Franklin Pierce University Hosts Regional Business Leaders at Corporate Connection Event at Manchester Academic Center
Jul 22, 2022
Business, government, and non-profit leaders joined President Kim Mooney ’83 and other Franklin Pierce University staff at the Center for Professional Programs and Partnerships Corporate Connection Event on Thursday, July 21. The Pierce@60 Signature Event, held at the University’s Manchester Academic Center, highlighted the new beginnings, partnerships, and the achievements of our students.
The evening of networking and partnership building welcomed representatives from businesses and organizations across the state including the New Hampshire Bankers Association, New Hampshire Hospital Association, Bernstein Shur, McLane Middleton, and others.
Heather LaDue, executive director of the Center for Professional Programs and Partnerships, welcomed attendees and thanked the sponsors of the University’s Pierce@60 Signature Event series.
“Franklin Pierce is pleased to recognize the support of the University's Board of Trustees and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation as the Pierce@60 yearlong celebration's presenting sponsors,” said LaDue. “In addition, we would like to thank this evening’s event sponsor, C&S Wholesale Grocers.”
President Kim Mooney spoke about the shared connection between all the guests. “The reason for inviting all of us to gather here tonight is simple,” she shared. “We are all integral to the success and quality of life in the Granite State. To sustain that success and all of the components that contribute, we share a collective commitment to deepening connection and fostering opportunities to work together.”
One such connection is the partnership between Franklin Pierce University and C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Marc Martel, vice president of general accounting, shared what makes Franklin Pierce students who intern and work for the Keene-based wholesale grocery supply company so vital to the company’s success. “Every student who has interned or worked for us that is a Franklin Pierce student love New Hampshire,” he said. “They want to stay here. They want to be connected here. That ‘secret sauce’ is invaluable to us an employer.”
Sixty-six organizations currently have partnerships with Franklin Pierce University which allows members to receive a 20% tuition discount on all online degree and certificate programs. Members can also pursue digital badging and micro-credentials on a number of topics meant to strengthen essential skills with an eye toward workforce development and retention.
To learn more about partnership opportunities and benefits, visit our partnership page.
To learn more about the University’s Pierce@60 signature events, visit the celebration page.