March 7, 2012
Looking at media rankings of companies-"Most Innovative," "Fastest-Growing," or other roundups of various firms-we aren't often surprised. Take the magazine Fast Company. For this month's issue, they've listed "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies." Dominating the Top 4 are the perennial occupants of the corporate Cool Kids' Table: Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon.
Normally, we'd let a list like this slide by without comment. But then, there's company #12: Southern New Hampshire University.
Now that's interesting. After all, it's not often we've seen a nonprofit educational institution mentioned in (almost) the same breath as some of high-tech's corporate juggernauts.
For international student Angelica Marotta, graduating from Southern New Hampshire University came with an extra surprise.
SNHU students, alumni and employees contributed nearly 4,500 hours at 89 projects as part of Southern New Hampshire University’s second annual Global Days of Service project.
Dr. Marc Wilson has seen the mental health counseling field's and society’s views about mental illness change in myriad ways. His assessment: We’ve come a long way but still have a long way to go.