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Graduate, professional programs of FPU making changes

Franklin Pierce University’s College of Graduate & Professional Studies, with centers in Manchester, Portsmouth and Lebanon, as well as in Goodyear, Ariz., has been moving to new locations in order to best address the needs of its graduate and undergraduate students. The Lebanon Center, which serves students studying in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, has remained in its present location but welcomed new Physician Assistant Program Director Catherine Gemmiti.

The administration offices for the graduate and professional programs have been centralized at the Manchester Center, which moved to a new space within the historic Jefferson Mill building at 670 North Commercial St. The larger, customized facility allows for state-of-the-art laboratory and seminar space for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which greeted its largest class ever. The new Manchester Center provides improved classroom, break-out and study space for all of its academic programs as well, including its M.B.A., Nursing, Master of Education & Teaching Certification, Doctor of Arts in Leadership and online academic programs. In addition, the Manchester Center now has ample space to host community events.

The Portsmouth Center moved to newly planned space at 119 International Dr. in the Pease Tradeport to optimally meet its programming needs. The Portsmouth Center provides both undergraduate and graduate programs and is the home base for Franklin Pierce’s expanding Nursing Education programs. “We are excited to be in this beautifully designed new space and are confident that by improving efficiency, the Franklin Pierce tradition of providing a quality education will continue to thrive in the Seacoast area,” said Kim Collins, Portsmouth Center director.

Franklin Pierce in Goodyear recently moved to newly designed space as well. The facility was specially configured to meet the needs of its growing Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which is positioned to serve the increasing demand for health-care services in that region.

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