Alumni and Friends


Welcome Alumni!!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit us on the web.  Whether it's been five months or five years since you've returned to Franklin Pierce, it's never too late to come back for a visit, so make sure to check out the upcoming events on the Pierce Proud Tour. We're taking the next year to get out on the road and try to meet as many of you as possible.

Listed below are the latest answers to the "Students Want to Know" question form the last e-newsletter.  Didn't get the e-newsletter? Email alumni@franklinpeirce.edu to make sure that we have your email correctly stored in our database, so we can send you the monthly updates.

For all alumni related questions- or even just to say hello, call the Director of the Center for Engagement, Christina Young at 603-899-1131 or email youngca@franklinpierce.edu

We hope to see you soon!



“If you could go back and do it all over again, would you be more active and try to make changes for the better? If so, what would those changes be?” - Shawn Kearney ‘15

 “I would have studied. I would have attended classes more often. I would have climbed our famous mountain. I would have eaten healthier and moved my butt so those extra 40 pounds didn't add on. I AM grateful for all these wonderful pals I met 30 years ago...and the friendships that continue to grow.” – Maddy Huppert ‘88

“Someone told me my freshmen year to take advantage of everything the campus had to offer. Participate in clubs, go on trips, volunteer, and join organizations. I was part of TV shows, the fire department, reality check, I tutored, I was part of Hillel, I worked at the bookstore, and so much more... And I wouldn't redo anything. I look back at franklin pierce and it provided me everything. I guess if I had not known that I would have regretted it. And by the way, study abroad. I went to Vienna. That was one of the best times of my life.” – Adam Saada ‘10

I'd do it all over again, except this time I'd never graduate, move on, or grow a day older!!” – Geoffrey Caldwell ‘04

“I would've stayed active as an alum to insure the 21 Club stayed open.” – Patty Gorine-Thebeau ‘80

“STAY!” -- Adrienne Wright

“Study abroad.” – Meghan Graf ‘11

“Drama club for sure. Always been in the back of my mind as something I wanted to do.” – Michelle Barbeau ’11 & ‘13

 “I would have studied abroad. The Walk or Vienna. That's the only regret.” – Greg Marcus Scott ‘07

“I was very active in student activities, did an internship coordinating the student clubs on campus, did a year with the on campus radio and the theatre as well. So I don't know that I would be more active in that respect. Having said that, I can tell you two things... #1. I work with high school student leaders all over the state, and I watch them grow and mature into responsible, caring adults because of their leadership experiences. It's helped them get into college and get scholarships as well. And #2... I hire people for entry level positions and have often hired recent college graduates - because of their leadership work either in clubs, sports, or extracurricular activities. As a supervisor/manager, I would much rather have a new hire that got C's and B's and was active in other things, than someone who got straight A's and did nothing of substance outside of their schoolwork. As for anything I would have done differently.... I would have gotten involved in more social activism on a wider scale outside of school.” – A'Lisa Tello’83


Want to answer this student's question?  Email alumni@franklinpierce.edu with "Students Want To Know" as the subject to your email, and we'll post your answer here!




August 3, 2014 – Boston Tour Stop
Pre-game Reception: 6:10 p.m. | Champion's Club, Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Game Start: 8:05 p.m. Fenway Park, Boston, MA
The final tour stop on The Pierce Proud Tour will take place back in Boston where it began- at Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees on August 3, 2014. A reception will be held before the game, and the alumni, parents, and friends will be provided tickets as well. The pre-game reception at the Champions Club will include Fenway Franks, Jumbo Soft Pretzels, Popcorn, Cracker Jacks and Peanuts.  There will be Coca-Cola products, water, and an open bar (beer and wine) for those who purchased it. The cost is $85 for adults and $65 for children and includes both the ticket and reception. RSVP to Susannah Batchelder at GA-Alumni@franklinpierce.edu or 603-899-4228.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Franklin Pierce Alumni Association established alumni awards to provide recognition for outstanding service to alumni and the University.

Nominations for Alumni Participation, Frank S. DiPietro Award,  Leader of Conscience, Outstanding Service and The Power of The Raven Award are accepted until April 30th and may be made by any member of the Franklin Pierce community.  Click here to visit the Distinguished Alumni page and nominate someone or send a letter of nomination to:

Nominating Committee
Alumni Relations
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461


Alumni Profiles

Read about the exciting work that alumni from across the decades are doing in this new series of Alumni Profiles.  Check out the Mass Communication pages where alumni share their stories with current and prospective student.  Would you like to share your story?  Contact us at alumni@franklinpierce.edu  to discuss the details.


Alumni Opportunities

The alumni association is please to offer these and many other opportunities for alumni.  See the alumni opportunities web page for details on all of our offerings.


Affinity Partner Liberty Mutual




Liberty Mutual offers Franklin Pierce alumni Group Savings Plus®. This unique program allows you to purchase high-quality auto, home and renters insurance at low group rates through the convenience of automatic checking account deductions. See for yourself how much you could save with Liberty Mutual compared to your current insurance provider. For a free, no-obligation quote, call 1-800-524-9400 or go online today.

Affinity Partner Meyer and Associates

Franklin Pierce University is proud to partner with Meyer and Associates to offer this alumni insurance program.   The program offers a variety of attractively priced insurance products, including life and short term medical insurance.  Most products are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, domestic partners, parents, children, and siblings.  NEW! Meyer and Associates is now offering alumni NYC access to comprehensive group healt insurance rates not available to the individual market.  Learn more here


Affinity Partner On Campus Marketing






Display Your Diploma with Pride

What better way to demonstrate pride in your degree than purchasing an elegant diploma frame for display from On Campus Marketing. The partnership with OCM has provided many alumni the ability to hang their diploma in style. Check out the On Campus Marketing website  for further details on ordering a frame or call Alumni Relations at 877-372-2586 for details.