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FAL-WIN 2016

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46 PIERCE / FALL 2016 FACE TO FACE Chris Holman '99 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 6 years. Favorite Pierce memory: When I was in high school, I used to sneak out of my family's house and drive to campus and hang out with Pierce students. While I was 'coming out' in high school, students I had met from FPC became my support network. I'm still good friends with many of them. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: My college advisor, Dr. Robin Marra (Political Science), and his wife, Jill Wixom (Library), because of the long-lasting roles we have played in each others' lives. Grace Ames '12 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 1st year. Favorite Pierce memory: I have a Top 10 List (and probably a Top 50, too), but I would have to say the whole summer I spent at Franklin Pierce between junior and senior years working at the waterfront. I didn't even take classes; I just had such a fun junior year, I couldn't let it end! Doug Carty '06 probably wouldn't pick me as his hardest working employee that summer, but I had a blast. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: I had so many amazing professors over the years, but I have to pick airframe specialist "Jeano" St. Pierre. Four years out of college, we're still keeping in touch and it feels like old times. Josh Sigsworth '07 , DPT '10 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 2 years. Favorite Pierce memory: Overlooking Pearly Pond wearing my doctoral gown and tam, reminiscing about the struggles, successes, failures, friends made, and friends lost. I remember feeling so happy and thankful. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: Dr. Mark Caulkins for his guidance when I asked him, "What's the most important concept when practicing in the medical field?" He replied, "The most dangerous person that you can know is the person that thinks they know everything. Now, don't be dangerous." That one simple quote has stuck with me throughout my practice as a physical therapist. Merrill Vaughan '12 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 2 years. Favorite Pierce memory: Cyndie Martin, Follett Bookstore Manager, and her welcoming manner to me when I purchased my first textbooks and the friendliness of the students. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: Professor Bill Parsons showed me how to think outside the box. Pam Sanderson '98 , M.Ed. '08 Number of years volunteering at Pierce: 8 years. Favorite Pierce memory: During my graduate seminar in 1998, I was part of a randomly selected group assigned to do a multimedia presentation. Professor Gary Baker called our project "the Cadillac of presentations" and awarded each of us an A+++++. It was magical. Favorite faculty or staff member and why: Professor Gary Baker. He taught in Concord for quite a while. His name was among those read at the dedication of the memorial stone this June, as he passed away this past year. He was a great teacher. DIRECTOR ALUMNI & PARENT RELATIONS Julie Zahn RETURN. RENEW. REFLECT As the Director of Alumni & Parent Relations, Julie is excited about the opportunity to engage and connect with alumni, parents, and friends of the University. She is committed to the mission of the Alumni Association and honors Pierce's past while building lifelong relationships for the future. Contact her at: zahnj@franklinpierce.edu or (603) 899-1159 (Rindge Office) (603) 647-3507 (Manchester Office) * Julie is in the Manchester office on Tuesdays and Fridays. VOLUNTEER For more information about your Alumni Association Board of Directors and how you can volunteer, please visit www.franklinpierce.edu/ alumni/alum_assoc.htm.

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