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FPU Rindge Campus History

Franklin Pierce University was founded in 1962 on the shores of Pearly Pond in Rindge, New Hampshire. This guide explores the growth of the campus over the past 50 years.

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History of Spagnuolo Hall / Pierce Hall

In 2006, a renovation to the Campus Center created a new auditorium and community gathering space named Pierce Hall. Pierce Hall was to provide seating for up to 250 people and enrich student programming as well as provide a space for cultural and community events. The project was supported by federal funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Renovations to create the hall included building a door above a portion of the dining hall, and creating new passageways, including a covered walkway, to connect existing rooms to the auditorium. A new lobby and restroom were built (Franklin Pierce Magazine, Vol 24, No. 2).

Spagnuolo Hall was dedicated on March 7, 2012. Pierce Hall was renamed Spagnuolo Hall to honor Tony & Patricia Spagnuolo, friends of the University.


From the archives:

Campus Buildings Box CB6

Alumni magazines