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Pierce Arrow

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Return, Reconnect, and Remember

Alumni & Reunion Weeekend Special Edition

October 21, 2010

Photos: FPU Archives

CONTENT Alumni Association

Temple Grandin..................5

Joe Davis................2

Pierce Timeline..............6-7

Kyle Provost...........2

Reunion Years

President’s Welcome..........3


Alumni Award Winners


Melissa Conway.....4


Andrew Cohen.......4


Jean St. Pierre.........5 Calendar of Events..........12

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October 21, 2010

Alumni Issue - Pierce Arrow

President of the Alumni Association - Joe Davis

Photo provided by: Joe Davis

Alyssa Dandrea Editor-in-Chief Joe Davis, Class of 1989, has been an active Alumni Association board member for almost six years and currently serves as the association’s president. Through his work, he has

enjoyed reconnecting with members of the university community: administrators, faculty, and alumni. “You think as a board member you’re serving the association, and I think I’ve gotten way more out of being a board member than the school has gotten from me,” he said. “It’s just great the connections I’ve been able to make, the people I’ve been able to interact with, and the new friends that I’ve made.” Davis said that he is thankful for the experiences and memorable conversations he’s had as president, including the opportunity to meet President James Birge. “It’s just great to talk to everyone and get an idea of what’s going on and the exciting things that are happening at Pierce.” Prior to becoming Alumni Association President, Davis was VP of External Relations, VP of Academic Relations, and has also held other committee chair positions. “I decided to come up to visit one year for Alumni Weekend just out of curiosity and fell in love with the campus

again. I decided it was time to get involved - that was about six years ago,” he said. When Davis graduated in 1989, he worked at the college for almost three years as an academic technical support person. Graduating with a degree in Computer Management, Davis has always held a job in the technology field. He’s been a support person, worked in system administration, and managed a network group. Davis is currently the Director of Information Technology at ImmunoGen. During his senior year at Franklin Pierce, Davis remembers PC computers were becoming more commonly used. Prior to the start of the fall semester, he and other students moved into school early to set up the new computer lab in the library. “We helped Professor Harry Nelson put together the lab. I think we came up a couple weeks early – you know, a bunch of us computer geeks – and just really had a good time building the lab and spending some

time together,” he said. In addition to that project and his time as a lab assistant, Davis said that he gained valuable experience, which in many ways prepared him for his job today. “Being kind of on the ground floor of building that facility and working with the kinds of technology that we did back then really gave me an advantage as I went out into the job world.” Davis said that he chose Franklin Pierce for the small-school atmosphere, but also because of a positive experience that he had with his family at an open house. “My stepfather had gone to Florida A&M [University] and so he couldn’t understand why I wanted to go up to New Hampshire,” he said. “Then after spending a couple hours on campus and on the ride back he said, ‘You should definitely go – that school is great for you!’ It was just a total 180 in his opinion of it. I loved the campus when I visited and my family loved it so I knew it was the right place for me.”

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Alumni and Reunion Weekend Chairman - Kyle Provost chairman. Provost, who is in his second term, began as a volunteer on the Alumni and Reunion Weekend committee,

campus.” As a student at Franklin Pierce, Provost was an active member of the Franklin Pierce FPC-TV 25 station.

account manager for a healthcare IT company called athenahealth, which supports healthcare facilities and physicians with solutions such

“There has been so much that has changed on campus and Alumni Weekend is the perfect place to meet the people who shaped Franklin Pierce.” - Kyle Provost

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Molly Buccini Managing Editor “Alumni Weekend is the best opportunity for alumni of all ages to come on campus and share in some stories and memories of their days at Franklin Pierce,” said Kyle Provost, Alumni and Reunion Weekend

where he helped produce award videos for the event after graduating in 2005. “It was a great chance for me to stay involved with Franklin Pierce and reconnect with some of my fellow classmates who were still on campus,” said Provost. He was elected to the chairmanship in 2009, and he said that the goal of the committee is to help create a memorable experience for all alumni who are welcomed back each year. “I am looking for every person who comes on campus to have fun,” he said. “We hope that excitement will draw them back each year to

Majoring in Mass Communication, he began at the station right away as a freshman. He was a broadcaster at sporting events and started his own sports talk show, “Spotlight Sports,” which Provost said was “rivaled by the famous Blais Quiz Show.” He also helped pioneer the Internet broadcasting program which, according to Provost, helped a lot of young sports broadcasters get more experience. “I spent most of my time in the television studio, and really loved creating new show ideas and programs,” he said. Currently Provost works as an

as electronic medical records, owns and operates a baseball league, and founded a nonprofit group, Friends Against Violence. While Provost misses hanging out at Lakeview, the condos, and playing horseshoes, he looks forward to coming on campus for Alumni and Reunion Weekend so that he can reconnect with the different generations of alumni. “My favorite part of being an active alum is listening to the great stories from alumni who graduated before me. I learn so much from the earlier alumni who talk about the days of living in Rindge in the

’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. There has been so much that has changed on campus and Alumni Weekend is the perfect place to meet the people who shaped Franklin Pierce.” Provost said that preparing for Alumni and Reunion Weekend can take years. Classes that are having a reunion year are sought out a couple of years in advance to help. “The most challenging part of the planning process is the promotional piece,” said Provost. “We want to make sure that as many alumni return to campus as possible.” The schedule of events is completed with the help of Alumni Relations, volunteers, and suggestions from alumni. Provost said, “the efforts of everyone help make Alumni and Reunion Weekend a special time to return, reconnect, and remember!”

October 21, 2010

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President James Birge welcomes alumni back to Pierce Pierce, for many of you, was the springboard to deep friendships, to professional careers, to service in the military, to graduate study, and to family life. This weekend we wel-

ers of conscience in an ever changing world. With a foundation of a liberal arts education and the skills of an academic degree, our students and alumni continue to make meaning-

our current students. I am delighted and grateful that you have returned to your alma mater, so that we can hear about what you have been doing and share with you the accom-

“Undoubtedly, during your visit you will see many familiar places and faces on campus and relive many wonderful memories. Equally familiar is the characteristic of today’s Franklin Pierce University as a vibrant learning community committed to educating students to be leaders of conscience in an ever-changing world. ” - President James Birge

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We all have beginnings: Life, formal education, committed relationships, professional careers, and others. Those of you returning to campus for this Alumni Reunion Weekend share the experience of Franklin Pierce as a beginning, too.

come you back to that beginning to share your stories with other alumni and current students who are on a path similar to yours. Undoubtedly, during your visit you will see many familiar places and faces on campus and relive many wonderful memories. Equally familiar is the characteristic of today’s Franklin Pierce University as a vibrant learning community committed to educating students to be lead-

ful contributions to the communities where they live. Your return to campus this weekend is an important accomplishment for the University community. Your presence here suggests a fondness for what the Rindge campus means to your educational experience. That you want to return and share your own story of success and meet old friends and make new ones is a powerful message of connectedness for

plishments of your University. Returning to Pierce is also an opportunity for you to see that we continue to educate students based upon a sound mission, with high quality faculty, and caring staff members. Just as when you were a student here, we provide today’s students with an educational atmosphere that prepares them well for life after Pierce. You, too, have a role in helping today’s students—and it begins with

your return to the campus. You can speak with students about the work you are doing and how they can enter your field; you can connect seniors with people in your field and help the students prepare for professional work; you can support students by making a financial contribution to a scholarship fund at the University, and; you can return to campus at any time to exemplify what it means to be a leader of conscience. Welcome back to Franklin Pierce University; welcome back to what I think of as one of your most important milestones. I hope you think so too. President James Birge

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October 21, 2010

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Leader of Conscience - Andrew Cohen ’73 Alumni Participation Award -

Photo provided by: Andrew Cohen

Alyssa Dandrea Editor-in-Chief From protesting America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, to his travels in Greece, Turkey, and Mexico, Andrew Cohen, Class of 1973, remembers Franklin Pierce College as a place of vast educational and social opportunities. As this year’s Leader of Conscience honoree, Cohen is excited about returning to Franklin Pierce for Alumni Weekend and thankful for the chance to reconnect with the university. His choice to attend Franklin Pierce in 1969 was easy because coming from a small prep school environment, he was drawn to the smaller campus community. As someone who had grown up in the Springfield, Mass. area, he also wouldn’t be far from home. For Cohen it was

the friendships he formed and the people at Franklin Pierce that made a lasting impact. “At the time, the school insisted you live on campus the first two years,” he said. “They didn’t have a lot of other housing other than the dorms so you became friendly with people on campus, and in my case many of us have stayed friendly since we met– that’s 41 years ago.” Cohen believes that the college made a tremendous effort during that time to hold campus events on the weekends, whether movies or concerts in the Fieldhouse. He remembers artists such as Santana, Elvin Bishop, B.B. King, and J. Giles. “I think the college did us a favor by insisting two things – that we lived on campus and that we did not have a vehicle because I think that tends to solidify the friendships by doing stuff on the weekends with them,” he said. In addition to on-campus events, Cohen took part in a trip to Greece and Turkey during the winter of 1972 with former Professor Apollon Valakis. During another inter-session he went on a walk across part of Mexico, where over the course of about 27 days they covered 500 miles with former Professor Taylor Morris. Since graduating in 1973 with a Business degree, Cohen has been back to Franklin Pierce a couple of times; two years ago he returned for his 35th class reunion. Married to his college sweetheart whom he met at Franklin Pierce, Cohen now lives

in East Long Meadow, Mass. and has two children – Alexander who is 29 and Elizabeth who is 25. When Cohen graduated, he worked for a little over a year at a real estate company and then for a short time at an electrical company, after which he joined his family’s real estate business. Century Investment, which sells commercial real estate in the greater Springfield, Mass. area, was started by his father and two brothers. “I’ve also been involved in the Jimmy Fund – Dana-Farber out of Boston – for about 30 years. I’ve been President of the Western Massachusetts Council for the Jimmy Fund, and started a golf tournament in Stockbridge, Mass.,” he said. “At the height, we were grossing about a million dollars in fundraising, all of which went to Dana-Farber.” One golf tournament was so successful, Cohen remembers, that over the course of a day close to $600,000 was raised. “That number has since gone down I think due to the times, and that people have other tournaments to be involved in,” he said. Looking back on his college experience, Cohen said that he has Franklin Pierce to thank for the friends that he met and in turn the lasting relationships that he’s had. Whether he meets up with the guys for a few days in Falmouth, Mass. to go boating, or they go skiing in Killington, Vt. for the weekend, he is assured that there will be good times and laughter.

Melissa Conway ’98

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Amelia Walters Reporter Melissa Conway, Class of 1998, is this year’s Alumni Participation Award winner. Each year, the Alumni Association selects an alumnus that is still active in the Franklin Pierce community. Conway served as President of the Alumni Association from 20052006. She has been a member of the External Relations Committee and Co-Chair of the New Hampshire chapter for the last five years. Conway also works on the Rindge campus as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Her responsibilities include recruiting and assisting with incoming students, over-seeing tour guides, and interviewing, as well as selecting students from Franklin Pierce applicants. Conway graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. “I wanted to be a worldfamous veterinarian,” said Conway. She loved science, but she was glad to have a liberal arts foundation. “[Individual and Community] classes were important; they were like electives to me because I got a break from labs.” Her favorite professor was Gerald Burns. The well-rounded education she received, she says, made her the person she is today. Conway was able to change career paths because of the Individual and Community core courses she took. “The liberal arts allow me to interact with many people and talk about many different topics.” Prior to

working for Admissions she had been a publisher for eight years. Conway does not regret her decision to pursue a path outside of Biology because she believes everything happens for a reason. There are many opportunities she feels she would have missed by not getting involved in the Alumni Association. It’s one of the main things she incorporates into her speeches about leadership. “I’ve learned a lot about being a leader and being on a team,” she said. Conway believes that it is important for alumni to keep in touch with Franklin Pierce because “it is a great opportunity to meet other alumni,” she said. “Alumni benefit from other students as well. It gives students an opportunity for networking connections.” While Conway was at Franklin Pierce, she served as the Secretary of the Senate, tour guide, Information Desk Manager, and Vice President of the Medical Club. “I worked as a tour guide in Admissions for three years and it was the best job on campus,” she said. “I really had a lot of fun with the staff...some of my fondest memories are from that job.” One of Conway’s best friends is from the Class of 1982. She said that she remains connected with many people from her time at Franklin Pierce. “I met so many interesting and nice people here as a student. Most of my current friends I met at Pierce. One of my favorite quotes reminds me of my college days. The quote is by Conan O’Brien. ‘In college everyone had a weird roommate, and if you didn’t have a weird roommate than you were the weird roommate.’ I won’t say I had weird roommates, but I will say some of them were very interesting.” She said that she always looks forward to Alumni Weekend because it is a networking event and a time when everyone can get together to share their own stories about Franklin Pierce. “Even though we might only see each other once a year, we get to talk about things even if we don’t hang out all of the time. We just have a connection: Franklin Pierce.”

October 21, 2010

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Outstanding Service to the University - Jean St. Pierre Liz Squire Reporter

Jean St. Pierre is being honored with the Outstanding Service Award at Franklin Pierce, but Geno, the humble jack-of-all-trades, as he is known around campus, doesn’t think he deserves the award. “I see part-time teachers here everyday, putting in twice the effort and getting paid half, just because they love what they do,” said Geno. Something Geno finds admirable about some of the faculty at the university is their passion for what they teach. “I’m jealous of that passion for one thing,” he said. “I’ll try everything, but I’m not great at one thing—I’m good at a lot of things.” Geno has to be good at a lot of things for his job. He not only oversees maintenance at The Bubble, but also works with the recreation department and takes care of matters at the Boathouse and Fieldhouse. “One day I’ll be hanging from a rope putting a patch on The Bubble and later I’ll be building a kiln for the art department,” he said. “Every day is different. My job never gets boring; I’m constantly being stimulated,” said Geno, who added that one time the school tried to compile a list of all his duties and the list came to about 26 pages. Geno, who is a New Hampshire native, was born in a small mill town in the state. “My family came from Canada, and I was raised a good Catholic

boy,” he said with a chuckle. Geno’s history with Franklin Pierce extends long before the 15 years he has worked here. “My Aunt Blanche sold the piece of land that Franklin Pierce sits on to the school. The town’s people called her the Rindge Wrecker for bringing a college to the town,” he said. Before working at Franklin Pierce, Geno worked as a machinist for a long time and went to school for Machine Tool Technology. He said that he came to Franklin Pierce to figure out what he wanted to do and never left. Geno tried out glass blowing when he first arrived here. Along with Professor Jordana Korsen, the two revamped the entire glass blowing hut to make it what it is today. In addition to glass blowing, Geno has tried stained glass, photography, filming, and the trade of a blacksmith. Geno tries to take at least one class a semester on campus. “I try to take a fun class like music or art, any class where I can have fun with the kids,” he said. Geno, who has never had kids of his own said, “Every year I get 1,500 new kids.” If Geno could tell you his favorite thing about campus, he would say “around the world” at Lakeview. “I’m supposed to set a good example though,” he joked. On a more serious note, he said, “I’m not perfect. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and admitting when you’ve made one is a good thing.” Franklin Pierce alumnus Melissa

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Pierce celebrates Temple Grandin’s achievements

Photo provided by: Jean St. Pierre

Conway, Class of 1998, said that she first met Geno when she was a sophomore at Franklin Pierce, and they instantly became friends. Fourteen years later, they are still the best of friends. “Jean is one of those friendly, smiling faces that everyone knows on campus. When walking across campus with Jean it’s not surprising to have him stop several times to say hi to someone, to introduce me to a new friend, or just to chat with a student or faculty member. It doesn’t matter who you are - administration, staff, faculty, student, or coach - Jean is sincerely friendly to everyone.” Conway recalled that a tour was being given of the glassblowing hut for a prospective student, and Geno, who happened to be in the hut, gave a demonstration for the student. He made a glass rose and gave it as a gift. Geno, who has been called a renaissance man on campus, said, “If a renaissance man is a jack-of-all-trades but a master at none, than that’s me.”

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Liz Squire Reporter Temple Grandin is one of Franklin Pierce’s most distinguished alumna. She has overcome the limits associated with autism to become one of the world’s foremost experts in autism studies and livestock welfare. Grandin, who graduated in 1970, received a B.A. in Psychology. Today, she is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She has designed and consulted on facilities around the world that ease the stress and pain of livestock destined for slaughter. In 2008 for Alumni and Reunion Weekend, Grandin returned to Franklin Pierce, where she received the Leader of Conscience Award for her contributions to the field of neuroscience and animal welfare. During her visit back to her alma mater, Grandin remembered some of the teachers who led to her success. “I remember Mr. Dion, the math teacher. He really helped me,” she said. “I had lots of problems with math and I would come up to Mr. Dion’s office after class and he would do the whole lecture over again with me. I am really, really grateful to Mr. Dion for that.” Professor Normand Dion, who

now teaches part-time, began working at Franklin Pierce in 1966. Grandin took two of Dion’s math classes while in Rindge. Dion reminisced about Temple during her days as a student. “During this time she was still finding herself. She was doing very well grade-wise but found math frustrating; however, she’s become very proficient now.” Dion remembers Grandin having a sort of mental block when it came to math and said, “She made full use of my office hours, I spent a lot of time with her out of class working on the material.” Although Grandin struggled in Dion’s math class, he said he always knew she would succeed. “She was focused on what she needed to do. Temple had problems that other people didn’t have, and she dealt with those but also she dealt with the ordinary challenge of doing college work.” Grandin, who has now received international attention for her work with livestock and autism, was depicted in a film about her life, played by actress Claire Danes. The film won seven primetime Emmy awards and has created autism awareness. She has also authored over 300 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design. She is the author of “Thinking in Pictures,” “Livestock Handling and Transport,” and “Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals.” Her book “Animals in Translation” was a New York Times best seller. In addition, Grandin has appeared on television shows such as “20/20,” “48 Hours,” “Larry King Live,” “PrimeTime Live,” the “Today Show,” and many other programs internationally. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and Discover Magazine.

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October 21, 2010

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Reconnect...Highlights of Franklin Pierce through the decades

Franklin Pierce ski team takes first place at Alpine Championship.

The Tunnel, an on-campus thrift store, opens in the basement of Peterson Hall.


“21 Club” is opened for students.

George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter visit campus.

The women’s athletic program is approved.









Northwoods apartments are built. Crestview The North Field Activity is renovated into Center, commonly known as classrooms and the The Bubble, is built. office space.

The Individual and Community integreted curriculum is implemented.

Timeline information complied by: Amelia Walters, Reporter Jeff Payne, Reporter

Source: Pierce Arrow Archives

Women’s Center is organized.

First Messiah Concert held.





Cheshire Hall is opened to house sophomores.


Franklin Pierce joins the Northeast-10 Athletic Conference.

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The Emily Flint Campus Center opens. Franklin Pierce Athletics becomes part of the NCAA Division II.


Franklin Pierce Helpline begins operation. Reverend Jesse Jackson visits campus.






Franklin Pierce receives federal grants to help renovate the library.

The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication is dedicated.


Franklin Pierce accepts 16 “Katrina Scholars� from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina devastates their college plans.

Mountain View apartments are constructed. Musician Pat Benatar performs on campus.



Sodexho Soccer field opens. Lakeview Townhouses are constructed near Pearly Pond.

Franklin Pierce buys the Hampshire Court Townhouses for campus housing.




Presidency and the Press, a conference for high school media, is held. The Campus Center begins renovations on a new auditorium and meeting place, Pierce Hall.

Franklin Pierce College becomes Franklin Pierce University.

1989 2008


Petrocelli Hall is built. Students are sent to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Franklin Pierce holds its first presidential inauguration. Students go to the Sundance Film Festival.

A timeline of Franklin Pierce University

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October 21, 2010

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Remember...Class of 1970: 132 graduates “Of course for the guys, the war was always on our minds. When you graduated, you lost your student deferment and become 1-A. The hippie movement and protest marches were everywhere. The country was pretty much in turmoil.” - Dennis Maliangos ’70 Average cost of gas: 36 cents per gallon.

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees 1. Economics/Business 2. Psychology 3. History

Average cost of a new house: $23,450.00. First Earth Day was celebrated. . The world’s population reaches 3.63 billion.

Oscar Nominations

1970 playlist:


“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” by B.J. Thomas


“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Diana Ross

“Love Story” “Five Easy Pieces”

“I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family

Remember...Class of 1975: 142 graduates


1975 playlist:


Average cost of gas: 57 cents per gallon Vietnam War Ends on April 30.

“One Flew Over the

Saturday Night Live premieres on NBC; George Carlin was the first episode.

“He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” by Tony Orlando and Dawn

Top Degrees

“Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain and Tennille

1. Economics/Business 2. Biology 3. Psychology

“That’s the Way (I Like It)” by KC and the Sunshine Band

Cuckoo’s Nest”

“Bee Gees” by Jive Talkin


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“Dog Day Afternoon” “Nashville”

Pierce Arrow Editorial Staff Editor-in-Chief Alyssa Dandrea

Production Manager Val Armstrong

Managing Editor Molly Buccini

Copy Editor Tawni Turcotte

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Reporters Amelia Walters Liz Squire Adam Stahl Jeff Payne

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Remember...Class of 1980: 165 graduates Average cost of gas: $1.25 per gallon Most popular children’s gifts for Christmass: Rubik’s Cube and Magna Doodle.

Oscar Nominations

John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman.

“Ordinary People” 1980 playlist: “Rock with You” by Michael Jackson

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Remember...Class of 1985: 149 graduates Oscar Nominations

“Out of Africa” Photo: FPU Archives

“The Color Purple”

1. Computer Science 2. Management 3. Marketing Average cost of gas: $1.20 per gallon Video game Tetris was released.

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees 1. Economics/Management 2. Psychology 3. Biology

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees

“Kiss of the Spider Woman” “Prizzi’s Honor”

Coca-Cola attempted to change its 99-year-old formula in an effort to attract younger drinkers, but the “New” Coke was poorly received, and the company soon reintroduced the original “Classic” beverage.

1985 playlist: “Like a Virgin” by Madonna “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears “Take on Me” by A-Ha

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October 21, 2010

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Remember...Class of 1990: 160 graduates

Oscar Nominations

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees 1. Mass Communication 2. Management 3. Graphic Communications

“Dances with Wolves” “Ghosts” “Goodfellas”

“The Godfather Part Average cost of gas: $1.16 per gallon Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait on August 2, setting off the Persian Gulf war.

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III” “Awakenings”

“Our small-knit, family-like atmosphere set us apart from other schools. From the first day on campus to my last day as a senior, every moment was a moment to live for.” - Kim Brissette Guberman ’95

Oscar Nominations

1990 playlist:

The Simpsons debuts on Fox and Seinfield debuts on NBC.

“Vogue” by Madonna

On April 25 the Hubble Space Telescope was launched.

“Step by Step” by New Kids on the Block

Two students, Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan, are elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Remember...Class of 1995: 195 graduates

“Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’connor

- Mike Zurcher ’90 Reunion year information complied by: Molly Buccini, Managing Editor Sports information complied by: Adam Stahl, Reporter

Sources: Alumni Relations,,, Editor’s Note: All class sizes are based on graduates of the Rindge Campus.

Criminal Trial of OJ Simpson began in January, lasting until October when the jury found him not guilty of murder charges. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is bombed, killing 168 people.

“Braveheart” “Apollo 13” “Babe”

Women’s soccer wins NCAA Division II National Championship for a second straight year.

1995 playlist: “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal

“Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles

“[The community had a] tight-knit, family-like feel from the administration and faculty right down to the students. Everybody knew your name and everyone seeemed to really care about one another.”

Average cost of gas: $1.14 per gallon

“Il Postino” “Sense and Sensibility”

“This is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman” by Bryan Adams “Waterfalls” by TLC

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees 1. Education 2. Psychology 3. Mass Communication

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Remember...Class of 2000: 349 graduates “Independent Women” by Destiny’s Child

In November, Mad Cow Disease was rampant throughout Europe.

“Maria Maria” by Santana ft. the Product G&B

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees 1. Mass Communication 2. Criminal Justice 3. American Studies Oscar

Good Luck” “Munich”

Hidden Dragon”


Women’s soccer team is Northeast10 Champions, NCAA New England Regional Champions and NCAA Championship Semifinalist.

“Erin Brockovich” Photo: FPU Archives

Top Franklin Pierce Degrees

Men’s Soccer team is Northeast-10 Regular Season Champions, NCAA Championship New England Regional Champions and NCAA Division II National Championship Finalist.

1. Mass Communication 2. English 3. Criminal Justice and Graphic Communications

Women’s soccer team is Northeast10 Regular Season Champions and NCAA Championship Semifinalist Women’s volleyball team is Northeast-10 and ECAC Semifinalist.


“Good Night and

“Crouching Tiger

Women’s field hockey team reaches Northeast-10 Championship Quarterfinals and ECAC Championship Semifinals

Fisher are drafed into the MLB.




“Amazed” by Lonestar

Remember...Class of 2005: 214 graduates




“Come on Over (All I Want is You)“ by Christina Aguilera

The “I love you” virus made it’s way through computers globally. Photo: FPU Archives


2000 playlist:

Average cost of gas: $1.51 per gallon

Elian Gonzales, a 6 year old Cuban boy, was reunited with his father on April 22, after being in the middle of an international dispute.


Photo: FPU Archives

Average cost of Gas: $1.90 per gallon Pope John Paul II died on April 2. Benedict XVI became the next pope on April 24. More than 350 million digital songs were purchased in 2005. It marks an increase of 150 percent from 2004, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Students Shawn Hayes and Matthew

2005 playlist: “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey

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“Gold Digger” by Kanye West “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani “Let Me Love You” by Mario

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Alumni Issue - Pierce Arrow

October 21, 2010

Alumni Weekend Schedule of Events Friday, October 22, 2010

12:00 p.m. Alumni Golf Outing - Shattuck Golf Club, Jaffrey NH 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Alumni Check In - Peterson Hall, Alumni Lounge 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meet and Mingle - Peterson Hall, Alumni Lounge 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Class of 1970/Pioneer Reception - Lakeside Education Center 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pub Trivia - Ravens Nest 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Rock n’ Reunion with Hot Vance - Pierce Hall

Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Alumni Check In - Peterson Hall, Alumni Lounge 9:00 a.m. President’s Council Breakfast - Emily Flint Campus Center, Pierce Hall 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Guided Tour of Campus - Meet at Peterson Hall 10:30 a.m. State of the University Address and Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association - Marcucella Hall 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Class/Affinity Group photos - Pierce Hall 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Alumni and Family Lunch - Tent behind DiGregorio 11:30 a.m. Atlatl Demonstration - Softball Field 11:45 a.m. Reunion Luncheon - Pierce Hall 12:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs College of Saint Rose - Sodexo Field 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Family and Children’s Activities - North Fields Activity Center 1:00 p.m. Blais Quiz Show - TV Studio, Fitzwater Center 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball Game - North Fields Activity Center 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Glassblowing Demonstration and Exhibition - Glassblowing Studio 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Class of 2010 Gift Dedication - Lakeview Townhouses 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Franklin Pierce Art and Craft Fair -Pierce Hall 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class of 1995 Meet and Greet - Raven’s Nest 3:00 p.m. Alumni and Family Wiffleball Game - North Fields Activity Center 3:00 p.m. Ravens Field Hockey vs Adelphi - Upper Field 6:00 p.m. Reunion Celebration - Fieldhouse

Sunday, October 24, 2010 9:30 a.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting - Lakeside Education Center 11:30 a.m. Farewell Brunch - Grand Hall

Alumni Issue - Pierce Arrow  

Alumni and Reunion Weekend Special Edition October 21, 2010

Alumni Issue - Pierce Arrow  

Alumni and Reunion Weekend Special Edition October 21, 2010