Discover TRIO and Upward Bound programs

UNH Upward Bound has successfully helped thousands of New Hampshire students earn a college degree.  This free, federally funded program provides academic enrichment, cultural activities, tutoring, guidance and academic and career advising.  View their Facebook page and find out more about this important program.  

TRIO is Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and Disabled Americans.  TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.  Students in the Upward Bound program are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in TRIO.  Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.  Find out more 





The UNH Center for the Humanities has produced this 30-minute documentary about the lives of five refugees who have been re-settled in New Hampshire. Uprooted: Heartache and Hope in New Hampshire tells the very personal stories of war, persecution,refugee camps, and starting again in New Hampshire. Umija and Rasim Gusinac, Udai Baskota, Zahara Mahitula, and Munaf Mahmood come from different countries and backgrounds, but they are all part of the most recent chapter in New Hampshire's ongoing population narrative.  Learn more


Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Making Excellence Inclusive NH SUMMIT: Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire

On April 20, 2012, the 2nd Biennial Inclusive Excellence Statewide Summit was held in Bedford, NH with the theme "Building Engaged Learning Communities Throughout New Hampshire".  The emphasis of the Summit was to engage campus leaders in a dialogue on ways to sustain institutional change, develop institutional and community collaborations, and leverage networks while building engaged learning communities in the face of New Hampshire's changing demographics. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, was the keynote speaker for this event.  To view the video (click here).
For a copy of the Summit Program (click here)
More info on Dr. Hrabowski (watch video)


Alumni Excellence Through Diversity Lecture Program

Distinguished alumnus John Laymon '73, President and sole owner of JRL Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest Minority businesses in Pittsburgh, recently spoke about his UNH experiences as an engineering major and athlete. He also discussed his rise to business ownership and his continued efforts to promote diversity in his field, community, and personal work. Laymon was the first African American to graduate from UNH with a degree in Mechanical Engineering



Ellis Woodward, UNH Class of ’74

Profile of Alum: Ellis Woodward

Ellis Woodward, UNH Alumnus, introduced the Pathways GLBT Mentoring Program at the 2010 Diversity Celebration Banquet. Both the Pathways Connect Mentoring Program and Pathways GLBT Mentoring Program provide students with insight into navigating the post-college world. Woodward and two student members, Justin Linxweiler and Kevin Linton gave examples of how the program helped them build networks and prepare for professional and leadership positions.