Congratulations to the Class of 2023! You can watch the recorded version of the live-stream below.
Honors & Awards
Remarks & Citations
Commencement Remarks by Keynote Speaker Jacob E. Bleacher,...
"I will challenge you to use your opportunity to build a better world. The world you are about to enter will challenge you, will question you, will push back against any change you hope to enact."Read More
Commencement Remarks by F&M President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph...
"You have flourished, dear graduates, and you will continue to flourish, not despite all the turmoil, but at least in part because of the turmoil."Read More
Commencement Remarks by 2023 Williamson Medalist Nadezhda...
"The past four years presented us with a few challenges we did not sign up for when we accepted our offers from F&M."Read More
Williamson Medal Citation in Honor of Nadezhda Ivanova,...
The Williamson Medal is the highest student award presented each year at Franklin & Marshall’s Commencement. This year, the Williamson Medal is awarded to Nadezhda (Nadya) Ivanova.Read More
Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship Citation...
Dr. Susan Dicklitch-Nelson is an idea person. She is naturally drawn to work that is complex, puzzling, and often ignored by mainstream or popular outlets.Read More
Faculty Distinguished Service Award Citation in Honor of Kim...
Professor Kim Armstrong’s 34 years of tireless dedication and service to the Spanish & Linguistics Department, and to the college community as a whole, are undeniable.Read More
Christian R. and Mary E. Lindback Foundation Award Citation...
Professor Scott Smith, an archaeologist who studies human-environmental relationships in Bolivia, is an exceptional educator who embodies the best of what the F&M professoriate has to offer.Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Gregory S. Adkins
The microscopic world described by quantum theory does not draw attention to itself overtly; rather, its unique and spectacular qualities become clear through the effects we observe indirectly. Much...Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Curtis C. Bentzel
A scholar of German Romanticism, Curt Bentzel’s interests, expertise, and curiosity have taken him well beyond the confines of 18th-Century, German-speaking Europe.Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Alan Levine
Professor Alan Levine’s creativity and curricular innovation are evident in the titles of his courses — “Slice of Pi,” “Math and Sports,” “Sound, Music and Science,” and “Irresistible Integrals and...Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Richard Moog
If you walked into Rick Moog’s classroom in the past 30 years, you likely would not have found him lecturing. Instead, you would have seen teams of students interacting — discussing ideas,...Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Judith C. Mueller
Professor of 18th-Century English Literature Judith C. Mueller has traveled from the universe of William Blake’s fantastic poetry and Jonathan Swift’s ethical satires to the alternative realities of...Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Timothy W. Sipe
Professor Timothy Sipe is a devoted interdisciplinarian, whose extensive knowledge and abilities have been esteemed by his students and colleagues since his arrival at F&M in 1997.Read More
Socrates Citation in Honor of Louise L. Stevenson
Throughout her illustrious career as an historian and practitioner of American Studies, Louise Stevenson interrogated our understanding of our present by grappling with the legacy of the past.Read More
Honorary Degree Citation for Carlos Graupera
Carlos Graupera founded the Spanish American Civic Association, known as SACA and located in downtown Lancaster, in 1973. As its chief executive officer, he led that organization in uplifting...Read More
Honorary Degree Citation for Kathleen E. Harring, Ph.D., '80...
Kathleen Harring, who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Franklin & Marshall in 1980, began her tenure as the president of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., in 2020 after serving as...Read More
Honorary Degree Citation for Jacob E. Bleacher, Ph.D., '00
Jacob Bleacher, who earned a bachelor’s degree in geosciences at Franklin & Marshall in 2000, is the chief exploration scientist with NASA’s Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate at the...Read More
Class of 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients
Meet our impressive slate of Honorary Degree Recipients.Learn more
Our Seniors in the Spotlight
As they prepare for their May 13 Commencement ceremony, Franklin & Marshall seniors look back at their four years on campus—and what's next.Meet the Class of 2023
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Save the Date | Grad Fair 2023
2023 F&M Grad Fair for the Class of 2023. Your one-stop location for all things Commencement. Visit with a variety of campus offices all in one spot to answer your questions and help you prepare for the big day.Read More