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.


Reddit's Matt Klein '15 Tracks Complex Culture Trends

As Head of Global Foresight at Reddit, Matt Klein '15 is responsible for making sense of all the data on a social news website and forum that sees more than 57 million visitors per day. When he was a student at F&M, Klein completed a joint major...

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Alum Oversees Wildlife at Zion National Park

Wolves, bear, bison, elk — Franklin & Marshall College alumna Janice Stroud-Settles '00 has studied them all (and more). On the heels of National Park Week, Stroud-Settles gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life as the wildlife program...

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Graduating Senior Celebrates Publication of First Novel

The spring semester at Franklin & Marshall College is typically a whirlwind for graduating seniors. There are finishing touches to put on capstone projects and theses, graduate-school...Special Studies major Megan Cunningham '23 self-publishes a...

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Class of 2023 Turns Tassels May 13

Members of Franklin & Marshall College's Class of 2023 will be honored during Commencement May 13 in the College's Alumni Sports & Fitness Center (ASFC). The in-person ceremony will...The Class of 2022 will be honored during an in-person...

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'I Left As a Leader': Young Alumni Share Stories

In a panel sponsored by the Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow program, Franklin & Marshall College graduates Emma Corrado '16, Wyatt Behringer '18 and Danielle Sang '18 spoke to students about their top F&M takeaways and the strength of the True Blue networ...

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Mindful Moments: Unwinding in Nature

Sometimes, it's the quiet and contemplative moments in between class and co-curriculars where the most personal growth occurs. In this mindfulness miniseries, we explore moments of calm and...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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'Pivotal Moment': Accomplished Alum Returns to F&M to Mark Milestone for Sophomores

One clear strength of Franklin & Marshall College throughout its 235-year history is its outstanding alumni. Today, its living graduates number more than 29,000 and stretch around the world. They...Banking and Legal expert Dorinda Foster '09 returns...

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Professor's Book Examines Government's 'Communities of Strangers'

For more than two decades, Dean Hammer lectured and wrote about democracies in ancient Rome and Greece, but now he tackles American democracy in comparison to Rome. Professor Dean Hammer's book

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Guns, Place and Public Health: A Conversation

As a mathematics student at Franklin & Marshall College, Charles Branas '90 never imagined he'd one day lead gun violence research cited by the Supreme Court. Now chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of...

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Admitted Student Weekend Welcomes Class of 2027

Blue skies and smiles greeted 450 students at Franklin and Marshall College's annual Admitted Student Weekend, held April 14-15. The two-day event gave prospective members of the Class of 2027 –...Franklin and Marshall College's annual Admitted...

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F&M Relief Alliance Helps Wildfire Victims Rebuild

Following 2018's Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, 17 F&M students spent spring break helping rebuild homes in one town.

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Visiting Lancaster? See F&M Students' Favorite Spots

In town for Franklin & Marshall College admitted student weekend? Check out this list of places to visit, curated by our very own students! The suggestions below are just the start — all are a...In town for Franklin & Marshall College admitted...

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