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FAL-WIN 2017

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PHOTO CREDIT FALL / WINTER 2017 PIERCE 9 RAVENINGS L aunching a new academic initiative is no easy task. Franklin Pierce's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program was approved Dec. 15, 2016, with a term start date of Jan. 23, 2017. at meant the University had a five-week window to publicize the program and recruit students. In those five weeks, more than 60 inquiries and 12 applications were received, and the program enrolled six students. e EMS program features two degrees, a Bachelor of Science, with a management focus, and a Bachelor of Arts, with a social sciences focus; both are nonclinical and offered fully online. " We identified a need to prepare emergency medical services personnel for the next step in their careers," says Franklin Pierce University Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Dr. Maria Altobello. "ose professionals bring extensive experience to the table, and our EMS programs are designed to recognize that experience and give them college credit for it." NEW ACADEMIC OFFERINGS New Provost for Pierce D r. James DuMond Jr. traded New York's Hudson Valley for New Hampshire's Monadnock Region when he accepted the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs. Prior to arriving on the College at Rindge campus, he was dean of the School of Science at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and before that served as the associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Science and Technology at Texas Southern University. DuMond holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Montana College, a master's degree from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His career in higher education and academic administration spans more than 30 years. ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP Franklin Pierce Launches EMS Program

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