly passed). I have a visible tattoo on the top of my foot - βομβυλιός - that is always a conversation starter. And there is the word on...