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Robin Kyek

BA Psychology - Mental Health, Class of 2015

"Without the advisors and Student Financial Services staff, I am not sure I would have been as comfortable returning to school."

I am the mother of four wonderful boys who are the lights of my life! My husband and I made the decision 14 years ago that I was going to stay home and raise them for as long as I could. I have been blessed with the ability to do so for this long. My boys, one by one, began receiving diagnosis of autism, anxiety, ADHD and a myriad of other disorders, so the desire for me to stay home became more of a necessity. I have loved being able to stay home, but I felt since my boys are growing and becoming more stable and self-sufficient that I needed to do something for me. I wanted to go to school and accomplish something for myself.

When I made the decision to return to school, I never imagined the pride that not only I felt, but also the interest my children showed in what I was doing. It has been an experience, and not always an easy one. Assignment deadlines come quickly and life happens, but the ability to schedule things and work around life allow things to fall into place.

I look forward to graduation and moving on to the next step in my education, but I will never forget the beginning to my story at SNHU. I began a timid, older student trying to navigate admissions and was completely lost! I had an excellent team of people that alleviated all of that pressure from me so that I could continue being a mom while everything fell into place for my first term. Without the advisors and Student Financial Services staff, I am not sure I would have been as comfortable returning to school.

From start to finish, I have never run into any problems with registration or financial aid and can always get a quick response from my advisor when needed. School hasn't always been easy, but I can honestly say that I would do it again if I had to! Southern New Hampshire University has changed my life and made me realize that I am more than "just anything!" I have been able to not only tell my children this, but also show them and for that I am eternally grateful!