Near and Far

Near and Far

A Japanese white-eye scouts the underside of a broad leaf for insects on the island of Oahu. The notable feature of these songbirds is an eponymous white eye ring, no less striking than their jade heads and golden throats. The Japanese white-eye’s vibrant hues seem natural among the colorful flora of these tropical forests; nevertheless, it’s an invader. Learn more >>>

The Coral Microbiome

The Coral Microbiome

A crystal clear ocean may be attractive to humans going for a swim, but that high level of clarity indicates a minimal amount of nutrients for the organisms living underwater. Oddly enough, it is in those kinds of low nutrient environments where many healthy corals live, such as the renowned Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s pristine Coral Sea. A vibrant coral ecosystem thriving in low nutrient conditions is known as the ‘paradox of the coral reef.’ Learn more >>>

Naturally UNH

Naturally UNH

Each turn of season highlights the pastoral campus at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), like a deliberate brush stroke on nature’s canvas. Throughout the year some of the most beautiful scenes take shape among the 250 acres that comprise UNH’s College Woods and encompass the woodlands, streams, and small fields that provide habitat for diverse wildlife. Learn more >>>

 Community Retrospective

Community Retrospective

Thirty years of photographic evidence on climate change affecting fouling communities in Portsmouth Harbor. Learn more >>>

Faces of COLSA

Faces of COLSA

"The most common question that I get from frosh and sophomores is, ‘When do I get another class with Professor Lee?’"

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"I try to facilitate my students’ getting access to more of the world and their own capacities." —Jessica Bolker

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Joanne Curran-Celentano leads her students through complex scientific procedures but is concerned that we “remember they are undergraduates so they will become graduate students.”

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Horticultural Technology Professor Rene Gingras believes in hands-on learning which is why he teaches credited courses in landscape lighting and pond design.  His students actually learn to install these landscape features from the ground up.

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She practices small animal medicine and surgery at several local shelters, is a jock at heart and loves educating students about animals, even bringing laughter to the classroom at her own expense.  Meet Sarah Proctor, DVM.

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Civil Technology professor Ken Flesher specializes in teaching Construction Management here at Thompson School and lives it in his free time by helping out the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity.

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Forest Technology faculty Matt Chagnon not only teaches forest technology courses he is also co-owner of Granite State Lumberjack Shows, Inc. and helps put on professional lumberjack competitions seen on ESPN.

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He is a registered professional animal scientist for beef and dairy cattle, spent a year in Namibia Africa in 2008 and has even acted as an animal wrangler and consultant for the movie industry. Meet Dr. Drew Conroy.

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He writes articles for Chef Educator Magazine, specializes in teaching food production with an emphasis on using fresh New England fish and shellfish and is an active volunteer firefighter.  Meet Charlie Caramihalis. 

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"David Townson (known to his students as Dr. T) was my teacher for principles of biology, and was responsible for me switching to my current major. His passion for science is contagious and his style of teaching makes it easy to become excited about what you’re learning."

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"It is amazing to have a mentor who wants students to succeed as much as they do, and who's main goal is for students to learn something. Dr. Minocha is easy to talk to and full of advice."

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In a way that only a microbiologist could, Vaughn Cooper lights up when he explains what makes a bacterium he is describing “charismatic.”

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While many faculty members would justifiably shudder at the prospect of managing a class of 250—at 8 a.m., no less!—Jesse Morrell embraces it.

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Brent Loy – Plant Breeder Extraordinaire

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“I’m more hopeful than ever for the contributions of my field to the quality of human life. That’s very satisfying in itself.” - Dr. Kelley Thomas

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“One of my intentions is to build public understanding of ecological issues relevant to society,” says Dr. Serita Frey. “Another is to bring information that is more accurate to the folks who are influencing policy.”

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Tim Brown is a Civil Technology graduate and is currently living in Austin, Texas. He is the owner of a small residential architecture firm, Pioneer Designs, LLC.  He is one of our many success stories here at the Thompson School!

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Patrick Coursey, a recent graduate, has been working for a local general contractor call R.M. Piper INC.  They focus on bridge building/reconstruction, concrete, and site work.  He was recently promoted to the title of foreman and has been using his skills in surveying and layout to help build jobs. He has also been able to assist in job estimation and takeoff.

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Matthew Lannetta is a graduate of the Culinary Arts program. After the Thompson School, he attended the Culinary Institute of America.  He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is the Executive Sous Chef for The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel.

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Megan is currently the Thompson Grooming Shop Manager at UNH and manages "Bark Now" an exclusive luxury style grooming salon and boutique. Megan volunteers as a leader for a local NH 4-H Dog Chapter and as the 4H dog show supervisor for two NH Fairs.

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Adam Crowther ’13 grew up on a small beef farm in Jackson, NH, where he helped his family raise cows and chickens. His heart remained true to these agricultural roots when he entered the University of New Hampshire (UNH) as a freshman.

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Steve Eisenhaure: Outstanding in the Field

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“A lot of state schools are cutting their agriculture programs and it’s hard to find a good one like UNH’s.” - Nicole Antaya

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"I don’t know what we’d do without her talents and positive, can-do attitude."

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In her more than two decades of service at UNH, Nancy Wallingford has carved out a following of appreciative employees who just can’t fathom getting their jobs done without her assistance.

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“The bottom line is I don’t think I could do my job without Meg Coburn. She assumes responsibility for so many of the daily tasks that need to be done.”

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