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SPR-SUM 2017

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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SPRING 2017 \ PIERCE 7 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE S oon, the undergraduate and graduate members of the class of 2017 will gather on the Rindge campus to cross the commencement stage, transitioning from the students I have led during my first year as the sixth President of Franklin Pierce University to my peers—our peers—as alumni of this great institution. This year, however, is a very special year for the Franklin Pierce community: the 10th anniversary of another pivotal moment in our history, when Franklin Pierce College became Franklin Pierce University. While I graduated as an alumna of the former and this year's graduates, the latter, we are one and the same: we are all Ravens with the same Pierce pride. This issue of "Pierce" Magazine celebrates that evolution from college to university. I have enjoyed a particularly unique view of the University's growth, first as a student, then alumna, trustee, provost and now, President. I was acutely aware of the power of this University, and the potential it would inspire in me, from the moment I first drove up University Drive (then College Drive) as a student. Now, as I approach campus each day, I reflect on how far we've come. We have elevated our standards and our offerings to the students who trust us to prepare them for life on the other side of a University degree. Over the past decade, Franklin Pierce has broadened its educational reach in terms of geography and coursework, added graduate programs and integrated those offerings to provide a seamless experience from undergraduate to graduate studies, and established a culture of mentored scholarship between our faculty and students. This University has made great strides to evolve into the institution it is today, and every page of this issue celebrates these accomplishments, and the people who are integral to Pierce's success. One thing that hasn't changed—that will never change—is the ability Pierce has to transform the lives of its students and that is what fuels me every day. How Far We've Come KIM MOONEY '83 , PH.D. PRESIDENT We have elevated our standards and our offerings to the students who trust us to prepare them for life on the other side of a University degree. KATHLEEN DOOHER

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