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Radio Voices of Boston Bruins to Visit Open House
98.5 Sports Hub’s Goucher and Beers to Lead Play-by-Panel to Promote New Sports Media Major


January 27, 2016

This Sunday Franklin Pierce will tally a hat-trick at their Winter Open House. First, the university is welcoming the largest group of visitors in school history to their admissions open house. Second, Franklin Pierce is unveiling their brand new sports media major and third, the radio voices of the Boston Bruins, Dave Goucher and Bob Beers will be on campus headlining a “play-by-play” panel to help promote the new sports media major.

According to Andrew H. Card, President of Franklin Pierce University, the program was designed with the intent of responding to the needs of the marketplace and providing students with the best opportunities possible both in and out of the classroom.

“We are excited to have Dave Goucher and Bob Beers on campus this weekend. It’s a real score for our students,” said Card. “This new major will provide new job opportunities for our students. Keeping the students interests and the quality of their education and opportunities the forefront of our vision is our top goal.”

The Play-By-Play panel will be held from 12:30-2:30pm this Sunday, January 31st, at Spagnuolo Hall. CBS Radio personality, Greg Hardy, will join Goucher and Beers to moderate the panel. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the new sports media major as well asking the panelists about their own personal experiences working in the industry and gaining their valuable insights on pursuing a career in sports media.

Dave Goucher is in his 16th season of Bruins play-by-play on flagship 98.5 The Sports Hub. He’s been named New England’s top radio play-by-play announcer on four occasions by the Associated Press.. Goucher has also sports anchor and reporter for WBZ Radio and he’s also done play-by-play for selected NHL Radio ‘Game of the Week’ broadcasts on the Westwood One Radio Network and is a regular contributor to Bruins coverage on Comcast SportsNet.

Bob Beers is in his 19th season as color analyst on Bruins radio. He came to the broadcast booth following an eight-year professional career as a defenseman in the NHL. Drafted by Boston as their tenth pick, 210th overall, in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, he played three-plus seasons with the Bruins organization and retired as a full-time player in August, 1997. Beers has also worked with NHL Radio and Versus television broadcasts during the playoffs and is also a regular contributor to Bruins coverage on Comcast SportsNet.

One of the goals of the new program is to help students to bring their passion of sports to fans across the world. Coursework will combine study in print and online journalism, radio and television broadcasting, electronic communication, marketing, public relations, and social media. Outside of the classroom, students will have opportunities to host their own campus television or radio show, broadcast live sporting events, and write for the campus print and online newspapers.

Over the years, Franklin Pierce’s commitment to providing valuable on-campus experiences has enabled students to land internships at prestigious organizations, including ESPN and the NBC Olympics team. Students will graduate from the program as sports media specialists with the expertise and professional portfolio to pursue a career in one of the most lucrative industries in the nation. The new major will be offered beginning with the fall semester of 2016.

The Open House is this Sunday, January 31st from 8 am to 2 pm and is free and open to any interested students and their families. In addition to the Play-By-Play panel, the Open House will feature tours of the campus, presentations by Franklin Pierce professors, coaches, and administrators, as well as student presentations and question and answer sessions. There will be a free lunch provided for all Open House visitors. Prospective students and their families will also have the opportunity to visit with faculty, explore Franklin Pierce student clubs and recreational activities, and learn about Franklin Pierce majors and admission requirements.

The Open House is Free and there is still time for students a to register online here.


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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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