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.


Uncovered History: Recent Grad Explores the Experiences of the First Black Women on Campus

The year 1969 was a groundbreaking one at Franklin & Marshall College. It was the year that the institution became co-educational, and the first cohort of female first-year students stepped foot...American studies grad explores F&M's history of co-education...

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Future Student Researchers Will Look Back Billions of Years

It sounds like a plot from a science-fiction film like Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. Students flourish in a supportive community that treats them as an individual,...

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F&M Co-Hosts Aspen Undergraduate Consortium 2021

Franklin & Marshall College joins two Pennsylvania universities this month in hosting more than 100 educators from nearly 50 colleges and universities nationwide for the Aspen Institute's annual...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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F&M Student Named to Hillel International Cabinet

Franklin & Marshall College senior Julia Bernstein has been named to the 2021-22 Hillel International Student Cabinet by Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Started in 2016, the Student Cabinet, which invites...

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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 difference. For senior Chris Schiavone, one gap year after high...

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'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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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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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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'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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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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'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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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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