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Jon Olen

BS Marketing - Social Media Marketing, Class of 2015

"With the help of SNHU's phenomenal staff I have been achieving my goal of earning my bachelor's for a little over a year now."

The road that carried me to SNHU was anything but ordinary. Originally I was accepted in 2006, right out of high school; I chose to stay local instead. I quickly found that college was not going to fit into my life at that point in time. Fast-forward eight years and here I am! But boy, have I been busy! Back in 2011, I married my soul mate and high school sweetheart, Caroline. She currently teaches 3rd grade in a public elementary school in Worcester, MA. We purchased a home in a rural town outside of Worcester, and adopted a lovely dog, named Swarley. Once life had calmed down, I knew what I wanted to do. I started searching for schools that offered marketing degrees online. I knew I wanted to go back to school, but I couldn't give up my full-time job to do it. I remembered all the wonderful things I had liked about SNHU back in 2006, and that led me to apply, and I had recently seen the commercials for SNHU's online program. I checked out their Web site and was immediately blown away. Not only did they have an online marketing degree, but they had a concentration in social media! This was exactly what I was looking for. With the help of SNHU's phenomenal staff I have been achieving my goal of earning my bachelor's for a little over a year now. I could not do any of this without the help and support of my advisor, my wife, my family or my friends. Caroline and I are expecting our first child in May, and I know that it will be a struggle juggling life, work, and school together. But, I also know that SNHU cares about me and my goals. That level of respect was very important to me when choosing my school. Thank you, Southern New Hampshire University, thank you.