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.


F&M Athletes Represent USA at Maccabiah Games

Three Franklin & Marshall student-athletes have been selected to compete on the global stage at this month's Maccabiah Games, held July 12 through 26 in Israel. Rising junior Jaclyn Feit will...Three Franklin & Marshall student-athletes have been...

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Prominent Fashion Designer Internship is Perfect Fit for F&M Senior

As a child, Siwen Shen would craft collages made of models and clothes she found in fashion magazines. Now, she’s studying the anthropology of fashion while interning with world-famous designer Diane von Furstenburg.

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Six Students' Quests for Summer Fieldwork and Experience

What does a Franklin & Marshall College student do during the summer? Many take the 15 weeks before the start of their next academic year to dive into the fields and industries they're studying in the classroom.

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Students Pitch Wellness Initiatives to City of Lancaster

A cohort of 14 Franklin & Marshall students is spending the summer tackling some of Lancaster City's biggest health and wellness challenges. F&M students recently partnered with The Center for Health Care Innovation at LGH Health to a panel of Lancaster...

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Summer Intern Makes Music for Everyone

The Franklin & Marshall student experience doesn't stop when the academic year ends. From internships in Lancaster to travel around the world and research across the country, our students...F&M student Reece Chang '24 is spending his summer working...

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'A Dream Come True': Fulbright Awards Nine F&M Alumni

Fulbright Awards have taken Franklin & Marshall alumni to more than 25 countries over the past decade. This year's cohort of awardees will continue that globetrotting tradition. Nine F&M...Nine F&M graduates have been selected for this year's Fulbright...

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Top 5 Things to See When You Visit F&M

Are you exploring Franklin & Marshall College for the first time this summer? Make the most of your visit! Our College campus is adjacent to bustling downtown Lancaster City and a sprawling...Make the most of your visit to F&M College with this list...

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Alumnus Works With Spielberg to Bring 'West Side Story' to Big Screen

The journey from Scranton to New York City takes approximately two hours by car. But for a 13-year-old boy in 1990, it was a trip into the future. With thick red hair and passion for stage and...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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F&M Now Accepts HACC Honors Students

In keeping with its mission to engage the community, Franklin & Marshall College will begin automatically accepting honors students from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) this fall. The...Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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A Diner, a Dream, and a Golden Door

An ambitious student growing up, Roger Avila-Vidal '22 knew college was a possibility. But his immigration status made that dream seem nearly impossible. A chance encounter with a prolific F&M benefactor helped change that.

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Research Award Enables Post-Baccalaureate Study at F&M

After removing her cap and gown following graduation May 14, chemistry major Rebecca Qi Luo '22 returned to the Franklin & Marshall College laboratory where she spent her undergraduate days....Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on...

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From Florida to F&M: Kat Gunther's Path to Neurology

Katherine Gunther '23 described being fascinated by STEM and all it has to offer. With interests in chemistry, biology, and psychology, Gunther noted that she’s intrigued by "how we think and why we think that way." At F&M, she crafted an educational...

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