Karlesky, Gray, Friedrich, Stephenson and Michalak

The Big Five

On May 16, 200 alumni and friends of the F&M Department of Government came together at the Hay-Adams Hotel to celebrate the tenures of Professors Karlesky, Gray, Friedrich, Stephenson and Michalak. We invite you to watch this video to see alumni, colleagues and the retirees reminisce on their experiences and legacy.

Their time at F&M affected thousands of students and their legacies will live on for years to come. Congratulations on your retirement, professors! To learn more about the event and to view a photo gallery from the evening, visit this page

To make a gift in honor of your favorite government professor (or all of them!) please click the button above. Once on the page, choose where you'd like to designate your gift (to make a gift to support the government department, select "Other" and write "Department of Government" in the note section); then select the "In honor of" button and list the professor(s) you'd like to honor. Please feel free also to contact Bruce Balestier:

717-358-4796 / bruce.balestier@fandm.edu.

We look forward to letting the Big Five know about each and every gift made in their honor!