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Parents Newsletter, June 2014

Parent Newsletter -- April 2014

Dear Parents,

I hope you are enjoying the summer!

Please take note and mark your calendars for one of this year’s Summer Welcome Parties. At each event, our regional community of students, parents and alumni welcome incoming first-year students and their parents. If you reside near one of these party venues or your travels bring you close by, I hope to see you and your student there; join us to welcome our newest group of students and parents into the F&M family! See below for more information.

All the best,

Maura Condon Umble '83
Director of Parent Relations
Franklin & Marshall College

P.S. Our fiscal year ends on June 30. Thank you to so many parents who have supported the College financially so far this year! To make an online credit card gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund, please click here.

Commencement Weekend 2014

Summer Welcome Parties

We are grateful to our Summer Welcome Party hosts, who graciously provide the opportunity for the newest members of the F&M community to meet and share with "experienced" parents and students like you at this summer’s events. Your family can provide reassurance and serve as a resource for our newest students and their families. Please join us!







Connecticut Tuesday 7/8/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Julie &
Mike Bossidy P'16, P'18
Mike Bossidy '16
Teddy Bossidy '18
674 Weed St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
New York
Wednesday 7/9/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Maureen &
Harold Zarember G'17
Zoe Zarember '17
Tambaran Gallery
5 E. 82nd St.
New York, NY 10028
Monday 7/21/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Kathie Lister P'16
Jeff Reinhold P'16
Tess Reinhold '16
2029 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Metro Boston Thursday 7/24/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Wendy Sullivan P'16
Paul Rapisarda P'16
Dana Rapisarda '16
28 Symmes Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Nantucket, MA Saturday 7/26/2014 5 - 7 p.m. Martha &
Dennis Perry P'15
Katherine Perry '15
45 Centre St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
Delaware Wednesday 7/30/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Neila & John Gerard P'17
Emily Gerard '17
111 Wynleigh Drive E
Wilmington, DE 19807
Washington, D.C.
Friday 8/1/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Amy &
Steve Ricchetti P'16
Shannon Ricchetti '16
910 Turkey Run Road
McLean, VA 22101
Saturday 8/2/2014 5 - 7 p.m. Gaia Winter &
Wade Winter '80
5679 Bramblewood Road
La Canada, CA 91011
New Jersey Sunday 8/3/2014 2 - 4 p.m. Adrienne Auerbach &
Reed Auerbach '80
66 Mendham Road
Private Road 366
House 4
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Maryland Thursday 8/7/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Alice Matsas Garten '89
Maury Garten '89
3523 Englemeade Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Sunday 8/10/2014 4 - 6 p.m. Michaele Ruzow P’17
Ian Ruzow ‘85
Kate O'Brien '17
1260 Fruitville Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
County, NY
Wednesday 8/13/2014 7 - 9 p.m. Anne & David Fass P'17
Sydney Fass '17
1301 Flagler Drive
Mamaroneck, New York 10543

Ben’s Underground Renovation Project

Ben’s Underground Renovation Project

Ben’s Underground was created in the 1980s as a non-alcoholic pub and alternative social venue for students, complete with fun programming -- comedians, bands and movies. To be a social option for students once again, the space requires a facelift. We are closing in on our goal to reach $100,000 by June 30 to renovate Ben’s Underground this summer, so that it will be an attractive evening and late night venue when students return this fall. The project will also include a kitchen upgrade to provide the only late-night food option on campus. Once we surpass $100,000, additional gifts will be directed to the endowed programming fund for Ben’s so that its schedule will be full of lively social events.

Parents have been the primary drivers of support for this effort. If you’ve already made your gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund, please consider supporting the Ben’s Underground Fund before June 30. You may send a check made payable to Franklin & Marshall College with "Ben’s Underground" in the memo field or use our secure on-line giving site and enter "Ben’s Underground" in the Special Instructions box. Please contact me ( with any questions. Thank you for your help as the College works to provide healthy social alternatives for our students.


Upcoming Events

June 28, 2014
F&M Night with the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore, Md.

July 8, 2014
Connecticut Summer Welcome Party
New Canaan, Conn.

July 9, 2014
Metro New York Summer Welcome Party
New York, N.Y.

July 16, 2014
The Georgetown University Alumni Club of D.C. Welcomes President Daniel Porterfield, Ph.D.
Washington, D.C.