GRANITE STATE COLLEGE NAMES TWO TO UNIVERSITY SYSTEM STUDENT BOARD
Granite State College students have elected two of their peers to represent them on the University System Student Board (USSB). The USSB is made up of two students from each of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) institutions.
Ricky Fife- USSB Student Trustee
I was born here in New Hampshire and joined the Navy shortly after high school. I spent 10 years in the Navy (2005-2015) and I got out January of 2015. Since then I have been working as an engineer at Dell in Dover, NH. I live in Somersworth with my wife and 2 year old son. I am working towards my BS in Technology Management and intend to follow that with my Master's. As a veteran, parent, and working full-time I understand the demands that many students face today. Please consider voting for me as your student representative.
Amy Hood- USSB Representative
My name is Amy Eileen Hood. I was born and raised in Claremont, New Hampshire. I currently work at the Claremont Adult Learning Center, an Adult Education Center. Growing up I always loved teaching and education, but did not originally go to college for education. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Health Management and Policy, minoring in Medical Laboratory Science. It was a year later that I realized that education was my passion, and where my path needed to lie. After I earned my M.Ed. in Elementary Education in 2003 from the University of New Hampshire, I worked over in the seacoast area for four years, until an opportunity near my hometown opened up. I worked in Unity, NH for seven years. During that entire time, I was also employed at the Claremont Adult Learning Center in the evenings in various positions – teacher, intake coordinator, Assistant Director.
When I was hired as the fulltime Director in 2014, it was clear to me that I wanted and needed classes in School Administration. I had already been working with Granite State College on a few endeavors and had positive interactions with their staff each time. Granite State College was an obvious contender, and ultimately my choice for my Master’s in School Principal Certification. I am very proud to be back in my hometown, working hard to make my community strong and people happy. I hope the education I have earned with help me make gains towards those goals.
The USSB exists to advise the USNH’s Board of Trustees and each of its committees on all topics of interest to the students. Both Ricky and Amy will serve a one-year term representing Granite State College.