Student Success Stories

Our Student Success Stories

Below, you will find a collection of our student success stories. These were students who went on to become Hollywood film makers, a coach for USA Baseball, a tv anchor and reporter for WIVB-TV 4 News Buffalo, a sales assistant at Cornerstone Macro LLC in New York City, among others after leaving the nest.

  • This video highlights the career development of Rachel Denault, a recent Franklin Pierce graduate, through internships at Morgan Stanley and mentoring from alum Jonathan Slavin of the class of 1992.

    Rachel Deneault '16

    Sales Assistant, Cornerstone Macro LLC

  • Craig Weeks '06

    Craig Weeks always wanted to be a doctor and attended Franklin Pierce University because he wanted smaller classes and loved the campus. His academics and internship experiences guided him to the Doctor of Medicine Program at St. George's University after graduating from Pierce.

    Craig Weeks ‘06

    Doctor of Medicine Student, St. Georges University

  • Matt Berman '92 and John Perry '92

    Matt Berman and John Perry, 1992 graduates of the Communication program at Franklin Pierce University, have gone on to successful Hollywood careers in TV and film. In this video, they return to their alma mater to screen their newly released hit movie "The Wedding Pact" and to share their career advice and experiences with students.

    Matt Berman and John Perry '92

    Hollywood TV and Film

  • Nalina Shapiro '10

    Nalina Shapiro is a News Reporter and Anchor for WIVB-TV CBS in Buffalo, NY and a 2010 graduate of Franklin Pierce University. In this video, she explains how her Franklin Pierce education helped launch her successful broadcasting career.

    Nalina Shapiro '10

    News Reporter and Anchor, WIVB-TV News 4 Buffalo 

  • Casey Seigle '07

    Casey Seigle, a criminal justice major, graduated from Franklin Pierce in 2007 and was immediately hired by the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department as a patrolman. Recently, Casey has been promoted to the Community Policing Division. In this video, he talks about how his education at Franklin Pierce University helped him to be an effective policeman in situations that require sensitivity to diversity, on-the-spot problem solving and mediation skills.

    Casey Seigle '07

    Police Officer, Manchester Police Department

  • Kyle Provost '05

    Kyle Provost studied Mass Communications and went on to a career at AthenaHealth in technology and business services for health care administration. He describes the way his training in communications and his liberal arts education at Franklin Pierce University helped him be successful in a cutting-edge business.

    Kyle Provost '05

    Client Account Executive, AthenaHealth

  • Dan Desrochsers '08

    Dan Desrochers '08, is Foxwoods' online voice. As social & mobile media manager, Dan manages Foxwoods' online community via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.

    Dan Desrochers '08

    Social and Mobile Media Manager, Foxwoods Resort Casino

  • Talesha Caynon '06

    In just a few short years, Talesha has established a distinguished law career, currently practicing at Bernstein Shur in Manchester, New Hampshire. Talesha is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University. She discusses the strong preparation she received at Franklin Pierce to pursue graduate school and her career goals.

    Talesha Caynon '06

    Labor Lawyer, Bernstein Shur

  • Meghan Flynn '10

    Meghan Flynn '10 is a Franklin Pierce University graduate and Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Summer Programs at UMass Lowell. She credits her Franklin Pierce Psychology degree as a key element in her career success.

    Meghan Flynn '10

    Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Summer Programs

  • Cody Kauffman '12

    Cody was a sports management major and captain of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team graduating in 2012. Since then, he has earned a masters degree in business management at FPU while coordinating player video and analysis in the Chicago Cubs minor league system and being an assistant coach at his alma mater. In the summer of 2014, he served as the coordinator of the USA national collegiate team traveling with the team to tournaments in the Netherlands and Cuba. In the off-season, he works as a private baseball trainer giving private lessons to young players. In January of 2015, Cody was hired again by USA Baseball to be the Director of the 12U national team, the next step in his professional baseball career.

    Cody Kauffman '12

    Assistant Baseball Coach, Franklin Pierce University

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