Alumni Spotlight Spotlight

Jesse McGowan '18G says an MBA complements his engineering degree, helping him embrace complexity
Jesse McGowan '18G earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering at UNH in 2002. He chose Paul College's online MBA program because it allowed him to continue working and, at the same time, learn the business skills needed to better manage his staff and his organization. It far exceeded his...
Bianca Nicolosi '18G gained the knowledge and skills needed to advance her career
Bianca Nicolosi '18G loved the flexibility of the part-time MBA program. If was the perfect fit for a busy professional looking to gain a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to grow her career, and the specialization in information systems and business analytics gave her a competitive edge...
Hospitality grad Trisha Crowe ’17 is in charge of it all
It’s a weeknight during UNH’s winter break, and the new Saxbys café is closed for business, but one light is still on. Trisha Crowe ’17, café executive officer (CEO) of the Durham location, sits in the empty café with her laptop, crunching numbers. The spot she’s camped out in, a table tucked into...
Paul College’s new mentoring initiative includes a focus on women
Imagine attending a mentoring event while you were in college, and the person sitting across the table from you, who has agreed to serve as your mentor, is the CFO of a major corporation. Maybe she’s the founder of her own company. But she’s a woman in business, just like you hope to be, and she’s...
Annie Spano ’14G gives her advice
I am the founder/CEO of Style Collective, an online community and educational platform for female social media influencers. I’m also the host of the Becoming Fearless podcast, where I interview women about...
Joyce Craig ’89 is the first female mayor of Manchester, N.H.
Joyce Craig was elected to the office of mayor for the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, on Nov. 8, 2017, becoming the first woman ever elected mayor of the Queen City. We had a chance to ask the Whittemore School of Business and Economics (now Paul College) alumna about her historic election and...
Executive coach Tanya Mehta ’97 explains how self-awareness is critical to success
There’s a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s work The Little Prince that goes, “If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then indeed you are very wise.” Tanya Mehta ’97, founder and CEO of Transverse Leadership, an executive coaching firm based...
Vice President, Demand and Supply Management for Nike, Inc.
Paul College: Tell us about your history and role at Nike. What has inspired you to stay at Nike for as long as you have? White: It was the summer of 1996, and all eyes were on the Atlanta Olympic Games, Michael Johnson and all the excitement surrounding his gold spikes. At the time, I was still...
Paul College senior has a plan
Sometimes choosing a major comes down to what makes sense. For Lawson Martinez ’18, that has meant not only pursuing business administration with an accounting option at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics but...
Paul College senior starts work in June
Two months before commencement, Sarah Heath ’18 had three job offers. In June, two weeks after graduation, she’ll start full time as a marketing specialist with a Bedford, New Hampshire, real estate company. “It’s a relief to know I have a job, and it was an honor to have been offered multiple jobs...
Eddie Alhamdan '17 came all the way from Amman, Jordan, to study accounting at UNH. “When I was on the plane coming here, a lot was going on in my mind. There was a life I left behind me and a new life about to start for me. I was very nervous, especially in my first year.” He needn't have worried...
UNH’s Social Innovation Internship provides a great way for students to gain experience working for businesses that have a social mission. The program is also a meaningful way for UNH alumni to engage with their alma...