"Everything about the school seemed to fit my personality."
Since enrolling at SNHU in fall 2011, Mallory Coulombe has been honing her knack for numbers while indulging her love of music.
Hailing from Gorham, a small town in northern New Hampshire, Coulombe was drawn to SNHU’s close-knit community.
“Everything about the school seemed to fit my personality,” she says. “The way that I could be involved on campus like I was in high school was a huge attraction.”
A strong math student, Coulombe chose to major in accounting with an eye toward becoming a CPA. While mentoring her peers as an accounting tutor, she’s also minoring in music, which has allowed her to polish her skills as a vocalist and pianist.
“I’ve always wanted to try out for ‘American Idol,’ ” she said. “I think I probably will in the next few years.”
In the meantime, Coulombe has developed poise before an audience as a scholarship pageant participant. After winning the Miss Berlin-Gorham title in 2012, she competed in the 2013 Miss New Hampshire pageant, espousing a platform of tobacco abuse prevention and education.
Coulombe has brought that platform to campus, raising awareness about the dangers of smoking as an SNHU Reach Peer Educator.
“I’ve seen how it’s affected a lot of people, especially second-hand smoke,” says Coulombe, the group’s treasurer and head of its substance abuse and tobacco control committee. “It’s one area where I hope I can make a difference.”