Alumni Tale: Casey (Speed) Goodwin ’01

What did you study at UNH?

Music education

What were you doing one year out of college?

I spent my first four years out of college as the director of instrumental music at Marshwood High School in South Berwick, Maine.

What were you doing five years out of college?

After taking classes part-time for a few years, I came back to UNH full time for one year to complete my M.A. in music education.

What are you doing now?

I’ve been the director of athletic bands here at the University of New Hampshire since 2006. I direct the Wildcat Marching Band, Beast of the East Pep Band, and UNH Concert Band in addition to teaching other classes in the Department of Music. My husband Ron (’95, ’10) and I bought a house in Durham this summer.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

As an undergraduate and graduate student at UNH, I was afforded a lot of great practical opportunities that I may not have had elsewhere. The supportive and friendly atmosphere of the music ensembles made me feel at home then and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be now!

Why do you believe in UNH?

I get to spend time with some of the hardest working, most dedicated, and spirited students you’ll find anywhere.