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SNHU Spotlight: Frederico Curty, MS in Higher Education Administration Grad

Father Frederico Curty attending SNHU spring Commencement 2023Frederico Curty ‘23G was already a firm believer in the importance of education when he earned his Master of Science (MS) in Higher Education Administration in 2023. But he said he learned how valuable it is to be supported by his colleagues and leaders while earning your degree.  

"I never once in my program felt like I was left alone,” he said. “I’ve always felt like somebody was there and somebody cared for me.” 

Curty, a single father who works in Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) Registrar’s Office, said as a first-generation college graduate, he hoped he provided a positive example to his daughter.  

“She’s always wondering what Daddy’s doing on the weekends — assignments are due, things like that,” he said at the SNHU Commencement ceremony. “This is where it comes full circle. She sees the reason why.”  

Curty, whose parents immigrated from Brazil, said he grew up watching his parents hard work in the construction and services industries. He said they demonstrated grit, determination and sacrifice — lessons that helped him earn his education. 

“Being a first-generation college student is a dream come true,” he said. “It’s also the dream of my mother, who’s always deposited a tremendous amount of trust in me to pursue my education.”  

Curty said he plans to use his degree to continue helping students through his work in the Registrar's Office.  

“Education means everything to me,” he said. “It changes the trajectory of your life. This degree puts everything I’ve done in my career into perspective.”

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Joe Cote is a staff writer at Southern New Hampshire University. Connect with him on LinkedIn.

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