Alumni Magazine

SPR-SUM 2017

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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2 PIERCE / SPRING 2017 Features 20 | He's Got Game Athletic Director Bruce Kirsh '71 built Franklin Pierce's athletic program from scratch. Upon his retirement, we look at his 45 years of dedication to the University. 26 | Celebrating a Decade as a University Pierce received university status in 2007. We explore what that milestone means. 32 Spotlight on Academics How Pierce's programs have strengthened over time and enhanced learning opportunities for students. 36 Spotlight on CGPS Franklin Pierce's graduate program has become a hallmark of academic success. 39 Spotlight on Alumni Team Members Across our campuses, alumni serve in a variety of roles. 42 Spotlight on the Future Engage: 2016 - 2020 will advance and sustain Raven Nation. 44 | Fitz @ 15 A cornerstone of collaboration and scholarship, the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication is a jewel in the Franklin Pierce crown. 50 | A Long Walk How the centerpiece of Franklin Pierce's study abroad experience has evolved over four decades and thousands of miles. " Athletic Director Bruce Kirsh '71 PHOTOGRAPHER: RYAN E. HULSE '09, MBA '11 Spring '17 VOL. 35, NO. 1 On the Cover I don't think any of us realized at the time how important the elevation to a university would turn out to be. But it was a defining change. 26 " How are we doing? What do you like? What stories do we need to know about? Let us hear from you:

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