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FAL-WIN 2016

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FALL 2016 \ PIERCE 45 FACE TO FACE Dan Becker '70 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 5+ years. Favorite Pierce memory: As I grew and matured as an adult, I found the people around me grew as well, and they became both a help and inspiration to reach my goals. Students, faculty, and staff made me feel important, and a part of something − our future. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: Dr. Ian Sinclair, professor of Chemistry and former dean of FPC, was the most influential faculty member I had. He inspired, guided, trusted, and mentored me. Tara Wilkinson '97 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 5 years. Favorite Pierce memory: Looking out my window from Northwoods G4 and seeing that "The Bubble" had collapsed. North Fields Activity Center was erected while I was a student, so it was a big deal to see it not sustain the New England weather. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: The student affairs team prepared me for my career in higher education, the Social Work faculty prepared me for my master's degree. The Community Curriculum Team opened my eyes to a variety of topics and allowed me engage with faculty outside my degree, which was an important life lesson. Scott Babitts '73 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 9 years. Favorite Pierce memory: My favorite memory is going to all the concerts that we had, that featured really big time entertainers, right on campus, like B.B. King, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and Santana. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: My favorite teacher was history professor Dr. Frank Moriarty. He was a fabulous lecturer and motivated me like no other teacher ever could! Nikki Torday '98 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 10 years. Favorite Pierce memory: Sledding down "Roach Hill" Favorite faculty or staff member and why: One of the most influential staff members was Marabeth Farmer because she helped to grow my love of volunteering. Jason McCormack '95 , MBA '13 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 17 years. Favorite Pierce memory: "Chairing" on the manor lawn. Friends and I took our dorm room desk chairs (the chair feet were actually steel rails) out to the Manor lawn and raced each other down the hill on them. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: Marabeth Farmer was the Community Outreach Coordinator. She taught me to value the life I had and how to help others who may be less fortunate. I'll be forever grateful. Sarah Probst '98 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 1st year. Favorite Pierce memory: Walking back to Monadnock Hall just before dawn after an all-night session. The campus was covered in a thick blanket of snow. The night was surprisingly warm and the moon gave the entire campus a soft blue glow. There was no sound, no movement. I could have been the only person in the world. I stood in the courtyard in front of the library for the longest time, feeling like if I moved the magic would end. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: My archaeology professor, Dr. Howard Hecker. I will never forget him.

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