Monthly Student Highlights
Caroline Osteen, David Labrie, Graduation May 2013
Two of the 45 student veterans who graduated this past weekend in the UNH 143rd Commencment, Caroline Osteen and David Labrie. Both Caroline and David have put in many hours of hard work to earn their Masters in Public Administration and are proud to have completed them and happy to be moving on.
Christine Ford, Undergraduate Senior, Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Biology, United States Air Force Veteran
Christine Ford entered the Air Force as an Airman First Class in December of 1998. As a college graduate she was qualified to enter at the rank of Lieutenant but she chose not to. When asked why, Christine says, "I wanted to learn how to do my job before I tried to tell someone else how to do it." This type of reasoning is a big part of what helps Christine in her transition now from airman to student at UNH. She describes herself as a "mature learner" who was a bit anxious when she first started attending classes. It is precisely this adult personality that her classmates find a welcome addition in class.
Gary Jordan, What Happens After Graduation? A Followup on Gary Jordan
What Happens After Graduation? A year later we caught up with Gary Jordan and found he had just been accepted into a PhD program.
Gary was a student at UNH in 2011-2012. He graduated with a BS in Economics and has gone on to apply for a PhD program and was recently accepted. He’ll be attending the University of Buffalo concentrating on Economic Geography, International Business, and World Trade. Gary doesn’t tend to do things half way so while he begins work on the PhD he will also be a Teaching Assistant for a course on the Geography of World Commerce. His two masters degrees, Economics and Business Administration will complement this program.
When asked what his long term goals are: Gary says he would “like to teach at the college level and would love to get back to West Point someday”.