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    • Alumni Profile: Margaret Clark, Ph.D., '73
    • Alumni Profile: Margaret Clark, Ph.D., '73
    • "When at F&M, I did not understand just how extraordinary the faculty’s willingness to invest in me was. It’s telling, I think, that when I arrived to join a psychology faculty of about twenty-five at Yale, I found that three of us had been undergraduates at Franklin & Marshall."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Brent DuBeshter, M.D., '76
    • Alumni Profile: Brent DuBeshter, M.D., '76
    • "The 12 month’s of independent study led to presentation at a student chemist’s conference, as well as a publication, one that I’m proud to list first on my C.V. … I wouldn’t be where I am today without the rigorous preparation and enthusiastic support of the F&M faculty."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: David Fein, M.D., '79
    • Alumni Profile: David Fein, M.D., '79
    • "Majoring in chemistry at F&M meant learning critical thinking and how to logically organize large amounts of information. …every day in caring for patients and managing my businesses I rely on the skills we mastered in learning how to construct those reactions"


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    • Alumni Profile: Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D., '90
    • Alumni Profile: Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D., '90
    • "My experience at F&M provided me not just with a superb scientific foundation, but also the ability to write and express myself clearly, and to convince others of the merits of my ideas. In fact, my gratitude for the quality of my F&M experience continues to grow with each passing day."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Martha Gilmore, Ph.D., '91
    • Alumni Profile: Martha Gilmore, Ph.D., '91
    • "The department felt like home to me because the faculty’s love for and participation in the discipline was evident and thus encouraged my own love of geology, and because neither my professors nor my peers ever questioned my ability to embark on a career in geology. "

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Emily Himmelstoss, M.A., '00
    • Alumni Profile: Emily Himmelstoss, M.A., '00
    • "The sciences at Franklin & Marshall … fostered an environment where I had the confidence to ask questions and think critically. …senior independent study project taught me the importance of properly planning and executing a research project from start to finish."


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    • Alumni Profile: John Hughes, Ph.D., '75
    • Alumni Profile: John Hughes, Ph.D., '75
    • "To learn at age 21 what one wants to do for the rest of his life, with passion, is a true gift. The research I have undertaken since my time at F&M, much of it with students of my own, had its roots in my senior thesis … a thesis that was later published in a scientific journal. "

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Sunita Gupta Kramer, Ph.D., '92
    • Alumni Profile: Sunita Gupta Kramer, Ph.D., '92
    • "While my time spent doing research was extremely valuable, what really distinguished my experience at F&M was the liberal arts curriculum and the emphasis placed on writing, even for science majors."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: David Lehman, Ph.D., '68
    • Alumni Profile: David Lehman, Ph.D., '68
    • "Many aspects of the F&M experience contributed to my ability to pursue a successful career in the Geological Sciences, but none epitomizes it better than the Senior Thesis on “The Conestoga Limestone”."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Alan Leshner, Ph.D., '65
    • Alumni Profile: Alan Leshner, Ph.D., '65
    • "I became a behavioral scientist as a direct result of research experiences I had as an undergraduate at F&M. The atmosphere was tremendously supportive of science generally, and I got a superb grounding in biology and chemistry."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Charles Lieber, Ph.D., '81
    • Alumni Profile: Charles Lieber, Ph.D., '81
    • "F&M has had a defining influence on my career: The opportunity to interact closely with faculty, and in particular, carry out independent research in Chemistry opened my eyes to the challenges and beauty of scientific discovery. "

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., '73
    • Alumni Profile: Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., '73
    • "As I stand in front of my students and try to teach them the principles of medicine, I recall my outstanding teachers and role models at F&M. Their genuine interest in me, my fellow students, and our future success, demonstrated the art of good mentoring, which I try to emulate today."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Robert Lynch, M.A., '05
    • Alumni Profile: Robert Lynch, M.A., '05
    • "At F&M, my professors in both the Physics and Math departments were not just trying to teach me how to solve a problem. They would teach the scientific approach and then encourage me to find my own way to actually come up with the final solution."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: George Martin, M.D., '79
    • Alumni Profile: George Martin, M.D., '79
    • "Beyond the science curriculum, F&M offered the breadth of a liberal arts education. Exposure to disciplines of economics, history and philosophy …built a solid foundation from which I could better understand people and culture, allowing me to develop personally and to grow into a business leader."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Jennifer Mass, Ph.D., '90
    • Alumni Profile: Jennifer Mass, Ph.D., '90
    • "Many encouraging discussions with Professors Yoder, Hess, and Steiner gave me the confidence to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry and a non-traditional career that combined my love for chemistry and art."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: John Robert Mytinger, M.D., '01
    • Alumni Profile: John Robert Mytinger, M.D., '01
    • "I carry great appreciation for my years at F&M. I was the beneficiary of superb mentorship from faculty. … this …prepared me well for a career in the sciences. I continue to use the skills I learned at F&M in my clinical research and career as a child neurologist."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Karl D. Nolph, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.S., '59
    • Alumni Profile: Karl D. Nolph, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.S., '59
    • "I not only appreciate the impact of science courses on my career; the liberal arts education I received at F&M has added immensely to my enjoyment of literature and the arts."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Judy White, Ph.D., '73
    • Alumni Profile: Judy White, Ph.D., '73
    • "My education at F&M was critical to my career path ... The small class sizes were ideal for in depth learning and the small number of students in the chemistry labs afforded much personal attention that I am sure contributed to my skills at the bench and in analyzing data."

       

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    • Alumni Profile: Roy Goldman, Ph.D., ‘69
    • Alumni Profile: Roy Goldman, Ph.D., ‘69
    • "Like many actuaries of my generation, I did not learn about the actuarial profession as an undergraduate. It turns out, however, that my total experience at F&M proved to be perfect training both graduate school and for a successful actuarial career."

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Alumni Profiles

F&M graduates are physicians, faculty members, college presidents, presidents of companies, and so on. Their comments indicate that they were challenged by a top-notch education that encouraged them to think critically and analytically, that undergraduate research was seminal in encouraging independence and a passion for creative studies, and that they are very appreciative of the encouragement and guidance of their faculty mentors.

Our alumni have also found that their liberal education was invaluable. As one of them said, "All those papers I had to write for sociology, philosophy, economics, even French literature, have given me a breadth that is unique amongst my scientific brethren. My experience at F&M provided me not just with a superb scientific foundation, but also the ability to write and express myself clearly, and to convince others of the merits of my ideas. In fact, my gratitude for the quality of my F&M experience continues to grow with each passing day."