English Spotlight

English Literature Major
Hometown: Hopkinton, NH What made you choose UNH? I knew I didn’t want to go to a private university. On top of that, UNH is relatively close to home, has a beautiful campus and is way bigger than my high school — I had a graduating class of around 60 — which has been a nice change. How did you...
English/Journalism and International Affairs Majors
Hometown: Gray, Maine What made you choose UNH? To be completely honest, I chose UNH because it was my only option. As a chronic over-achiever, I had applied to all Ivy Leagues and musical theatre conservatories, and UNH was the only place I was accepted. Once I was here, though, I knew I wanted to...
Writing M.F.A. (Fiction)
Why did you choose UNH? They said yes. The M.F.A. program is one of the best, and I wanted to study under respected and experienced writers. But mostly because they said yes. I've been writing and telling stories since I was a child (though my mother called it lying). I've always wanted to become a...
Writing M.F.A. | Writer
“So be a writer.” These were the words spoken to Rose Whitmore when she was caught between an unfulfilling job and her desire to write full-time, ultimately leading to her enrollment in UNH’s MFA Writing program. A 2013 graduate, Whitmore is now making a name for herself as a writer.
English Teaching and Spanish Majors, Teaching Masters | Fulbright Teacher
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating UNH with majors in English Teaching and Spanish, I stayed at UNH to finish my Master’s in Teaching. During this year I applied for a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Spain which is what I will be doing...
English Major | Retired U.S. Military General
Following in her father’s footsteps, General Lori Robinson ‘81 came to the University of New Hampshire and developed newfound confidence and lifelong connections. Watch Video.
English and Women's Studies Majors | Co-Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners
Work-life integration skills gained at UNH strengthen the capacity of Katie Bouton '96 to create a positive impact through Koya Leadership Partners. Watch video.
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...
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...
On Medieval Literature and Teaching
Professor Samantha Seal, author of "Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in The Canterbury Tales," published this year by Oxford University Press, begins writing and researching, with the help of a fellowship year funded by American Council of Learned Scholars, her second book, "Chaucerian Dynasty...
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.
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...