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Franklin Pierce University Andy Card Joins Students in Snow Fun

February 27, 2015

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photo credit: Amanda Tapparo ‘16

Franklin Pierce University’s 5th president, Andy Card,
joins senior Chris Brewer ’15 on a snow tube run.

Rindge, NH:    As New Hampshire continues to work through a record-setting year for snow, students at Franklin Pierce University took time out yesterday evening to constructed a 12-foot snow ramp atop the University’s renowned front lawn that slopes down more than 100 yards to Pearly Pond.  Jumps and grind rails were also constructed for snowboarders who wanted to test their skills.  The event attracted over 100 students and a surprise appearance by Franklin Pierce University’s new president, Andy Card, who took time out from his busy schedule to join in the fun.   Donning a suit and tie, Andy Card found an available snow-tube and partnered with Franklin Pierce senior Chris Brewer ’15 on his inaugural run down the hill, much to the delight and roar of approval from students.  Andy Card made 4 runs in all, each receiving a tremendous ovation.

“It says something really special to these students,” says Doug Carty, Director of Campus Recreation and the organizer of the event, “for a busy president like ours to take time out to meet the students on their home turf, so to speak. Not every university president can do that.  It was a very special moment for our campus.” 

A large bonfire kept bystanders warm as they watched, while smores were served in large numbers. For himself, Andy Card described snow tubing as “exhilarating, fun, and educational.” Shortly thereafter, he informed his relieved staffers that neither he nor his suit suffered any injuries while snow tubing.



                 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.

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