Alumni Spotlight

Tricia Melillo ’17 is working for two New Hampshire state senators
Tricia Melillo ’17 loves history. She is fascinated with the U.S. Constitution, and she even has a favorite among the nation’s founders. All these passions have likely helped pave the way for her future, as Melillo is now a legislative assistant for the New Hampshire Senate.
Brenden Collins '16, ’19G became interested in cybersecurity during his time in the U.S. Navy, in which he served within the Intelligence and Cryptology communities. After earning his bachelor’s degree in computer information...
Manchester Community College graduate finds success in UNH Manchester's Business program
Soda sales, retail and manufacturing were just a few of the odd jobs Tim Cunningham had after graduating from Timberlane High School in 2006. He took a few community college courses in between, but it wasn’t until 2014 when he felt ready to tackle his next challenge. “After a few years working odd...
Mike Judge '19G has been interested in protecting people and institutions from threats since joining the United States Marine Corps as a 20-year-old college student. That desire to protect progressed into a career in cybersecurity, a field in need of professionals due to the growing frequency and...
Biological sciences student finds path to Physician Assistant Studies graduate program
Evan Boylan '18 always knew he would enlist in the military. He was inspired by his father who served in the Navy and by a desire to see the world and get a sense of perspective. So, after graduating from Nashua High School South in 2011, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. Boylan served for four...
Ryan Buchanan received the Ryan M. Pitts '13 Scholarship for contributions to the college community
Ryan Buchanan is a fifth-generation service member and a first generation college graduate – both of which he is quite proud.  Buchanan joined the Navy right out of high school in 2004 and served for four years. When he completed his service, he enrolled in community college in Virginia where he...
Each year, the New Hampshire Public Health Association awards the Rising Star Award to a public health professional who has contributed to, and shows significant potential in, the field of public health. This year that recipient was Sara Rainer, a Master of...
Spotlight piece features mechanical engineering technology graduate Greg Bernash '15
Greg Bernash '15, an alumnus of UNH Manchester's Mechanical Engineering Technology program, was recently featured in a "Spotlight" profile by The Laconia Daily Sun. The Gilford High School graduate now lives in Northfield and works...
At the end of her sophomore year, Jaden Henry ’18 was interested in saving some money.  What she didn’t realize was that her decision to switch to UNH Manchester would ultimately land her in the right place at the right time for a dream career opportunity. After transferring to UNH Manchester her...
UNH graduate student Alan Provance discovered his calling for teaching while serving as a Specialist in the United States Army. Through his time in the Army, Provance realized he could utilize his experiences to continue to serve and better his country through teaching. “Teaching speaks to me...
Like many college students, Emma Ghilardi '19 had no idea what she wanted to study when she began her freshman year. Fast-forward to today: Ghilardi is pursuing a double-major in homeland security and ...
Like many graduate students, Macuei Mathiang ’18 juggled school and work while pursuing his Master of Science in Information Technology. A recent graduate of the program, Mathiang kept busy this summer with a full-time job as well as an internship to...