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Robert Dixon

BS Justice Studies - Terrorism & Homeland Sec.

"Once I saw how open the campus was and talked to the professors, it was an easy decision."

New York City-native Robert Dixon had never heard of Southern New Hampshire University until his brother received a postcard in the mail from the school. It looked and sounded different from the other universities he was considering transferring to and it offered the criminal justice degree he wanted to pursue. However, it wasn’t until he attended an open house with his parents and brother that he knew it was the school for him.

“Once I saw how open the campus was and talked to the professors, it was an easy decision,” says Dixon, who earned his associate’s degree from LaGuardia Community College (LCC) before transferring to SNHU in the fall 2013.  

Compared to the other schools he was considering, Dixon says that SNHU seemed to offer a lot more opportunities for him to get involved in clubs and organizations — which was important, he says, since he was entering SNHU as a junior and coming from out of state.  

During his second semester, Dixon was elected to Student Government Association and accepted into Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. “I feel SNHU has been exactly like what everyone told me it would be like (during the open house). I’m very glad I made the decision to come here.”