Alumni Association Board of Directors

Meet Your Board of Directors!

The volunteer Alumni Association Board of Directors is a diverse group of alumni from various class years and campuses throughout the University's history. We wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know these individuals a little better! The AABOD works year round to represent our alumni- creating programs that are designed to keep YOU connected to your University. Read below to find out why these alumni serve the University through the Alumni Association Board of Directors!


Henry Ellis

Henry Ellis '69 ~ Membership & By-laws Chair, Member

Involved since: 2005

Henry has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for the past ten years, three of which he served as the President. In his current position as Chair of the Membership & By-laws Committee he intends to focus on making the by-laws easier to work with and bringing new members to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Danny Becker '70 ~ Member

Involved since: 2015

Danny Becker

Art Fink

Arthur Fink '72 ~ Member

Involved since: 2006

Why did you join the board?
Years after graduating I decided to repay Franklin Pierce for my wonderful experience as a student. This is my way of saying “Thank you”.

Arthur worked in manufacturing for 40 years and has retired with his wife, Marcy, to a new home in Delaware. They are enjoying their new life and staying active in the Alumni Association. Arthur keeps active with doing home improvement projects and with his classic cars. Life is good!

Marcy Fink '73 ~ Member

Involved since: 2006

Why did you join the board?
I joined the board because I feel it is important to support and give back to the University.

Marcy was the Associate Program Manager for foreign military sales for the Program Executive Office of the U.S. Army’s Electronic and Intelligency Warfare, Product Manager Radars. Marcy retired after 40 years of service to the US Army in 2012. She happily retired in Lewes, Delaware, with her husband, Art, Class of 1972.

Marcy Fink

Scott Babitts

Scott Babitts '73 ~ Member

Involved since: 2006

Why did you join the board?
I wanted to give back to Franklin Pierce. Becoming involved with the Alumni Board helped me to do this.

Scott graduated from Franklin Pierce in 1973 and got into sales in the pharmaceutical industry, and then 35 years ago joined a family business. He is now the President of Stewart Howard Interiors, a wholesale manufacturer of draperies and custom window treatments. Scott and his wife, Katie, have two sons. Their oldest, Andrew, lives in New York City with his wife, Erin. Their youngest son, Jeffrey, graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2009.

James McDonald '75 ~ Member

Involved since: 2014

Why did you join the board?
Three important dates that I will always remember are Jan. 12, Jan. 22, and Feb. 11, 1971. On the 12th, I received my letter scheduling me for my interview at Franklin Pierce. My interview was Jan. 22, and I received my acceptance letter on Feb. 11. Franklin Pierce gave me an opportunity for an excellent education and prepared me well for a career. Early on I said when the time comes, I will head back to Franklin Pierce to get involved.

Jimmy enjoyed a 32-year long career with United Technologies. He worked in a variety of positions including Operations, Finance, Contracts, and Engineering. Jimmy recently retired on Feb. 28, 2014. He enjoys fishing, tie flies, hanging around the marina, and driving his jeep with a smile, “thanks to Franklin Pierce.” Jimmy also volunteers at a Veteran Homeless Shelter in Conn., as well as with the Special Olympics and a local church that ministers to elderly and handicapped individuals.

James McDonald


Bob Riley

Bob Riley ' 82 President, Member

Involved since: 2007

Why did you join the board?
I joined the board to reconnect with the University, to work with old friends, and to create new relationships.

Bob is the newly elected President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Bob has been involved with the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2007, took his seat as the President of the AABOD in June 2015, and is looking forward to working with each of you. Read his welcome letter from June 2015.

Kimberley (Lewis) Riley '83 ~ Member

Involved since:  2007

Why did you join the board?
To give back to the University for all of the positive things that it did for me.

Kim married her Franklin Pierce sweetheart, Bob Riley '82. Kim loves being a volunteer and has enjoyed meeting many alumni from other years. She has made a lot of connections and enjoys working with the students.

Kim Riley

David Masse

David Masse '83 ~ Member

Involved since: 2013

Why did you join the board?
I joined the board to give back to the University. Franklin Pierce gave me a solid foundation, and I hope to encourage past and future graduates to participate in alumni events.

David is currently an IT Manager for Schneider Electric. He is the Senior Warden at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Center at the University of Rhode Island. He is also the coach for Chariho Little League Baseball, and is a member of Ocean State PMI ,as well as Rhode Island Men’s Senior Baseball League (RIMSBL). 

Kim Cook Neher '89 ~ Member

Involved since: 2015

Kim Cook Neher


Tara Wilkinson

Tara Wilkinson '97 ~ Member

Involved since: 2015

Nicole Torday '98 Vice President for External Relations, Member

Involved since: 2001

Nikki has been involved with the AABOD as a volunteer and member since 2001. She is currently Vice President for the External Relations committee. Her work on the external relations committee involves leading the various chapters across the country. "I look forward to the year ahead and all we will accomplish."

Nikki Torday

Chris Holman

Chris Holman '99 Member

Involved since: 2012

Chris, aka CJ the DJ, has a long history of community involvement, from a four-year appointment as commissioner to SWRPC while he attended Franklin Pierce. In 2014 Chris was elected for a three-year term as Selectman for Fitzwilliam, and he is involved with numerous local civic and nonprofit organizations. Chris hopes to create an FPU Business Networking Group while providing additional social opportunities for local alumni to connect both on and off campus. He lives closest of the board members to campus and would love to meet you when you are in the area!


Jennifer Scott Forry '04 ~ Alumni Reunion Weekend Chair, Member

Involved since: 2012

Why did you join the board?
I joined the board to give back and stay connected to Franklin Pierce.

Jenn serves as the Alumni Reunion Weekend Chair. She is currently the Director of Residence Life and Community Standards at Newbury College. She is a past President of the Boston Area College Housing Association (BACHA) and is the President of the Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA). She lives in Boston with her husband and two sons.

Jenn Forry

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Joshua Sigsworth

Joshua Sigsworth '07 & '10 ~ Member

Involved since: 2015

Merrill Vaughan '12 ~ Member

Involved since: 2015

Merrill Vaughan


Related Links

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Alumni Benefits

To be nominated for a seat on the Board of Directors you may submit your self nomination to the Alumni Relations Director. The nominations will be compiled and elections held in the Spring of each year. A term on the Board of Directors is for three years and provides a rewarding opportunity to volunteer your time to Franklin Pierce University.  Click here for the nomination form. 

Contact Alumni Relations:
or call 877-372-2586 (toll free U.S. only) or 603- 899-4031(Country Code 011 for International Calls).

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