Franklin College recognized and celebrated the impact and generous support of all its donors today with the release of its 2017-2018 Franklin College Honor Roll of Donors.
In a letter to the college’s alumni and donors, Franklin College President Thomas J. Minar, Ph.D., said, “Everything good that is happening at this institution, for our students and alumni, for our community and beyond, is possible because of your support.” He went on to highlight some of the college’s recent successes.
- The 2019 S. News and World Report best college rankings show Franklin College advancing for the second consecutive year in the National Liberal Arts Colleges category. Over the last two years, the college has improved in ranking by 16 positions – an achievement worthy of celebration and a solid indication that its forward-thinking, innovative curriculum is achieving the desired goals.
- The college is nearing completion of the Franklin College Science Center. It has wrapped up the final phases of new construction and is focusing on renovation of the historic Barnes Hall space. The new classrooms and laboratories are in use, and the faculty and staff in the natural sciences division have relocated their offices, taking advantage of new opportunities for collaboration. The hope is to have the facility completed and in full use in early 2019 and dedication will be in May.
- The Graduate Health Science Center opened this fall, housing the master’s program in athletic training and the recently accredited physician assistant studies program under one roof, allowing for increased faculty collaboration and student interaction. The college is now poised to gain a stronger foothold in the world increasingly guided by what is happening in health care industries.
- The faculty and staff are in the trenches, involved in the work of implementing a newly developed curriculum, the Pursuit at Franklin College. The Pursuit takes many of the best practices already deeply embedded in Franklin’s liberal arts and sciences curriculum and carries them across every discipline and integrates them into all majors. The Pursuit hinges on high-impact practices that will become the hallmarks of the overall student experience at Franklin. Freshmen are experiencing some of the components of the Pursuit this year and a full rollout for all students is expected in fall 2019.
- The college was one of only five higher learning institutions in the nation selected to be featured in a national training program developed by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to promote excellence in student career readiness initiatives at colleges and universities. With more than 700 independent colleges and universities like Franklin’s across the country, it is an incredible honor that it’s faculty were the chosen models of excellence for this national project.
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POSTED Nov 28, 2018