F&M College Prep alumni from the past two years made a surprise visit on campus to meet the 71 rising high-school seniors attending F&M College Prep 2013. The "grads" came back to share their insights about a program they said made a tremendous difference in their lives.
In the three years since F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield launched the initiative, F&M College Prep's influence and participation by rising high school seniors has grown. This year, 71 students traveled from 13 states across the country to participate in the three-week, pre-college immersion program.
Giving to F&M rose in the 2012-13 fiscal year, buoyed by record-high annual fund contributions and strong engagement with the College by alumni of all generations.
Franklin & Marshall College biologist Dan Ardia and two student researchers are studying how birds cope with changes to their environments, part of a larger body of work examining how animal species may react to Earth's changing climate conditions.
When John G. Heacock '42 came to Franklin & Marshall College, he had no money to support himself, but seven decades later Heacock's posthumous gift of $1 million to the College will support students who will benefit from financial aid.
Distinguished alumnus and Trustee Emeritus William H. Gray III '63, the first African-American in the 20th century to become majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and former president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund, died July 1 in London while attending the Wimbledon tennis tournament with his son. He was 71.