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.

FeaturedMary Adams ’24 Embraces All F&M Has to Offer

Choosing F&M was about exploring the unknown for senior Mary Adams. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, she has completed academic studies, field research and internships both on campus and abroad.

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03/22/2024

Alumni Author Uses the Power of Personal Narrative

Lyzette Wanzer '88 will return to campus on Wednesday, March 27, to discuss her book “Trauma, Tresses, and Truth: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narratives” at 7 p.m. in Roschel Theater. A book signing and reception will follow the discussi...

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03/19/2024

Why Give? Six Inspiring Stories

As Day of Giving begins, explore six recent stories that showcase the philanthropic spirit of Diplomats worldwide.

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03/18/2024

Senior Spotlight: Meredith Mangum

Varsity volleyball player Meredith Mangum said playing volleyball at F&M was an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. Mangum was two-time team captain, two-time Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Centennial Conference Defensive...

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03/15/2024

Senior Spotlight: Genesis Familia

Diplomatic Congress senior class president Genesis Familia shares compelling reasons she chose F&M and offers advice for new students that include trying new activities and never hesitating to see assistance.

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03/14/2024

Teaching Fellowship Opens Door to Castles, Culture

Emily Kapner ’21 never imagined an F&M education would lead to castle-hopping in Slovakia. But like many Diplomats, she discovered that a liberal arts degree can open many unexpected paths.

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03/12/2024

Mary Fouad ’24 Discovered Her Purpose While Studying Abroad

“Financial aid allowed me to study abroad and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences that inspire me to dedicate my career to doing good for the people often overlooked,” says F&M senior Mary Fouad.

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03/08/2024

Curiosity Leads Kalida Gawon '23 to Taiwan Teaching Fellowship

"I was impressed by Taiwan's commitment to keeping its indigenous languages and culture alive. It felt like a warm embrace of diversity," says Kalida Gawon '23, a Fulbright English teaching fellow.

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03/07/2024

Mary Adams ’24 Embraces All F&M Has to Offer

Choosing F&M was about exploring the unknown for senior Mary Adams. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, she has completed academic studies, field research and internships both on campus and abroad.

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03/05/2024

Theater Alumni Share Postgraduate Paths

What professional paths do theater and creative writing majors take after graduating? Meet seven young alumni now working in the theater arts. “Theater is a true liberal arts profession," says Mihika Miranda '18.

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03/01/2024

Meet the Students: Emerging Writers Festival

Meet the student planners behind the College’s annual Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), slated for April 3 to 5. The festival features a diverse range of in-person and virtual craft talks and readings.

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02/29/2024

‘Transformational Experience’: Fellowship Connects Grad to Family Roots

Lisbeth Marquez-Delgado’s Fulbright fellowship has given her a chance to not only empower Mexican students, but gain a better understanding of her own cultural roots.

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02/27/2024

Running Toward Success, On and Off the Gridiron: Mitch Wagner ’24

Mitch Wagner ’24 wanted a college where he could excel on and off the football field. The Jeffrey M. Chairnoff ’88 Memorial Scholarship made that dream possible.

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