Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates the Debut of the College of Business’ New Home

Oct 17, 2019

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On Thursday, October 17, the Board of Trustees, College of Business Advisory Board, Monadnock Employers Forum, alumni and special guests convened on the Rindge campus for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the debut of the College of Business’ new home in historic Monadnock Hall. The celebration marked not only the first academic year of operation for the newly renovated building, but also the university’s commitment to create an Innovation Hub that empowers students to excel in a rapidly-changing global landscape and the beginning of an exciting new era for the region’s business community.

Dr. Norm Faiola, dean of the college of business, opened the ceremony, followed by a warm welcome from President Kim Mooney, Ph.D., Tom Raffio, chair of the College of Business Advisory Board and president and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental, provided community remarks, followed by Erin Kelly ’20.  Steve Camerino, chair of the Board of Trustees, concluded the festivities with a celebratory toast. 


Notably, the celebration was also attended by distinguished members of the College of Business Advisory Board, who graciously provide strategic guidance and expertise. Led by Chairman Raffio, its members include:

  • Diane Bono, vice president of human resources, Mount Auburn Hospital
  • Mark Fryberger, vice president, finance at C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Bill James, CEO at RiverMead
  • Karl LaPan ’86, president and CEO at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
  • Rollin Schuster ’82, founder and managing principal at The Schuster Group
  • Lori Shibinette ’13, CEO at New Hampshire Hospital

Franklin Pierce professors Christine Betts (Betts also serves as the coordinator of the college), Andrea McGill-O’Rourke and Michael Mooiman also sit on the board and provide an important educator’s perspective, while members Erin Kelly ’20 and Travis Kumph ’20 represent the student body in board activities.

Congratulations to the College of Business!
View all of the photos from the event below:


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