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SNHU Spotlight: Shareen Buffett, BS in Healthcare Administration Grad

Shareen Buffett After she saw an ad for Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) on TV, Shareen Buffett '22 decided to enroll in her bachelor's program. That moment marked the start of a journey that would ultimately bring Buffett and her family halfway across the country to celebrate.

The COVID-19 pandemic inspired Buffett to earn her BS in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Patient Safety and Quality, knowing the difference she could make in the field. Just a few years later, she was traveling from her home in Houston, Texas, all the way to Manchester, New Hampshire, for Commencement.

Buffett's husband and three sisters joined to watch her walk the graduation stage while she proudly donned her honor cords. "I'm overwhelmed," she said. "I never thought I would make it this far with a Summa Cum Laude award, so it's a great feeling." 

Buffett is currently in healthcare, working in the emerging field of cell and gene therapy. She earned her degree to move forward in her career and continue to make a positive impact with her work.

'I never thought I would make it this far,’ said healthcare grad Shareen #shorts

"It has made me resilient in all of the aspects that I have come across in work and dealing with family and with friends — and continuing on doing good things in the healthcare industry," Buffett said.

She added that she had a lot of support from her academic advisor and others at SNHU along the way. "Everybody in the SNHU community has helped me, even the students," she said.

And for students still earning their degrees, Buffett had a message. "Don't give up," she said. "Stay motivated." 

Your own celebration could be just around the corner.

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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 and X, formerly known as Twitter.

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