Samantha Clark

BS Accounting, Class of 2017

"During my research of schools, SNHU was the only one that made me feel like I was important."

I was fortunate, and I am the first to admit it. When I was 18, I graduated high school and moved across the country. I was starting over; my childhood home was no longer my home. I had no friends, but I had my family. I got a part-time job, and it was great. This is where luck was on my side. My boss was a retired CPA; he wanted to teach; and I wanted to learn. For five years, I was a sponge, soaking up every piece of information I could from him.

In 1994, I got married and started my own family. I was again lucky; I was able to stay at home with my children and raise them. I went back to work in 2004; I was, yet again, given the opportunity to work alongside someone that was willing to teach. By 2010, my life turned upside down, and I was suddenly a single mother to four amazing children. I was still working for the same company; however, management changed. Things were a little tough, but it only made me stronger. As management changed again, I was again blessed. My employer encouraged me to return to school to obtain my degree. I was going to get the “piece of paper” to prove to the world I knew what I was doing.

Things are going well for me at SNHU. During my research of schools, SNHU was the only one that made me feel like I was important, that obtaining my degree was as important to SNHU as it was to me. I wasn’t just a person on a phone call. I was a student, and I mattered. I look forward to the day I can hang my diploma on my wall and say I am an alumnus of Southern New Hampshire University.