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Oct 1, 2008

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Lacey, Pelletier join Franklin Pierce Portsmouth faculty

Seacoast Online
Portsmouth, NH, October 1, 2008

PORTSMOUTH – Dr. James “Jim” Lacey and Donna Pelletier have joined Franklin Pierce University at its Portsmouth Center, Lacey as an associate professor in the Doctor of Arts (DA) program and Pelletier as an assistant professor of nursing.

Lacey has taught in Franklin Pierce’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) for several years, in both the DA and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. He developed and taught courses in the University’s joint MBA program with Luhansk University in Ukraine.

Lacey has a long career in higher education and in the high tech industry in Massachusetts. Most recently, he was a professor of business and economics at Hesser College in Manchester, N.H. He has also taught at the Union Institute and University, Merrimack College and at Franklin Pierce’s College at Rindge.

Lacey holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies; two master’s degrees, one in management and one in economics; and a Ph.D. in economics.

Pelletier brings 30 years of experience in nursing and education to her position at Franklin Pierce. Previously, she was an assistant professor of nursing at the University of New Hampshire. As an RN and nurse practitioner, she has worked in family practice, emergency care and community health. She continues to consult on nursing practice issues in the State of Maine.

Pelletier earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of New Hampshire.

The Doctor of Arts in Leadership program brings together students from many disciplines in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of leadership. It is designed with working professionals in mind and is highly individualized, with students working closely with faculty and mentors.

Students complete the program in three to four years with a monthly weekend seminar at Franklin Pierce learning centers in Concord, Lebanon and Portsmouth.

Franklin Pierce’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree to licensed registered nurses who have completed 60 credits in an associate degree nursing program. The program combines traditional classroom studies with online courses.

Nursing classes are offered at centers in Concord, Lebanon and Portsmouth. However, general education courses can be taken at any of the University’s CGPS centers including Keene and Manchester in addition to Concord, Lebanon and Portsmouth.

For more information, contact the CGPS at 800-325-1090 or


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