Franklin & Marshall recognizes former president John A. Fry's contributions

Drexel President John A. Fry got a note of recognition from his former employer this month.

Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster has named a residential green after him, recognizing his legacy in creating college houses, which integrate residential, intellectual and cultural life.

Called the John A. Fry College House Green, the space is bordered by the four original college houses: Ware, Bonchek, Brooks and Weis. It also includes a bronze plaque bearing Fry's name and a garden with flagstones and bricks, benches and plants.

"President Fry had the foresight to see that creating small, intimate communities within the College, and combining the residential and academic experience, would help us fulfill our mission to offer students supportive and engaged learning communities befitting our commitment to academic excellence," Franklin & Marshall president Daniel R. Porterfield said in an announcement on the school website.

Fry was president of Franklin & Marshall from 2002 to 2010, when he became president of Drexel.