Nicholas C. Vailas ’76

Nick played football for Plymouth State, and was a cum laude graduate majoring in physical education. Nick is founder and CEO of the Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center, and president of the Fitness Network. He also founded and manages Apple Therapy Centers, a network of rehabilitation centers that specialize in sports injuries. Nick is a wellness and healthcare consultant and former director of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Out of his commitment to injury prevention Nick made a major gift to Plymouth State University last summer for the construction of a properly equipped strength and conditioning facility at the PE Center. An additional gift for this purpose is being offered as a challenge to the Hall of Fame athletes and the TKE fraternity, for their fund raising projects that will fund the completion of phase II of the facility this summer. Nick and his wife Mary Ann reside in Bedford where they are raising their five children. Any spare time is devoted to coaching football and raising buffalo in New Hampshire.