FPU says goodbye to one its most involved students

Senior Brad Arena recaps his involvement at Pierce

(Photo: Facebook)

(Photo: Facebook)

by Brian O’Neil
edited by Michael Husson

As the Honors Convocation comes to an end, one senior says goodbye to a place he loved and called home over the past four years.

Senior Brad Arena out of Abington, MA brought a new meaning to the word “busy” once he came to Pierce.

A Criminal Justice major, Arena was involved in numerous clubs and organizations including Student Government Association (SGA), Criminal Justice Club, as well as being an Adventure Recreation trip leader and being a part of Alternative Spring Break, an annual trip in which students team up with Habitat for Humanity to work in low-income communities.

One thing that Arena is very proud about  is starting the Ultimate Frisbee Club in the fall of 2012.

“My favorite thing about Franklin Pierce was definitely the location and setting,” said Arena. “Being in the woods and having the outdoorsy setting is awesome and it made me want to get more involved with certain activities like kayaking and snow-shoeing,” Arena adds.

After graduation, Arena will be working in the Boston Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as he spent the summer of 2013 interning there.

“I’ve applied to a lot of town police departments in the area and I have my test for the Nashua Police Department tomorrow morning (Saturday),” said Arena.

Along with excelling in the classroom, Arena ends his FPU career by receiving the Criminal Justice Award for the Most Outstanding Senior.


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