400 families attend Franklin Pierce’s annual Family Day

by Mike Levitt
edited by Trent Dunn

Over 400 families attended and celebrated family day on the Franklin Pierce University campus, on September 23, 2017.

“We had a lot of families respond back who couldn’t come, but said, they were super excited to hear that the university puts on these events on for the parents and families to get together and they send their best wishes,” said Brittany Newton, the Associate Director of Admissions.

The Athletic Department held their annual yard sale fundraiser in the commuter parking lot adjacent to Pappas Field. They sold old jerseys, bags and warm-up gear to raise money for the department.

(Photo: Mike Levitt)

Other events held on campus were the presidential installation of Dr. Kim Mooney and barbeque lunch served by Sodexo. At the barbeque lunch, students and their families had the opportunity to have lunch with Mooney and talk to her staff

“Family day overall was a spectacular occasion,” said Julie Zahn, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

There was also a pottery sale held in the student center where the art department sold pottery that was made by FPU students. All proceeds from the sale went to the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts to benefit ceramic education across the nation.

Additionally, there were games in the academic triangle like mini golf, painting your own pumpkins, pumpkin bowling and cotton candy.

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