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.
When SNHU stepped in to help Daniel Webster College in Nashua keep its doors open last year, school officials knew it would mean adding program offerings beyond the university's traditional majors.
SNHU's online clinical mental health counseling curriculum incorporates two on-site residency courses designed to prepare students to work with clients in a real-world setting.
Ninety-four-year-old Amy Craton was surprised with a graduation celebration in Honolulu yesterday after achieving her lifelong dream of earning a college degree.