SNHU finds ‘Go-Getter’ south of the border

Jennifer Allen of Mexico City has been named the winner of Southern New Hampshire University’s Go-Getters Challenge, a two-month campaign to award one contestant a free Global MBA.

Allen was selected among three finalists who appeared live Oct. 27 on “FOX25 Morning News.” Each contestant had one minute to explain how an SNHU Global MBA would affect their life. Viewers then voted online and a panel of SNHU judges determined the final winner.

Saying she was “absolutely thrilled” about winning, Allen said she will use the opportunity to learn and develop skills that can be applied directly to her as a manager in a nonprofit organization in Mexico City.

“I plan on then sharing successful strategies for economic sustainability worldwide through consulting,” she said. “Most of all, I know that this scholarship will enable me to empower others. I will be transformed through this experience and know many others will be also.”

The campaign was unveiled on the “FOX25 Morning News” Sept. 16 broadcast. Contestants were required to write a 500-word essay explaining the impact a Global MBA would have on their lives. SNHU staff and faculty members served as judges and selected six semi-finalists. On-campus interviews followed, and the field was then narrowed to three. The campaign generated over 1 million online impressions and candidates from seven states and Mexico took part.

“The ideal go-getter for us is someone who is goal-driven and willing to put in the time and effort to improve his or her life and the lives of those around them, but perhaps hasn’t had the opportunity or resources to get to that next level in their education,” said SNHU President Paul LeBlanc. “Education has been the fuel of the American Dream and this is our way to help someone realize the transformation that is possible.”