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Chance Joyner

MA English, Class of 2014

"Professor Ulrich went above and beyond with his incredible feedback and constructive criticism."

I started at SNHU in 2012, initially working for a master's in English with a concentration in fiction writing. In the last two years, I've traveled from the East Coast to the West Coast of the U.S., and back again, and managed to keep up with classes from various rest stops, hotel rooms, family homes and apartments along the way. Ah, the magic of online education.

My favorite class has been Professor Stephen Ulrich's non-fiction fundamentals class. Professor Ulrich went above and beyond with his incredible feedback and constructive criticism on all my essays, which ranged from road trips, to New York City art galleries, to werewolves. (Yes, werewolves.) Sometime in the last six months (while contemplating highway fatalities at the Welcome Center on the Kentucky/Tennessee border of I-65, being yelled at by a vagrant in Las Vegas, or somewhere in between), I decided to switch from fiction writing to non-fiction writing to explore memoir, personal essay and my favorite pastime: talking about myself. I'm excited to assemble a collection of personal stories and to finish my degree this year.