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.

FeaturedMary Adams ’24 Embraces All F&M Has to Offer

Choosing F&M was about exploring the unknown for senior Mary Adams. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, she has completed academic studies, field research and internships both on campus and abroad.

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03/18/2024

Senior Spotlight: Meredith Mangum

Varsity volleyball player Meredith Mangum said playing volleyball at F&M was an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. Mangum was two-time team captain, two-time Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Centennial Conference Defensive...

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03/15/2024

Senior Spotlight: Genesis Familia

Diplomatic Congress senior class president Genesis Familia shares compelling reasons she chose F&M and offers advice for new students that include trying new activities and never hesitating to see assistance.

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03/14/2024

Teaching Fellowship Opens Door to Castles, Culture

Emily Kapner ’21 never imagined an F&M education would lead to castle-hopping in Slovakia. But like many Diplomats, she discovered that a liberal arts degree can open many unexpected paths.

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03/12/2024

Mary Fouad ’24 Discovered Her Purpose While Studying Abroad

“Financial aid allowed me to study abroad and have once-in-a-lifetime experiences that inspire me to dedicate my career to doing good for the people often overlooked,” says F&M senior Mary Fouad.

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03/08/2024

Curiosity Leads Kalida Gawon '23 to Taiwan Teaching Fellowship

"I was impressed by Taiwan's commitment to keeping its indigenous languages and culture alive. It felt like a warm embrace of diversity," says Kalida Gawon '23, a Fulbright English teaching fellow.

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03/07/2024

Mary Adams ’24 Embraces All F&M Has to Offer

Choosing F&M was about exploring the unknown for senior Mary Adams. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, she has completed academic studies, field research and internships both on campus and abroad.

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03/05/2024

Theater Alumni Share Postgraduate Paths

What professional paths do theater and creative writing majors take after graduating? Meet seven young alumni now working in the theater arts. “Theater is a true liberal arts profession," says Mihika Miranda '18.

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03/01/2024

Meet the Students: Emerging Writers Festival

Meet the student planners behind the College’s annual Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), slated for April 3 to 5. The festival features a diverse range of in-person and virtual craft talks and readings.

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02/29/2024

‘Transformational Experience’: Fellowship Connects Grad to Family Roots

Lisbeth Marquez-Delgado’s Fulbright fellowship has given her a chance to not only empower Mexican students, but gain a better understanding of her own cultural roots.

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02/27/2024

Running Toward Success, On and Off the Gridiron: Mitch Wagner ’24

Mitch Wagner ’24 wanted a college where he could excel on and off the football field. The Jeffrey M. Chairnoff ’88 Memorial Scholarship made that dream possible.

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02/22/2024

Bank Prize Winner on Nature's Poetic Details

Author Amber Sparks selected Emma Campbell as the winner of this year's Jerome Irving Bank Memorial Short Story Prize and Ella Peeples as the runner-up.

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02/20/2024

Record Number of Fulbrights Earns F&M a Top Producer Spot

For the seventh consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has named F&M a top-producing institution. Eleven recent graduates were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2023, the highest number in F&M history.

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