Transfer Student Profiles

Transfer Admissions Ambassador: Kathryn Volovski

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Kathryn Volovski ‘19 Brooks College House, History Major

Activities: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Unleashed, F&M Students Against Sexual Assault, Life After College Success Program.

Have any questions about the transfer student experience? If so, just ask.! Please feel free to email me at

Making the decision to transfer after my freshman year was a very difficult change to undertake. I was nervous about restarting my college experience and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to transition into the new school smoothly.

When looking at schools that matched my interests, I wanted to be pushed out of my academic and personal comfort zones. I was excited to find Franklin and Marshall College because I feel that it has an amazing balance of having a rigorous academic environment while able to foster the feeling of family and inclusion.

I am very happy with my decision to transfer to F&M. I have a abundance of opportunities both inside the classroom and out. My peers and professors have pushed me to become a more excited and engaged student. It’s an incredible feeling to be in a classroom with students who share your enthusiasm and interest in a subject. I have never been so active outside of school, taken such interesting classes, and making memories that all lead to this rewarding experience of attending Franklin and Marshall College.

Transferring can be scary, but when you find the right place, it makes the whole experience worthwhile. I highly encourage you to visit campus, talk to students and professors in your anticipated major, and ask questions! Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions.  I wish you the best of luck in your journey and hope that you too find the right fit. 


                                                 Transfer Student Profiles

  • Sitong He

Sitong He ' 18 (r), Boncheck College House, Government and International Studies Joint Major 

Activities: Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity, Bonchek Congress

I am from Beijing, China and a current joint major of Government and International Studies. Being an international student at F&M not only enables me to challenge myself academically every day but also opens up tons of opportunities for me to get involved. I have always wanted to try out water polo and rowing, and F&M allowed me to do so. Transferring from an art school, F&M encouraged me to achieve much more than I thought I could. I am empowered by the supporting faculties and inspired by my peers at F&M all the time. 

  • Molly Albright

Molly Albright ’19, Brooks College House, Psychology and Dance Joint Major 

Activities: F&M Dance Company 

I decided to come to F&M because of the rigorous academics and the welcoming atmosphere. At my previous school, not all of my peers felt the same compelling drive for knowledge like I did, but once I came to F&M, I could sense that the urge to learn was present in every student. Also, I was given a chance to pursue a career path tailored to my interest in the relationship between psychology and dance. I had no trouble adjusting to life here because I constantly feel supported by my peers, staff members, and my professors.

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Brett Schmieder '19, Weis College House, Psychology and Government Joint Major  

Activities: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity 

Since becoming a student last semester I have joined charity organizations, Greek life, and miscellaneous clubs that have helped me call this college my home.  In the classroom, the professors are always ready to talk and because of their availability, I have decided to joint major in psychology and government with my favorite professors as my advisors.  Lancaster offers a great city atmosphere while also offering beautiful hikes and outdoor activities in the surrounding area. 


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Holly Hurst '19, Boncheck College House, Neuroscience Major

Activities: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Undergraduate Research on Genetic Illness

I transferred to F&M because I wanted to be at a school with smaller class sizes where my professors would be easily accessible. The student body is smart, kind and hardworking. F&M is a beautiful environment for learning, living and growing!


  • Mike Aberman

Michael Aberman '19 (r), Brooks College House, Public Health Major with a Government track

Activities: Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Hillel

Since coming to Franklin & Marshall, I have not looked back once. Even though my time here has been short, I have acclimated myself through Greek Life, Hillel, and making wonderful friends. What helped my assimilation into the college was going through the Transfer Orientation at the beginning of the academic year. This enabled me to have a smooth transition to life at F&M



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Jamie Davidow ‘18, Brooks College House, Government Major

Activities: Women’s Rowing Team, Phi Sigma Pi

 I chose to transfer to F&M because it I was looking for a small liberal arts school with a great government program.  I also knew I wanted to join the rowing team and F&M gave me the opportunity to do so. My close friendships with other students as well with my professors really helped me to feel at home here right away.  The rowing team became my family which was amazing and I still love today.  Last summer, I also had the opportunity to study abroad which I would highly recommend to everyone!