Alumni Magazine

FAL-WIN 2017

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

Issue link: http://franklinpierce.epubxp.com/i/867851

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 6 of 51

FALL / WINTER 2017 PIERCE 5 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE T he seasonal shi from the hot and humid days of summer to the crisp, fresh days of fall — more perceptibly felt on our College at Rindge campus and across our New Hampshire centers than for our campus in Goodyear, Ariz. — brings my favorite moment of the year: welcoming the new class of 2021 and our returning students back to their academic home. is year kicked off with both an old tradition, the Grand Monadnock Climb, and a new tradition, the Pearly Pond Swim. Continuing in the spirit of blending new and old traditions, we are now looking forward to Pierce Pride Weekend, which will comprise Family Day, Homecoming , and my installation as the sixth president of Franklin Pierce University. I am humbled that my presidential installation will be hosted during Pierce Pride Weekend, when the College at Rindge campus will swell with the enthusiastic energ y of myriad members of the Pierce community, including our students and their loved ones, our beloved alumni, our board of trustees, members of the surrounding communities, faculty and staff, as well as members of my own family and friends. It will be a historic moment for Pierce and a weekend to remember. I share this moment with all of Raven Nation. I have remained passionate about my alma mater and dedicated to this institution since the moment I received a Pierce degree, and the potential to follow in my footsteps lies within every Franklin Pierce graduate. is issue represents the Pierce potential well. From a Pierce degree emerged an artist whose very medium embodies the transformational experience so many alumni describe; a film enthusiast who found her calling in a small community that encouraged her to explore and experiment; and a community leader whose inspiration to help young people believe in their own power and aptitude was born from his experience at Pierce; among many others. I am thrilled to see the synerg y between this beautiful printed piece and our dynamic new website, which will enable a spotlight to shine not only on countless more stories of Pierce successes, but also on more current coverage of events, class notes, and our gratitude for the support of the individuals and businesses who believe in and support us. Every time I learn about another success story born at Franklin Pierce — via this magazine, the website, or my conversations with students and alumni — my belief in the transformational power of Pierce grows, and my appreciation for the opportunity to lead Raven Nation expands along with it. Pride in Our Accomplishments KIM MOONEY '83 , PH.D. PRESIDENT I have remained passionate about my alma mater and dedicated to this institution since the moment I received a Pierce degree, and the potential to follow in my footsteps lies within every Franklin Pierce graduate. CHRISTOPHER BEAUCHAMP

Articles in this issue

view archives of Alumni Magazine - FAL-WIN 2017