Distinguished Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Franklin Pierce University Alumni Association is proud to honor alumni, friends and staff of the University through five awards. The Alumni Association honors three recipients at Alumni Reunion Weekend. The “Richard (Rick) Falconi ’69 Lifetime Alumni Volunteer Award” will be presented to the family and friends of the recipient at a special ceremony.  We encourage you to nominate your classmates, friends, staff and mentors for their outstanding contributions to the Franklin Pierce community.

Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award is presented to a past or present member of the faculty, staff, alumni, or friend of the University. The recipient should exhibit exemplary service to Franklin Pierce University with strong characteristics of leadership, commitment, and influence on programs and/or activities at the University.

Frank S. DiPietro Entrepreneurship Award

The Frank S. DiPietro Entrepreneurship Award honors an alumnus/a entrepreneur who has successfully created a business or initiative. The award recipient should support Franklin Pierce through contributions whether financial or in time/volunteerism. The award is named in honor of the founding President of Franklin Pierce, Frank S. DiPietro.

Power of the Raven Award

The Power of the Raven is awarded to an alumnus/a whose participation in alumni activities is worthy of recognition. The recipient will have demonstrated characteristics of leadership, creativity and commitment that have had a positive effect on the advancement of alumni relations at the University.

The Richard (Rick) Falconi ’69 Lifetime Alumni Volunteer Award

The Richard (Rick) Falconi ’69 Lifetime Alumni Volunteer Award is to recognize alumni of Franklin Pierce University who have been identified by their peers as having consistently excelled in their efforts, demonstrated integrity, and epitomized a strong volunteer commitment to the mission and values of Franklin Pierce University. This award is to honor deceased alumni who exhibited exemplary achievement in, outstanding support of, and excellence in service to the institution.

Leader of Conscience Award

Consistent with the goals of the Franklin Pierce University Statement of Institutional Vision, the Alumni Leader of Conscience Award is given to the alumnus who demonstrates high levels of intellect and character. This individual is balanced in weighing options; decisive in pursuing a chosen course; open to new ideas; seeking always to improve upon the current condition; careful in the judgment of others; gentle in the care of the souls of those they influence; and inspirational and nurturing of similar qualities in others.


The deadline for nominations is March 11. Any nominations received after March 11 will be held for consideration for the 2017 Awards.

*Franklin Pierce community members may not nominate themselves for an award.

Alumni AWARD Nomination Form

Richard Falconi '69 Award

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