Spotlight

Lifetime Learning
"In the acute care setting, emergencies call for immediate action. A nurse practitioner must use their knowledge to rapidly assess a situation and make decisions that could be life changing." Mary Murphy Hayes has always been drawn to medicine, perhaps unconsciously following the influence of her...
In the Morning
What do elementary school children in Nicaragua and rural college students in New Hampshire have in common? Based on three years as a Peace Corps teacher in a small Nicaragua village, Dr. Andrew Coppens, Associate Professor and Director of the UNH Online MEd program, has based much of his work on...
Radiating Kindness
"As a Family Nurse Practitioner, the most important part of my job is to listen to patients. I try to listen and offer them kindness during tough times." Hailing from Ontario, Canada, Tania Centra has traveled to many parts of the United States in her professional capacity. With a nursing degree...
Igniting the Spark
The bright beacon of service is a calling card for Darius Love with his dual passions of neuroscience nursing and nurturing leadership in others. "I did not select a leadership role – it happened to me. Early in my career, a nurse manager saw the potential within me and opened the door to self-...
Rising to the Challenge
"I like to feel a bit “on edge” when my shift begins, in other words, ready to test myself, and push myself to improve every day. Nothing gives greater satisfaction than expanding my knowledge boundaries." For Amanda Bruno Roberts, the road to nursing has never been a straight line; her path is...
On a work trip to the U.S., Australia native Brett White ‘21G met up with a buddy—a UNH alum—who took him to an ice hockey game. “That was the start of a love affair with UNH Wildcats hockey that has lasted over 20 years,” White says. So when White was looking for graduate programs in cybersecurity...
Keys to Freedom
“Education holds the keys to creating our freedom to choose what we want to do and to give something back to our communities.” With multiple diplomas framed on her wall, 2021 UNH Online graduate of the DNP program Melinda Linane believes in the value of education as the bellwether of a satisfying...
The Care Continuum
“I enjoy building relationships with my patients in a partnership to achieve better health,” says Dayle Sharp, Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director of the UNH Online FNP program. “I identify patients by their names, not by their health conditions.” A nursing graduate of the University...
The Welcome
“I love working in higher education. Helping students achieve their goals gives me a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.” New Hampshire native Jacqueline Klatt earned a BS in Psychology with a minor in Theatre from UNH and an online master’s degree in Educational Studies (MEd) from UNH,...
Eyes on the Prize
"After working in urban hospitals for a period of years, I wanted something different so my family packed up and moved to northern New Hampshire in the dead of winter where I began a new job with a rural hospital. We love the area and I have worked hard to advance through the ranks to the level of...
The Bridge Builder
"I feel passionate about being the instrument of change in a family’s struggle to achieve a satisfying and productive outcome. Building bridges for families is the cornerstone of my life and career." Growing up in Hartford, CT, Journee LaFond (they/them) and their sister were familiar with...
From the Heart
"If you are full within, you have plenty to give others by helping, listening, guiding. I live my calling and it is my joy to serve." Born to Nigerian parents living in England, most of Tai Slyne’s immediate family work in the medical field. Although her original goal was to become a physician,...