Pierce Radius - Fall 2011
Alumni Magazine of Franklin Pierce University - In This Issue: Walter Peterson - a giant among men, Leaving a legacy, The exhilaration of victory with DHART, Alumni Profile with the Enrights, Faculty profile with Donna Decker and Student profile with John Abasto.
Pierce radius vol. 4 no. 1 2011 Al u m n i Ma g a zi n e Editor Patricia Garrity Alumni Relations Director Shirley English-Whitman '01 & G'07 Contributing writers Katherine Buttrick, Kristin Carbone '12, Doug DeBiase, Christine Doyle `08, Shirley English-Whitman '01 & G'07, Patricia Garrity, Matthew Janik, Michelle Marrone, Nancy McComish Photography Comments Richard Berube '98, Carole Brasili, Patricia Garrity, Ryan E. Hulse '09 & G'11, Ann Lafond, Richard Orr, Sports, Peggy Stuart Address all comments to: Pierce Radius Editor University Relations Franklin Pierce University 40 University Drive Rindge, NH 03461 or email PierceRadiusEditor@franklinpierce.edu Design Ann Lafond, Ryan E. Hulse '09 & G'11 Change of address Contact Alumni Relations Phone: (877) 372-2586 email: email@example.com From the President Welcome new trustees Walter Peterson: A giant among men Alumni profile: The Enrights Faculty profile: Donna Decker Student profile: John Abasto The exhilaration of victory In the news Ravens athletics Class notes In memoriam Alumni Weekend 2011 Message from the Alumni Association President You made a difference Leaving a legacy Making a difference: Andrew Cohen Honor Roll of Giving 50 Save the date th 2 3 4 11 12 13 14 18 23 27 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 52 Message from James F. Birge, President Dr. Birge addresses a group of students in Pierce Hall. "Being President of a university is no way for an adult to make a living," suggests Bart Giamatti, former President of Yale University. The hours are long, many decisions are difficult and rarely please everyone, travel away from family is frequent, and failure is a constant threat and motivator. On average, Presidents of private colleges and universities remain in their roles for six years. Imagine, then, staying in such a role for 20 years! But that is exactly what Walter Peterson did from 1975-1995. Walter's love for Franklin Pierce University and its community was still strong in May when I last saw him. He spoke fondly of friends he met here, of the students with whom he was still in contact, and of his role to help build a young college into a mature University. In this issue of Radius, you can re-live your memories of Walter while reading about and seeing the photos of his life. Walter changed the culture of Franklin Pierce in many ways including expanding the Board of Trustees to represent multiple voices and ideas. That tradition has continued and in this issue you will read about the newest trustees to join the Board. As alumni and friends of Franklin Pierce University you know better than I do that the people of Pierce are who distinguish our University from others. Faculty, students, alumni, trustees and others shape the University and give it a context for education that is unique, compelling and so important. This month's Radius shares the stories of some of these people. Finally, this issue contains the Honor Roll of Giving to acknowledge the many people who financially support Franklin Pierce University. Are you on this honor roll? If not, please make a financial commitment to Franklin Pierce. Every person who was educated at Pierce was helped by someone else in one way or another. Please consider being that person who helps one of our students today with an annual fund gift, a major gift or a planned gift. Last spring Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas made the largest gift in our history--$1.1 million dollars. These funds will support the construction of a 9,000 square foot athletic training and health sciences facility. There are plenty of opportunities remaining for you to add your support to this facility and to put your name on the Honor Roll of Giving. As always, I hope you will take the time to return to our campuses. There are many activities that would interest you--from performing arts events, lectures, gallery showings and athletic events where you can see our continued work to educate women and men to be leaders of conscience. Ex Umbris Ad Lucem, James F. Birge President 2 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Welcome New Trustees Patricia Lang Barry has been a contributing member of the Rindge area community for many years serving in the human services, education and hospitality fields. She is currently the assistant principal at Hillsboro-Deering High School and a Rindge selectwoman. In her latter role, she has helped forge a strong relationship between the University and the Town of Rindge. Barry received an honorary doctorate from Franklin Pierce University at the 2010 commencement exercises. She joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the spring of 2011. Caryl Felicetta is the COO of Single Throw Internet Marketing, a company that helps its clients develop all aspects of their internet marketing programs; web application development, social media, design and more. Prior to this endeavor, she founded The Argyle Studio serving as both the creative director and CEO. Her agency was one of the first to use the Mac as a production tool and now it has become the industry standard. Ms. Felicetta holds an associates in applied science from Middlesex County College and she is quickly closing in on her bachelor's degree. She currently volunteers time to New Jersey Audubon and SCORE organization, and attends events on marketing. She hopes to complete a novel soon, and enjoys photography, gardening and working with therapy dogs. She lives in Metuchen, N.J. with her partner John. Ms. Felicetta joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the fall of 2011. Paul M. Goyette '94 of Bedford, N.H. assists people in preparing for financial independence and in managing their resources after retirement. Goyette specializes in creating financial strategies for retirees and pre-retirees, especially those who have family members with special needs. He has been involved in the financial services and banking industries for over twenty-five years. He is a registered representative of LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC and an investment advisor representative. He is also a member of NAIFA, the NH Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association. Goyette participates in the annual Penguin Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics of New Hampshire. He earned his bachelor of science degree in financial management from Franklin Pierce College of Graduate and Professional Studies in 1994. He joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in March 2011. George Kidd Jr. has been an educator for over forty years beginning his career in higher education at the University of Pennsylvania and then moving on to Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. where he was vice president. He served as president of Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio for twenty-one years and led the University through tremendous enrollment growth and built a campus. After retirement from Tiffin, he became interim president of Myers University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2008, the university was acquired by private ownership and renamed Chancellor University with Kidd as its 18th president. He joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the spring of 2011. Susan Pimentel of Hanover, N.H. is a nationally recognized education analyst and standards consultant. Her work has focused on academic standards with corresponding work in principal evaluation, student assessment and school accountability. She is co-founder of StandardsWork, a nonprofit education consultancy that works with school districts, state agencies and civic groups around the country to improve student achievement. After earning her J.D. and a B.S. in early childhood education, both from Cornell University, Pimentel worked in the Maryland state legislature. She served as senior policy advisor and then as special counsel in Prince George's County, Md. Subsequently, she was director of the World Class Schools Panel in North Carolina. She has also worked with individual charter schools in Massachusetts. She is co-author with Denis P. Doyle of the best-selling book and CD-ROM, Raising the Standard: An Eight-Step Action Guide for Schools and Communities. She joined the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees in the spring of 2011. By Patricia Garrity fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 3 4 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 W a l t e r Ru t h e r f o rd P e t e r s o n Franklin Pierce University President � 1975 to 1995 ranklin Pierce's second and longest serving president was not an ordinary man although this humble man would argue that. Those who knew him shared just how unique he was in so many ways. "Walter Peterson was a humble, gracious, kind, warm and enormously generous friend to all who were blessed to know him," said Franklin Pierce University President James F. Birge. "It was the way in which Walter treated everyone he met that made him great, memorable and irreplaceable." Peterson served as President of Franklin Pierce University for 20 years from 1975 to 1995 and accomplished many great things including the construction of the Emily Flint campus center, the Mountain View and Northwood apartments, and a state-of-the-art waste treatment plant. He also built the Continuing Education Division beginning with a few evening classes on the Rindge campus and growing to five satellite campuses. Under his tenure, Franklin Pierce athletics was accepted into the NCAA II Division. He added women's basketball, the ski hut and rope tow on the Rindge campus. By Patricia Garrity F Larry Leach '82 was quoted in the Spring 1995 Pierce magazine, "I always remembered Walter in his office as you passed his window. If you were an athlete his instincts were to wave to you whether he was in a meeting or not. I always thought he was just waving to athletes, but I came to realize that he waved to all students. That's the kind of President he was. He cared about everyone." Peterson impressed Franklin Pierce students with his constant presence. "You go to the baseball games, he's there. You go to the soccer games, he's there. You go to basketball . . . everywhere. You go to the cafeteria to eat lunch, he's there sitting with the students. He was unbelievable," said Ana Crnilovic `96, a Rindge student from Serbia. "I remember Walter Peterson coming to many of the girl's softball team practices and games," said Peg Carson '78. "He was very supportive and always cheered us on. I also remember being able to sign up in the Manor to have Sunday dinner at his home! He was such a good man." A large man in both stature and presence, Peterson was a common sight at Franklin Pierce athletic competitions even years after he left the presidency of the University. He was always there But these accomplishments will not be how we remember him most. We remember him as the President, the gentleman, who cared for people. He made a point to know every student by name and would meet with them whenever there was an opportunity. He really cared about students and wanted to get to know them. He helped establish the close family community that is still a hallmark of Franklin Pierce. Peterson had a picture with the name of every student on campus in his office---and students called him Walter. When he became President, he moved his office to the first floor of the Manor so that he was accessible to students and could look out his window and wave to them as they walked by. Believing in ourselves Peterson was a motivator and inspiration to all because he could always see the potential in students, faculty and staff, and this University. "If we can but appreciate the level of quality that has been achieved and, believing in ourselves, push on to greater heights, there is no limit to what Franklin Pierce can be," Peterson said in the Spring 1988 issue of Pierce Magazine. He was also known for helping others believe in themselves. "I owe a great deal to President Peterson," said Vice President fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 5 for Student Affairs Jim Earle. "He actually hired me and was the one who provided me with this great opportunity to serve students and the community. Most importantly, he believed in me at a time in my career when I didn't believe I was ready for this challenge. I guess this is what I remember most about him. He believed in people. He always managed to see the good in people, and this is most especially true of students. When others believe in you, you can accomplish so much. He has always been and will always be an important role model in my life. I heard someone else say of him once, and I agree wholeheartedly. "`If I can be half the man Walter was, then by God, I'll be doing okay.'" "Walter Peterson was a very special person that gave far more to society than he ever wanted in return," said Director of Athletics and Vice President Bruce Kirsh. "His impact on Franklin Pierce University almost 20 years after his retirement is present everywhere you go. I will always be indebted to Walter for being a mentor to me and having such a significant influence on the person I became." Students throughout his two decades at Franklin Pierce felt the same way. "Thank you for allowing me to prove that I am a much better student, and a better person, than my high school transcripts would ever have indicated," wrote "Dover" Zondiros Cole `83. "Walter saw something in me before I saw it in myself," said Steven Scott '79. "I'll always be grateful for that confidence." If I can be half the man Walter was, then by God, I'll be doing okay. Kelly Hamilton Stoddard Cotiaux `84 said, "Walter is my image of Franklin Pierce College � someone who always challenged us, testing our courage to be better than what we thought we could be; then rewarded us with his love and friendship. He is a great man who cheered for me throughout my Pierce days." Tracy A. Meserve `89 shared on Linkedin, "He (Peterson) changed my life and countless others. He was an amazing, smart, witty, compassionate human being. I am blessed to have known him and I thank him for my wonderful years at FPC!!!" "When playing basketball for FPC ( 1975-1979 ), President Peterson and Bruce Kirsh always treated the players as men first and basketball players second," said Michael Chatman `79. "I will never forget what President Peterson has done for me. I will miss him." Jean Wasilewski Warner `86 shared, "Wally P, as an educator you shaped many of our lives by encouraging us and challenging us, as a friend to us you taught us to be brave, have integrity, to live our lives to the fullest everyday. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family." 6 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 We were all in awe Walter Peterson was a statesman and much admired mentor who provided a model for those around him to aspire to. Alum Terri Johnson `86 shared on Facebook, "He (Peterson) was a wonderful man with energy x10. I remember during one of FPC's annual hikes up Mt Monadnock, Pres. Peterson, who did this hike every year with the students, said hello as he passed us. We had stopped for a break to rest from the steep incline. And where we were needing to catch our breath, he walked up the hill with such ease that he made it look as though he was walking on a flat surface! We were all in awe! Thank you for the wonderful years that you gave to FPC! I will always remember your warm cheery smile and your friendly hello." Christopher Cordeiro `93 wrote, "I have nothing but the fondest memories of Wally, he always had a smile for you. If it were not for him I would not have been able to continue at FPC due to cost, but he went beyond to get me loans when I needed them. A truly great man has passed. He will be forever in our hearts." Peterson was very active in the town of Peterborough as well, serving as moderator for 27 years. He was always fair and his opinion was widely respected. So much so that town members adopted a phrase, the `Peterson Principle,' to remind everyone to stick to the issues and avoid personal attacks. Peterson had the ability to unite people and see both sides of an argument. Franklin Pierce University Professor Robin Marra described his diplomacy and character precisely, "In tone and in posture, his legacy is one of people reaching out across the aisles to each other and across fences to their neighbors." Governor John Lynch considered him a mentor. "He was a role model of civility in politics and a true man of the people. Walter Peterson really embodied the definition of a statesman. He didn't care about polls and popular opinion. Walter did what he thought was right. With a strength of character as tough as New Hampshire granite, Governor Peterson was a true New Hampshire icon, a gentleman and a strong example of courage and honesty in politics. He never wavered from his principles and always put the needs of people first, which is the mark of a great man and an extraordinary public servant." In announcing the University's first-ever Walter R. Peterson award, Dr. Birge said "The Peterson award mirrors the accomplishments of his namesake and is intended to "honor an individual for his or her extraordinary commitment to public service, selfless contributions to higher education, sense of humor and high moral character." Sen. Lou D'Allesandro was a vice president at Franklin Pierce during Peterson's tenure. Last May, during the University's commencement exercises, D'Allesandro was awarded the first Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award. At a press conference announcing the recipients of the award, he noted the passing of the former governor saying, "Walter Peterson was my mentor and dear friend for 35 years. He was also an outstanding public servant who gave so much of his time and talents to New Hampshire. I am truly humbled to receive the leadership award that bears his name." fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 7 We are family In his 1980 commencement message, Peterson shared the warmth he is known for when referring to his Franklin Pierce family. "It always seemed to me that if you are members of a family, not only do you have a responsibility to love and care for one another, but there's also a responsibility to instill other virtues, other qualities, as part of the process of becoming that larger family. I hope that we have been successful in meeting that responsibility for our graduates. It is a part of the philosophy of Franklin Pierce as you know. We strive as hard as we can to present opportunities for our students so they can get to know themselves and to grow in the process and find out just what fine people they can be if they will only make the effort." Closing with his typical inspirational wisdom, "So know that when you go, you go, we hope, with the training that will equip you to make the kind of contribution that we desperately want you to make to a world that needs that input. God Bless." Peterson was a fine example of the philosophy that he espoused. "In so many ways, I see now that it was Walter's disposition toward the world and toward people that lent to the sense of family and caring intimacy that I experienced when attending college here," shared Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kim Mooney `83. "Walter was everywhere and it is still easy to picture him walking around the campus in suits and high tops but it was the ever present twinkle in his eyes that let me know the President of this college was probably like no other." Dean of the College of Rindge Paul Kotila remembers, "Walter Peterson was President of Franklin Pierce (then College) when I arrived as a faculty member in 1988. He always struck me as a gracious, caring person who had an absolutely amazing memory for faces and names. Although Walter was a famous personage of New Hampshire, I always felt when we met again that he talked to me in a personal way, as if we'd been friends for a long time (and he always remembered my name). I consider it a great pleasure and privilege to have known and worked for Walter (everyone called him Walter)." Professor of Music David Brandes shares his admiration, "One of the qualities I most admired in Walter was his respect and true concern for everyone he encountered in his daily life. He was always truly present to other people with his warmth, humor and compassion. He was a civil and gracious man, and his presence is missed." Professor of Chemistry Frank Hubacz respected Peterson's leadership, "President Peterson was a gracious and thoughtful individual as well as a successful leader. He was gifted with the ability to make everyone feel significant as well as to help each person understand and appreciate their value to the greater Franklin Pierce family. His physical stature mirrored the great passion that he had for our institution and its mission." Walter Peterson closed his 1979 commencement message with characteristic modesty, warmth and sage advice right from his heart, "There are people more eloquent than I, that can describe why this world needs you. It just does. Be happy. Give a little and a lot will come to you, and don't you ever forget that you'll always be welcome back here at Franklin Pierce College. All the best." 8 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Walter was everywhere and it is still easy to picture him walking around the campus in suits and high tops but it was the ever present twinkle in his eyes that let me know the President of this college was probably like no other. � Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kim Mooney `83 fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 9 How many times in life can you say that you met a really great person? I've been in the presence of many great people, but none really compare to Walter. � Sen. Lou D'Allesandro A giant among men "I have many, wonderful memories of Walter Peterson. Having an older brother who attended Pierce (84-88) prior to my enrollment (88-92), I had many wonderful opportunities to meet with and talk to Walter Peterson over a period of eight years. One of the qualities about Walter Peterson that sticks out in my mind was his ability to remember everyone's name. Each time I would see him, or have the opportunity to talk with him, he would always call me by my first name, ask about my brother, ask about my family, remembering every important detail about prior conversations. My fondest memory of Walter Peterson came at a difficult time in my life. Towards the end of my third year at FPC, my family had come under some hard times, financially. I was faced with the possibility of not being able to return the following year. I had gone to the Manor to collect my thoughts and think of some possible solutions. Walter Peterson happened to be at his office, greeted me with a smile, and asked me to sit and talk with him in his office. After talking with him for a while about my concerns for returning to Pierce, he greeted me with a warm smile, and said "Well . . . I'll see what I can do, if anything, to help. Till then, just keep doing what you've been doing."I walked out of his office unsure of what, if any, future I would have at Pierce the following year. I remember going home at the end of my third year having serious doubts as to if I would ever return, and finish my senior year at FPC, and graduate. The first few weeks of summer were awful . . . not sure if I should find a "summer job," or begin looking for a full-time job, since I wasn't going back to school. I remember coming home from visiting with my brother, and my mother telling me to sit with her in the kitchen. She began to tell me that she had received a call from Walter Peterson.....himself . . . to talk with her about having me return to FPC the following year! My mother stated that Walter Peterson was offering me a Presidential Scholarship, as well as setting up a part-time job for me at the college food mart! I am writing this letter to share with the world what most already know about Walter Peterson: He was a loving, dedicated man, committed to making everyone's lives a little better each day. Walter Peterson made it possible for me to live out my personal goals and dreams of graduating from Franklin Pierce College, and I am quite certain that I am not the only one who can look back upon his life and say that. Walter Peterson, you will be deeply missed." Todd K. Verdun Class of `92 10 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Alumni profile: The Enrights By Kathryn Buttrick Jim Enright, Dr. Deborah Jameson and Nicole Enright pose with their Outstanding Student Award. "T he Enrights are here," exclaimed Dr. Deborah Jameson as Nicole and Jim Enright arrived for their first day of orientation for their masters of education degrees. From that moment on, Nicole explains, "I felt like our Franklin Pierce community was family. When we called the school everyone knew who we were and we felt so welcomed." Both career changers, Jim came to Franklin Pierce with an M.B.A. in finance and years of experience in the insurance industry, and Nicole left her career in business and accounting to pursue her dream of "becoming the kind of teacher who will make a difference in her students' lives." In 2010, Nicole and Jim each earned their masters of education in special education and learning disabilities, with double certification in special education with learning disabilities (K-12) and elementary education (K-8) all while raising three young boys and student teaching in several seacoast area schools. At the conclusion of their program, while the Enrights were receiving their honor society awards at the graduation reception, they were surprised and delighted to learn they had also received the Outstanding Student Award. "Our jaws dropped when we heard we had received the award" they said. We were really excited. All our parents had come to the reception, so we all celebrated together." The Outstanding Student Award is presented to a student(s) based on their cumulative GPA and faculty recommendations of those students that promote and model a positive attitude with peers, instructors, administrators, staff and the outside educational community. There was a lot to celebrate as both students received job offers before they graduated and very much enjoyed their first year on the job. "We received wonderful guidance from Dr. Jameson who asked us to explore elementary, middle and high school student teaching" they said. Nicole chose to work with middle school students. "I came into the program thinking I wanted to teach elementary school children, but Dr. Jameson asked me to consider several age groups. I am so glad she did because I love teaching students in middle school. A lot of the students don't get much support. I feel like I can make a difference because I am a nurturing person. I was well prepared to help with special education students by the Franklin Pierce program." Jim shared that he has relished making math relevant to high school students in his special education position. He teaches students math in the context of preparing a meal while using fractions, planning a trip and learning how to calculate the miles per gallon, or ordering wrenches by fraction size in an automotive setting. "We really miss being more involved with Franklin Pierce every day as when we were students," Jim explained, but they have decided to stay involved and help with information sessions and orientation. Jim offered, "I am so grateful for how well prepared we were to teach. We look forward to being a part of the Franklin Pierce community in years to come with our donations and volunteer time." During the time the Enrights were at Franklin Pierce, they received scholarships making it possible for them to continue their education. They are very grateful for the scholarships and are leading the way forward for other students by supporting the Annual Fund. "We were so grateful to be helped by the generous donors to the Annual Fund and we want to give back." fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 11 Faculty profile: Donna Decker Associate Professor of English By Christie Doyle '08 W ith limitless energy, rigorous standards and an empathetic approach, Dr. Donna Decker has become a leader on campus and a well-respected member of the Franklin Pierce University faculty. Entering the classroom with the intention of learning from her students while stimulating and challenging them, Decker allows for flexibility in subject matter that engages students in a unique way. In College Writing II sections, Decker's students have explored the lives of rapper Wiz Khalifa and former death row inmate Tookie Williams. For the students, these subjects allow for a rewarding quest to research and to awaken their critical thinking skills. Regarding this aspect of her teaching style Decker states, "I keep current in my disciplinary field...and, as much as possible, in the culture/world in which students live. The nexus of these two is where the classroom energy can ignite." Decker's leadership role extends beyond teaching literature and creative writing classes. She serves as Director of the Honors Program, working with students to coordinate the program, plan activities and attend national conferences. Every year Honors students challenge Honors faculty members in one of Decker's personal passions � competitive Trivial Pursuit. As co-founder and Director of the Women in Leadership Program, her passion for women's studies has transformed into a tangible opportunity for students to supplement their regular studies with additional knowledge about gender issues and training to build confidence and leadership skills. Decker has written for the Ms. Magazine blog since being selected as a Ms. Magazine Feminist Scholar in May 2010. The program brings women professors from the U.S. and other countries together to learn how to make feminist issues more accessible to the public by writing for non-academic audiences. Decker fondly recalls her experience as a Feminist Scholar as "perfect," adding that it encouraged her to pursue research for her book and to publish a well-received article on the Montreal Massacre of 1989 on the Ms. Magazine blog. While performing research on the Montreal Massacre, Decker has developed a new class titled, "Intentional Venom: Making Meaning of School Shootings." The class will cover the Columbine, Virginia Tech and Amish school shootings, as well as the Montreal Massacre. In addition to interactive plans like using Skype to talk to Dave Cullen, author of Columbine, and Jason Katz, creator of the film Tough Guise, students in the class will be challenged to explore how tragedy inspires artistic expression. During the planning for President Birge's week-long inaugural celebration in 2010, Decker initiated and became the driver for the University's first Showcase of Academic Excellence. This annual event features Franklin Pierce student presentations, performances and poster sessions. Work runs the gamut from academic papers, to performances, to photography exhibits to business plans to bolster local economies. Dr. Mary Kelly stated, "Dr. Decker's exemplary ability to engage students academically is matched by her interest in developing their awareness of diversity-based issues, and in questioning and rethinking deeply rooted social, political and cultural perspectives. I have long been aware that they warmly acknowledge the prominent role she plays in their academic and personal development." If you are not fortunate enough to have had Decker as a professor, perhaps you will run into her on the shooting range, while she practices gaining perspective as part of the research for her book on the Montreal Massacre. Or, the next time you are out for an evening, keep your eyes open - you might catch her fulfilling her lifelong dream of singing in a band. And most worrisome for you, be wary of finding yourself as her opposition in a Trivial Pursuit tournament. 12 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Student profile: J ohn Abasto '12 By Kristin Carbone '12 Mathematics Honor Student S an Dimas, Calif. is a long way from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H. but John Abasto has found a home here. "Franklin Pierce is really more than just a school, it is a home and it feels like it too," says Abasto. Abasto has made Franklin Pierce his home by getting very involved with on-campus activities. He is a community assistant in the freshman area where he plays "a key role in integrating incoming freshmen into not only college life but the Franklin Pierce community." He is also a proud member of the International Club, Anime Club, Gamers Club and the Sports Interactive Committee. The Honors Program is another institution that has added to Abasto's experience at Franklin Pierce. "The Honors Program does more than enrich one's academic experience but rather enriches one's community experience at Franklin Pierce," says Abasto. The honors classes push him intellectually and the activities and people provide another aspect of creating a close-knit community on campus. Abasto is a mathematics major and has hopes of teaching math at a college or university. This is no surprise since one of his passions is learning. "I just love to take in new knowledge and use it, it feels amazing and I feel accomplished after doing so," says Abasto. "I just love that `aha' moment when you figure something out on a difficult math problem." While math for some people seems confusing and difficult, he loves math because to him, it makes sense � spoken like a true math major. Along with his passion of gaining knowledge, he also loves sharing the knowledge he has gained with others and "seeing their `aha' moments" which makes him look forward to teaching. While one day Abasto wants to be the mentor to his students, his professors are his mentors and those professors think very highly of him as a student. Professor Carl Brezovec, his academic advisor, says, "He is a seemingly natural talent: his results can appear effortless, his in-class presentations polished enough to place him among the top two or three I've seen in my 18 years at Pierce." Professor Doug Ley says, "John is inquisitive, someone who is interested in using his courses, especially his general education courses, as platforms for exploring new topics and blending areas of interest in new and innovative ways." As highly as Professors Brezovec and Ley think of their student, this student returns the favor and thinks highly of his mentors. He likes how Brezovec requires him and the rest of the students to analyze a problem and come up with a solution by assigning challenging problems that take more than one look to solve and "in doing so forces one to grow as a student." He likes how Professor Ley "makes certain that the students who take his classes come out as independent thinkers with their own opinions." For his future, Abasto plans on continuing his education in mathematics with a Ph.D. and then wants to teach at a college or university in the New England region. With his skills and passions for gaining and sharing knowledge, Abasto is ready for the future. Professor Brezovec says, "John blends clarity of exposition with creativity, making for a most promising future." For someone who was at first apprehensive about attending Franklin Pierce, John Abasto made the right choice and has found his place here. "I just really enjoy the atmosphere created here, you feel accepted and part of something and you can find your place here, no matter who you are," says Abasto. 13 fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University The exhilaration of victory By Michelle Marrone "Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory." ~ General George S. Patton aving lives isn't enough. Chris, Kyle, Brian and the entire helicopter rescue team at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center save the lives of the most critically ill and badly injured, in the air, during a snow storm. They love the challenge. While most of us admire health care professionals for their life-saving skills and compassion, there has to be a special place in heaven for those that risk their lives in service to others. Chris O'Connell, Kyle Madigan and Brian Putney are flight nurses with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Air Response Team (DHART) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 14 S (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H. They are also Franklin Pierce University nursing program alumni and leaders of conscience. Responding to the call DHART was launched in 1994 to provide air rescue service in Northern New England, an invaluable resource to those living in rural areas and where the landscape and harsh weather limits road access. Air rescue overcomes entry and travel issues, bringing trained medical professionals to accident victims when every minute counts. The medical crew's goal is to stabilize their patients and deliver them to the closest New Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 England trauma center in better condition. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is New Hampshire's only Level 1 Trauma Center. The team was chartered with four contract pilots, six flight nurses, six paramedics and one helicopter. Today, DHART's operation has grown to approximately 55 members providing air and ground transportation for critical patients. "Flight nurses provide emergent care to critically ill patients who require helicopter transport for immediate care. These nurses provide complex and highly-skilled care including cardiac monitoring, maintenance of intravenous fluids and advanced life support," says Marilyn McDonald, Ph.D., an associate professor of nursing at Franklin Pierce University. Working closely with DHMC, Franklin Pierce is proud to support DHART and many other staff members with continuing education opportunities."It's very important for nurses to be life-long learners, not only to improve patient outcomes but for career advancement and mobility," says Chris O'Connell, a current master of science in nursing education student and clinical educator for the DHART team. "Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a teaching hospital, affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School. It's an environment where continuing education is not only valued, but a priority." serve as a colonel in the Army Reserves. As a critical care nurse with military service experience, he was asked to join Dartmouth Hitchcock's Team 1 mission to Haiti in 2010, where he spent a week providing medical aid to earthquake victims. Beyond the extensive, ongoing training and safety courses required for flight nurses, O'Connell is a master of science in nursing education student at Franklin Pierce. When asked how he manages all of the professional, educational and family obligations, O'Connell said jokingly, "It's kind of like a super power. When I'm working, everything has to be perfectly organized and in place. But at home, it's a different thing. You need to be able to turn it off and on depending on the situation; otherwise, you'll frustrate people and eventually burnout." Chris O'Connell Dedication and education Kyle Madigan is DHART's chief flight nurse and shares an office with O'Connell. He is enrolled in the master of science in nursing leadership program at Franklin Pierce. Kyle Madigan "Look, up in the sky..." O'Connell grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, where he received his undergraduate degree in nursing. He went on to serve four years as an Air Force nurse. Recently married and leaving the Air Force, he was looking for a teaching hospital in a "nice area to raise a family" and the newlybuilt Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon was a perfect fit. In addition to his administrative duties as clinical educator, O'Connell is an active DHART flight nurse and continues to A flight nurse for 17 years, Madigan has worked in California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and New Hampshire. When asked how he ended up in New Hampshire, he said with a smile, "I grew up in California and my wife is from Vermont, so you can see who won when choosing a place to settle down." Madigan is an expert on what it takes to be a successful flight nurse. "DHART is a flying intensive care unit. It takes a certain kind of person to succeed as a member of this team: strong-willed and dedicated, with a heightened work ethic. We are mostly high-performing, Type A personalities who are always looking to be better and wondering how to do things better. Being a flight nurse offers a great level of autonomy. It allows us 15 Brian Putney fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University to develop skills and perform procedures usually reserved for doctors. It takes an immense amount of education to maintain a high level of competency and we thrive on it." Madigan also contributes to the field on a national level. He has served on the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association Board of Directors since 2005 and as president in 2009. "I feel it's important to participate on this level. Issues related to transport medicine, especially the nursing shortage and safety, are paramount to the future of our profession." Commitment and dedication are understatements. How do Madigan and his team make it all happen? "This is a lifestyle job," Madigan says. "We work 12+ hour shifts in close quarters, both on the ground and in the air. We appreciate the responsibility we have to our patients and each other, and the need for extra classes and training." Eyes front Brian Putney is a DHART flight nurse and Franklin Pierce R.N. to B.S. program 2010 graduate. Putney is very much like O'Connell and Madigan � smart, driven and forward looking. "Idle time is non-productive time," says Putney. Putney has been a nurse for 20 years. He loves what he does, but "like every nurse, I look at myself sometimes and ask, 'What's next?'" Getting his bachelor's degree is the starting point for advanced nursing practice. "Higher education gets us something else on top of being productive. It's a bonus," says Putney. Always looking to fill downtime, taking even one course a term provides tremendous benefit. "It's different. It turns your brain off from work and gives you the opportunity to meet new people. A great camaraderie develops in the nursing classes." Night vision goggles improve the safety of evening and early morning transports. Great minds O'Connell, Madigan and Putney credit Franklin Pierce University for providing nursing programs that accommodate their busy lives. O'Connell commented, "The hybrid classes are great. They're flexible with the combination of online study and class time. It still feels like a regular school because I interact with people." Hybrid classes incorporate an online study component that reduces in-class time. Classes usually meet every other week and coursework is completed online during the off weeks. "The staff and faculty at Lebanon are excellent," says Putney. "I had a professor from the Rindge campus that drove hundreds of miles over the term to teach us music. The class was fantastic. I was so impressed with this professor's dedication. You just don't get that everywhere." Today is the best preparation for what tomorrow may bring. ~ Author Unknown 16 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Dr. Marilyn McDonald, who teaches nursing classes at the Lebanon center, has tremendous admiration for these men as students and nurses. "Kyle, Chris and Brian can be described as brave and courageous nurses. Although DHART has never had an accident, there have been numerous air rescue accidents across the country in the past decade. Kyle lost a close friend and colleague in one of these accidents and he continues to fly in spite of the danger. Chris is a colonel in the Army Reserves and has been deployed several times, and also participated in a rescue mission to the Haiti earthquake victims. Brian holds numerous certifications. He was one of our first R.N. to B.S. students at Franklin Pierce and plans to continue his master's education. They are all leaders and role models to their peers," says McDonald. The exhilaration of victory Personally and professionally O'Connell, Madigan and Putney challenge themselves every day to learn more and do more, all in service to others. Not only have they chosen a very demanding profession, but they've "upped the ante" by specializing in transport nursing where the stakes are highest. How fortunate the world is to have these men, ethical leaders and catalysts for positive change within and beyond their communities. Franklin Pierce University is proud to support and contribute to their victories. Kyle, Chris and Brian can be described as brave and courageous nurses... They are all leaders and role models to their peers. -Dr. Marilyn McDonald fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 17 In the news University breaks ground on new academic center F ranklin Pierce University has broken ground on a new Health Science and Athletic Training Center to house health programs on the Rindge campus. This two-story, 9,000 square foot, $2 million center will provide academic space for expanding our emerging health science program and additional athletic training facilities. The University has received a lead gift from Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas of $1.1 million to support the construction of this new Health Science and Athletic Training Center. This gift is the largest the University has received from a private donor. "We are deeply grateful for the Pappas' generosity in making this leadership gift," said President James F. Birge. "The 4,500 square foot athletic training and rehabilitation center on the first floor increases our capacity to care for athletes and provides expanded space for the athletic training staff to perform their duties," stated Vice President and Athletics Director Bruce Kirsh. The space will include multiple taping stations, training tables for treatment and rehabilitation using ultrasound and e-stim, and a hydrotherapy area with whirlpools. The area will also include three offices to enable athletic training staff to efficiently manage and track the health of athletes without leaving the treatment area. The second floor will provide 4,500 square feet of flexible academic space to prepare students for graduate studies and careers in health profession fields. "This facility will enable us to broaden our health curriculum and better serve our expanding number of students pursuing study in these fields," said Paul Kotila, dean of the College at Rindge. There will be two unique learning environments for undergraduate and graduate students: a multipurpose, multimedia smart classroom designed to take advantage of technology in education and maximize student-teacher interaction, and a connecting flexible laboratory classroom equipped with technology and media for today's health education. This addition allows for expansion of the University's health science program. The proximity of the training and teaching spaces in the same building will also enable health students to observe applications of their classroom work. Construction of the new facility to be built adjacent to the University's existing fieldhouse is set to begin in fall 2011 and completed and ready for use by the summer of 2012. Franklin Pierce makes Forbes list of top New Hampshire institutions F ranklin Pierce University ranks in the top five of NH colleges in the annual Forbes list of the 650 Best Undergraduate Institutions. The ranking focuses on evaluating the value of the college purchase from the viewpoint of what is most important to the student � quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt � ignoring the schools perceived `reputation.' The rankings were conducted by the center for College Affordability and Productivity, a think tank in Washington, using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Professor Jason Little, associate professor of marketing, is typical of Franklin Pierce faculty when he shares his feelings about teaching at Franklin Pierce University. "Helping students achieve their potential as a learner, as a serious candidate for an employment setting, and their overall well-being, I find most gratifying." The University is known for its innovative approach to education, award-winning faculty and quality academic programs. "It is no secret that Franklin Pierce University is gaining new visibility as a nationally respected institution of higher education," said alumnus Randall Kennedy '85. President of Franklin Pierce University James F. Birge agrees, "I am pleased that Forbes recognized the many good things that Franklin Pierce University is known for � quality of academics and campus life, post graduate success and student satisfaction. In today's economic climate, where families are looking at their college choice with a critical eye, the value of an education is forefront in their minds. Our innovative approach to education allows students to discover their strengths, thrive in a supportive environment and be challenged to succeed in an ever changing world." Just in: Franklin Pierce recognized in U.S. News & World Reports as one of the Best Regional Universities in the North! 18 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Students study in Vienna and walk on the Camino T his fall, Pierce on the Camino students are walking through southern France and across northern Spain along the old pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Another group of students are studying the global economy, international marketing, world finance, Austrian history and culture, and the German language in Vienna. These two unique study abroad programs offer Franklin Pierce students an enriching and exciting semester abroad experience. Professor Doug Challenger and his assistant leader Laurie Stamell are leading a group of nine students on the first Pierce on the Camino journey. Walking as a pilgrim, students carry a backpack, stay in pilgrim hostels, country inns and monasteries, traveling on foot between 10 to 15 miles a day. They are walking in groups and individually with the opportunity to converse with other travelers and local residents. Follow the group on Facebook at Pierce on the Camino. with rail and overland infrastructures, while maintaining high standards for environmental and social responsibility. Vienna's significant effort to remain relevant within the greater European Union member nations provides students an opportunity to investigate the influence globalization may have in decision-making by governments and individuals. Upon their return in spring semester 2012, students will deliver presentations to the Franklin Pierce community. Prepare to be engaged and amazed with the experiences that they share. Franklin Pierce operates semester-long programs in Vienna, Austria; Athens, Greece; Lyon, France and unique programs such as the Pierce Walk in Europe and Pierce on the Camino. Visit http://www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/ studyabroad for more information on these and other other Franklin Pierce University study abroad opportunities. Assistant Professor Mary Ann Gaal is leading the group of 14 students to Vienna for Fall 2011 and Professor Robin Marra will be leading the group in the Spring of 2012. As part of their study abroad experience, students will not only learn about Vienna and Austria, but students will also travel on course-related excursions to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Krakow. Vienna has been in the forefront of linking Western Europe with Central and Eastern Europe and looks to carve out a role in the enlarged European Union Pierce on the Camino students. Franklin Pierce University celebrated forty-sixth commencement F Pierce in Vienna students. fall 2011 ranklin Pierce University celebrated its forty-sixth commencement on May 14th on the Rindge, N.H. campus. A total of 589 students participated, with 51 students receiving doctoral degrees, 125 students receiving master's degrees, 390 students receiving bachelor's degrees and 23 students earning associate degrees. The ceremonies included the presentation of two honorary degrees. New Hampshire authors Howard Mansfield and Sy Montgomery received doctor of humane letters. Mansfield has written, edited and contributed to over a dozen books 19 Franklin Pierce University contributions to higher education, sense of humor and high moral character--all characteristics of the award's namesake. The award medallion is engraved with a likeness of Governor Peterson and is presented to the recipient during commencement. Sen. Lou D'Allesandro is serving his seventh term representing District 20 in the New Hampshire Senate and has been a familiar face in New Hampshire government for many years. He served the people of New Hampshire for three terms as an executive councilor and for two terms as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. D'Allesandro has also served Franklin Pierce University in a number of capacities over several years including vice president for continuing education, special programs counsel as well as teaching adjunct courses for many years. about history, preservation and architecture. He is the editor of the Franklin Pierce University's Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture's anthology of essays Where the Mountains Stands Alone: Stories of Place in the Monadnock Region and a founding member of the Monadnock Institute's advisory board since 1996. Naturalist, scientist and animal champion, Montgomery worked as a newspaper writer covering science, medicine and the environment before moving to the Australian Outback and branching out to books, magazine articles, radio and film in New Hampshire. This award-winning author has written 15 books for both adults and children and is an ardent conservationist and animal advocate. Montgomery's commencement speech was chosen out of 2,000 speeches to be highlighted in The New York Times annual Words of Wisdom section. Her speech was also chosen by The Chronicle of Higher Education in their story featuring the five best and most insightful 2011 commencement speeches on college and university campuses, nationwide. Visit the Web at www.franklinpierce.edu/commencement. htm to watch the commencement videos. Also during commencement, the University presented the first Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award to Sen. Lou D'Allesandro. Peterson, who served two terms as the Governor of New Hampshire, was Franklin Pierce University's second President from 1975-1995 (see the cover story beginning on page 4 to learn more about this much admired President). The award acknowledges and honors an individual for his or her extraordinary commitment to public service, selfless 20 A $2,500 contribution is made in honor of the recipient to the charity of his or her choice. Sen. D'Allesandro shared his award with five non-profits: Hear in NH, New Horizons, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Webster House and the Friendly Kitchen. Franklin Pierce selected Jeff Bartlett to receive Fitzwater Honors T he president and general manager of WMUR TV, Jeff Bartlett, was honored with the 2011 Marlin Fitzwater Medallion for Leadership in Public Communication on April 11 in ceremonies on the Rindge campus. Steven Dodrill '09 was this year's master of ceremonies. Bartlett received the award in the 8th annual presentation to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to public discourse in the spirit of a healthy democracy. The award reflects the mission of the Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce: to educate leaders of conscience in public communication by engaging intellects, challenging perspectives Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 In the news and teaching skills in a state-of-the-art facility in Rindge, N.H. The award is named for Marlin Fitzwater, former press secretary to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Fitzwater is a Franklin Pierce trustee and serves on the Fitzwater Center Advisory Board. Fitzwater Medallion honoree Jeff Bartlett has been president and general manager of Hearst Television owned WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. since February 2001. During his tenure the station has added a weeknight news magazine show called "New Hampshire Chronicle," overseen the development of WMUR.com which is now the leading source of New Hampshire news on the Internet and second only to WMUR TV in audience delivery from a New Hampshire based advertising medium, added an hour each morning to the weekend morning newscast and took part in six nationally broadcast Presidential Primary debates in addition to 19 primary and general election debates for state and federal offices. In addition to the presentation of the Fitzwater Award for Leadership, Fitzwater Medallions for contribution to the public discourse were be awarded to: � FranklinPiercegraduatingseniorAlyssaDandreaof Brattleboro, Vt. � High School English and journalism teacher Mary Lukas DeWinkeleer of Londonderry High School in Londonderry, N.H. Fitzwater Medallions for academic excellence were awarded to graduating seniors Nicholas Caramico, Alyssa Dandrea, Sylvia Korza and Casey Williams. Together they are graduating with a career average GPA of 3.75. who located the well-preserved secretariat tiger maple desk in an antique auction in Rhode Island in 2010. Paul Rotondo, a Norwalk, Conn., entrepreneur and business consultant who attended then-Franklin Pierce College in the 1980s and his friend and colleague Janet A. Mastronadari won the stunning piece at auction. The Empire-style desk came with a documented provenance--which includes correspondences, newspaper articles, letters of authentication and other documentation confirming the desk's authenticity. President James F. Birge notes that Paul Rotondo was a history major during his student days. "We are thankful for his life-long appreciation of history and grateful that he helped return this unique piece to Franklin Pierce." The desk currently is on display in the president's office but in the months ahead, he says, the desk will be moved to other parts of campus from time to time, including the lobby of Peterson Hall and perhaps eventually the University library. "It is really quite an impressive example of New Hampshire craftsmanship and U.S. history, and we would like everyone to be able to see it and reflect on its legacy and significance to our campus community." U.S. President's desk donated to the University that bears his name W hen Franklin Pierce departed his Concord, N.H. law office for Washington, D.C. in the 1830s, he left behind his valuable tiger-maple desk and other large items, as his career as a congressman, U.S. Senator and General in the Mexican-American War took him far from home, and ultimately to the White House. The desk from which the 14th U.S. President launched his early political career has made it back home to New Hampshire, donated to the university that bears the name of the only U.S. President from that state. Franklin Pierce University has received the desk as a gift from an alumnus fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 21 In the news Announcing our new Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies program '13 of Winchendon Springs, Mass. and Ashley Welch '13 of Concord, N.H. Also present for the luncheon and induction ceremony were Megan Marie Landry '11 of Manchester, N.H., President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2010-2011; Sylvia Marie Korza '11 of Easthampton, Mass., Vice President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2010-2011; Christina Rose Gallo '11 of Lynn, Mass., Secretary of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2010-2011; Danielle Dolan '12 of West Brookfield, Mass., President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2011-2012; Jamie Verner '12 of Natick, Mass., Vice President of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2011-2012; Lisa Bengiovanni '10 of Hopkinton, Mass., Treasurer of Psi Chi, Franklin Pierce Chapter 2011; members of the Psychology Faculty, Dr. William B. Flynn and Dr. Emlee C. Kohler; advisors for the Franklin Pierce Chapter of Psi Chi, and Dr. Jennie Brown. The Honor Society's purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. T he College of Graduate & Professional Studies is accepting applications for its new Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies degree. The B.S. in Integrated Studies offers students the opportunity to customize their degree program and focus their studies in multiple concentration areas - developing leadership and critical thinking skills in the disciplines most meaningful to the student. This degree completion program was developed specifically for adult students with an associate degree or those who have earned 60 hours of college credit, military credit and/ or credit for life experience. This unique and flexible degree program builds on the foundation students have already established and provides a direct path to completion of a bachelor's degree. The program differentiates itself from other bachelor's degree programs by offering students a high degree of program customization. Students choose two concentrations based on their interests, experience and prior education. Concentrations offered currently include: Management, Marketing, Human Services, American Studies, Liberal Studies and a self-selected study option which allows students to customize a unique concentration based on their career goals. This degree can be completed 100% online, in a hybrid format (a combination of in-class and online learning), and/or through taking traditional courses available at the University's Concord, Lebanon and Portsmouth centers. Phase II of Dining Hall renovations make a colorful impact P Franklin Pierce University inducts students into the Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology hase II renovations in the main serving areas of the dining hall will transform students' dining experience. The project began with demolition of the existing servery and foyer entrance. A new quarry tile floor and new glass entrance have been installed along with three new serving stations: a grill station where food will be cooked in front of you while you wait; a pizza station and a carving station with fresh meats. Purple, green, orange and turquoise paint accents were added to the space to brighten up the dining experience. F 22 ranklin Pierce University Division of Behavioral Sciences is proud to announce that Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, inducted nine new members at a special induction luncheon held at the university. The new inductees included Heather Lynn Barry '12 of Flemington, N.J., Samantha Bizon '12 of Broad Brook, Conn., Manjunath Burdekar '11 of North Oxford, Mass., Emily Joyce-Brady '12 of Sharon, Mass., Rachel Lamson '11 of Leicester, Mass., Suzan Morey '11 of Manahawkin, N.J., Jonathan Navarro '11 of Exeter, R.I., Amanda Tousignant Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Ingui Garners Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award From Northeast-10 By Matthew Janik erek Ingui '11 (Sterling, Mass.), after his final season with the Franklin Pierce University baseball team, was selected as the recipient of a Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award, as announced on July 13 by the conference office. Ingui is the fourth Raven to capture a Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award in the last two years, joining women's soccer's Angelika Johansson, women's basketball's Johannah Leedham from 2009-10 and men's soccer's Tom Reilly back in November 2010. The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence awards are chosen by a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives. The Northeast-10 honors one studentathlete per conference-sponsored sport each year, based on a combination of academic and athletic criteria. To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award, a student-athlete must have completed at least two consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment at their current institution and at least two years of athletic eligibility at any institution. In addition, the student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of a 3.30. Ingui, who graduated with a 3.81 grade-point average to earn a bachelor's degree in biology, put together one of the most impressive offensive seasons in the nation in 2011, especially given that he played in a wood-bat conference. He finished the season ranked among the top 85 players in the country in batting average (.387), runs scored per game (0.96), runs scored (52), hits (75), home runs per game (0.19), home runs (10), runs batted in (47), slugging percentage (.634) and total bases (123). It is not the first academic award for Ingui, who was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) / Capital One Academic All-America Second Team earlier in 2011, and is a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection. On the field this spring, he was a consensus All-East Region First Team selection, having earned the honor from the NCBWA, the ABCA and Daktronics, and was a member of the inaugural edition of the College Baseball Lineup DII All-Stars. Before that, Ingui D was named to the All-Northeast-10 First Team and was also a semifinalist for College Baseball Lineup's Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year Award. The Ravens wrapped up the 2011 campaign at 40-14, reaching the 40-win plateau for the second year in a row and the fifth time in program history, all in the last six years. Franklin Pierce hosted NCAA Regional play for the sixth time in school history, all in the last seven years. fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 23 Women's Basketball Earns No. 11 National Ranking in WBCA Academic Top-25 Poll By Doug DeBiase Championships (2008-10), two-straight NE-10 titles (200910), a trip to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game in 2009 and a Final Four berth in 2010. Franklin Pierce has also done extensive work in the community with local children. Led by head coach Steve Hancock and assistant coach Jennifer Leedham, the Ravens have taken part in programs at local schools such as reading to children and physical fitness clinics. The WBCA, the national organization which promotes the sport of women's college basketball, has done its fair share of honoring the Franklin Pierce program over the past four years, including naming former standout Johannah Leedham its National Player of the Year on two occasions (2008 & 2010). Back in March, junior center Jewel White (Worcester, Mass.) was named an Honorable-Mention All-American by the organization after she earned player-of-the-year honors from the Northeast-10 and the Daktronics East Region committee. Ravens post a 3.524 GPA and is the only team in the NE-10 to make the rankings T he Franklin Pierce University women's basketball team was honored by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on July 13 as the Ravens earned a No. 11 national ranking in the WBCA Division II Academic Top-25 Poll. Franklin Pierce, which was the only school in the Northeast-10 Conference to appear in the rankings, earned a team GPA of 3.524 during the past academic year. Franklin Pierce was one of just 39 schools across all levels of college basketball (Divisions I, II, III, NAIA, Junior/ Community College) to earn a team GPA of 3.5 or better. The WBCA did an academic top-25 for each of the five divisions listed above. Fort Lewis earned the highest GPA in Division II and across all levels by posting a 3.715 mark. The honor illustrated the fact that Franklin Pierce is a terrific all-around program, both on and off the court. The Ravens concluded the 2010-11 season with a 24-8 overall record, a trip to the NE-10 championship game and a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament. It marked the fourth-straight year the Ravens qualified for the national tournament and it also was the third-consecutive season Franklin Pierce appeared in the NE-10 title game. This past season came on the heels of Franklin Pierce winning three-straight NCAA East Regional 161 Franklin Pierce Student-Athletes Named to NE-10 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll By Doug DeBiase The total tops last year's mark of 132 and is nearly 50 percent of the school's student-athletes that compete in an NE-10 sponsored sport F ranklin Pierce University had 161 of its studentathletes named to the Spring 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll on 24 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 July 6. The 161 student-athletes came from 15 teams on the Rindge campus that compete in the Northeast-10. This year's total eclipses last year's mark of 132, and it represents nearly 50 percent of the Raven student-athletes that compete in an NE-10 sponsored sport. To be eligible for selection to the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded a minimum 3.0 semester grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the spring '11 semester. Five (5) Franklin Pierce student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 69 others posted a mark between 3.50 and 3.99. On the men's side, the baseball team led the way for all teams with 33 of its student-athletes being named to the honor roll. The women's team with the highest number of honorees was the soccer squad, which produced 16 members on the academic list. Seven other Raven teams produced double-digit honorees on the academic honor roll, including field hockey (15), ice hockey (13), women's basketball (12), softball (11), men's soccer (11), women's lacrosse (10) and men's lacrosse (10). The other Franklin Pierce teams to be recognized on the honor roll included golf (8 honorees), volleyball (7 honorees), men's basketball (6 honorees), women's tennis (6 honorees), cross country (6 honorees) and men's tennis (5 honorees). Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award for 2010-11 By Matthew Janik T he Franklin Pierce University volleyball team was named as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year, as announced on July 21 by the AVCA. To be eligible for selection, a team must maintain a 3.30 grade-point average. In all, 478 teams earned the accolade throughout the collegiate and high school ranks. Franklin Pierce, with its 3.43 grade-point average, is one of 57 NCAA Division II women's programs to earn the distinction. The Ravens are also one of just four Northeast-10 Conference volleyball programs to collect the honor, as they are joined by Adelphi, Stonehill and Saint Rose. "I believe it is important for our team to be able to produce in the classroom and on the court, and this is simply one step in rebuilding our program," said Franklin Pierce Head Coach Stephanie Dragan. "I am very proud of our student-athletes and their hard work and dedication in the classroom." The AVCA touts its Team Academic Award as one of the organization's fastest-growing awards programs. The program, which began in 1992-93, has grown 35% over the previous three years and has seen a jump of 174% in the last 10 years. fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 25 Derek Ingui, Emily Griffin and Emily Lodge Named to 2011 NE-10 Spring All-Academic Teams By Doug DeBiase Trio earns the honor for success on the field and in the classroom A trio of Franklin Pierce University student-athletes was honored on July 5 by being named to the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference All-Academic Team for their respective sport. Senior standouts Derek Ingui (Sterling, Mass.) and Emily Griffin (Leominster, Mass.) were named to the baseball and softball teams, respectively, while sophomore Emily Lodge (Lyman, Maine) was placed on the women's lacrosse squad. Griffin and Lodge each produced a perfect 4.0 GPA during the past year, while Ingui recorded an impressive 3.8 mark. Ingui, who graduated in May with a degree in biology, put together one of the most impressive offensive seasons in the nation in 2011. He ranked among the top 85 players in the country in batting average (.387), runs scored per game (0.96), runs scored (52), hits (75), home runs per game (0.19), home runs (10), runs batted in (47), slugging percentage (.634) and total bases (123). Ingui was named as an AllAmerica Honorable Mention by the NCBWA, in addition to being selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team earlier in the spring. He was a consensus AllEast Region First Team selection, having earned the honor from the NCBWA, the ABCA and Daktronics, and was a member of the inaugural edition of the College Baseball Lineup DII All-Stars. Before that, Ingui was named to the All-Northeast-10 First Team and was also a semifinalist for the Tino Martinez Award. Griffin, who also graduated in May with a degree in biology, was named Franklin Pierce's Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011. A two-time captain, Griffin leaves as one of the program's all-time great players, as she is the career leader in hits (159), doubles (39) and at-bats (562). Her hits are 25 more than the nearest competitor, while her doubles are 12 more than second place. Griffin's at-bats are nearly 100 more than the next person on the list. Griffin set all three of those career records during the 2011 season as she ranked among the Northeast-10 leaders in batting average at .306. Griffin was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I Second-Team back in May. Lodge, a sports and recreation management major, turned in a strong season for women's lacrosse in 2011. The sophomore midfielder ranked among the team leaders in ground balls and caused turnovers. She chalked up a career-high nine ground balls, while also controlling four draw controls in a season-opening victory against Saint Michael's in March. To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and 3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution. The Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). Softball standout Emily Griffin (pictured left) is all smiles after she graduated with her degree in biology from Franklin Pierce in May 2011. 26 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 c 1966 l a s s n o t e s Carmine Giangreco retired on Sept. 1, 2009. He took time off to move to Florida where he is now teaching English part-time at Broward College. 1968 Margaret (O'Leary) Cain recently retired to her home in St. Johnsbury, Vt. after a 34-year career with a large insurance company as vice president of information technology. cultural activities. On the "paying it forward" side, he tutors adults through the Literacy Volunteers of America program and fundraises for the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. He misses his dear friend, Gregg Romer '76, who passed away in 1991. Looking forward to seeing friends from '75 and '76 (35th reunion) especially "Go-Go" and "Low-Waisted Tom" at Alumni and Reunion Weekend. Kindest regards to all and "Zy Gezunt" (Be well) - David Larry Abramson's youngest son Marc recently went to Zambia with the Peace Corps. His daughter Kate is a social worker in Washington, District of Columbia and Emily is a doctor in Wilmington, Del. Patti and Larry are fine and living in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. where he practices law. flying and motorcycle riding."It's amazing to see how the College, now a University, has grown through the years . . . and I am proud to say that I am one of its alumni." 1980 James John Sinclair appeared in a National Geographic Special called "Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet" in April 2011. 1981 Glade F. Cook Jr.'s daughter, Kayla, is in her first year in a doctoral program at Albany College of Pharmacy. 1969 Kenneth Abramczyk is enjoying the retired life with his wife. 1983 After a four year stint teaching high school English at a New Hampshire public charter school, Beth (Edgerly) Allard is back at Rochester Middle School working with delightful sixth graders. Beth is working on her master's (still) and hopes to be instrumental in high school redesign in New Hampshire. She continues to be involved in her community teaching piano and kayaking. Beth finally made it to (some) of last year's alumni weekend and was so pleased to meet new people. Looking forward to seeing people from the 80's at next year's reunion. Robert Aronson has been married for 11 years and has two wonderful young boys, Jack and Charlie. They live in upstate New York where the winters are full of wonderful skiing and the summers are second to none. After selling outdoor advertising for 17 years, Robert started an out-of-home buying service that's been growing strongly since its inception. Robert would be happy to hear from classmates. Mark Devoe will be retiring from the USAF after 20 years of active duty as a board certified hospital administrator. Decorated with valor, he was assigned throughout the world to nine different locations and served on eight military deployments. Currently he is at the University of Utah finishing his second master's to become a licensed clinical social worker. His goal is to open clinics that specifically work with combat veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 1971 Raymond Jaworski is currently unemployed after a 35 year career with the NCR Corporation. Let's hope 2011 will see a turnaround in the economy. Let's get to work America! Reid Jeffrey states that his daughter Jessica was married in February 2010 and gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Anabelle Rae, on March 27, 2011. She and her husband Robert reside in Belchertown, Mass. Reid and his wife now have five grandchildren, four of which belong to Reid C. Jeffery Jr. ('10) and his wife Lauren who reside in Ware, Mass. 1977 After burning out in the building business in the District of Columbia, William Kiser is now farming in the hills of southeastern Ohio, growing his hair, loving all and still in touch with most. Blessings to FPC, (oops) FPU. 1978 Richard Paul has three children and one grandchild (one more on the way). A current Franklin Pierce student, Timothy, is also a professional formula car driver when not in class! Daughter Alli and her family live a few miles away and Claire lives with her fiance, an air traffic controller, in Houston. Still see Steve Merrill and Mike Hurley frequently. Would like to hear from some of the other `old folks' out there. Howard Lewis is very happily married and wife Mary (Mimi) works as a counselor for two Philadelphia high schools. Howard is president of Lighting Alternatives, Inc., a fluorescent fixtures manufacturer. Howard has spent more than 30 years in lighting with an emphasis on product manufacturing. He recently completed his third, nonconsecutive term as President of the Philadelphia Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society and was recently re-elected Chair of the National Lighting Bureau, an independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education organization. Howard received the Ralph Enghouser Award in recognition of distinguished service to the lighting Industry and a Section Service Award in recognition of service from the Illuminating Engineering Society of Philadelphia. Howard's interests include sport flying and motorcycle riding. He thoroughly enjoyed his time at Franklin Pierce College where he actually pursued his interests of sport 1972 Peri Lyle Solder's youngest son, Nate, a University of Colorado grad and left tackle in football, is the 2011 first round draft pick for the New England Patriots. He will be moving to Boston to play. Go Patriots! Her older son, John, a Stanford grad is off to graduate school at the University of Utah. Frank Longo is now retired and living in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Joseph Driscoll won the Men's two-man Club Championship at Glenn Dale Golf Club in June 2011. 1975 David Zeidman retired from the banking/ finance and mortgage industry in 2006 at age 54. He is living the good life and is planning a trip to Israel in the near future. David divides his time between Boston, Cape Cod and Boca Raton, Fla. playing golf, tennis, swimming and enjoying 1986 Joseph Collins has a son Coleman, age 5. Joe retired after 25 years in law enforcement and is currently beginning another full time career. fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 27 c 1988 l 1998 a Angela (Thibodeau) Theberge and her husband Craig welcomed their child, Brayden Theberge, on Feb. 28, 2011. Brayden weighed 2lbs 8oz. Jamie (Rollins) Theroux and husband, Todd, and daughter, Ella, welcomed twins Michael and Sarah on April 21, 2011, quickly growing their loving family to five. s s Charles W. F. Church Jr. is in his 20th year with MOL (America), Inc. Nan McCarthy retired from the Administrative Office of the Courts in the fall of 2007 and is currently living her dream as a professional fine artist. Her website is nanmccarthy.com. 1991 Paul G. Jenner married Lee Ann (Scyoc '90) Jenner in 1994. Paul was in sales for 14 years then became a teacher. Paul and Lee Ann have a son Patrick who turned 6 years old in August. Paul has been a member of the Weymouth Elks since 1994 and has served on many committees such as Hoop Shoot Director, Treasurer of Golf League, worked with the Dream Come True Foundation, worked on delivering of Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, coached high school golf team, coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball teams. 2000 Elloree Crowe recently got engaged on top of Mount Lafayette on Sept. 5, 2010. She is living in Waterville Valley with her amazing fiancee, Matt Jennings. This past year has been truly amazing. She is still teaching dance to children and performing onstage in professional and community theaters, as well as local and regional commercials. Life is good! Christie (Carrier) Tamayo and her husband have been living in the Tampa Bay area for almost 10 years and loving the warm weather. For the past three and a half years, she has been working for Bisk Education and its sister company U.S. News University Connection as a senior designer for their marketing departments. "If anyone is interested in moving to the area, I would be more than happy to give any information I can to help with the transition." The Timken Company announced on June 14, 2011 that Michael J. Schibley has been newly appointed as the purchasing and inventory manager for Timken's Aerospace, Defense and Positioning Control Business. education for science at Duquesne University. After four years of coaching at Fox Chapel, she was invited to become the assistant rowing coach at Duquesne University and has been there since the fall of 2006. She has led three women's novice fours to silver medal performances at the Dad Vail Regatta and has helped the Duquense program become more competitive. Jennifer also still rows during the summers, won a medal from the Head of the Charles Regatta in the fall of 2008 and competed in the FISA World Master's Regatta in Canada in the summer of 2010. 2003 Jackline Gaudet was recently promoted to assistant marketing manager at The Allied Group where she manages marketing programs for clients like ViaCord, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Quinnipiac University and more. Lisa (Jalbert) Gloddy was promoted to senior practice manager in June 2010. Lisa currently manages three medical office practices. She recently attended the IHI National 12th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community in Grapevine, Texas where she served as a moderator for one of the conference sessions. Emilie S. LaRocque is currently a fulltime professor at Sanford Brown College in Farmington, Conn., a career-oriented college. She teaches a wide variety of classes centering around medical billing and coding as well as teaching an American history course when needed. She and her partner are the happy parents of a 7-year-old bearded dragon named Samara and an 8-year-old ball python named Henry. Richard Gordon was married in Glasgow, Scotland in December 2010 with the following alumni in attendance: Sean McCabe, Felix Brilliant, Domenico Roma, Allister McGall (Big Al) and David MacDermont. After graduating from Franklin Pierce in 2003, Rachel House Strawn moved to Atlanta, Ga. with her family. She has since gone back to school at the University of West Georgia and received her certificate in early childhood education. She is currently a teacher with the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 1992 Todd K. Verdun was married on Jan. 29, 2011 to his wife Shannon. 1993 Karen (Eintracht) Cohen has been happily married for eight years and has two beautiful boys ages 6 and 14 months. 1994 Philip E. Johnson made a career change in 2010 to quality assurance engineer at Pelican Hardigg. 2001 Heather O'Dell continues to work as a lead IAR specialist at the Court Support Services Division's Training Academy. She is the head trainer for pre-trial services. On June 15, 2008, Mindy S. (Lariviere) Ruddock had her second son, Kevin. On June 23, 2008, she married Steve Ruddock in a private ceremony in their living room. In April 2010, Mindy became a massage therapist. 1995 Jennifer Cialfi Vamvakas is currently working on her doctorate degree in educational leadership (Ed.D) online at Northcentral University. Her son Michael Richard Vamvakas was born on May 12, 2009. Jennifer has recently been promoted from admissions officer to assistant registrar at Goodwin College. 1996 MaryAnn Hancock is happily living in Worcester, Mass. with Kim, her partner of almost 15 years, and their two children; Adam, 13 and Madelyn, 2. MaryAnn is back in school at Worcester State University majoring in computer science. 2002 Jennifer (Proulx) Langzettel moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. the fall after she graduated from Franklin Pierce. After working in day care, she began coaching rowing at Fox Chapel High School. She earned her master's in secondary 2004 Megan Hutchinson started a new position with Keene State College as the information technologist for the advancement and alumni services department in March of 2011. 28 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 n o t as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Wesleyan University Men's Crew Team. Juliana (Spence) Wilson '04 and Brett Wilson were married in July 2007 at her parents' home in Hillsboro, N.H. Franklin Pierce alumni in attendance included Chelsea Peterson '06, Tal Pearson '04, Michael Sadler '07, Kitty Glines '06, Katie Aylward '06, Caroline Haley '06 and Eddie Westdal '06. Brett continues to manage and play in Roots of Creation, the band that he formed while in college, and Juliana is behind the scenes as the publicist and co-manager. The band tours frequently around the country. The couple lives in Milford, N.H. and spends much of their free time traveling. In December 2010, Melissa Howes Ogle received her M.A. in Theology from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt. e s On July 30, 2011, Brandy Bitzer married David Sinisi at the Historic Belknap Mill in Laconia, N.H. In attendance were former professor Richard Silvestro (Franklin Pierce theatre department), alumni: Adam Bellao '03, Zach McQueary '05, Catie (Galdauskas) Anders '04 and Mark Berrian '02. Karissa L. Hookstadt has been working at Franklin Pierce University in the admissions office since October 2010. She has been accepted into the Franklin Pierce M.B.A. program and will be starting this winter. 2010 Constance Mettler is working at Reynolds American in Winston-Salem, N.C. as a human resources analyst. 2005 Keith Richmond has been working as a national account manager at Affinion Group for the past two years. Dan Gouthro has joined Regan Communications Group's Providence office as a senior account manager. Prior to joining Regan, Dan served as executive producer of news for Rhode Island TV station WPRI 12. Since graduating in 2005, he has also worked at WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. and WJAR-TV in Rhode Island. Jessica Norton recently joined Retina Associates of New Jersey, P.A. as research coordinator running clinical trials on the treatment of macular and retinal diseases. 2008 Greta Frost sings with the Manchester Choral Society. Greta is currently employed as a nationally certified pharmacy technician for Rite Aid Pharmacy and is applying for middle/high school science teacher certification programs as well as looking into getting her M.Ed. and teacher certification in life sciences. Molly A. Joseph is currently closing out her second year of service with AmeriCorps. Last year, she tutored and mentored children in Baton Rouge, La. and this year she ran parenting workshops, professional development sessions and community programs in hopes of improving family engagement in Washington, District of Columbia public schools. Inspired by Franklin Pierce's own Doug Challenger, she is walking the Camino in Spain in the fall of 2011. Kelly M. Nolen received a master of arts in professional writing from New England College in July 2011. She began a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Washington County Youth Services Bureau in Montpelier, Vt. in August 2011. 2006 On Christmas Eve 2010, Tracy Dumais and Joseph Cilibrasi '03 became engaged. The two met while on the 2004 Walk Across Europe. Jennifer (Hornby) Wilkosz was married July 11, 2009 and her daughter Cecilia Rose was born on April 18, 2010. Christine M. Giampietro teaches first grade ELA at a Chinese immersion school. She has been happily married to her husband Jesse Bruhn for five years. Their daughter Ella is now 5-1/2 years old and they love living in Northampton, Mass. 2007 Jessica Fantini just accepted a new position as resident director at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. She will still be pursuing her master's in education with a concentration in leadership in higher education at Capella University. Robin Hicks married Alan Gates on May 22, 2011 in New York. Justin Watson has been working as an engineer and instructor of computer recording techniques at Trod Nossel Studios in Wallingford, Conn. In the fall of 2012, Justin will begin his fourth year 2009 Kimberly Ruth is on a working holiday visa in New Zealand for a year. Erin Lynn (Freeman) Hermann and husband Michael G. Hermann '06 recently moved to Philadelphia, Pa. and are excited to start a new chapter in their life. fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 29 c l a s s n o t e s needs you! Let us know about your achievements, life's adventures and what you've been doing since graduation. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when submitting news: � Newsshouldbeofreasonablelengthand not more than 50 words. Please do not send entire letters, articles or press releases as they will not be reprinted. � A class note must be submitted by the alum who is the subject of the note. If a class note is submitted by someone other than the subject of the note, the subject of the note will be contacted for his/ her permission before the information is printed. � Whensubmittingweddingphotos,please identify people's first and last names and class year. We check their class year but do not ask for permission to publish from each alum. � Engagement news, birth announcements and photos will be printed. News of impending weddings and/or births are ot published. � Email addresses and Web sites will be printed as long as they are not promotional in nature. Submit your class notes for the next issue by Dr. Jean F. Blacketor Faculty/Staff Jan. 20, 2011 Mr. James P. Brophy Rindge Alumnus '71 Jan. 7, 2011 Mr. Philip J. Dolan Rindge Alumnus '83 June 25, 2011 Mr. Peter P. Doody Parent of Graduate Jan. 16, 2010 Ms. Susan A. Draus GPS Alumna '05 May 3, 2011 Mr. Benjamin G. Gardiner Faculty/Staff May 20, 2011 Dr. James Lou Gorman Friend April 1, 2011 Mr. James B. Hayden Rindge Alumus '73 Aug. 18, 2011 Mr. Gordon B. Herbert Rindge Alumnus '96 Dec. 18, 2010 Mr. William F. Hoffman Parent of Current Student Feb. 8, 2011 Mrs. Shirley Jefferson Parent of Graduate April 8, 2011 Mr. Adam Michael Keenan Former Student '13 June 6, 2011 Governor Walter Peterson June 1, 2011 President Emeritus Mr. Benjamin Paul Plante Student '11 April 5, 2011 Mr. Charles E. Platt Friend May 20, 2011 Mr. Wendell J. Roye Faculty/Staff Dec. 12, 2010 Mr. David R. Saunders Rindge Alumnus '85 July 15, 2011 Mrs. Linda M. Smith Rindge Alumna '82 April 9, 2011 Mr. John F. Vance Rindge Alumnus '82 Jan. 25, 2011 Dr. Jane Walter Venzke Faculty/Staff Oct. 8, 2011 Jan. 4, 2012 at franklinpierce.edu/alumni, click "Update Your Information." 30 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Your Alumni Association Board of Directors call for nominations. Self nominations for election to your Alumni Association Board of Directors are now open. Nominees should submit the nomination form along with a resume to Alumni Relations before 5 p.m. (EST) on Jan. 31, 2012. The nomination form is available on the Web at www.franklinpierce.edu/alumni/alum_assoc.htm If you would prefer, you may request a form via email of firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-372-2586. For details regarding the election, nomination process or the responsibilities of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, call or email alumni relations at 1-877-372-2586 or email@example.com. fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 31 Dear Fellow Alumni I am excited and honored to embark on my first term as President of the Alumni Association. The members of your Alumni Association Board of Directors are already formulating a strategic plan that will help guide our work into the future. Our main focus is to identify ways in which we can offer more opportunities for more alumni to engage with each other and the University. This plan includes more effective use of current technologies, like email, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The Alumni Relations office recently launched a new format electronic newsletter to keep you updated on alumni events, volunteer opportunities, University news and information, and to solicit your feedback on these initiatives. To subscribe to this e-news letter, send your email address by text message: Text FPALUM to 22828 to get started. During this past year we lost a man who meant so much to many of us at Franklin Pierce, Walter Peterson. As I think about my days at Pierce, what I remember most about President Peterson was his trademark warm smile, friendly hello and kind words. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by those whose lives he touched. I look forward to sharing information about our progress at future board meetings and hope to see you at one of the many chapter events planned for this year. Adam Grill '89 your aluMni association board oF directors s pring s ocial e vents February 2012 NH - Barley House - Date TBD 1966 - 1969 David B. Groder '66 Richard Falconi '69 Ray Schank '69 1990 - 1999 Dominick Miciotta '91 Patrick Tracy '98 1970 - 1979 Arthur Fink '72 Scott Babitts '72 Marcy (Pollock) Fink '73 2000-2009 Tara (Pietraszuk) Shollenberger '04 Christopher DeGeorge '04 Kyle R. Provost '05 March 2012 6 p.M. - 8p.M. NH - Redhook Brewery - Date TBD April 2012 National Alumni Day of Service 1980 - 1989 Bob Riley '82 Kimberley (Lewis) Riley '83 Adam N. Grill '89 College of Graduate & Professional Studies Valerie Kennedy '91 Ulysses Shields G'02 Pamela Sanderson '98, G'08 i Mportant Alumni Association Board Meetings January 2012, March 2012, July 2012 dates to watch For ... Alumni Association Board of Directors Election March 2012 chapter and regions CT ~ Andrea Beaudette '00 MA ~ Joyce (Loughlin) Bastille '91 32 NH ~ Melissa Franklin '98 Conway Pierce University NYC/NJ ~ Kevin Shirvell '01, Regina Bonito '05 FL ~ Henry Ellis '69 NC ~ Amanda Lupo '07 RI ~ Kristen (Costa) Francoeur '05, Remi Francoeur '04 S CA ~ Sharon Lyn Stein '71 fall 2011 Washington DC ~ Jen DePaul '08, Phil Updegraff '99 Honor Roll of Giving Report 2010-2011 fall 2011 L Franklin Pierce UniversityF A L33 2 0 1 1 Leaving a legacy: Walter & Dorothy Peterson By Nancy McComish A s President of Franklin Pierce University for 20 years and for all the decades following, with Dorothy at his side, Walter Peterson dedicated his heartfelt support to the University that he loved. From helping a student in need to supporting capital campaigns to establishing an endowed scholarship fund, the Petersons gave generously and with the belief that higher education prepared young people for a brighter future. They saw first-hand the transformation so many students underwent while at Pierce. Walter and Dorothy also saw the potential of this young and dynamic institution. Through a generous planned gift they are strengthening the school and protecting its future while at the same time providing financial assistance to individual students through scholarships for generations to come. A planned gift makes a statement about what you believe in and how you want to be remembered. By making Franklin Pierce a part of your estate plan, you can provide for its future and create an enduring legacy of what matters most to you. The Petersons legacy will live forever at Franklin Pierce and in the lives of the countless individuals they helped. For more information about including Franklin Pierce University in your estate plans, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (603) 899-4031. 34 Franklin Pierce University fall 2011 Making a difference: Andrew Cohen By Nancy McComish A ndrew Cohen '73 has a straightforward answer for why he gives so much of his time and resources to others: "It's the right thing to do." He credits his father with instilling him with this value. "My father always taught me that you have to give back to the things you care about, the things you love," says Cohen during our brief interview last July just before the start of the annual Franklin Pierce golf tournament to benefit student athletes. Second only to when he's talking about his family, Cohen easily breaks into smiles as he recalls his time at Franklin Pierce and all that it has given him, including his wife, Jane, and eight lifelong friends who have stayed close for almost 40 years. "We've been through everything together," he says and notes they all still try to get together a few times a year despite the challenges of doing so. "Franklin Pierce was good to me and I got a lot out of it. It's easy to give back." Andrew has been a steady donor and active volunteer at Franklin Pierce for more than 35 years. His commitment to giving back is not limited to his alma mater. Cohen was recognized for his outstanding volunteer work with the Jimmy Fund, the fundraising arm of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and in the past 26 years he's led numerous events and special projects to benefit cancer patients being treated at Dana-Farber. He's also served on the Board of Directors for Stage West, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Jewish Community Center. In 2010, he was awarded the Franklin Pierce University Leader of Conscience Award for his community service, generosity and sincere concern for others. Today Cohen is a general partner of Century Investment Company, a real estate firm based in Springfield, Mass. founded by his father and two uncles. He worked a few years in other businesses to "cut his teeth" as he put it and then joined the family business. In 1989 he bought out the business and today he's working with another Cohen, his daughter Elizabeth. With a recent M.B.A. from Babson College, she represents the third generation in the family business and her dad couldn't be more proud to be working with her. Of his work he says, "I've been lucky. I enjoy what I do. I've worked hard and been fortunate. I hope in some way that what I do with my philanthropy and volunteer work can make a difference to others who maybe haven't been as lucky." He also had some advice for Franklin Pierce students and graduates: "Take advantage of what you have at Pierce and when you graduate, don't be afraid to reach out to alumni. We've been where you are and want to help. Alumni can provide you with some direction and useful connections." He urged alumni to stay involved in the life of the school and in the communities where they live. When not working, volunteering or keeping up with his Franklin Pierce classmates, Cohen likes to spend time with his family, including playing his new role as grandfather to his son Alexander's two young daughters, Lena (2) and Natalia (4 months). He's also an avid golfer and enjoys international travel. fall 2011 Franklin Pierce University 35 President's Council Benefactor Level 4 ($100,000 +) Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation Health Resources and Services Administration The Attilio & Beverly Petrocelli Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Attilio Petrocelli Michael T. "Mike" Lamoretti '90 and Jill (Petrocelli) Lamoretti '91 Michael J. "Mike" Weinbaum '89 and Melissa (Petrocelli) Weinbaum '89 Sodexo-Marriott Management Services State of New Hampshire Unique Endowment President's Council Benefactor Level 3 $99,999) ($50,000 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Davis Attorney Janet Mastronardi State of New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission The Charles and Mabel P. Jost Foundation, Inc. Bruce M. Kirsh '71 and Patricia (Brown) Kirsh '70 Harold M. Levy '70 and Anne Levy Eric S. Marcus '80 and Eileen Marcus Dr. Kim M. Mooney '83 and Mr. Greg Walsh Timothy "Tim" J. Morgan, Esq. '89 Nationwide Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Alexander R. Nestor The Honorable and Mrs. Terrence "Terry" M. O'Connell Richard Paddock '79 and Melissa (Graff) Paddock '79 Mr. and Mrs. David Panopoulos Robert "Bob" Patterson '69 and Nancy Patterson Paul M. Goyette, CFS Philips North America Rindge Pizza Haven, Inc. State of New Hampshire Kerry D. Stein '80 and Jean Marie Stein Bernard A. Taradash The Teagle Foundation Judith Thompson Blaine E. Thompson '69 Trefoil Solutions, Inc. John F. Washington, Jr. '83 and Kathleen "Kathy" (Brown) Washington '84 The Whiting Foundation New Hampshire Charitable Foundation President's Council Benefactor Level 2 ($25,000 - $49,999) Dennis F. Aylward The Eurasia Foundation Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Inc. Harry D. Meyer '68 and Linda Meyer President's Council Founder ($5,000 - $9,999) Dr. and Mrs. James F. Birge Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bisaccia John T. Burke, Jr. '66 The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Inc. Mr. Glenorchy "Glen"P. Campbell '79 and Mr. Gino Benza The Community Foundation of Dutchess County Philip "Phil" G. Crystal '75 and Monica Crystal Gregory "Gregg" M. Doody '92 Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Johnson Lockheed Martin Mr. and Mrs. Sean O'Kane Other Sources Pepsi Bottling Group David "Dave" H. Shooster '69 and Donna Shooster President's Council Benefactor Level 1 ($10,000 - $24,999) Lloyd H. Astmann '69 and Helen A. (Ament) Astmann '69 Jonathan "Jon" R. Burke '73 and Judith M. Burke Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts President's Council Patron ($2,500 - $4,999) Lloyd H. Astmann '69 and Helen A. (Ament) Astmann '69 Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics Andrew "Andy" M. Cohen '73 and Jane Cohen Cooper Surgical Rick Falconi '69 Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Carleen (Albonizio) '71 Farrell Thomas "Tom" V. Farrell '83 and Ann Marie Farrell James "Jim" E. Fitz-Simon, Sr. '78 and Arlene Fitz-Simon Dr. and Mrs. Marlin Fitzwater Paul M. Goyette '94 and Suzanne Goyette The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Memorial Charitable Trust Hudson Community Foundation President's Council Fellow ($1,000 - $2,500) Mr. and Mrs. John S. Anguiano Leslye A. Arsht Paul J. Baggott '69 Belletetes, Incorporated Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Billingsley Boeing Gift Matching Program Ahmad Boura '02 # and Jennifer A. Boura William H. Bucknall '74 Bucknall Family Foundation Charles "Mike" Callahan III '80 36 Franklin Pierce University * Deceased, # Graduate Degree fall 2011 Mr. B. Jay Cooper and Ms. Christine M. Black Philip "Phil" J. Curry '71 and Maureen Curry Mr. Thomas Desrosiers and Dr. Debra Picchi Mr. Robert E. Diercks and Ms. Sidne Lewis Discount Oil Company Dr. Jean D'Meza Leuner James W. "Spider" Egan '72 and Mildred "Millie" (Kafka) Egan '72 Martin "Marty" Eisenberg '76 and Rebecca Eisenberg Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation Henry G. Ellis '69 and Fredda Ellis F. H. Hamblet, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. James P. Fallon Mr. and Mrs. Michael C.J. Fallon Follett Higher Education Group Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Fuchs Arnold T. Galkin Galkin Charitable Trust Mr. Stephen Garrett Michael R. Gasper '01 Mr. and Mrs. Jim Graffam Henderson Family Foundation The Henderson Foundation John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Mr. and Mrs. Milton "Milt" Kahn Randell "Randy" J. Kennedy '85 and Nancy Kennedy Dr. Paul M. Kotila Dr. Kent E. Lagasse '85 Mr. and Mrs. Kim Leedham Marian Craig Leers Charitable Trust The Estate of Lony Lobner Gary J. Lochhead '89 Dr. and Mrs. James "Jim" F. Maybury Harry F. McMahon '67 Monadnock Community Hospital Arthur "Art" J. Mulligan III '80 Timothy "T.G." Nawn '86 and Melinda Nawn New England Employee Benefits Co., Inc. Paul Baggott Revocable Trust #2 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen "Steve" T. Pelkey John H. Perry '92 Walter Peterson, President Emeritus* and Mrs. Dorothy Peterson Ambassador and Mrs. Joseph C. Petrone Clinton "Clint" Pierce '81 and Susan Pierce Mr. and Mrs. John Pietris Ms. Susan Pimentel Pinnacle Rehabilitation Network, LLC Wayne W. Presby '79 Protector Group Insurance, Inc. Alex G. Randow '90 Paul M. Read '94 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rivers Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Saab Seppala Real Estate Development, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Shadek Ambassador and Mrs. Edward "Terry" E. Shumaker, III Karl Shuster and Patricia "Pat" Shuster '91 Jonathan L. (Jon) Slavin '92 and Lori (Weinstein) Slavin Mr. Jeffrey K. Smith '81 and Mr. Roger Egli Dr. Helen J. 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