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Fall 2021: Welcome to Keene State College Hunter!

Story By:
Kelly Ricaurte | Communications Director
Hunter Tavares - incoming student
Hunter Tavares, starting at Keene State in fall 2021

Keene State is featuring some of the incredible students who will be joining the community in fall 2021. Welcome to Keene State College, Hunter Tavares!

Where he’s from: Portsmouth, RI

Major: Undeclared; interested in safety and occupational health applied sciences, also likes history.

Why Keene State: Several teachers at Portsmouth High School thought Keene State would be a good fit. Also, a friend of his older brother is already studying at Keene State, so he knows about the college. In addition, his lacrosse coach told Hunter he would be able to play at the Division II or III level, which brought Hunter and his mother to visit campus and meet with lacrosse coach Mark Theriault. “Without me even asking, Coach told us what he values – that we are competitive and serious in games, but we are also a family that cares for each other. That is just how I feel about it too. We didn’t even look at other schools after that.”

Memorable experience: “We played a three-game tournament not long ago. After the first two games, I checked my Fitbit, and I’d already run over 30,000 steps.”

Where he’ll be four years from now: “I know the time will fly by. Hopefully I will have a plan for my future. I know Keene State will give me the tools to figure it out.”

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