F&M Stories

At Franklin & Marshall College, we connect our students with extraordinary opportunities so they can accomplish great things in their four years on campus. Here are just a few of their stories.


From Passion to Podcast

Senior Mia Gwirtzman, a joint major in art history and public health, traveled to London, home to the Wellcome Collection, a vast library filled with primary and secondary medical sources. “During my trip, I focused my research on the larger ethical...

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Liberal Arts is the Future of Work

Liberal arts colleges and educational leaders from around the country will gather at Franklin & Marshall College June 1-3 for a conference to imagine the workplace of tomorrow. Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that...

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'97 Alum Reconnects with A Cappella Roots

By the time they graduate, many Franklin & Marshall College students have a favorite place on campus. For music producer Ed Chung '97, room B-11 in the Steinman College Center meant so much to him that he named his business after it. Chung, who majored...

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Women's Lacrosse Rolls into Final Four

GAMBIER, Ohio — The Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse team is headed back to the Final Four for the 12th time in program history (ninth in the NCAA era) following an 18-13 win against No....Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Stelljes Named Vice President of Student Affairs

Andrew D. Stelljes, Ph.D. has been appointed as Franklin & Marshall's new vice president of student affairs. He will begin his duties July 5. Stelljes currently serves as the associate vice...Andrew D. Stelljes, Ph.D. has been appointed as Franklin...

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Dream Achieved: Williamson Medalist Nadya Ivanova '23

Nadezhda Senior Nadya Ivanova Wins the Williamson Medal, F&M's highest academic honor for students

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Curtin Named Vice President of Finance and Administration

Shawn P. Curtin has been appointed as Franklin & Marshall's new vice president of finance and administration. He will begin his duties July 31. Curtin has served as the vice president of...Shawn P. Curtin has been appointed as Franklin & Marshall's...

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F&M Grads Get Ready to Launch

When it comes to opportunity, don't ask yourself 'Why?' Instead, F&M celebrated 518 graduates at the Class of 2023 Commencement. Featured speakers included alum Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist at NASA.

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Class of 2023 Celebrates With Lux et Lex Walk

Franklin & Marshall's Class of 2023 joined together for one last journey around the pathways of campus during the Lux et Lex walk May 12. The walk began at the College's Alumni Sports &...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education...

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Senior Spotlights: 'F&M Really Is a Family'

As their undergraduate chapters come to a close, nine Franklin & Marshall College seniors share their most meaningful moments on campus. They're among the 518 students who will gather Saturday...Franklin & Marshall College seniors share their most...

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F&M Senior Sculpts House from the Ground Up

While sculpture isn't unusual for art majors, senior Lauren Proffitt might just be the first Franklin & Marshall College student to build a home from scratch. F&M studio art major Lauren Profitt '23 attended workshops led by This Cob House and Mud...

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NASA's Jacob Bleacher '00: 'Never Forget Your Dirty Field Boots'

Before venturing to the moon, it's best to consult with Franklin & Marshall College graduate Jacob Bleacher '00. Jacob Bleacher '00, chief exploration scientist at NASA, will return to campus as this year's Commencement speaker.

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