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- People and Place and NeedMarch 19th, 2020James Smugereski ’19 never planned on working for a nonprofit. He was a business major, with a focus in finance. He interned at one of the country’s largest insurance companies — twice — and thought maybe he’d go into financial planning. But Smugereski had completed another internship earlier in his college career. One that he sort of fell into after receiving an email from UNH’s Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise announcing the opportunity to earn 16 credits while spending a semester in Boston working for an organization focused on doing good. It was Smugereski’s first year of college, and his goal was to get as much experience in as many areas as he could to better prepare him for the future. So, during the fall semester of his sophomore year, the New Hampshire native joined 11...
- At the Top of Her GameMarch 19th, 2020We all have priorities and dreams, but it’s where these intersect that life lessons are forged. It took Donna Schleinkofer Lynne ’74 all of one semester, not even that long, really, to learn a life lesson she’d never forget: Sometimes a priority outweighs a dream. A three-sport high school athlete and academic standout from New Jersey, Lynne came to UNH with aspirations to play field hockey and tennis while double-majoring in economics and political science. The only hitch was that she’d have to work her way through college, as family support wouldn’t come close to covering her expenses. Lynne worked hard in her classes, found a job waiting tables at Portsmouth’s Pier II restaurant and practiced with the field hockey team. Then, just a few weeks into her semester, it hit her. I can’t do...
- BookshelfMarch 10th, 2020Check out some of the latest books with a UNH connection.
- NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC) WinnersMarch 10th, 2020A digital platform to help educators use experiential education to improve students’ lives and a micro-franchise that delivers vitamin supplementation to people in Haiti were the winners of UNH’s seventh annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC). Kendra Bostick ’23G and Bryn Lottig took home the top prize in the student track with Kikori, a digital platform that improves students' social, emotional and academic outcomes with experiential education activities. First place for the community track went to Haley Burns ’20. Her project, V'ice Haiti, delivers affordable vitamin supplementation to the people who need it most by employing Haitian youth and mothers as micro-franchisees. Each year, participants develop early-stage concepts for creative, financially viable solutions to...
- Hacking to LearnMarch 10th, 2020Even though she’s a computer science major, Mallorie Biron ’20 had never participated in a 24-hour hackathon. But when she signed on for this year’s (the third) Hack NH, she found out that majors don’t matter; the hackathon is open to UNH students from all colleges.
- Making the GradeMarch 3rd, 2020CFAR mentors help peers “find their UNH."