More than a Matter of Degree

 

Behind the Scenes

 

Meet some of the people and programs that make a UNH education more than a matter of degree.


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Take Good Notes

Take Good Notes

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Growing up in Boston, Troy Harvey (on right) wanted a university near home that would allow him to pursue both his interests: mathematics education and music. UNH offered both. A bassist with the UNH Symphony Orchestra, Harvey says music allows him to express his artistic side. "It allows me to forget about the outside world and focus on creating musical shapes with different pieces," he says. "I’ve been playing for fifteen years and I still feel more excited than the day I picked up my first instrument." When he graduates in May, Harvey will continue at UNH as a graduate student and then teach middle school math.

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Find a Quiet Place to Study

Find a Quiet Place to Study

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"Managing the Observatory and seeing the faces of students and youth from the community as they look through the telescope for the first time is very rewarding," says Ian Cohen, a Ph.D. candidate in space science. Cohen enjoys the camaraderie he finds at the University’s renowned Space Science Center. "It's great to be in an environment that fosters collaboration and the open exchange of ideas." Cohen, who spent two months working at Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, wants to work at NASA after earning his doctorate.

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Make New Friends

Make New Friends

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The Child Study and Development Center is a pre-school and kindergarten located on the UNH campus. Managed by the Department of Family Studies, the center is popular with local families and gives students from family studies, education, psychology, occupational therapy, and communication disorders the chance to apply classroom theory in a dynamic environment. A typical day at the CSDC might involve visiting the Organic Dairy Farm, Museum of Art, UNH Greenhouse, or other campus hot spots.

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Sit in the Front Row

Sit in the Front Row

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UNH has many traditions but for sheer exuberance, none can match the student cheering section during men's hockey games. Heidi Giguere, who came to UNH from Rhode Island to study wildlife conservation in a setting that supported her interests in outdoor pursuits, dreams of "building a career protecting trees from the dangers of invasive species." But on game nights, she dons face paint and becomes a "UNH Super Fan!" "I love the sense of community that comes with spreading spirit and positivity around campus," Giguere says.

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Manage Your Time

Manage Your Time

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There are many cool student organizations at UNH but the Precision Racing Team is, surely, one of the coolest. Stop by the student project wing of Kingsbury Hall almost any time between January and May, and you’ll see why. "Watching the Formula One car you and your teammates designed come together is one of the best things about being a part of the UNH Precision Racing Team," says Ben Brownell (left), the captain. Brownell estimates that UNH teams put about 10,000 hours into the racecar every year and raise an average of $50,000 dollars to complete the project and compete nationally.

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Find Your Classroom

Find Your Classroom

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"UNH gave me the opportunity to meet people in the radio industry and develop the skills necessary to hit the ground running when I got my first job," says Frances Gagnon—better known as Kelly Malone, the public address announcer for the Boston Bruins and a successful freelance voice-over artist for radio and television. A 1999 graduate, Gagnon was thrilled to be cast as narrator for the UNH ad. "I wasn't just saying the words 'college is what you make of it.' Some of the greatest years of my life were spent in Durham making life-long friendships and building a career path that I fully enjoy today."