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Yvette Gobin

BA Creative Writing & English - Fiction, Class of 2014

"I'm so thankful for the wonderful support of my counselors and the instructors."

I retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 and began working as a civil service employee shortly after. I had taken a few classes shortly after entering active service, but once I was married and had children, their growth and schooling became my priority, so my college plans had to wait a while. Sadly, a few years after I retired from the Air Force, my marriage ended, and I became a single parent raising two teenage daughters. I floundered for a few years, searching for a new path to a successful future. Eventually, I started dating Tim, who had been a dear friend for many years. He encouraged me to go to college using my G.I. Bill, but I was afraid I would fail miserably at school while working full-time. Tim insisted I could do it, and after a few pep talks, I searched around for a school.

I was born and raised in New Hampshire, so I was inordinately pleased to come across the SNHU website. I felt an instant connection with the school and the programs offered. Before I could change my mind, I began the enrollment process; the next thing I knew, I was taking my first class. I was terrified at first, but after a few weeks, I found my rhythm, and then everything fell into place. I should finish my required classes in December 2014 and become an SNHU graduate shortly after. I'm so thankful for the wonderful support of my counselors and the instructors. I would recommend SNHU to anyone interested in attending college. I love my school!