Undergraduate Alumni Profiles
College of Graduate & Professional Studies

Graduates of Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies are truly inspiring. These students most often support families, hold full-time jobs and volunteer in their communities all while pursing their undergraduate degrees. Graduates assume greater roles of responsibility in their organizations and communities and many go on to pursue master's and doctoral degrees.

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Juanita J. Lofton, B.A. '09
Educational Advocate

A single mother of three children, Juanita worked to support her family while attending Franklin Pierce University’s College of Graduate & Professional Studies (CGPS). Juanita graduated in May 2009 with her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice degree. Graduating at the top of her class, Juanita was the class Valedictorian proudly representing her fellow CGPS students.

“I credit my success to the quality professors I had in my time at FPU; they were lawyers, police    officers, and social service workers who worked in their fields by day, and taught at night or online. Based on their expertise and willingness to share, my education was shaped not solely through the lens of a textbook but enhanced by their real-world experiences.”

Currently, Juanita is working as an Educational Advocate. She plans to attend law school in the near future.