Alumni Association

There are many ways to volunteer and stay involved with Franklin Pierce. Whether it is joining the Alumni Board or a committee, volunteering to speak to a class, becoming a mentor to a Franklin Pierce student, recruiting prospective students or participating in an alumni service project, your energy and contributions are very much appreciated.  For information about getting involved in your alumni association, contact or 603-899-4030.

Submit a volunteer application

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is an 16-member elected group of volunteers which strives to represent the views and interests of the entire alumni body through the committee and programming efforts. The Board ensures that there is clear communication between alumni and the University, and encourages alumni participation in all aspects of University life.  Board terms are 3-years in length and begin in July of the election year.

The Alumni Mentor Program, Alumni in Admissions, expanded networking events, and community service projects are just a few of the successful initiatives that the Board has focused energy on in the past few years.  Work continues on providing new and varied ways to keep alumni connected to Pierce. The work of the Board and the volunteer committees is critical to further both the reputation and the success of Franklin Pierce.

Your Franklin Pierce Alumni Association is taking steps to expand communication channels to ensure a broader number of Alums have an opportunity to hear news, see what's planned (and why) as well as learn details of scheduled events and activities. We hope you find this beneficial and an effective way to reach you. What does this mean? For those of you currently relying on email communications, you will continue to receive notices from your Board and from the Office of Engagement. For those of you who are active Facebook users, you will also start to see periodic announcements from the Alumni Association Board of Directors. In some cases, you'll see communications through both channels (including Linkedin for targeted communications). Check out the AABOD Newsletter here!

Meet your Alumni Association Board of Directors here!

Other Ways To Stay Involved
Be a Guest Speaker in a Classroom
Alumni Mentor Participant 
Participate on a Career panel
Alumni in Admissions Program

Meet your Board of Directors. The volunteer Board of Directors is a diverse group of alumni from various class years and campuses throughout the University's history. The entire board meets a minimum of 3 times per year (including a weekend-long retreat and alumni weekend) to promote alumni programming and plan alumni weekend. See meeting schedule here.

1966 - 1969
Henry Ellis '69 (2005-2009, 2013-2015) ~ Membership & Bylaws Chair
Ray Schank '69 (2009-2012, 2012-2015)

1970 - 1979
Arthur Fink '72 (2010-2013, 2013-2015) ~ Alumni and Reunion Weekend Chair
Scott Babitts '73 (2011-2014)
Marcy Fink '73 (2006-2013, 2013-2015) ~ President
James McDonald '75 (2014- )

1980 - 1989
Bob Riley '82 (2011-2014) ~ Vice President for Academic Relations
Kim Riley '83 (2007-2010; 2010-2013; 2014- )
Dave Masse '83 (2014- )

1990 - 1999
Shawn Marsh, Sr. '96 (2014- )
Chris Holman '99 (2012-2015)
Nicole Torday '98 (2001-2006, 2013-2016) ~ Vice President  for External Relations

Jennifer Scott Forry '04 (2013-2016) ~ Executive Secretary
Remi Francoeur '04 (2013-2015)
Tara (Pietraszuk) Shollenberger ‘04 (2009-2012) 

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Pamela Sanderson ‘98, G'08 (2009-2012)         

Richard Falconi '69 (2010-2013, 2007-2010)
John Borino '69
John Washington '83
Katie Babitts (Parent Group)
Kevin Shirvell '01


Academic Relations Committee
The Academic Relations Committee is involved in many aspects of the academic life of the university from admissions to scholarships to career exploration and networking opportunities for students and alumni.

External Relations Committee 
This committee works to engage alumni in both university and alumni-specific events, benefit programs and other opportunities for Franklin Pierce students and alumni.  The Alumni Chapter volunteers are a part of this committee.

Membership and Bylaws Committee
This committee is charged with coordinating the nominating efforts for the alumni board of directors; ensuring communication of the bylaws to the alumni association; and reviewing bylaws and making recommendations for changes.

Alumni and Reunion Weekend Committee
Members of this committee help plan and encourage participation in class reunions and alumni weekend events. The committee also helps engage alumni to volunteer as class agents and class

Each committee has open membership - any alumnus can join. The committees work with the University on a variety of issues, plan an array of alumni events and programs, and help connect alumni with each other and with Franklin Pierce.

Related Links

Alumni Association Bylaws

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Minutes

Alumni Benefits

AABOD Newsletter

To be nominated for a seat on the Board of Directors you may submit a self nomination form. The nominations will be compiled and elections held in the Spring of each year. A term on the Board of Directors is for three years and provides a rewarding opportunity to volunteer your time to Franklin Pierce University. 

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the election will take place at the Alumni Association meeting in Manchester, NH, on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Electronic voting will be available for those alumni who are unable to attend the meeting; dates for electronic voting will be announced when they have been determined. The self-nomination period closes on January 31, 2015. Alumni wishing to submit a self-nomination can do so by completing and submitting the self-nomination form found here. There are 7 seats on the Board of Directors available for Rindge alumni and 3 seats available for CGPS graduates. Alumni from any class year are eligible for election, however the Board of Directors is especially seeking candidates from the 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s to maintain the even representation from the various decades among board members. Please direct any questions regarding the nomination or election procedure to: Henry Ellis, Membership and By-Law Committee chair, at:

Contact Alumni Relations: or call (877) 372-2586 (toll free U.S. only) or (603) 899-4030 (Country Code 011 for International Calls).

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