Alumni Tale: Linda Spring-Andrews ‘02

What did you study at UNH?

English/journalism; computer applications

What were you doing one year out of college?

One year out of college I continued to work as an administrative assistant for the UNH department of computer science. I began my career at UNH in 1988 in the CEPS Dean’s Office. From 1989 to 2004 I worked under the direction of several computer science department chairs.

What are you doing now?

I recently completed a three and a half-year consulting position with a medical device company in New Jersey. While deciding on the next position to apply for, I am preparing to take the ASQ exam for certification as an internal auditor for quality control. I also became involved with the UNH NYC Alumni two years ago, after attending an event at Perona Farms. I recently became a member of the UNH NYC social media team. I am an avid sailor, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean four times and currently enjoy sailing Sea Hawk, our 43-foot J-130 sailboat, on the Hudson River.

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

UNH opened a door to a new career path for me later in life. At age 54, after raising three children as a single parent, and working full time on campus in Durham, I completed my BA degree. Two years after attaining my degree, I left my UNH family and pursued a career as a consultant. With the broad knowledge base acquired from the education leading up to the degree and the support from the department and campus community, I honed my skills as a facilitator, working with a variety of start-up companies to successfully achieve set goals both for myself and the companies.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I believe in UNH because endless opportunities are presented to all to achieve a multitude of successes in life. Support and encouragement is given at all levels and from all UNH communities; faculty, staff, student body, alumni, and leadership. Along with personal desire and execution, one’s success is a given.

Linda is on the steering committee for the New York City alumni network.