Alumni Magazine

SPR-SUM 2018

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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S nuggled up against the foothills of Mount Monadnock, Franklin Pierce University's bucolic setting belies the energy and innovation within. For more than 50 years, its alumni have understood the school's ability to transform lives and prepare students for an ever-changing future. Its focus on experiential education and commitment to creating a collaborative atmosphere — on and off campus — has made the school a strong competitor among its New England liberal arts brethren. That combination of a strong liberal arts foundation coupled with hands-on learning opportunities across arts, humanities, science, business and behavioral science disciplines have helped Pierce grow over the last half century. As the school moves into the future, it's looking to be more than a provider of an excellent education. Pierce wants to be an established partner within the Monadnock R egion, a place the community can look to for support and one regional businesses can seek out to fi nd extraordinary talent. "I want to further establish Franklin Pierce as a highly responsive higher education institution that is well prepared to address the needs of the business community," Franklin Pierce University President Kim Mooney '83, Ph.D., said last fall as she laid out the goals for her groundbreaking presidency as the fi rst woman and fi rst alumna to lead the school. It's a high benchmark, but Mooney is confi dent Franklin Pierce is on its way to becoming the University of the Monadnock Region. For Mooney, it's not enough to be a great New Hampshire or great New England school. She and the leadership team want Pierce to be the University of the Monadnock Region. SPRING / SUMMER 2018 PIERCE 23 PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW CUNNINGHAM

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