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.

FeaturedStudents Launching Students: The Unsung Heroes of Success After F&M

Senior Armina Emami provides a level of support for career-minded students through her peer-to-peer workshops focused on helping students build the best possible resume.

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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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02/14/2024

Class of '89 Couple Finds Vibrant Community in Lancaster

When Claudia Mandarano Pace and Peter Pace ’89, P’20, P’22 graduated from Franklin & Marshall, they never would have imagined that their lives would bring them back to Lancaster years later, but that’s exactly what happened.

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02/13/2024

Meet the Students of F&M’s First Neurodivergent Art Exhibit

Meet the student artists behind “Spectra: Exploring Neurodiverse Art in Franklin & Marshall College.” The exhibition celebrates the artwork of students on campus who identify as neurodivergent.

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02/09/2024

Students Launching Students: The Unsung Heroes of Success After F&M

Senior Armina Emami provides a level of support for career-minded students through her peer-to-peer workshops focused on helping students build the best possible resume.

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02/07/2024

'A Perfect Match': Alumni Eye Surgeon on Returning to Lancaster

After graduating from Franklin & Marshall, Wenxin Wei ‘02 found himself on the other side of the country, studying a new form of eye surgery in California. Now, he’s back in Lancaster, helping legally blind patients see again.

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02/05/2024

Preparing a New Generation of Immigration Lawyers

immigration law attorney Arielle Chapnick ’14 returns to F&M to teach in the same class that inspired her career 10 years ago.

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02/01/2024

F&M Poll: Biden Lead Over Trump Expands with Third-Party Candidate

Democratic President Joe Biden holds a narrow lead over the Republican's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, but Biden’s advantage expands from one to five points, 42% to 37%, when third-party candidates are included.

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01/31/2024

‘Losing Blue’: When Art Explains Science

“Losing Blue,” a collaborative effort between the filmmaker, her writer and two F&M biologists, Professors Janet Fischer and Mark Olson, a wife-and-husband scientific team.

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01/26/2024

F&M Relief Alliance Rebuilds Flood-Ravaged Home

A dozen Franklin & Marshall students spent the end of winter break rebuilding a flood-ravaged home near Tulsa, Okla.

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01/24/2024

F&M Receives $1.4 Million Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Reckoning with Lancaster” Humanities Project

F&M is one of just 10 liberal arts colleges to be named a new recipient of a Humanities for All Times grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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