Franklin College to Host Honorable Senator Todd Young as Constitution Day Speaker

Franklin College will welcome the Honorable Senator Todd Young to campus as the Constitution Day speaker on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center. Young will serve as the first speaker in the college’s 2023-24 Convocation Lecture Series, as he addresses the crowd on “Franklins In Our Midst”   

U.S. Sen. (Indiana) Todd Young will discuss how, inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s example, we can unleash a new generation of American innovators to uphold the United States Constitution. Following his lecture, a short Q&A will take place.

Senator Young represents Hoosiers in the United States Senate. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Finance; Foreign Relations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 

Senator Young is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated with honors in 1995 and accepted a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2000, he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Captain. While serving in the Marines and working as a business consultant, he earned an MBA and a law degree. In 2010, he ran for the U.S. Congress and served three terms representing Indiana’s 9th District. He then was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Senator Young married his wife Jenny in 2005 and worked together at a small law firm in Paoli, Indiana started by Jenny’s great-grandfather. Today, they reside in Johnson County, Indiana, with their four young children: a son, Tucker, and three daughters, Annalise, Abigail and Ava.

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register here. For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Students participate in 21 NCAA Division III sports, esports, Greek life, musical and theatre productions and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit Find Franklin College on Facebook, follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter and watch FranklinCollegeGrizzlies on TikTok.

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