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.


How to Have Hard Conversations: Sarah Pharaon '00

Franklin & Marshall College alum Sarah Pharaon has built a career in some of the nation's most renowned museums. After 20 years of museum work, she launched Dialogic to help nonprofit institutions have better conversations around difficult histories....

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Award-Winning Student Artist Finds Inspiration in Work from her Childhood

-Franklin & Marshall College's monthlong student art exhibition came to a close Feb. 28 with a celebration of the student artists during which the exhibition benefactors presented an F&M...Students and alumni celebrate inaugural student art show...

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Driven By Passion: Classic Car Specialist Greg Duckloe '13

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...Meet Greg Duckloe '13, director of research & operations...

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Filmmaker Documents Artists With Disability

In his campus office, documentary filmmaker James Hollenbaugh, last fall's artist-in-residence at Franklin & Marshall College, discusses his artists with disability project that exhibits in March...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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Alumni Spotlight: Every Stitch Tells a Story

It's not every day you wear hoops skirts, bustles and bonnets to work — let alone hand-stitch them. But for Franklin & Marshall College alum Rachel Sheffield, it's just another day on the job. Sheffield, an American studies major and Italian minor,...

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The Most Cozy Campus Spots

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.- Albert Camus, See the top 8 cozy spaces on campus. We asked students to share their favorite spots to socialize and study on a cold winter day.

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Student Finds Humor, Homer in Ancient Poem

After a three-year odyssey in academic research, Therese Watkins' '23 achievement is nearly homeric, worthy of seasoned scholars. Alongside Professor of Classics Zachary Biles, Watkins co-authored work that an international journal. Watkins and Professor...

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Ranking Human Rights: F&M Global Barometers

How do you measure human rights? Two Franklin & Marshall College professors will make sense of broad global trends in an upcoming Common Hour lecture. The F&M Global Barometer of Gay Rights provide a global measure of LGBTQI+ human rights in 204...

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'Everything is Impermanent': Lessons from an Ancient Spiritual Art Form

An integral component of the F&M student experience is the opportunity to learn about new cultures and forms of art directly from expert practitioners around the globe. The Department of Religious Studies invited the college community to celebrate...

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'I Have Such a Reverence for the Cinematic Experience': Meet Simon Taylor '23

"Financial aid — and the Minter Family Endowed Scholarship — have enabled me to pursue this education at F&M," said Simon Taylor '23. "I am deeply grateful for all of the unique opportunities donor generosity has enabled me to have."

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Alum Has Hand in Super Bowl Halftime Show

As the nation tuned into Super Bowl LVII, Franklin & Marshall College alum Kristin Schlossman '13 and her colleagues were more concerned with what hovered above the stadium's 50-yard line....F&M grad Kristin Schlossman '13 is senior manager of inclusive...

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F&M Ranks High Among Fulbright Top Producers

Franklin & Marshall College has again been recognized by Fulbright, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. For the sixth consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S...For the sixth consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S....

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