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SPR-SUM 2016

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SPRING 2016 \ PIERCE 41 Douglas "Dougie" Usseglio Douglas "Dougie" Usseglio of Waltham, Massachusetts was a dear friend of all those who attended Franklin Pierce University. Dougie passed away on March 6 at just 22 years old, a day before his 23 rd birthday. Dougie is the son of Gary Usseglio, of Watertown and Michelle (Zeoli) Usseglio, of Waltham. He graduated from Waltham High School in 2011 where he then took his hockey skills to The Winchendon School prior to attending FPU. While Usseglio may have been known for playing on the hockey team, his smile and outgoing personality are what will be remembered by most. "He contributed so much to the community during his time here," said President Card. "Dougie was a very popular and supportive student, a friend to everyone and the type of young man who would help anyone without hesitation." Bracelets are being sold in honor of Dougie. "I came up with the idea. The profits are going into a fund in his name, but we hope the money can go to his little sister to help her afford college," said Nichole Donovan '16. The bracelets say "Let's have a Day!" on one side and "Dougie #3" on the other. Dr. Arthur M. Pappas Franklin Pierce University also lost a dear friend and benefactor in Dr. Arthur M. Pappas. Dr. Pappas passed away on March 24th at the age of 84. Dr. Pappas received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Univer- sity in 2007 and was inducted into the Franklin Pierce University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. He was a Board of Trustees member from 1998-2006 and he also served on the Sports Management Advisory Board. Dr. Pappas, a career orthopedic surgeon, was considered by many to be a pio- neer in the field of sports medicine. He may be best known for his role as team doctor for the Boston Red Sox, where he served for more than 20 years. Dr. Pappas and his wife, Martha, are also well-known philanthropists who donated largely to recreational efforts both in their hometown of Auburn, Massachusetts, and at Franklin Pierce University. The Pappas legacy will live on forever at the Rindge campus through the facilities that bear their names—the Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Science and Athletic Training Center and Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field—as well as the Pappas Health Scholarship Fund that supports students in the Health Sciences.

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