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FAL-WIN 2016

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CLASS NOTES FALL 2016 \ PIERCE 63 attended the United States Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) in Washington, D.C. June 13 & 14, 2016. June 13th consisted of attending intense workshops in preparation of lobbying Capitol Hill on June 14th. Dr. Anderson and her fellow USGLC state leaders met with their senators and congressional representatives to lobby not to reduce foreign aid. Additionally, Dr. Anderson lobbied in favor her of her personal mission, "Women and Children's Betterment and Personal Safety Stateside as well as Globally." Danielle Hare '15 "Taking the experience I gained from Professor Jason Little's Small Business Advisory Group, I have begun a career with Jarden Home Brands. I am now working as a packaging and new product development associate. I intend on continuing my education and will soon begin working on an MS in innovation from Northeastern University" Jacqueline "Jacqui" Hart '15 reports, "I'm currently working for Boston Community Capital as a closing coordinator. It's a nonprofit organization that helps families out of foreclosure and helps keep them in their homes." 2016 Joel Torres '16 writes, "I received a job offer during the last month of my senior year and moved out to the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area to begin work immediately after graduation! I now live in Virginia and work in Maryland for an awesome company called 2U! I'm proud to be an alumnus and hope to help out future Pierce students in the future. Also, my nephew is officially going to be a Raven this fall! Very proud and excited for him!" Merrill Vaughan '12 writes, "I was elected to the position of First Vice Commander for our local American Legion Post. I also keep the position of Chaplain. I also hold the positions of Americanism and POW/MIA chair for the Post. We have a new commander that has great ideas for the upcoming years." A poem for all to enjoy; written by Merrill Vaughan '12: Names on the Wall For those on The Wall, may you finally Rest in Peace On a long black wall called the Vietnam Memorial Are fifty-eight thousand plus names etched into the black granite Each name is a person who once was alive and well With names like Adam and Zachary, Alicia and Yolanda Sometimes it is called the Healing Wall Hundreds come per day to look, to pray, to cry To find a name they knew that answered our nation's call Or find a father by a young adult he never saw Visitors are quiet as they look at the names on the wall Some have tears as they try to hold back an expression of grief For each Nam vet sees a name they knew well, a hooch mate maybe Each name is special to a relative or a buddy who held him as he died A piece of paper and a pencil so they can rub a name they see American flags lean against the panels to honor these fallen Americans Photos in frames show a loved one with an unsent letter against the wall Red and yellow roses and an old pair of jungle boots sit among these tributes A young woman with a child in her arms looks for one name She stops and sees that she found who she has looked for Lightly touching the name, tears in her eyes She says, "You can rest now daddy, your baby daughter has finally found you" Fragments of bone, a faded ID card may change status Based on DNA, a symbol is placed next to a name from MIA to KIA Each name is an individual, a friend, a loved one, a buddy Yes, each name on the wall is special © Merrill A. Vaughan August 15, 2003. Lauren (Sullivan) Justice '12 writes, "Hey there, Frankie P peeps! It's been an awesome year for Adam Justice '12 and me! This past July, Adam and I got married, right on Manor Lawn, back at our much-loved alma mater! On our special day, we were surrounded by our families, friends, and of course, many of the finest Franklin Pierce alumni. Adam and I are loving married life in East Andover, New Hampshire. Adam works as the assistant manager of the ski hill at Proctor Academy, and has found a new passion in his woodturning business, Justice Woodcraft. I work as an adjunct professor and research consultant at Colby-Sawyer College. Life is good, folks!"

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