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."