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SNHU Spotlight: Jeffrey Harris, MBA Grad

Jeffery Harris, a SNHU MBA graduate Jeffrey Harris '23G was the first in his family to earn an undergraduate degree — and he didn't stop there. After finishing his bachelor's, he decided he was ready to pursue a master's, too.

A New Hampshire local, he said there were several reasons that he chose to attend Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) for his master's program. "I would say chief among them is the well-earned reputation for supporting their students," said Harris.

Student support was an especially important factor for Harris due to his diagnoses. "I have dyslexia and dyscalculia, and (SNHU was) very supportive throughout," he said.

Where dyslexia is a disorder that makes reading more challenging, dyscalculia can cause difficulties with understanding math, according to Education Week. Harris said SNHU offered the right tools to succeed in his courses, and staff and faculty were always available to help.

He opted to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Leadership from SNHU after working in the field of business for over a decade. Not only did he have the support he needed to succeed, but he also learned more than he expected.

"I didn't realize how much I could expand my understanding and depth in the field of business," he said. "I didn't think there was a whole lot I could learn, and I was exceptionally wrong."

And he's still learning. Next up, Harris plans to continue his education and pursue a doctorate.

"I just wanted to say thank you to my friends and my family, especially my son, Jeffrey, and my wife, Darlene," he said. He noted that he couldn't have made it to this stage without their support.

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Mars Girolimon '21 '23G is a staff writer at Southern New Hampshire University where they earned their bachelor's and master's, both in English and creative writing. In addition to their work in higher education, Girolimon's short fiction is published in the North American Review, So It Goes by The Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, X-R-A-Y and more. They're currently writing their debut novel, which was Longlisted for The First Pages Prize. Connect with them on LinkedIn.

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