Meet Lindsay Furlong
Undergraduate degree: B.A. in Communication/Psychology from Western New England College
Graduate degree: M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina
Why did you become a Hall Director?
One word: students! I found my way into the field of student affairs because I absolutely love working with college students and I cannot imagine spending a work day without the student interaction. What better way to interact with students than to live and work in a residence hall with them?! I love the energy and excitement of the residence hall and believe it is one of the focal points of life at a university. You can meet a ton of new people, get connected to activities and resources on campus, and overall enjoy the experience here at UNH more fully by living on campus. My office door is always open so stop in if you see me in there!
Why did you choose UNH?
The people, the campus, the location – what is not to love about UNH? I knew after my first interview with UNH that it was the right fit for both my professional and personal goals and values and the best place for me to start my first full-time position. The people in Residential Life are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do and I love the UNH campus community. New Hampshire is a wonderful state to live in with so much to do between the mountains, the beach, and the close proximity to Boston! I am originally from New Hampshire so I was excited to move back to the state I love so much after living elsewhere for six years!
Advice for first-year students...
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
This is one of my all time favorite quotes and I try to live my life by it. College is a great time for you to figure out who you are and who you want to be. Don’t just sit back and expect things to fall into your lap, but go out and intentionally have experiences and seek out what will make you into the person you want to be! There will never be another time in your life where so many opportunities are right at your fingertips the way they are in college so take advantage of all UNH has to offer you! Get involved on campus, meet new people, and go outside of your comfort zone!
Have questions about living in Alexander? Contact Lindsay at Lindsay.Furlong@unh.edu or call 603-862-1151.