Richard Duffy ’13

Springfield, MA

BS, Plymouth State University, Exercise and Sport Physiology

Why Plymouth?
The extraordinary sense of community on campus is what drew me here as a student, as well as what brought me back as a staff member.

Favorite Movie?
Cloud Atlas

Favorite Plymouth Eatery?

Favorite Spot on Campus?
HUB Tower Room – you can see all of campus from there!

Favorite Pro Sports Team?
New England Patriots

Mac or PC? Mayo or Miracle Whip? Chocolate or Vanilla?
PC. No, thank you. Soft serve twist.

Favorite Quote?
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” – Albert Einstein

Outstanding Students

Dan Rattigan

Dan Rattigan


More About Dan

Why did you choose to come to Plymouth State?

“I chose to come to Plymouth State because of its beautiful location at the crest of the White Mountains. The small town and tight community that Plymouth offers also appealed to me! Every time I come back to Plymouth it is as if I can take a step back and be at ease…it’s like coming home.”

What do you like best about your major/academic program?

“I love being a part of the education program at Plymouth State. Since my teachers are teaching us how to teach, I feel that they truly understand the entire student/ teacher dynamics; what works and what does not. For example, it is rare that I ever have to take a formal exam, because my teachers understand the advantages to hands on approaches and the different learning styles of their students.”

How have you changed since you first arrived at PSU?

“I feel that I have fully discovered who I am and the person I strive to be. It was never until I went to Plymouth that I started counting down the days until summer ended!”