The College created my full-time position as Director of Parent Relations during the summer of 2004. The timing seemed just right to work on facilitating a closer relationship between Franklin & Marshall and our students' parents. "Millennial Generation" students, as they are being called, are in closer touch with their families, seeking their parents' advice and guidance more than previous generations of college students. In turn, parents today are far more engaged with their children's day-to-day college experiences.
We believe that many facets of this trend are very positive and we hope to establish the College as a supportive partner in this dialogue.
Parents often ask me how they can feel more engaged with Franklin & Marshall College. I love to hear that question! If every parent would keep up with the website, read our magazine and other mailings, attend regional and on-campus F&M events, refer terrific high school students to the College, hire F&M students for internships and jobs, and generously support the Franklin & Marshall Fund annually, the College would be Number One on everyone's list! Those are the most powerful steps parents can take to be involved and engaged with Franklin & Marshall!
Thank you for entrusting your child to us. And keep in touch!
All the best,
Maura Condon Umble '83
Director of Parent Relations