The following is the text of President Daniel R. Porterfield's remarks at the June 8, 2013, Alumni Celebration during Reunion Weekend, as prepared for delivery.
For alumni, 2013 Reunion Weekend was about many things, from returning to a campus that has changed over the years to celebrating with classmates to introducing their young children to their alma mater.
Franklin & Marshall College's 2013 Reunion Weekend June 7-9 brings in the classes from the years that end in "3" and "8" to enjoy celebrations, toasts and memories.
Franklin & Marshall College's rare telescope collected plenty of star data over the last 127 years, but it also collected a lot of dirt.
Jennifer Gay '13 had a dilemma. It was time to choose a research project, but she was equally interested in two topics. The College's first public health major opted to pursue both.
The F&M Office of Conference and Events Services has been working on logistics and accommodations for more than 39,000 guests expected on campus between mid-May and mid-August. Plans and preparations have been in the works for months to organize the dozens of activities and to utilize available space on campus, including athletic facilities, performance venues, classrooms and the College Houses.
Designed to build sustainable relationships between the College and the community, F&M Works in Lancaster provided F&M students this year with work opportunities at various nonprofit organizations where they further developed leadership skills and awareness of community issues.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and cheered at the 22nd Annual DIPNIC Wiffleball Challenge. We miss former Commissioner David Stameshkin, but I'm thrilled to report that DIPNIC's Wiffleball Challenge lives on.
The video "Commencement Weekend 2013" shows highlights of a graduation weekend full of celebration and reflection for members of the Class of 2013 as they marked the culmination of their undergraduate careers.