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Parents Newsletter, June 2012

Parent Newsletter -- May 2012

Dear Parents,

Now that the very successful Reunion Weekend 2012 is behind us, Alumni & Parent Relations is focusing on the details of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012, which will be held Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 21. Please make your hotel reservations now using the accommodations list that indicates where we’ve blocked rooms (remember to call the number listed and mention F&M’s Homecoming & Family Weekend). We look forward to a fun and festive weekend!

Enjoy your summer!

All the best,

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

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012

Send-off Parties 2012

We hope you’ll plan to attend one or more of this summer’s Send-off Parties! These events help new, incoming students and their parents to get to know other incoming students and parents as well as meet you! Current parents and students already know a lot about what newcomers are eager to learn -- so please come out and share your advice, wisdom and experience about F&M and the Lancaster community!

  • Metro Washington, D.C.: Sunday, July 22, from 2 - 4 p.m., at the home of Helene & Robert Schlossberg ’79, P’14 in Arlington.

  • Long Island, N.Y.: Sunday, July 22, from 4 - 6 p.m., at the home of John & Barbara Kelly P’15 in Spring Harbor.

  • Southern California: Sunday, July 22, from 1 - 4 p.m., hosted by Alan Freisleben P’07, P’09, P’16 in Santa Monica.

  • Metro Philadelphia: Wednesday, July 25, from 7 - 9 p.m., hosted by Bob & Nancy Hayes P’12 in Malvern.

  • Central Pennsylvania: Friday, July 27, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., hosted by President Porterfield at the President’s House in Lancaster.

  • Metro Boston: Saturday, July 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the home of John & Carla Morey P’15 in Milton.

  • New Jersey: Sunday, July 29, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the home of Adrienne & Reed Auerbach ’80 in Bernardsville.

  • Metro New York City: Sunday, July 29, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the home of Doug McCormack ’85 in Manhattan.

  • Maryland: Sunday, Aug. 5, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the home of Alice Matsas Garten ’89 & Maury Garten ’89 in Baltimore.

  • Westchester County, N.Y.: Sunday, Aug. 5, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the home of Kimber & Ray Sanseverino ’68 in Chappaqua.

  • Connecticut: Sunday, Aug. 5, from 4 - 6 p.m., at the home of Gregg & Gretchen Dailey P’13 in Darien.

  • Delaware: Sunday, Aug. 5, from 3 - 5 p.m., at the home of Joe Coviello ’86 and Karen Coviello ’86 in Wilmington.

Invitations with full information will follow shortly.

Katelyn Paradis ’12

New Director of Health Professions Advising Hired

Associate Vice President of Student and Post-Graduate Development Beth L. Throne, J.D., '95, asked me to announce F&M’s new director of health professions advising, Glenn Cummings, Ph.D. Since August of 2004, Dr. Cummings served as the director of health professions advising for Princeton University, where he built one of the most highly regarded health professions advising programs in the nation. Prior to Princeton, Dr. Cummings served as director of pre-professional advising at the University of Virginia.

In this role, Dr. Cummings will advise students and alumni about careers and professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other health-related professions. He will also collaborate with academic advisers in advising students about course selection and sequencing during the undergraduate years. This role is part of the new Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development Department to be launched this fall, dedicated to preparing F&M students to launch into their lives and careers following graduation and supporting them in their post-graduation years.

Senior Salute

Top Five Reasons to Give to the Franklin & Marshall Fund by June 30

5.  Because the Franklin & Marshall Fund supports the College House System, a supportive, student-led community that provides life lessons in self-government and collaborative action.

4.  Because you model philanthropy for your student when you donate. (Consider making your gift in your student’s honor to reinforce the message.)

3.  Because gifts to the Franklin & Marshall Fund strengthen the many student-run organizations that make up the fabric of campus life.

2.  Because the F&M Fund enables faculty to provide more of the individualized, hands-on learning experiences that make such a difference to students.

1.  Because you are inspired to give to a place that is helping to launch your student into the world as an independent, successful adult.

Every dollar makes a difference -- make your gift today online or by mail at P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604 (attn.: Advancement Services) before our fiscal year ends on June 30. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

June 21, 2012
Beer Tasting with Author Lew Bryson '81
Chadds Ford, Pa.

June 23, 2012
Diana Krall with the Boston Pops
Boston, Mass.
June 28, 2012
Toast to the Class of 2012
Lancaster, Pa.

July 20, 2012
F&M Night at the Phillies
Philadelphia, Pa.

July 22, 2012
Analyzing the 2012 Elections with Dr. G. Terry Madonna
Denver, Colo.
August 2, 2012
F&M Night at the Red Sox
Boston, Mass.

August 11, 2012
F&M Night at the Orioles
Baltimore, Md.