Undergraduate Alumni Profiles
College of Graduate & Professional Studies

Graduates of Franklin Pierce University's College of Graduate & Professional Studies are truly inspiring. These students most often support families, hold full-time jobs and volunteer in their communities all while pursing their undergraduate degrees. Graduates assume greater roles of responsibility in their organizations and communities and many go on to pursue master's and doctoral degrees.


K. Spirito, B.S. '98
Published Author

When K. Spirito came to Franklin Pierce to pursue her bachelor's degree, she had no idea where her education would take her. A writing project in one of her first classes led to the publication of her first book, Father Sandro's Money. Today K. has authored seven books in her La Rosa Chronicles series. 
"I had wanted to be a writer from an early age, but was never encouraged. When I enrolled at Franklin Pierce, Professor Gary Baker saw the writer in me and gave me the support and confidence to pursue my dream. I now have seven published works and a career I truly enjoy. I credit much of my success to my experience at Franklin Pierce University."

Today K. continues to research and write; a children's book is planned for the near future. Working as a team, K. and her husband /manager, Sal, will soon be launching a custom publishing business for K.'s books and other author's projects.