January 30, 2012
One is making sweet music on campus and the other is helping students develop their business acumen: both Southern New Hampshire University staff members are included in the Union Leader’s 2012 “40 Under Forty” list.
Rick Cook, SNHU director of Music, and Bryan Bouchard, SNHU Business Tutoring coordinator, captured coveted spots on the annual list, which honors the state’s “up-and-coming residents who are helping to make New Hampshire a great place to live.” Cook, a 34-year-old Sandown resident, was instrumental in creating the Southern New Hampshire Community Band, comprised of local music teachers, university students and other members of the community, including some advanced high school musicians. He also helped the university string ensemble grow to the 50-plus member Community Orchestra and developed the university’s music education major.
Bouchard, a 33-year-old Manchester resident, was hailed for his exemplary efforts in coordinating the university’s business tutoring services and serving on the board of the Women for Women Coalition, which helps African refugees, as well as other volunteer activities.
Refugees are not the hopeless faces often featured on the news. They are hardworking, talented people who are smart, able, and can pursue higher education if given the opportunity.
Timothy Woodward grew up in a small town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in film and writing in California and an MFA in Fiction from SNHU.
Former Major League Soccer star Calen Carr kicked off a new scholarship program by MLS and Southern New Hampshire University that will award 9 full college scholarships to MLS fans.