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SPR-SUM 2017

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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84 PIERCE / SPRING 2017 CLASS NOTES Tim Aumack '03 and his wife Meghan welcomed baby Lucy in December. Jaki (Gaudet) Selwyn '03 gave birth to her first child, Conway Hayes, on October 2, 2016. 2000 Elloree Crowe Jennings '00 writes, "My wonderful friends from our theater department at FPC(U) came to my opening night of Little Shop of Horrors' at Marblehead Little Theater, where I played Audrey. Fellow alum Keith Harrington also came one night to my show and I was completely surprised by my amazing theater professors Nancy Stone and Peggy Rae Johnson, who were also in the audience. There were lots of happy tears all around! I feel so grateful and so blessed to have these people in my life. It shows you how much of an impact Franklin Pierce and its incredible theater department had on all of us! We were a very lucky crew!!!" (Pictured above are from L to R: Laura Grossi Putnam, Shannon Hogan, (Me) Elloree Crowe Jennings, Kara Hofsaes and Judy Jerome.) pregnant and would be due in May 2017 with their first, a baby girl." They also purchased a new house together and he was promoted from police officer to detective. 2004 Jennifer (Melnyk) Partyka '04 writes, "2016 has been an amazing year! We became home owners and continue to watch our son grow and learn. I also started a new position with IBM Watson Health in Human Resources. My husband's start from scratch business is doing fantastic and, through our hard work, doubled in less than a year! We're also expecting a new addition to our family in August 2017. Lots of new and exciting things! Health, happiness and best wishes to all my fellow Franklin Pierce friends. Dream it, achieve it!" 2005 Jennifer (Hornby) Wilkosz '05 started working in August 2016 as a full-time art teacher at Quinebaug Middle College in Danielson, CT. QMC is a STEM-centered magnet school that operates as a democratic learning environment for students 9-12. The educational philosophy of the school relies heavily on the works of Dr. William Glasser and is an amazing learning environment for students looking to get a little extra out of their high school experience. 2009 Brandon Obara '09 and former president of Brother's Reaching Out writes, "I wanted to update the alumni association and class notes that my beautiful wife Ashley Laprise (now Obara) and I married on December 10, 2016, at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA.

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