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From Officer to Dean: The Story of Steve Johnson

Every professor and administrator at SNHU has traveled a unique path to get here. For Dean of Arts and Sciences Steve Johnson, the path was everything but ordinary. Johnson is the son of a former Army officer. Throughout his childhood, he and his family would move around whenever his father was re-stationed. He was born in Alabama and attended the majority of high school
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Patty Lynott: A Visionary for Change

Patricia “Patty” Lynott grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She attended Trinity College in Illinois for her undergraduate degree and then moved on to the graduate program in Northern Illinois University before finally receiving her PhD from Loyola University in Chicago. She has dedicated more than a decade to SNHU as Provost and in November 2017 she became the President of
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Dr. Sara Howe: For the Love of Teaching

On the third floor of Robert Frost lies an office that greets incomers with an “X-Files” poster, books by the dozens, Funko Pops and Dr. Sara Howe. Dr. Howe is an assistant professor of English and the Creative Writing coordinator at SNHU. Her job involves administrative duties, advising students, mentoring the Creative Writing club, as well as managing other English department related work on
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Paul Santerre: Never a Dull Moment

Paul Santerre just finished up his first semester as a professor at SNHU, although it is far from his first position teaching his passion: music. Paul has been teaching since the Spring of 1983, right after he completed his undergrad at Keene State University, having studied K-12 Music Education. After 15 years, Paul decided to pursue his master degree in Instrumental Conducting at the
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Tom Balestracci: Involved for Life

Some professionals in their industries knew that they would be in their respective careers from the moment they entered university. Others ended up in their fields by accident, but now have zero intentions of leaving. One of those who didn’t know where he’d end up right away is Thomas Balestracci, the Assis­tant Director of Student Involve­ment at SNHU. Balestracci, 26, is in his sec­ond
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Where Luck and Dedication Collide: Athena Adair on Her SNHU Journey

Her official title on campus is Residence Director (RD) of Newcastle as well as Adjunct Professor. Despite only being here for two years, her responsibilities extend beyond these roles though. She is also a co-advisor for the clubs Generation Equality and SNHU Buddies and a chaperone for the Alternative Spring Break (AB) trips. As an adjunct professor, she teaches SNHU 101 courses. "The material
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SNHU Alumni Julia Repaal Travels the World on 11-Month Mission Trip

Julia Repaal graduated from Southern New Hampshire University in May of 2017 with a degree in Culinary Management and a minor in Sociology. A Resident Assistant, Alternative Break Coordinator, friend and so much more, Julia demonstrated during her time at SNHU the power of service and dedication to the lives of others. This passion for service did not end with graduation, as Julia immediately
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Beth Anderson: A Champion of Causes

People are sometimes all talk and no action. Beth Anderson, the Vista for the Community Center for Engaged Learning (CCEL) is not one of those people. Her position, which is officially known as the AmeriCorps VISTA, entails a year of servicing the community at large. A large part of her job is directed towards the capacity building of nonprofit organizations to help that organization
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Leah Richards Starts New Leg of her SNHU Journey in Both Student Success and the Learning Center

The new school year brings changes for everyone, students and faculty alike. For some, however, these changes are more drastic than others and bring about a change in title, office and mindset. For Leah Richards, the 2017-2018 school year brought brand new positions, challenges and goals that needed to be set to ensure the success of SNHU Students. Going into her eighth year at