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Warrior-Actor Speaks at NHTI

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Afghan-American Hollywood actor, author, and Marine translator Fahim Fazli visted one of Prof. Mike Moffett's Sports Management classes last week and spoke about his challenging path to success.

Born in Kabul, Fazli opposed the Communists who took over his country in 1978.  At age 17 he made a perilous escape on foot and on horseback across the Hindu Kush mountains to Pakistan.  From 1983-85 he waited in line as a refugee in Islamabad, until he was finally approved to come to America.  Arriving in New York City with little more than the shirt on his back, he learned English, studied American history, became a citizen, and made his way to California, where he worked at numerous jobs while pursuing his acting dream in Hollywood.  Eventually he earned a coveted Screen Actors Guild card, which opened the door to numerous speaking roles, in films such as ARGO, AMERICAN SNIPER, IRON MAN, and most recently ROCK THE KASBAH.

Proud of his American citizenship, Fazli later left Hollywood when he put on a uniform and returned to his native Afghanistan as an interpreter with the United State Marines.  Serving with an infantry battalion in volatile Helmand Province, the charismatic Fazli was so effective as a translator—promoting cultural understanding between Afghans and Americans—that the Taliban put a price on his head.

It was in Afghanistan that Fazli met Prof. Moffett, a Marine Lt. Colonel who was then on special assignment.  Fazli and Moffett stayed in touch after returning to America and collaborated with Warriors Publishing Group on a successful book entitled FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back. The book won critical acclaim and the Gold Medal for Top Biography from the Military Writers Society of America.  It is now the basis for a movie project proposal.

Fahim and Bill Handy

Fahim and his companion Noelle Mathieu speak with Bill Handy (left).

Bill Handy, a first year Sports Management student from Epping, hung around after class for some additional conversation with Fahim.  "What he's done really inspires me," says Bill.  "I'm interested in getting into baseball management.  In fact, what I really want is to be a General Manager someday.  If I could I ever achieve that goal ..."

"Not if," says Fazli.  "When.  You must always think, 'When'."

18th Annual Time for Tellabration!

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Saturday, November 21
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Library Living Room

Featuring local storytellers.  Anyone old enough to enjoy an hour and a half of listening is welcome!

Free and open to the public.  Donations in cash and canned goods accepted for the Friendly Kitchen.  Sponsored by the Central NH Storytelling Guild.

Questions?  Contact George Radcliffe at or (603) 746-2824.


Send Us Your Creativity:
Submit Your Writing and Art to The Eye!

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NHTI's Student Literary Magazine

Each spring The Eye publishes the best student writing and art submissions of the year, as chosen by a panel of student editors.  Last year The Eye celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a special commemorative edition publishing the very best student writing of the past quarter-century.  Copies of the 25th Anniversary edition as well the current edition are on sale at the campus bookstore now.

Submit your work to this year's edition of The Eye by the February 14, 2016 deadline for a chance to get published!  Submissions are accepted in a wide range of genres including:

  • Creative Nonfiction
    • Narrative
    • Memoir
    • Personal Essay
    • Reflective
  • Comparison
  • Description
  • Literary/Critical/Style Analysis
  • Journal
  • Research/Persuasion
  • Fiction
    • Short Story
    • Flash
    • Play
  • Poetry
  • This I Believe
  • Art
    • Sketch/Paint/Watercolor
    • Digital
    • Pottery

Submit your best work, academic and personal, online at  For more information contact or, ext. 4151.


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Campus Safety Information

The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of November 2-8, 2015.  The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly.

To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please go to the NHTI Campus Safety office at One Institute Drive.

Alcohol/Drug:   4
Lock/Key Issues:   5
Lost and Found:   12
Medical:   3
Motor Vehicle:   1
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts:   6
NHTI Campus Policy:   4
Tickets Issued:   3
Outside Vendor Assists:   8
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)

Campus Safety
Info Corner

The NHTI Campus Safety Department wants to remind all commuters, faculty, staff, and visitors that if you intend to leave your vehicle on campus overnight you must notify Campus Safety at 230-4042.  If you wish to leave your car due to a weather-related event, the Campus Safety Department will also make you aware of where to park your vehicle so nothing happens to it!

Lost and Found

Have you lost or misplaced something?  Here is a list of items brought to “Lost & Found” at Campus Safety:

Laptop Student IDs
Sweatshirt Rain Coat
Vape Pen Flash Drive
Text Book Jacket
Skate Board Took Kit
Keys Gloves

Please contact the Campus Safety Department at 603-224-3287 or via email at to find out if any of these items might be yours!