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Christine Ford

Christine Ford, Undergraduate Senior, Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Biology, United States Air Force Veteran

Christine Ford entered the Air Force as an Airman First Class in December of 1998.  As a college graduate she was qualified to enter at the rank of Lieutenant but she chose not to.  When asked why, Christine says, "I wanted to learn how to do my job before I tried to tell someone else how to do it."  This type of reasoning is a big part of what helps Christine in her transition now from airman to student at UNH.  She describes herself as a "mature learner" who was a bit anxious when she first started attending classes.  It is precisely this adult personality that her classmates find a welcome addition in class.

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Upcoming Events and Useful Information


  • Summer Session 2014 - great way to earn course credit over the summer, more information on GI Bill Benefits can be found here
  • Join the Manchester VA Medical Center for their Welcome Home event for America's Hero's.  They'll be honoring Veterans, Service Members and up to 3 of their family members at a Fisher Cat's game July 6th, with food, game tickets & more.  Register for the event/game at www.rock101fm.com, or for more information call 603-624-4366, ext. 6483.  Remember...Future Yankees v. Future Blue Jays on July 6th at 1:35pm...be there.
  • 8th Annual Veterans Count Golf Tourney, August 19th (Tuesday), 7:30am registration.  Where: Candia Woods in Candia NH.  The tournament benefits the Easter Seals program-Veterans Count-providing assistance to veterans and their families.  Entry fee $175/per person includes breakfast, greens fees, cart, dinner.  Sponsorships are available.  To register on line, visit www.eastersealsnh.org or call Michael Cormier @ 603-621-3457.
  • Orientation for New/Transfer Student Veterans & other Non Traditional Students - Thursday, August 28th from 4-6pm.  This event will be held in MUB room 330/334, but requires early registration @ https://wildcatlink.unh.edu/form/start/46071.  Please come out and join us!
  • The Marine Leadership Scholar Program is available to all Marines seeking access to higher education.  Contact the following link for information: www.leadershipscholarprogram.com/maredu/
  • Veterans what is your perception of Transition, Retention, Higher Education and Success?  The Syracuse University Institute on Veterans and Military Families is conducting a survey to better define each of the above topics.  Take the "Service member to Student" survey here.   https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9vjlQORYqGhqazj&RID=MLRP_cGWE6bVPA6ZWOUt&=1"
  • The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds one year, international experiences: either individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistant (ETA) positions. Grants are available in over 160 countries. Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students are eligible and Veterans receive preference!  http://us.fulbrightonline.org/
    On line applications taken through Oct. 14, 2014, but currently enrolled students MUST apply through the university. Contact the Office of National Fellowships right away for more information. Jeanne.sokolowski@unh.edu or 603-862-0733.

  • Join us next Fall ('14) for the continuation of the Brown Bag lunch series, beginning Thursday, September 4, at noon in Rm 233 of the MUB...see you then.
  • Interested In, or Looking for Engl 501 for the Fall Semester 2014???  Look no further. Writing The War Experience, Engl 501-04  is being offered this next fall semester, M&W from 2:40p-4pm.  Veterans are encouraged to look into this unique writing/learning opportunity!


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