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May 19, 2014Although the weather forecast threatened rain, Franklin Pierce University’s 49th Commencement Exercises took place on May 17 in full sun at its outdoor ceremony. President James Birge welcomed 370 graduates prepared to receive their undergraduate and graduate degree diplomas. Honorary Degrees recipients included John K. Castle, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and Kenneth R. Feinberg, well known for his legal role in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, One Fund Boston, and other disaster relief compensation funds. J. Bonnie Newman, Chancellor Emeritus of the Community College System of New Hampshire, was awarded the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award for her commitment to public service, contributions to higher education, and high moral character.
FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY
An education that matters.
Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.