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FAL-WIN 2018

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RAVENINGS Jason Potterton Chats About His Career ALUMNI VISIT J ason Potterton '07 returned to campus in March to talk with current students about his job as photo editor with ESPN. Majoring in communications as an undergraduate, his goal was to work in sports media. He achieved that in 2008, joining the sports network's Bristol, Conn., headquarters. He and his co-worker, Joe DiMartino, a social media specialist, spent the day conducting a sports media workshop with selected students and chatting with prospective social media majors about career opportunities in the field. When a student asked Potterton his favorite part of his job, he responded, "At the end of the day, my job is to watch college basketball games — it's totally awesome." He added, "I get to exercise a certain amount of creativity. I have broad latitude to do whatever I think will engage people. And, I've met Pedro Martinez." As an undergraduate on the Rindge campus, Potterton received a student Emmy from the Boston/ New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television for a project spotlighting former Super Bowl MVPs. "It's always a pleasure to welcome alumni back to our Rindge campus to share their academic and professional journeys with our aspiring students," said Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communications. "Jason is a wonderful example of our students who go on in life to become accomplished professionals in their respective fields and remain connected to Franklin Pierce." Potterton's visit ended with Tune in Radio's broadcast of the FPU versus Merrimack College baseball game. The media and communication students observed and worked alongside Potterton during the game, which the Ravens won 5-4 after 10 innings. — Alexa Wallace '16 MBA '19 I get to exercise a certain amount of creativity. I have broad latitude to do whatever I think will engage people. And, I've met Pedro Martinez. — JASON POTTERTON '07 FALL / WINTER 2018 PIERCE 19 FACING PAGE AND THIS PAGE: ANDREW CUNNINGHAM

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