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F&M Celebrates Winter Graduates

The sound of applause and emphatic cheers filled Barshinger Center for Musical Arts Dec. 14 to celebrate 50 winter graduates of Franklin & Marshall College.

The ceremony recognizes students who complete academic requirements ahead of their cohort, or complete an extra term. Students who complete requirements by Jan. 31 are counted as members of the Class of 2022 and invited to participate in the Commencement ceremony May 14.

F&M President Barbara Altmann handed diplomas to the 31 students in attendance. Each of the 19 graduates unable to join in person was individually recognized.

"What does it mean to be a Diplomat?" Altmann asked. "It means moving fluidly between and among cultures. It means translating between different languages, different fields, different cultures and points of origin— It means leading creative problem-solving, bringing people and places together."

Family, friends and members of the campus community gathered before and after the ceremony to snap photos and congratulate the College's newest graduates. A reception at Steinman College Center followed.

View the winter graduation photo gallery.

You will solve real problems, you will design creative solutions and you will generate great new ideas. Now more than ever, the world needs Diplomats.
President Altmann headshot
Barbara Altmann

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