The Luminary - May 2016
Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends,
I hope you enjoy this, the second issue of The Luminary. In reading its contents, I am struck by the continuity of character that so clearly links generations of Franklin & Marshall students and alumni. Our great friends and supporters, Eric ’67 and Sari Rackow, have for years supported fellowships—and now an endowed scholarship as well—awarded to students who share their passion for healing. Although our current undergraduates’ experiences and Eric’s occurred decades apart, this passion, combined with a tireless drive for excellence, unify them. All of us are deeply grateful for Eric and Sari’s willingness to sustain and enhance our College’s legacy of excellence.
We are grateful to you as well.
As Franklin & Marshall College’s most stalwart supporters, your ongoing engagement effects great, positive impact at this historic institution. Never has it been more important. In an era of shifting demographics, rapidly globalizing economies, and exponential technology gains, the habits of mind essential to success are the same habits of mind that make a great student of the liberal arts: critical thought, incisive reasoning, and endless curiosity. Through your many contributions, you make possible both this extraordinary liberal arts experience and the lives of meaning and accomplishment it inspires. Thank you.
Matthew K. Eynon
Vice President for College Advancement
Luminary May 2016
Senior Carolina Giraldo’s summer fellowship—the Rackow & Kaminsky Endowed Fellowship for Pre- Health Students—took her to her hometown, Miami, where she gained certification as an emergency room technician and spent more than 100 externship hours with emergency personnel, much of it in the back of an ambulance.Read More
“You don’t have to be a graduate of F&M to be related to F&M,” says Arthur “Art” Clark Jr., a man who is not, in fact, a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College. His ties to the College go back to his father, Arthur R. Clark, Ph.D., ’34, Willig Pentathlon Prize in Chemistry winner, varsity soccer player and Phi Beta Kappa member.Read More
In Fall 2012, F&M became the third institution—and the first liberal arts college—to partner with the Posse Foundation in enrolling annual cohorts of 10 full-scholarship students, with demonstrated talent and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.Read More
“I need $65 to apply to F&M, and it’s the only place I’m applying to.” Alexandra (“Allie”) Morey ’15 was unequivocal, and five years later, John Morey still recalls the enthusiasm with which his daughter made her decision to apply to Franklin & Marshall.Read More
The College will write the next chapters of football and lacrosse success in Shadek Stadium, F&M’s inaugural North Campus development. The North Campus property, occupied formerly by Armstrong World Industries and a Norfolk Southern rail line and located north of Harrisburg Avenue, will in time house a variety of athletic facilities and resources.Read More
The Impact of Endowment
Changing Lives with Your Support
The Raymond A. Sanseverino ’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund
“Franklin & Marshall College provided me with an incredible college experience, both in and out of the classroom… Without your generosity, I would likely not have been able to continue my education at F&M.”
— Paul Alessandrini ’16, economics major, Diplomat wrestler, recipient of need-based financial aid through the Raymond A. Sanseverino ’68 Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Franklin J. Schaffner Theatre Award Fund
“This was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I made friendships for a lifetime, and was able to take the knowledge I have learned at F&M and apply it to the real-world industry of theatre… I now have the confidence to pursue my dream of becoming an actress.”
—Clare Fitzgerald ’17, theatre major, student performer, Franklin J. Schaffner Award Fund recipient
Franklin & Marshall College's alumni, parents, friends and students support F&M in ways our founders never could have envisioned but would heartily salute.
Through their gifts of time and treasure—from dedicating countless hours as admission volunteers, as alumni mentors, and in other important roles, to their financial support for scholarships, financial aid and outstanding campus spaces—we are thankful for all those who light the way for F&M’s hard-working students and exceptional faculty.
Al K. DeRoy, Ph.D., M.P.A., ’70
Jen Stuart '09
Amy K. Dooley '77
Janet Jacobs W'55 and Kim Jacobs
Ann Marie Donovan Griffith ’89