Inspired by our past, ready for the future.
When SNHU opened its doors in 1932 as the New Hampshire School of Accounting and Commerce, we called ourselves “Penmen.” It was an homage to the accountants and clerks of Colonial New England, who bravely banded together to form a new nation. Alongside merchants, lawyers, farmers and physicians, they proved that the pen is mightier than the sword.
Today, the name of our school has changed. But the Penmen remain. We’re people with different stories, beliefs, backgrounds, and dreams. Of different races, ages, abilities, identities, orientations, and professions.
United again, as we once were, by a shared belief: that education is mightier than any challenge it faces.