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.

06/03/2021

Two F&M Swimmers to Compete in Olympic Trials

Victory in the pool is often decided by one hundredth of a second. But for two Olympic hopefuls on the Franklin & Marshall College men's swim team, one year has arguably made all the...Diplomat swimmers Chris Schiavone and Brendan Cline have qualified...

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06/02/2021

'I'm So Grateful to Receive This Education and Have It Accessible to Someone Like Me'

Recent graduate Mackenzie Blackwell '21 shares how financial aid opened the door to a top-notch institution and supported her dream of pursuing judicial activism, rights-oriented and constitutional...Graduate shares how financial aid support from...

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05/31/2021

Standing Out From the Crowd

Most people pursuing a career in the music industry would major in music or business. Franklin & Marshall College alumna Elena Robustelli '21 isn't most people. An American studies major and Judaic studies minor, Robustelli landed an internship with...

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05/27/2021

Peer Health Educators Step Up to Support Student Wellness

A dedicated group of Franklin & Marshall College students is taking public health beyond the classroom, helping peers navigate wellness in a particularly challenging year. Five F&M students...Each F&M peer health educator (PHE) completes a twelve-hour,...

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05/24/2021

'I See a Brighter Future for Myself'

Rising senior Thomas Downs Jr. shares how financial aid has impacted his dreams to pursue a career in school psychology or counseling psychology. Student shares how financial aid support from endowed scholarships has impacted his plans to pursue...

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05/21/2021

Williamson Medalist Travels Thousands of Miles, Finds 'Second Home' at F&M

Leilani Ly, of Honolulu, Hawai'i, is this year's recipient of the Williamson Medal, the College's most prestigious award for student achievement. It has been awarded annually since 1922. She...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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05/17/2021

'The World Needs Diplomats Like Never Before,' Speaker Tells Graduates

Franklin & Marshall College alumnus James The F&M College Class of 2021 celebrated commencement in an in-person and virtual ceremony held at Lancaster Clipper Stadium on May 15.

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05/13/2021

As Commencement Approaches, Seniors Reflect

On May 15, the 592 students that comprise Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2021 will depart campus – some physically, some virtually – with a perspective few preceding classes can claim....F&M seniors took time to reflect on their...

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05/10/2021

In Their Own Words: Students With Disabilities Share Perspectives

How is Franklin and Marshall College supporting students with disabilities? Four students share their experiences.

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05/10/2021

Parents Donate Photographs Worth More Than $2.5 Million to the Phillips

It's been said a photo is worth a thousand words… but some photos are worth much more than words. Over the past two years, Dr. Stephen Nicholas and his wife, Eileen—parents of twins and Class of...Dr. Stephen Nicholas and wife donated photos...

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04/30/2021

Pulitzer Playwright Pieces Together 'My Broken Language'

It wasn't until graduate school that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes discovered her native tongue. It was there at Brown University that Paula Vogel, creative writing...Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes...

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04/29/2021

'A Neighborhood Environment'

F&M students of all class years reflect on robust life in the College Houses.

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