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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.


From Florida to F&M: Kat Gunther's Path to Neurology

When Franklin & Marshall College rising senior Katherine Gunther was searching for colleges, she knew she wanted three things: an academically rigorous experience, a college near family but out...Neuroscience major and psychology minor shares how...

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Sculpture, Alumnus Link F&M to Philadelphia

For more than 25 years, Virginia Maksymowicz, emerita professor of art, commuted weekly on Amtrak's Keystone train from her Philadelphia home to teach sculpture at Franklin & Marshall College....Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Williamson Medalist Praises Professors, Peers for Inspiration, Support

Hailan Yu, of Beijing, China, is this year’s recipient of the Williamson Medal, the College’s most prestigious award for student achievement.

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Class of 2022 Grads Urged to Find Their Voices

It is not enough to be a voice for the voiceless. F&M Class of 2022 Commencement speaker Viet Thanh Nguyen encouraged new grads to find their voice and use it to make positive changes in society.

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Senior Spotlights: 'My journey here has granted me a family'

For Nick Ross, it's the Phi Kappa Sigma house. For Nicolás David Cortez, it's the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For Josary Valeiron, it's Martin Library. With Commencement fast...Why did these seniors choose F&M, and what are their...

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'Someone Like Me Does Have the Opportunity to Make Change in This Country'

Senior government major Ali Husaini discusses how financial aid and extraordinary hands-on experiences are launching him toward his dreams of entering politics and making positive changes for those...Government major discusses how financial aid and...

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Exploring the Intersection of Economics and Feminism

Franklin & Marshall College senior Kamakshi Shah didn't expect to fall in love with economics. She had always thought of the subject as Kamakshi Shah explores the intersection of economics and feminism as an economics major with a minor in women's,...

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F&M Commencement Speaker Talks HBO, Hate Mail and Memoirs

Even Pulitzer Prize-winning authors fight to find their voice. Commencement speaker Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the upcoming HBO series inspired by his Pulitzer fiction-winner,

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Dissatisfied Voters Preparing to Cast Ballots, According to May F&M Poll

Voters are headed to the polls for the May 17 primary election increasingly worried about their own economics and frustrated with President Joe Biden's performance, according to the latest Franklin &...Franklin & Marshall College offers students...

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Leading Environmental Expert from F&M Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences recently elected Dorothy Merritts, the Harry W. and Mary B. Huffnagle Professor of Geoscience in Franklin & Marshall College's Department of Earth and Environment...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Music at F&M: Composing Leaders

Franklin & Marshall senior Jihang Dai hasn't finalized post-graduation plans just yet, but there is one thing he certainly won't bring with him: stage fright. The accomplished pianist will...Many music courses and ensembles at F&M are open to students...

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Grad Earns Prestigious Pi Mu Math Award

Nart Shalqini '21 recently received the Richard V. Andree award from the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society. Shalqini's paper, F&M student Nart Shalqini was recently awarded the Richard V. Andree award from the Pi Mu Epsilon math honor society.

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