Alumni Tale: Nate Hastings ’03 ’05G

What did you study at UNH?

Political Science and Public Administration

What were you doing one year out of college?

I went straight into graduate school (here at UNH).  During that time I continued to work in Student Affairs, I was active in the Portsmouth music and arts scene and I interned in the town of York, Maine, planning office. After I finished graduate school I applied for jobs in the public administration field and in student affairs. My first professional job in student affairs, which I landed a few months after graduation, was at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, N.H.

What were you doing five years out of college?

I was back working at UNH!  I managed the Woodside Apartments on campus and worked for Summer Conference Housing as well. I continued to be active in music and the arts and was engaged to my wife (a member of the UNH class of 2004).

What are you doing now?

I work as the coordinator of Student Organizations & Leadership in the Memorial Union Building (MUB)  at UNH.  My wife and I are about to celebrate our fifth anniversary and have been homeowners in Dover, N.H. for a little more than a year.

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

The connections I made here at UNH, particularly in the Student Affairs field and in the music and arts community, have had an enormous impact on my life. I was lucky enough to fall into a great group of friends at UNH that I am still connected with on a regular basis. Many of these friends were key resources who helped me launch the Music Mentors Program here. I believe in UNH because I am fortunate enough to work with student leaders every day and witness the difference they are making on campus and beyond.