Current Issues Lecture hosts poets as part of annual MLK Jr. tribute

"UNH Students, faculty and community members packed the Strafford Room of  the Memorial Union Building (MUB)  for this semester’s first installment of the Current Issues Lecture Series, titled “The Spoken Word of Janae Johnson and Porsha Olayiwola.” Read the full article (from The New Hampshire)

‘The Free Hugs Guy’ embraces UNH students with hugs and knowledge

"Imagine being in the middle of a wave of protesting civilians and armored up officers during a giant rally. This is exactly what Ken E. Nwadike Jr. does when he travels across the United States in an effort to bring love and peace to situations of conflict." Read full article (from The New Hampshire)

Aseebulla "Aseeb" Niazi '15 awarded a Rangel Fellowship

“I was incredibly honored and humbled when I received news that I would be a Rangel Fellow,” Niazi explains. “I have been working toward joining the Foreign Service since my junior year at UNH, and this fellowship is my first step toward achieving that goal.” Only 30 students are selected for fellowships each year from across U.S. and  Aseeb was awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for 2017.  Read full article (from UNH Today),  and/or  More about Rangel Fellowships

Celebrating UNH's Black Pioneers

Campus Journal article, May 2015, Michelle Morrissey, Communications and Public Affairs
UNH Hosted a Pioneer Black Alumni Weekend recently to pay homage to those who paved the way for future generations by being among the first students of color to enroll at UNH.  The weekend also featured the induction of nine new members of the UNH Alumni Diversity Hall of Fame Yusuf Ali El '72, Alfred McClain Jr, '84, Edward Bruce Bynum '70, Lawrence Woods '72, Joseph Hill '73, Gregory Banks '74, Warren Hardy Scott '73, Yvette Olivia George '71 and Deborah Brynum-Morgan '73.

The evening was organized by John Laymon '73, who wanted to bring together the living legends of the 60's and 70's at UNH.  It also brought together alumni with today's students of color, allowing them to meet with some of the school's first African-American students, and hear about their experiences.

L-R, Shelly-Ann Richmond, Tito Jackson, Malik Aziz, Earlene Mends
  • Black Student Union 15 years ago - remembrance of BSU sit-in in 1998 (read the story)
  • NSBE chapter president Sinor Ali and chapter senator Peter Frank attend the Regional Leadership Conference (read more)