Senior in the Spotlight: Stephen Keimig

May 13, 2016

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Meet some of our outstanding seniors from the Class of 2016. Read more about their contributions to the University, involvement on and off campus, and in the community.

Stephen Keimig '16(Rutland, Mass.) recalls the day he put down his deposit at Franklin Pierce University. Associate director of Admissions Mary Gowdy threw her hands up in the air with just as much excitement as Keimig.

Four years later, Keimig is the recipient of the Fitzwater Center Medallion for contributions to the public discourse by a graduating senior.

His involvement with the Fitzwater Center began prior to coming to campus, where he wrote for the Pierce Arrow blog the summer leading into his freshman year. He’s served as the director of multiple Pierce Media Group units: Politics FitzU, Four Corners Marketing On-Campus, and editor-in-chief of the Pierce Arrow newspaper.

His experiences in and outside of the classroom has landed him internships at CBS This Morning at CBS National News in New York City and Eye Opener News at WCVB Channel 5 in Boston, Mass.

In 2012, he covered the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, President Obama's Second Inauguration in Washington, D.C., and was fortunate to participate in this year’s primary coverage through the University’s Boston Herald NH polling partnership.

Keimig was the president of Lambda Pi Eta, Franklin Pierce University’s chapter of the National Communication Honor Society and secretary of FPU’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism. In addition, he was the student manager of admissions.

Those who he credits instrumental to his success at Franklin Pierce are Dr. Kristen Nevious, director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, Rosemary Nichols, director of Career Services, admissions staff, and the many professors in the mass communication department.

Stephen will graduate summa cum laude this May with majors in journalism and production and minors in advertising and public relations.

At the Fitzwater Medallion Ceremony, Keimig said, “I can’t wait to take my degree in mass communication and conquer the world.”


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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.

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