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FAL-WIN 2016

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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1 A LASTING TRIBUTE FOR SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY The dedication and tireless efforts of Franklin Pierce alumni are vital to the continued success of the University. This year, the Franklin Pierce University Alumni Association unveiled a granite memorial recognizing an alumni volunteer for his long-term, extraordinary service to the University. Dedicated during Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016 in June, the memorial honors Rick Falconi '69 for his efforts and enthusiasm. Rick passed away in September 2015, following a battle with cancer. Fellow '69 classmates, Ray Schank and John Borino, spearheaded the effort to honor his legacy to the school, creating the Alumni Association Memorial in Recognition of Extraordinary Service to Franklin Pierce. Rick's name is now engraved on the beautiful granite stone as the first recipient. Rick exemplified volunteer support and set the bar high for service to Franklin Pierce. His loss spawned the idea to memorialize alumni who've given long-term volunteer service. Peterborough Marble & Granite, a local stone vendor, was selected for the project, and a two-ton stone was moved from the Silver Ranch in Jaffrey to Peterborough, engraved, and delivered to Franklin Pierce. The impressive granite stone, carved with an outline that resembles Mount Monadnock, now sits at the entrance of Marcucella Hall as a permanent tribute to special alumni volunteers . The Alumni Board is completing criteria for future alumni recipients, and details will be published soon on the alumni website. The benchmark is high, as this recognition is intended as one of the highest honors we can bestow on deceased alumni. We consider this a lifetime achievement award for alumni volunteers. The afternoon left plenty of time to relax and enjoy the company of old friends and new, many beating the heat in the cool waters of Pearly Pond. Mike and Ant's Ice Cream truck rolled through campus, providing cold treats for Ravens of all ages. 1 Vicki Doyle '12 and her grandchildren enjoying ice cream on a hot New England day. 2 Paula Slowe '12, Emily Joyce-Brady '12, Jamie Delorey '12, and Robert Fields '12. 3 Alumni enjoying a sailboat ride on Pearly Pond. 4 Diane "Dinny" Parvin '69 leaving her mark on Franklin Pierce by carving her name into the wooden countertops of the Adventure Recreation Lounge. 5 Young alumni enjoying a sunny day on Pearly Pond. 1 2 4 5 FALL 2016 \ PIERCE 49 Members of the Alumni Association with the family of the late Richard "Rick" Falconi '69. 3 PHOTO BY KATHLEEN DOOHER (GRANITE MEMORIAL)

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