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Culinary Arts Earns 5-year Accreditation

The culinary program at the Thompson School of Applied Science has received accreditation from the American Culinary Federation.

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Red Carpet Flower Shop helps young love blossom

Last year, on the night before Valentine’s Day, Kaitlyn Bassett slept on the floor of the Red Carpet Flower Shop.

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UNH Recognized for University Research Farms in National Ranking

The University of New Hampshire has been ranked as hosting one of the top 20 sets of university farms in America. UNH has four horticulture, agronomy, and dairy farms, as well as greenhouses, which are centered on teaching, research and outreach. All are facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

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The Future Belongs To The Young

It’s a great time to be young and working toward a career in the green industry. Well, it’s a great thing to be young regardless – considering my age anyway. But for students seeking a rewarding career that provides valuable environmental services in the great outdoors, the landscape trade offers incredible opportunities. In my opinion, this is probably more so now than anytime in the past generation. (More on that in a bit.)

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Thompson School is listed as one of the top 10 culinary arts schools in the Northeast

From your executive chef to prep workers, choosing the right personnel for a well-rounded kitchen staff is one of the most important decisions a restaurant owner will make. It’s not a requisite exclusive to the fine dining world, either—even large chain restaurants rely on a skilled executive culinary team to come up with fresh innovative ideas and make menu updates season after season. So how can you know that your hiring choice has the right training and experience for the job at hand? One way is by taking a look at their education.

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Battle ax: Six colleges meet for lumberjack competition at UNH

On a rainy Saturday, the University of New Hampshire played host to an athletic competition, but not one of the more familiar sports.

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Branching Out

Just three years after Jon Roy ’95 graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) Forest Technology program at the Thompson School of Applied Science, he started his own business. Now a thriving company, Orion Tree Service provides the communities of Barrington, Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newmarket, Stratham, and surrounding areas with highly skilled tree removal, tree pruning, stump grinding, and storm damage emergency services. Story >>>

UNH offering program in community care coordination

The University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science and Center on Aging and Community Living have launched a new certificate program in community care coordination. The flexible 19-credit program is currently enrolling traditional and non-traditional students to begin this fall.

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Out of Africa

Alumni safari blends work and pleasure for animal sciences professor Drew Conroy ’86, ‘01G

 

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Mentoring it Forward

Whenever you receive an email from Regina Smick-Attisano, you gain a bit of wisdom. That’s because as the Executive Director of the Thompson School of Applied Science, Smick-Attisano signs off with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”

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