Michelle Morrissey ’97

Michelle Morrissey ’97's Articles

  • Watching War, From a World Away

    Watching War, From a World Away

    In the first days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Olivia Babin, administrative coordinator in UNH’s languages, literatures and cultures department, couldn’t sleep. “All I did was text my family...
  • Words of Wildcat Wisdom

    Words of Wildcat Wisdom

    A new class of first-year students and their families will be arriving at UNH this weekend as students move onto campus for the start of the fall semester. So who better to ask for some words of...
  • Abrita Kuthumi

    Blazing a Trail

    Abrita Kuthumi ’21, a political science/international affairs major from Barrington, New Hampshire, is a winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship, one of just 41 students to earn the award in...
  • Leaning into Leadership

    Leaning into Leadership

    "We want this program to be a springboard for young women and men to develop the skillset and the mentality to be able to be impactful leaders in whatever career they choose," says donor Morgan...
  • Critical Support at a Critical Time

    Critical Support at a Critical Time

    “We are entering now… one of the most pivotal decades in human history. We need to urgently and fundamentally reorient major parts of our society toward sustainability and resilience. And look who is...
  • woman on phone

    Person to Person

    Nearly every American owns a mobile phone, according to recent research, but fewer and fewer of us use telephone calls as our main way of communicating. “I’ll give you a ring” has been replaced by “I...
  • Not Just a Game

    Not Just a Game

    Ralph Baer is considered the father of the modern video game; to honor his legacy, his sone, Mark, helped create the Ralph H. Baer Family Patent Scholarship, which supports students with passions...
  • Student at graduation

    One Step Closer

    Her own experiences as a patient are inspiring Lauren Schoeller ’21 to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon.
  • Always In Mind

    Always In Mind

    More than a decade after his death in Afghanistan, this soldier's story continues to inspire recipients of the scholarship in his name.
  • The Art of Mentorship

    The Art of Mentorship

    Daniel Loomis Valenza is a woodworking artist whose work has been showcased in the Smithsonian, sold by Sotheby’s and included the 1969 groundbreaking exhibition of studio crafts, “Objects USA,” as...
  • Bright Futures

    Bright Futures

    For the past 13 years, the Hamel Scholars Program has offered generous scholarships and an engaging undergraduate experience to the Granite State’s best and brightest students, and served as a...
  • Watch the Holloway Prize Live

    Watch the Holloway Prize Live

    Watch UNH’s top student entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their business plans to a panel of industry-leading judges in the 33rd annual Paul J. Holloway Prize Competition on Thursday, May 13. While...
  • A Passion for Ideas

    A Passion for Ideas

    Family, friends, colleagues create scholarship to memorialize entrepreneurial spirit of Ed Friedlander '88 
  • Scholarship Surprise

    Scholarship Surprise

    Thanks to a generous gift from Granite State Development Corporation, this student and her family got an incredible surprise about her next three years at UNH. 
  • Emely Cepeda ’20

    Nominate Students for Create Your Own Story Award

    This year, more than any other, the perseverance of faculty, staff and students has been inspirational. For many students, remote learning and navigating a ‘new normal’ have provided an opportunity...
  • Makayla Edgecomb ’23

    Scholarship Surprise

    When she graduated from New Hampshire’s Dover High School in 2019, Makayla Edgecomb ’23 knew she wanted to go to UNH. Her mother, Laurie, had started out at UNH, but had a life detour and wasn’t able...
  • Tom Hayes ’87 standing outside

    Skateboarding with Ocean Spray

    Sometimes, a good vibe is all it takes. That’s what helped make a video of a guy skateboarding while drinking cran-raspberry juice and lip syncing a Fleetwood Mac song a social media sensation that...
  • Shadi Zamani ’20

    From Stressed to Blessed

    Shadi Zamani ’20 finally feels settled into her new apartment in New Jersey. Just six months ago, she felt like a young woman without a home.
  • Wildcat Statue wearing a mask

    Donors Pay It Forward

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many UNH students have been hit with unprecedented financial hardships. 
  • UNH Wildcat statue with facemask on

    A Safety Net for Those in Need

    ‘When this is all over, one of the things people will remember is: Who is really out there helping? These donors gave with a generous spirit; they are part of that group.’
  • A Little Bright Light

    A Little Bright Light

    Jacob Claire ’21 was working at the contact center for Service Credit Union and had planned to work from home when COVID-19 hit. But he ran into technical difficulties and wasn’t able to continue.  
  • UNH journalism students

    It’s a Multimedia World

    The onset of the digital age has transformed the world of journalism, bringing with it a 24/7 news cycle, myriad ways to tell a story and the challenge of capturing people’s attention in a highly...
  • Kaitlin Grant '20 and Andy '75

    Benefactors, Friends and Mentors

    In the spring of 2017, when Kaitlyn Grant ’20 was a UNH freshman, she was invited to a university event where she would get the chance to thank the donor who created her scholarship in person. She...
  • 2018 winners of Create Your Own Story awards

    Nominate Students for Create Your Own Story Award

    The Create Your Own Story (CYOS) program celebrates students who have made an impact on the community. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 22.
  • James Nassikas '52
  • Sustained Generosity

    Sustained Generosity

    On May 30, members of the university's Lifetime Giving Societies were celebrated for what they make possible at UNH during the All Hail event held at the Dimond Library. The event featured a program...
  • John Olson '57

    In Memoriam: John Olson ’57

    In his lifetime, John Olson ’57 shied away from recognition and accolades.
  • Jack Smith '50

    In Memoriam: Jack Smith ’50

    Jack Smith '50 grew up during at time when helping strangers in need and giving back was a way of life, and at UNH, his “helping out” never seemed to stop.
  • A group of students post for a photo at the CYOS luncheon

    Nominate Students for CYOS

    Know an exceptional UNH student? Nominate them for the Create Your Own Story program by Jan. 23.
  • Linda and Craig Rydin

    Helping Hometown Grads

    Berlin, New Hampshire, natives Craig and Linda Labnon Rydin '71 attended UNH and are helping others from that North Country town come here.
  • Lisa Vroman portrait

    Legacy in Song

    Actress and singer Lisa Vroman will perform at a concert to benefit the Neil B. Vroman Memorial Fund scholarship.
  • Stephanie Fulton '17, Ahed "Eddie" Alhamdan '17 and Crystal Napoli '18

    Nominate a Student for Create Your Own Story Award

    Nominations are open for the 2017-2018 Create Your Own Story celebration.
  • UNH alumnus Bob Winot ’71

    Making Time for College

    Bob Winot ’71 is giving back to future UNH students in hopes that they don’t have to toil quite as much as he did to earn their undergraduate degrees.
  • UNH Alum Bob Winot

    A Lasting Impact

    A bequest from Bob Winot ’71 will support CEPS scholarships.
  • UNH hockey player on the ice during a game at the Whittemore Center Arena

    Donor Impact: Athletics

    Danny Buzzell talks with UNH Today about how donors help make UNH Athletics successful.
  • Donor Impact: ECenter

    Donor Impact: ECenter

    UNH Today talks with Heather MacNeill about how donors help make the ECenter successful.  
  • a student and a horse at the University of New Hampshire

    Donor Impact: Equine Center

    UNH Today recently spoke with staff at the UNH Equine Center about their program and how donors help make it successful. What has the 2016-17 year been like for the equine program?
  • UNH students walking down Main St. in Durham, NH

    Donor Impact: International Education and Global Engagement

    UNH Today talks with Gregg Orifici about how donors impact the work of the UNH Center for International Education and Global Engagement. 
  • UNH rowers on a dock holding oars

    Donor Impact: Rowing

    UNH Today spoke with Rachel Rawlinson recently about how donors help make her program successful. Rawlinson is head of men's and women's rowing at UNH.  How does donor support help your program?
  • Crowd of students inside the Memorial Union Building

    Heart of Campus

    The MUB is known as the heart of the campus for good reason — and donors keep that heart beating all year long.
  • Thompson Hall, UNH Durham campus

    Gratitude Goes a Long Way

    Thanks to the generosity of alumni Craig and Linda Rydin, Berlin High School students UNH will receive extra scholarship support.
  • Vegetables at a farmer's market

    Finding Sustainable Solutions

    A UNH-based network aims to solve tomorrow’s food problems today.
  • From Nixon to Trump, and All the Presidents in Between

    From Nixon to Trump, and All the Presidents in Between

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward recently visited UNH.
  • Farm of the Future

    Farm of the Future

    Students believe aquaponics could alleviate hunger and starvation around the world.
  • Group of alums gather at the Kanca sign

    A Tough Ride for a Good Cause

    What Nate Maher ’99 and a group of his college buddies are about to undertake could be a grueling, painful endeavor: cycling for 100 miles in a single day for a good cause.
  • Ghanaian children cheering

    Global Impact

    Two years ago, five UNH students had a vision to deliver a reliable and sustainable energy system to a community in need.
  • The Parental Perspective

    The Parental Perspective

    The family of Nathan Bujwid '17 applaud his hard work as evidence that he respects the power of donor generosity.
  • Griffin LeClerc sits at a table inside the IOL.

    Innovative Interns

    For high school interns, the InterOperability Lab provides experiences that inspire.
  • UNH spring 2016

    Students Receive Awards, Scholarships

    Thirteen students were honored recently at the 2016 Student Awards Presentation.
  • Haylee Colannino '17

    Ace of Cakes

    Earlier this month, several undergraduates were recognized at the 2016 Student Awards Presentation. Haylee Colannino '17 was called out for her carrot cake. OK, not only for her carrot cake. Actually...
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