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.
SNHU is proud to be a part of the XQ "Super School" prize, as a partner to RISE High, a new high school that will focus on serving homeless and foster youth in Los Angeles, Calif.
The history of SNHU mascot Petey Penman and the quill is a long one, not only in the Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) history, but in the nation's history as well. It is also a unique one.
Spare time is at a premium in everyone's life. So how in the world does anyone make the decision to go back to school in the midst of all of those other competing demands on their time?