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.
Please welcome the following members of the professional staff, who joined the College community in June 2013.
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.