Alumna Creates Portland Non Profit


We were lucky enough to connect with Kaoru Miyanaga during our student meet up in Portland, Ore. She graduated from SNHU (then New Hampshire College) in 1999, and she brought her diploma to prove it!

After graduating from SNHU as an international student, Kaoru moved to San Francisco where she did hospitality management for the Ritz-Carlton. She moved with her family to Portland a few years ago and created a non profit to improve US-Japanese Relations. She also started a women’s group to provide assistance for Japanese women immigrating to the United States.

Kaoru was accompanied by her two children, Emili and Tyler, who were excited to receive their own “Future SNHU Grad” shirts!

Portland was full of surprises, the best of which was meeting accomplished SNHU grads (and two future SNHU grads!). With a Pop-Up Student Union planned in Seattle, we’re bound to meet even more successful Penmen.