Keith Testa

Keith Testa's Articles

  • Accelerating Success

    Accelerating Success

    It was less than four months ago that Eric Ciarla ’22 and Caleb Peffer ’22 were shaking hands with UNH President Jim Dean as they collected their diplomas at commencement. Now they and their fellow...
  • Nate Rowe on the beach

    How Nate Rowe ’25 Became 'King Tuna'

    Nate Rowe ’25 had no idea when he reported to his summer gig as a lifeguard in Harwich, Massachusetts one Wednesday in early August that he was about to become a local hero and celebrity.
  • The Graff family.

    Home Game

    Chad Graff ’12 recently joined the Patriots beat for The Athletic, returning to the region he and his wife grew up in after 10 years in Minnesota.
  • Members of the Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire

    A Summer in the Spotlight

    Kaley Lambert ’24 found herself in a truly unique and distinctively rewarding position when she secured an internship with the Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire (RFFNH) this summer – just...
  • Kelsey Herold works with a fox.

    Getting Back to Nature

    Kelsey Herold ’23 is completing an internship at the Millstone Wildlife Center in Windham, New Hampshire, this summer.
  • Keeping Up the Good Work

    Keeping Up the Good Work

    For Ashley Carnes ’23, one of the perks of her summer gig that she looks forward to every day is the opportunity to set up an afternoon scavenger hunt. The participants? A trio of warty pigs.
  • Raising the Bar

    Raising the Bar

    The University of New Hampshire, recognized last year as a top producer of Gilman scholars in the country by the U.S. State Department as part of the 20th anniversary of the program, had its largest...
  • Staging a Return

    Staging a Return

    Michael Blackman doesn’t hesitate for an instant when considering what’s more likely to cause the biggest spike in his nerves – his daily role as dean of students at UNH, or his return to the stage...
  • A Parting Well Made

    A Parting Well Made

    Theatre professor David Richman exits the UNH teaching and performance stage.
  • Fulbright Grantees Selected

    Fulbright Grantees Selected

    Four UNH students received Fulbright grants this spring to teach, study or conduct research abroad, with two more earning alternate recognition. Nine of the 20 applicants from UNH advanced as far as...
  • True Colors

    True Colors

    It was purple hair that first prompted Camryn Berry to feel she’d found a home at UNH as a woman in STEM. It was a pink lab coat that opened the door for thousands to share in her story.
  • Young Changemakers Take Center Stage

    Young Changemakers Take Center Stage

    UNH held its Community Changemaker Challenge on May 13 for New England high schools, hosting teams from five schools via Zoom in a showcase of creative ideas and solutions to a wide range of social,...
  • Two female graduate students stand outdoors with their arms around each other

    Deconstructing Bias

    Three young researchers -- and many more -- are leading efforts to help UNH geosciences become more inclusive.
  • People posing with donate life banner

    Going Above and Beyond

    Sally Nelson volunteered to be a living donor for a friend in need, and throughout her own months-long journey she credits her colleagues at the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE...
  • McDowell Earns Hollings Scholarship

    McDowell Earns Hollings Scholarship

    Lauren McDowell ’24 has been named a NOAA Hollings scholar, becoming the first UNH student to receive the honor for sophomores since 2019. McDowell will complete a paid internship with the National...
  • UNH's winning team from E-Fest

    Finishing Strong

    A team of UNH students worked through the night to improve its presentation at the last minute and ultimately walked away as national champions, taking first place in the E-Fest competition and the $...
  • Changing the Game

    Changing the Game

    The minds behind what is being hailed as a game-changing connectivity breakthrough in the crypto and blockchain world spent much of the winter working together in the Bahamas while being hosted by an...
  • Students getting haircuts in Lundholm Gym

    Styled Up

    Three barbers from D’Cachet Barber Shop in Roslindale, Massachusetts, visited UNH on Tuesday as part of a diversity, equity and inclusion event that offered free haircuts to students, catering to all...
  • Campus aerial photo in fall

    Getting SMART

    Six University of New Hampshire students have been awarded Science, Math and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarships from the Department of Defense, the largest number of recipients ever...
  • Three people building a wigwam.

    Shining a Light on BIPOC History in N.H.

    The Center for the Humanities at UNH has received two grants that will help advance projects related to celebrating the history of BIPOC populations in New Hampshire.
  • Student receiving a haircut.

    Bringing Cuts to Campus

    UNH will be hosting three barbers from Boston on April 19 who will offer free haircuts to students – catering to all hair types and styles – in a return to a diversity, equity and inclusion...
  • A Fascinating Find

    A Fascinating Find

    Adapting to encountering the unexpected is a significant part of the curriculum for those in UNH’s wilderness emergency medical care course. But the events of a March 23 meeting of the class will...
  • Sled hockey player behind goal

    At the Top of Their Game

    The U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team celebrated a gold medal four-peat at the Paralympic Winter Games earlier this month, and no college had more representation in Beijing – among all U.S....
  • Illustrated postcard of Italian landscape

    Going Places

    When it came time to choose a college, Madison Hoppler ’24 opted for the financial security of the campus located practically in her backyard over a more focused pursuit of her creative passion at...
  • A series of four photos showing women researchers and faculty members engaged in field or lab work, teaching courses, and/or sharing their work with colleagues

    'Gender Equality for a Sustainable Future'

    Celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting women faculty members and the female graduate students they're working with on research at UNH.
  • Stepping Up to the Plate

    Stepping Up to the Plate

    While many students remain free of the burden of food insecurity, a growing number of others – perhaps as many as 20 percent of students, based on results of a recent survey – are not. The newly...
  • David Beauregard working in a lab

    A Supportive Space

    David Beauregard ’23 was in dire need of a parking space. With the clock ticking on his quest to find one, his last resort wound up being a virtual space. A member of the New Hampshire Air National...
  • Andrew Strzykalski

    Opening Doors

    The first cohort of students is enrolled in the UNH-4U program, designed to open doors to a mostly traditional college experience that was previously closed to students with intellectual disabilities...
  • A Lifesaving Voyage

    A Lifesaving Voyage

    On Sept. 29, the Coast Guard held a small ceremony at the Portsmouth Harbor station to recognize the members of the Shoals Marine Laboratory staff for their response in rescuing a person from the...
  • Students walking past the Wildcat statue

    UNH Named a 'Best Value'

    The University of New Hampshire offers one of the 10 best values in the country among public universities and the No. 1 value among public universities in New England, according to the new Best Value...
  • Members of the UNH community who passed away on Sept. 11, 2001.

    Remembering 9/11

    In observing the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, UNH paused to honor those who were lost, including members of the UNH community: Judd Cavalier ’98, Jennifer Fialko ’94, Robert G. LeBlanc ’59...
  • Technician testing samples in a lab.

    Getting Results

    The UNH COVID-19 lab has gone from testing only UNH students at the outset to becoming one of the most powerful tools the Granite State has in the battle against COVID-19.
  • A Movement on the Move

    A Movement on the Move

    The Freedom Café was founded more than eight years ago with one ambitious goal and two worldly possessions. It recently moved from its original location at 10 Mill Road to 37 Main Street in Durham,...
  • Gordon Hoyt '21

    It’s All Relative

    When Jerry Dunfey ’56 watched via livestream from Switzerland as his grandson, Gordon Hoyt ’21, walked across the stage during the CEPS commencement ceremony on May 21 there was one distinct...
  • Pipeline to Professions

    Pipeline to Professions

    Whenever Carl Hubbard ’21 boards a plane and sets off for the Bay Area to begin his job with Cisco Systems, it will be the start of a chapter he’s been eagerly anticipating for more than a year. It...
  • Joe Degregorio ’21, Brandon Belmonte ’21, Jessica Nekowitsch ’21 and Andrew Godfrey ’21.

    Getting Their Feet Wet

    For a quartet of senior UNH environmental engineering students, there’s something in the water. And one of their last acts prior to graduation will be helping to remove it. 
  • Julian Maduro ’21

    Character Counts

    When Julian Maduro ’21 says she grew up around books, she is speaking both figuratively and literally.
  • UNH football team on field

    Delay of Game

    When the announcement was made that UNH would be able to play a spring football season sophomore quarterback Max Brosmer’s second thought was how excited he was .
  • Granite State Fans

    Granite State Fans

    “It makes you feel good to be able to help out. The kids are really appreciative," says Bob Glendening of the support he and wife Beverly provide through scholarships.  
  • Student dressed in protective equipment working in COVID testing lab

    Acing the Test

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began spreading rapidly throughout communities around the globe earlier this spring, Ian Ayer ’22 knew he wouldn’t last long lounging comfortably in the family living room.
  • Alexandra Vergara ’23

    Setting The Stage For Success

    Alexandra Vergara ’23 didn’t find herself until she started pretending to be other people.
  • The Story Books Tell

    The Story Books Tell

    Julian Maduro ’21 grew up surrounded by books, but remembers that only one of them had a character of color. Now, she's turning that memory into meaningful research.  
  • You Are Always on Our Minds
  • Atrium in Paul College

    A Wealth of Support

    Like many others, when the severity and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic began to sink in several weeks ago and businesses throughout New Hampshire and the country began to shut down or significantly...
  • Student studying at kitchen table with her dog on a chair

    Routine Maintenance

    Molly George’s new neighbor in class doesn’t say much, tends to have a short attention span and is easily distracted by objects that make noise. She also happens to be a 10-year-old pug mix named...
  • Norbu Tenzing Norgay ’86

    A Lofty Legacy

    It could seem intimidating to grow up with a father whose legacy is essentially as large as the highest mountain peak on Earth. Instead, Norbu Tenzing Norgay ’86 has fully embraced it.
  • UNH students pose in classroom

    UNH Students Assist Farmington, NH with Downtown Revitalization Efforts

    Town's Economic Development Committee benefits from outside perspective of key demographic. 
  • John and Diane Foley

    Life After Jimmy

    AS DIANE AND JOHN FOLEY ’70 settle into the bright and airy living room of their Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, home on a breezy, blue-skied August morning — Diane seated on the end of a semi-circular...
  • ski captain

    Making Trails His Trade

    Ben Allen ’19 has his mother’s concern for his whereabouts to thank for his initial introduction to skiing. After graduating last spring with a degree in sports studies, Allen is now taking the first...
  • 20 Years of What Ifs

    20 Years of What Ifs

    UNH's URC, now in its 21st year, is about much more than mice and test tubes.
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