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.

06/10/2024

Attorney's Passion Paves Way for Students

An F&M grant enabled Karla Avelino ’01 to return to her Central American birth country and discover a passion for immigration law. Now, she's paving the way for current and future students to find their potential.

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06/06/2024

Success Beyond F&M: Conducting Research at a Harvard Medical School Laboratory

Holly Batchelder ’23, who majored in neuroscience and minored in applied mathematics at F&M, originally thought she’d go directly to medical school. But instead, she’s secured a job completing exciting research at a prestigious Harvard Medical...

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06/05/2024

Willie Wilson Awarded NSF CAREER Grant for Computer Science

Ongoing research into robots and machine ethics has resulted in a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER grant for Jason “Willie” Wilson, assistant professor of computer science at F&M.

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06/03/2024

Diplomat Leadership Program: Latest Steinman Foundation Initiative to Benefit F&M Students

Over many decades, The Steinman Foundation has supported programs that provide opportunities for F&M students. In 2022, those opportunities expanded with the Diplomat Leadership program.

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05/30/2024

English Grad Writes Next Chapter as Anatolia Fellow

With an F&M English degree in hand, Rohail Spear ’24 is ready to write his next chapter. It starts in Greece, where Spear will spend 10 months as an Anatolia Fellow.

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05/29/2024

Student Startup Promotes Responsible AI Use

A recent F&M graduate and a current student hope to harness the power of artificial intelligence to help students learn.

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05/24/2024

Faculty Awarded Over $2.63 Million in Recent Grants & Fellowships

This semester, more than $2,630,627 in grant and fellowship opportunities was awarded to faculty across various departments, with many award announcements still pending.

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05/23/2024

Ten Faculty Earn Tenure, Promotion

At its May meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed the recommendations of the Professional Standards Committee and the Provost, granting four F&M faculty tenure and promotion to associate professor, while six others were promoted to full...

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05/20/2024

Women’s Lacrosse Advances to NCAA Final Four

The F&M women's lacrosse team will advance to the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Final Four after claiming a thrilling 11-10 overtime victory against Tufts.

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05/16/2024

Williamson Medalist Embraces Multifaceted Learning at F&M

Roxana “Roxy” Calder, of Philadelphia, is the 2024 recipient of the Williamson Medal, the College’s most prestigious award for student achievement.

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05/13/2024

Class of 2024 Turns Tassels

A pandemic enveloped their earliest days of college in uncertainty. Four years later, members of the Class of 2024 have emerged as leaders and scholars.

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05/12/2024

Lux et Lex Walk Marks Milestone for Class of 2024

On the eve of Commencement, Franklin & Marshall’s graduating class took one final look at campus together during the Lux et Lex Walk.

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