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SPR-SUM 2017

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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SPRING 2017 \ PIERCE 27 1962 2007 UNIVERSITY name change, whether for an individual or an institution, often happens at a critical moment in its life story. It frequently marks the passage into a new stage of existence. People get married and may drop a maiden name or hyphenate a last name with a spouse's; a person may legally change her name in order to claim a moniker that better suits her personality; or an institution may change its name to clarify what it is and whom it serves. When Franklin Pierce attained university status on July 1, 2007, the achievement reflected the school's evolution over its 45-year existence. Franklin Pierce College had expanded far beyond its original mission of providing a quality undergraduate liberal arts education to students in New Hampshire. Franklin Pierce College chartered by New Hampshire State Legislature Franklin Pierce achieves University status By the time of the change, we had already become a university … . This move was necessary to define what we'd already become. GEORGE HAGERTY, President Emeritus

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