Thunder Over Louisville

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When we arrived in Louisville, we had every intention of rendezvousing with students and alumni at nearby Cherokee Park. Unfortunately, Louisville’s massive fireworks event, “Thunder over Louisville,” essentially trapped us in our hotel parking lot!

Luckily for us, local Jeff Lile knew how to navigate the Thunder traffic and came to us and the bus. Jeff just completed his Masters of Science in Marketing, something he and his wife Jackie are extremely proud of. Though Jeff and Jackie plan on coming to graduation, they couldn’t resist taking a picture with the bus in Louisville- and we’re so glad they did!

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In the end, Thunder Over Louisville didn’t disappoint and proved a spectacular show. While we wish we could have seen more students, we’re grateful to have met Jeff- and with two weeks down and four to go, we have so many more students to meet!

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Up next: Denver.

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Student Meetups in St. Louis

Upon arriving in St. Louis, we decided to put a call out for area SNHU students to come meet us in their city.  We were lucky to meet three terrific students, all in different programs and all at different points in their journey.

Kira Cowan, a brand-new SNHU student, delighted in telling us about the English/Fiction Writing program she just began. We met Kira at the beautiful Kiener Plaza by St. Louis’ historic Old Courthouse- and she even had a few extra minutes to give us some lunch recommendations!

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Mike Matney retired from the Air Force 10 years ago and decided to pursue his B.A. in Graphic Design at SNHU. When asked why Graphic Design, Mike said, “I’ve been in transportation so long, I wanted to do something I wanted to do.” An enthusiastic photographer, Mike shared his favorite spots in the city to view the famous St. Louis Arch.

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Making our way south, we surprised Raul Aguayo at his work since he couldn’t make it downtown. Currently a Referral Specialist at the Wound and Treatment Center at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Raul is getting close to finishing his B.S. in Healthcare Management. Raul proudly shared that he is the first in his family to pursue a college degree.

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We greatly enjoyed our time in St. Louis and are looking forward to meeting more incredible students in Louisville. If you’re in the area, reach out to us, we’d love to meet you and hear about your journey.

SNHU to You: How to Meet Us on the Road

Hands down, the best part of being on the road is meeting up with students. We’ve had a handful of spontaneous meet ups and experienced an incredible event in Nashville on Saturday. We truly have the greatest students ever.

Now we’re in Week 2 of the See Yourself Succeed tour, and we’d love to meet you! We can’t see everyone, unfortunately, but we’ll visit with as many of you as our schedule allows. Here are some quick tips to keep up to date with the tour.

1. Visit succeed.snhu.edu/route-schedule/ We have the map of the tour and a list of cities and dates so you can see if we’re coming to or through your town.

2. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram because that’s where we’ll be announcing opportunities for spontaneous meet ups.

3. Stay alert for our announcements and check our social channels frequently.

4. When you see us announce a meet up near you, respond to the tweet or Instagram post, and we’ll do our best to get in touch!

We’ll be in Clarksville, Tenn., tomorrow. Look forward to seeing more of you!

Pop-Up Student Union: Nashville

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Nashville, Tenn. — Two things are for certain: we have students everywhere, and we want to make the distance between them and us a little less distant.

On Saturday, we hosted a Pop-Up Student Union in Nashville, Tenn. Bringing together students, alumni, faculty and friends, the event provided an opportunity for the SNHU community to celebrate successes, discuss experiences, and network for the future.

Through speaking with representatives from SNHU Career and SNHU Alumni, smiling big in the photo booth, and, of course, sporting new SNHU swag, students were able to participate in an essential part of the college experience: the student union.

However, the highlight of the event was an entertaining and enlightening panel discussion of students and staff. Moderated by Greg Fowler, Chief Academic Officer at SNHU, panelists included Career Advisor Joe Jenkins, Alumna Lorie Bridges, and current students Katie Atkins and Terrica Davis.

Discussing both the difficulties and benefits of earning an advanced degree online, when asked what advice they had for students, Davis spoke first, saying, “Take the word ‘can’t’ out of your vocabulary.”

The panel unanimously agreed.

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Diploma Delivery: Stephanie Kingsbury

Tobaccoville, North Carolina — We love seeing our students rewarded for all their hard work. Congratulations on earning your degree, Stephanie!

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After finishing her undergraduate degree, Stephanie jumped right into a master’s program. Cierra, Stephanie’s graduate academic advisor at Southern New Hampshire University, came to deliver the diploma in person.

Insta-off: SNHU Photo Competition

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Nearly everyone on the crew loves using Instagram, and as we make our way across the country visiting iconic places, an unspoken challenge is happening: who can take the coolest Instagram photo?

Virginia Beach is our first stop, and the Neptune statue immediately had all of us whipping out our phones. So, which one is your favorite? Vote for your favorite in the comments!

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