F&M Stories

At Franklin & Marshall College, we connect our students with extraordinary opportunities so they can accomplish great things in their four years on campus. Here are just a few of their stories.


Senior Spotlights: 'F&M Really Is a Family'

As their undergraduate chapters come to a close, nine Franklin & Marshall College seniors share their most meaningful moments on campus. They're among the 518 students who will gather Saturday...Franklin & Marshall College seniors share their most...

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F&M Senior Sculpts House from the Ground Up

While sculpture isn't unusual for art majors, senior Lauren Proffitt might just be the first Franklin & Marshall College student to build a home from scratch. F&M studio art major Lauren Profitt '23 attended workshops led by This Cob House and Mud...

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NASA's Jacob Bleacher '00: 'Never Forget Your Dirty Field Boots'

Before venturing to the moon, it's best to consult with Franklin & Marshall College graduate Jacob Bleacher '00. Jacob Bleacher '00, chief exploration scientist at NASA, will return to campus as this year's Commencement speaker.

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Reddit's Matt Klein '15 Tracks Complex Culture Trends

As Head of Global Foresight at Reddit, Matt Klein '15 is responsible for making sense of all the data on a social news website and forum that sees more than 57 million visitors per day. When he was a student at F&M, Klein completed a joint major...

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Alum Oversees Wildlife at Zion National Park

Wolves, bear, bison, elk — Franklin & Marshall College alumna Janice Stroud-Settles '00 has studied them all (and more). On the heels of National Park Week, Stroud-Settles gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life as the wildlife program...

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Graduating Senior Celebrates Publication of First Novel

The spring semester at Franklin & Marshall College is typically a whirlwind for graduating seniors. There are finishing touches to put on capstone projects and theses, graduate-school...Special Studies major Megan Cunningham '23 self-publishes a...

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Class of 2023 Turns Tassels May 13

Members of Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2023 will be honored during Commencement May 13 in the College's Alumni Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC). The in-person ceremony will...The Class of 2022 will be honored during an in-person...

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'I Left As a Leader': Young Alumni Share Stories

In a panel sponsored by the Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow program, Franklin & Marshall College graduates Emma Corrado '16, Wyatt Behringer '18 and Danielle Sang '18 spoke to students about their top F&M takeaways and the strength of the True Blue networ...

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Mindful Moments: Unwinding in Nature

Sometimes, it's the quiet and contemplative moments in between class and co-curriculars where the most personal growth occurs. In this mindfulness miniseries, we explore moments of calm and...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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'Pivotal Moment': Accomplished Alum Returns to F&M to Mark Milestone for Sophomores

One clear strength of Franklin & Marshall College throughout its 235-year history is its outstanding alumni. Today, its living graduates number more than 29,000 and stretch around the world. They...Banking and Legal expert Dorinda Foster '09 returns...

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Professor's Book Examines Government's 'Communities of Strangers'

For more than two decades, Dean Hammer lectured and wrote about democracies in ancient Rome and Greece, but now he tackles American democracy in comparison to Rome. Professor Dean Hammer's book

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Guns, Place and Public Health: A Conversation

As a mathematics student at Franklin & Marshall College, Charles Branas '90 never imagined he'd one day lead gun violence research cited by the Supreme Court. Now chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

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