Alumni and Friends


Welcome Alumni!!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit us on the web.  Whether it's been five months or five years since you've returned to Franklin Pierce, it's never too late to come back for a visit, so make sure to check out the upcoming events on the Pierce Proud Tour. We're taking the next year to get out on the road and try to meet as many of you as possible.

Listed below are the latest answers to the "Students Want to Know" question form the last e-newsletter.  Didn't get the e-newsletter? Email alumni@franklinpeirce.edu to make sure that we have your email correctly stored in our database, so we can send you the monthly updates.

For all alumni related questions- or even just to say hello, call the Director of the Center for Engagement, Christina Young at 603-899-1131 or email youngca@franklinpierce.edu

We hope to see you soon!



 “A question from one of our students: "If you could take one professor with you through life, who would you take on your life journey?" -Sarah Gamelli '14

A tough call between Professor Frank Cohen and Bill Costa. Both great resources while a teacher, during my professional career, and friends. -- Remi Francoeur '04

Douglas Challenger. -- Lisa Gamberdella ‘96

Bill Ball. Rest his soul. -- Lara Ciancio Burke ‘91

Robert Derecks! Definitely Robert Derecks. -- Jeannette Passanisi ‘90

G Burns. Always full of wisdom but expected you to figure it out on your own. -- Sarah Leonard ‘05

Donna Decker. -- Kristen Costa ‘05

Forbes Farmer!!!! -- Mandi Brava ‘12

Ooo. That is a tough one. They would be good for different things. I'll go with Frank Cohen so we can rock out to good music/host awesome alums. My other partner in crime besides Frank Cohen would have to be Kelli Malone. We will travel the world together, one pub at a time. -- Kim Ruth ‘09

Dr. Nathan Cervo...(RIP) and Professor White. Yes, Prof Darling had a world universe in his wagon. -- Nicholas Gregory

Bob Goodby without a doubt! I think all the time how much I would love to still be taking classes with him. FPU should offer podcasts or videos of lectures from their notable professors for us alumni. I would gladly pay for that actually. (Not to mention I bet that would help attract prospective students, if they could get a taste for some of the amazing professors FPU has to offer.) -- Céline Rainville ‘09

Professor Kristen Nevious... Most memorable professor I had at Franklin Pierce College by far. -- Keith Richmond ‘06

Sandra Perry. -- Michelle Labovitz ‘98

Robert (Bob) Lawson. -- Philip Howard ‘04

I also would say Donna Decker, also Dr. Flynn- I tried to take as many of my Psychology classes as I could with him. -- Marylyn Gainan ‘04

Let us not forget Richie Darling. We would always have a cardboard box for our things, chocolate happily smudged on our faces, and wonderful conversations with our friend, Nathan Cervo. Good times. I used to love seeing Nathan and Richie, thick as thieves, chatting in the hallway. The memory still makes me smile! -- Michele Sobocienski ‘94

Michael Abruzzese! – Valerie Kennedy Hesketh ‘91

Trevor J. Tebbs is already stuck with me on my life's journey! -- Megan Wakely ‘07

Wendy Dwyer. -- Mindy Ruddock ‘01

Donald Born. -- Laura Cavallo ‘73

Uncle Bob. "Coburn" -- Stephen Moriarty ‘82

Wendy B Dwyer. -- Ricki Thompson ‘10

Donna Decker will always have a huge impact on my life. -- Nikki Cervantes Buchholz ‘09

Dr. Charlie Snow is still a part of my life's journey. Prof. Fred Robbins also. -- Sharon Joy Konspore ‘81

Harry Davis would be fun to spend time with.  -- Chelsie Kohout ‘11

Professor Katherine Cronin. She always kept us motivated and thinking. -- Zak Adams ‘07

Forbesie Farmer and Dougie C (Challenger). -- Amanda Lundy ‘07

Dr. Dangelantonio. -- Tom Remp ‘11

John Villemaire, Dr. Dangelantonio, Joan Dion, Trevor Tebbs. -- Nate Stewart ‘08

Nate Stewart, I agree with all of your choices and I'm going to add Rob Koch! -- Carla Bianca

Nancy Stone. -- Tracy Yates ‘89

Miss Van! -- Robin F. Shaffer Sebastian ‘68

Joan Epro. -- Anthony Salgado ‘01

Séamus Pender! Hands down. -- Meghan Kathleen

Jordana Daniels Korsen. -- Ashley Sierra

Mr. Dion.  -- Robert J. Petrosini ‘71

Robin Marra - we could hang at the town library, talk local and national politics and he's most likely to inspire me to exercise. Plus I like his whole family. -- Chris Holman ‘99

Gretchen Ziegler. -- Julie Burgess Labonte ‘97

Taylor Morris. -- Larry Corbo ‘88

Rob Diercks. -- Andrew Dexter ‘02

The late Wendell Roye. -- Richard Hammersley ‘87

Dr. Nathan Cervo. -- Kelly Buchta ‘99

Paul Scharfenberger.  -- Colleen Chase ‘96

Keith Detjen! -- Dan Shelley ‘09

There was a psychology professor that I really liked. I cannot remember his name right now. -- Michelle Labovitz ‘98

Dr. Ron Baptiste! -- Dee Dee Catalano Olsen

Jeff Allen by far! -- Brittany Lew


Want to answer this student's question?  Email alumni@franklinpierce.edu with "Students Want To Know" as the subject to your email, and we'll post your answer here!




June 6-9, 2014 – Reunion Weekend & Annual Golf Tournament
Franklin Pierce University | Rindge, NH
Celebrating the Classes ending in 4’s and 9’s, The Center for Engagement will welcome back alumni for an amazing weekend! Activities start Friday evening and run until Sunday afternoon. On Monday, June 9, the Annual Golf Tournament will take place at Keene Country Club.


June 21, 2014 – NC Tour Stop
6 pm- 8 pm Reception | 7:05 pm Game Start | Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC
The Pierce Proud Tour is making a stop in North Carolina on Saturday, June 21, 2014, for the Durham Bulls Baseball Game! Join alumni, parents, and friends from the area on the Carolina Hurricanes Home Run Patio for an all you can eat picnic and a great night of watching the Durham Bulls take on the Syracuse Chiefs! The alumni picnic starts at 6pm. and includes hamburgers, hotdogs, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, potato chips and dip, Pepsi products, iced tea and water to drink. Tickets are $25 per person. RSVP to Susannah Batchelder at GA-Alumni@franklinpierce.edu or 603-899-4228 to reserve your ticket today!


July 12, 2014 – ME Tour Stop
6 pm | Hadlock Field, Portland, ME
The Pierce Proud Tour will stop in Portland, ME on July 12, 2014 to watch the Portland Sea Dogs take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6:00 p.m. Alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend and sit in the Franklin Pierce cheering section. RSVP to Susannah Batchelder at GA-Alumni@franklinpierce.edu or 603-899-4228.


August 3, 2014 – Boston Tour Stop
Time TBD | Fenway Park, Boston, MA
The final tour stop on The Pierce Proud Tour will take place back in Boston where it began, at Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees on August 3, 2014. A reception will be held before the game, and the alumni, parents, and friends will be provided tickets as well. RSVP to Susannah Batchelder at GA-Alumni@franklinpierce.edu or 603-899-4228.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Franklin Pierce Alumni Association established alumni awards to provide recognition for outstanding service to alumni and the University.

Nominations for Alumni Participation, Leader of Conscience and Outstanding Service are accepted until February 1st each year and may be made by any member of the Franklin Pierce community.  Complete the online nomination form or send a letter of nomination to:

Nominating Committee
Alumni Relations
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461

Alumni Profiles

Read about the exciting work that alumni from across the decades are doing in this new series of Alumni Profiles.  Check out the Mass Communication pages where alumni share their stories with current and prospective student.  Would you like to share your story?  Contact us at alumni@franklinpierce.edu  to discuss the details.  

Alumni Opportunities

The alumni association is please to offer these and many other opportunities for alumni.  See the alumni opportunities web page for details on all of our offerings.


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Affinity Partner Meyer and Associates

Franklin Pierce University is proud to partner with Meyer and Associates to offer this alumni insurance program.   The program offers a variety of attractively priced insurance products, including life and short term medical insurance.  Most products are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, and siblings.  NEW! Meyer and Associates is now offering alumni NYC access to comprehensive group healt insurance rates not available to the individual market.  Learn more here


Affinity Partner On Campus Marketing






Display Your Diploma with Pride

What better way to demonstrate pride in your degree than purchasing an elegant diploma frame for display from On Campus Marketing. The partnership with OCM has provided many alumni the ability to hang their diploma in style. Check out the On Campus Marketing website  for further details on ordering a frame or call Alumni Relations at 877-372-2586 for details.